Have you ever sat down to write something on your computer and just wished you could speak it and have the words magically appear for you?
Do you remember Battlestar Galactica (the original 1970s version) when Adama would sit with a microphone and record his logs and the words would appear one at a time on the screen?
Well, now you can!
The Dragon software has been around for a number of years and each each it gets more functionality. The latest iteration is Dragon NatuallySpeaking 10 from Nuance Software.
Here is what Nuance say about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10:
Most people speak over 120 words per minute but type less than 40 words per minute. What if you could create email, documents and spreadsheets simply by speaking? What if you could control your PC just by talking to it, starting programs, using menus, surfing the web?
This isn’t Star Trek or HAL from the Space Odyssey saga; it’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the world’s best-selling speech recognition software. This revolutionary and easy-to-use product gives you everything you need to be more efficient with your PC. Turn your voice into text three times faster than most people type with up to 99% accuracy. It’s so easy, you can use it right out of the box. It learns to recognize your voice instantly and continually improves the more you use it.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking works with the most commonly used desktop applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, AOL and more! Just about anything you do now by typing can be done faster using your voice. Create and edit documents or emails. Open and close applications. Control your mouse and entire desktop.
The biggest reason more people worldwide rely on Dragon NaturallySpeaking: it works. With more than 175 awards for accuracy and ease of use, it’s the undisputed leader in speech recognition software. If you want to get more done, more quickly, just say the word and Dragon NaturallySpeaking will transform your productivity.
WHATS IN THE BOX?
The contents of the box are minimal, and could also depend on what version you buy.
In my case, I have the Professional version that comes with a wired headset, manuals and software DVD.
There are a number of different versions available, depending on your needs and what they come with – obviously the price reflects this.