Hard Work

1.7 out of 5 stars

I have found Dragon difficult to use. It needs a lot of pre-input of speech and as I have an intermittent speech impediment it often does not understand me and I take more time correcting than working. I often find it will not start up/work.

Help is difficult to get and all in all I would rather not use it.

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2 out of 5 stars

2 out of 5 stars

1 out of 5 stars

Other

Dragon

£100 - £200

  • Communication

  • Reliability

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Good, but takes a lot of work

2 out of 5 stars

I've used Dragon products since D7.

To use this product, you need to train the software and learn to speak the way it wants you to. If you have any kind of speech impairment or accent it can get very fussy, and even when you do the training it can sometimes decide it hasn't a clue what you are saying. Imagine the most irritating auto-correct imaginable.

I too have found the tech support folks not very helpful- you get told over and over again to train more. For how much you pay for this, and for how advanced speech recognition technology has become, it should be a more intuitive and responsive product.

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2 out of 5 stars

2 out of 5 stars

2 out of 5 stars

Nuance

£100 - £200

The more trouble you have managing your speech the more difficult the product becomes.

  • Mobility
  • Communication

  • Mobility
  • Communication

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Assistive technology/voice recognition software

2.3 out of 5 stars

I am very disappointed and unhappy with this product. Although I use it, I would be better off using other software. It is firstly annoying and for the time it is supposed to save, I then have to spend more time correcting the mistakes. It has a negative impact. Generally Nuance are very arrogant, product support is very unhelpful and unable to help and often patronising.

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3 out of 5 stars

2 out of 5 stars

2 out of 5 stars

Dragon Dictate Version 15.3

Nuance

£100 - £200

It works with my PC.

For the same time I am supposed to save I can only get it to work if I talk very slowly and like a robot. It takes too much time.

Other products on the market are better.

  • Communication
  • Reliability

  • Value for money

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With a next-generation speech engine leveraging Deep Learning technology, Dragon adapts to your voice or environmental variations—even while you’re dictating. Create documents and reports quickly and accurately, and zip through computer tasks in record time—all by voice.

-Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most to minimize corrections

-Optimises accuracy for speakers with accents or in slightly noisy environments such as an office cubicle

-Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, dates, phone numbers and more to appear

-Apply formatting by voice, such as bold or underline

-Work within popular business applications