The best voice dictation software

Okay, this is somewhat off topic, although I do all of my writing and blogging using Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) voice dictation software, which is why you will occasionally see an odd-looking mistake from the PC “mis-hearing” me.

Anyway, a lot of people I know tried voice dictation a few years ago and gave up on it, since it wasn’t that good. A lot of people had a bad experience with IBM’s Via Voice system. But the DNS software is really kickass now.

I have been recommending DNS (from Nuance) to people since version 8.0. I just downloaded version 9.5 VR for Vista — and with five minutes of training it is incredibly accurate. Plus you can navigate all major programs — you can easily dictate into Word and even a WordPress window or even a Firefox web address line.

You should try to get a computer with 2 GB RAM, though since voice dictation is a memory hog.


Anyway, if you are tired of typing, give it a try. I’m confident you’ll be happy with the results.