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Nuance Products for OS X

OS X Compatibility


OS X 10.7


OS X 10.8

Mountain Lion

OS X 10.9


OS X 10.10


Dragon Dictate 4 No Yes Yes Requires 4.0.6
Dragon Dictate Medical 4 No No Yes Yes
Dragon Dictate 3
Yes Requires 3.0.2 Requires 3.0.4 No
Dragon Dictate Medical 3 Yes Yes Yes No
Dragon Dictate 2 Requires 2.5.2 No No No
MacSpeech Scribe Requires 1.1.1 No No No
MacSpeech Dictate No No No No


All Dictate and Scribe products automatically notify customers when new updates are available. Nuance recommends keeping your software up to date.  

If you are not automatically prompted to download updates, select "Check for updates…" from the Dictate or Scribe menu.


Dragon Dictate 4 Customers

Dragon Dictate 4 is compatible with OS X 10.8 and 10.9. Version 4.0.6 or later is required for OS X 10.10. 


Dragon Dictate Medical 3 Customers

Dragon Dictate Medical 3.0.5 is compatible with OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.


Dragon Dictate 3 Customers

Dragon Dictate 3.0.4 is compatible with OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.

If you see a “Dragon Dictate is not supported on OS X 10.9” message, click the Continue button. Select "Check for updates…" from the Dictate menu to update to Dictate 3.0.4.

Dragon Dictate 3 will not be updated for OS X 10.10. We recommend upgrading to Dragon Dictate 4.


Dragon Dictate 2.0 and 2.5 Customers

Dragon Dictate 2.5.2 is compatible with OS X 10.7.


MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 Customers

MacSpeech 1.5 is compatible with OS X 10.6.


MacSpeech Scribe Customers

MacSpeech Scribe 1.1.1 is compatible with OS X 10.7. 

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