Dragon Recorder Application

Turn your mobile device into a handheld recorder

Conveniently capture ideas, memos, and more, anytime, anywhere using the Dragon Recorder app, and get the most out of your Dragon experience.
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Record, transfer, transcribe

With the Dragon Recorder App, capturing notes, ideas or any content on-the-go for later transcription is as easy as 1-2-3
Step 1

Download the Dragon Recorder app and install it on your iPod, iPad or iPod touch.

Step 2

Dictate memos, reports, or any ideas directly into your iOS.

Step 3

Transfer the audio files to your PC or Mac to generate a written transcript using Dragon speech recognition.

Transcribing with Dragon

On-the-go with the Dragon Recorder App

The best and brightest ideas are often lost when they’re not quickly captured in writing. For this reason, thousands of Dragon customers use digital voice recorders to capture their voice when they’re on the go – everything from a quick note to a memo. Then they transcribe the resulting audio file into text using Dragon speech recognition on their Mac or PC

  • Freedom and flexibility. Enjoy the freedom of dictating anytime, anywhere, capturing high-quality audio files using a device you already own - your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen) as a handheld recorder.
  • Easy transcription. Play back, rewind and fast forward audio recordings. Then wirelessly transfer the audio files to your Mac or PC for quick and accurate transcription.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac. Use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Premium, Professional and Legal Editions) and Dragon Dictate for Mac (version 2, 3 and 4) and MacSpeech Scribe.
  • Note: Dragon is not designed for use with multiple speakers or to transcribe lectures. However, the software does support the voice writing transcription technique, where the transcriptionist repeats or "parrots" audio from other speakers. To learn more about transcribing with Dragon, visit our Transcription page.

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Increase productivity while decreasing the time and costs involved in creating legal materials.

  • Macros automate and streamline repetitive manual processes.
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  • Create and export custom words to share and use with other user profiles.
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System requirements

Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium, Legal, and Professional Editions

Dragon Dictate for Mac (version 2, 3 and 4)

MacSpeech Scribe

  • Ensure your PC or Mac and Android device are connected to the same WiFi network. Note: if there are firewalls in your network, the app might not communicate successfully with Dragon.
  • In the settings of the app, to set up the profile you will need the following (this information is presented to you when you create a profile selecting the Dragon Recorder Application in Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Dictate):
  • Current Dragon Profile Name
  • Computer Name
  • IP Address
  • Computer Port
  • The Dragon Recorder application will likely not work on certain WiFi networks, due to security restrictions. Some public networks such as those in popular restaurant and coffee house chains restrict device to device networking for security, and the Dragon Remote Microphone will not work there. Also, in some office environments, the IT Security setting may also be such that it inhibits the communication between your Dragon Remote Microphone and your computer running Dragon. You should contact your IT department if this is the case.


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