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If you’re a mobile professional—or anyone on the go—who relies on a digital voice recorder or smartphone to capture notes and memos, use Dragon’s robust transcription features to turn your recordings into text quickly, easily and accurately. Dragon can even transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts to maximize flexibility and drive productivity.

Capture thoughts anytime, anywhere

Dragon goes where you go. The best ideas are often lost unless you capture them while they’re still fresh in your mind. Using a digital voice recorder and Dragon, capture thoughts—even on the go—for automatic transcription.

Speak your notes, memos and more. Record voice memos to transcribe later. Transform podcasts or the voice of a single speaker into written words. Dragon works the way you work.

Easily transform your voice files into text.Transfer your single-speaker recorded audio files to your PC or Mac to generate a written transcript using Dragon. It's as easy as record, transfer and transcribe.

Looking for a mobile dictation solution? Choose to work with the separate Dragon Anywhere mobile app (coming this fall) for immediate, professional-grade dictation. Dragon gives you multiple options to work the way you want to optimize productivity away from your desk.

Transcribing with Dragon

It’s easy to transcribe your recorded speech into text using Dragon. Simply establish a user profile for a digital voice recorder or the free Dragon Recorder app, then speak your notes or memos and have Dragon automatically transcribe your recorded voice when you connect to your PC or Mac.

With the all-new Dragon Professional Individual or Dragon for Mac (v5) and Dragon Dictate for Mac (v4) you can even transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts—without having the speaker present to read a passage for training. It’s fast, simple and accurate.

Dragon is not designed for use with multiple speakers or to transcribe lectures. The software does, however, support the voice writing transcription technique, where the transcriptionist repeats or "parrots" audio from other speakers.

Using “voice writing” or “parroting” for lecture and interview transcription

Since Dragon only recognizes the voice of the trained speaker—you—it’s not designed for use with multiple speakers. Thousands of customers still successfully use Dragon to transcribe interviews or lectures using a basic technique called "voice writing" or "parroting."

  • Record a lecture using a digital recorder or mobile device and download the audio file to your PC or Mac.
  • Activate your Dragon microphone, listen to the recording through your Dragon headset and repeat the recorded text as you hear it.
  • Speaking the text aloud in your own voice enables Dragon to accurately transcribe the audio using the Dragon profile tuned to your voice.
  • Dragon turns your voice into text as quickly as you can speak the words, so there’s no need to constantly rewind the audio while you try to type out the corresponding text.

Dragon transcription means business

Thousands of businesses use Dragon as a transcription solution for single voice recordings to increase productivity and reduce transcription costs. Dragon’s powerful transcription capabilities turn recorded audio files into transcribed documents—instantly—so you no longer need to transcribe from scratch or rely on an outside service.

  • Streamline transcription. Dragon’s Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent (ATFA) manages the flow of transcribed text and synchronized audio of digital voice recordings to streamline third-party review and correction. Just drag and drop any recorded audio files into the ATFA and they’ll be automatically transcribed into text.
  • Gain efficiencies.Support staff can review a draft of a transcribed document instead of typing the whole document from scratch for faster, more efficient turnaround.
  • Increase productivity. Use a digital voice recorder to capture memos and notes away from your desk or out in the field for later transcription using Dragon.

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Transcribing with Dragon Professional Individual

Don’t fall behind on paperwork. Record notes using a digital voice recorder and automatically transcribe your voice file recordings when you connect back to your PC.

Transcribing with Dragon for Mac (v5)

Transcribe voice memos, podcasts or audio files of any single speaker’s voice to text quickly, easily and accurately with the new Dragon for Mac (v5).

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Dragon Premium Edition


Dragon 13 Premium

There's no better way to get through your to-do list. Create documents, send email, search the Web by voice, and get more done.

  • Create documents 3x faster than typing, simply by speaking
  • Dictate, edit and send messages with your favorite web-based email accounts.
  • Go hands-free and headset free with more microphone options including those built into many laptops or go wireless with a Bluetooth headset.
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Dragon for Mac

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Dragon for Mac - New

The all-new Dragon for Mac delivers fast speech recognition that’s 15% more accurate than ever, along with versatile transcription and mobility features, to drive individual productivity.

  • Dictate, edit and format documents - all by voice.
  • Supports latest applications, including Microsoft Word 2016 with Full Text Control.
  • Transcribe voice memos from a smartphone or portable voice recorder, podcasts or audio files of any single speaker’s voice.
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Dragon Professional Individual

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Dragon Professional Individual - New

Drive productivity at work by enabling fast, accurate dictation and transcription with the right level of customization, so you spend less time on paperwork and more time on business.

  • Speed and simplify document creation by voice.
  • Customize words and commands to reflect your personal preferences.
  • Short-cut repetitive processes using simple voice commands.
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Dragon Legal

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Dragon 13 Legal

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

  • Special language model means you can achieve optimal accuracy when dictating legal terms, as you prepare any type of legal documentation.
  • Macros automate and streamline repetitive manual processes.
  • Transcribe one or multiple recordings into multiple text files for easy review and correction.
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System requirements

With Dragon Premium Edition and above, you can recognize .wav, .wma, .dss, ds2 and .mp3 files.

With Dragon Dictate for Mac, version 4, you can recognize .mp3 audio files. Other supported formats include: .aif, .aiff , .wav, .mp4, .m4a, .m4v.


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