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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13

Platform:PC Disc  |  Edition:Disc w/ Headset Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Home is the world’s best-selling speech recognition software that lets...

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Tool

(16 reviews)
Accuracy

(24 reviews)
Tech support

(29 reviews)
Work

(15 reviews)
Price

(19 reviews)
Money

(16 reviews)
Voice

(18 reviews)
Headset

(28 reviews)
Software

(90 reviews)
Dragon

(66 reviews)
Program

(94 reviews)
Version

(45 reviews)
Computer

(20 reviews)
Word

(32 reviews)
Install

(20 reviews)
Behavior

(9 reviews)
Anti virus

(12 reviews)
Failure

(10 reviews)
Bite

(11 reviews)
Background noise

(15 reviews)
Doe

(14 reviews)
Wrist

(7 reviews)

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Reviews around tool (5.00 of 5)

  • I fly through rough drafts now, and I've found it's an excellent tool to power through writer's block and work out a plot or concept
  • She loves the tool for her school work and to surf the internet
  • Update: I had to come back and say that Dragon Naturally Speaking is a tool and as such tools have rules you have to learn, or even master
  • And I think it would be a great tool for someone with disabilities, limitations, or tired fingers.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking is pretty useful tool, however their user interface stinks.
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Reviews around accuracy (4.50 of 5)

  • I am losing my keystroke accuracy due to age and illness and this is going to save me a ton of time making corrections
  • The program is very accurate right out of the box, however, following the instructions will allow for greater accuracy
  • The main problem is not the accuracy of voice recognition, which is remarkably high, but the erratic behavior of the program.
  • The only way it works as of right now is if I keep hitting the Dragon icon that turns the microphone on and off.
  • The accuracy was well over the claimed 99% and I am very impressed
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Reviews around tech support (4.38 of 5)

  • Tech support is useless and depending who answers not pleasant to deal with
  • I reached out to tech support and got a couple suggestions
  • But a quick call to Nuance's tech support solved the problem
  • You will buy software and when it doesn't load call Tech support - I WARNED YOU !
  • I really do not have time for software requiring tech support to load it.
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Reviews around work (4.21 of 5)

  • I am now typing this in Word 2007 and it seems to be working quite well
  • Once I turned off the TV, and went back to dictation, the software was working quite well except I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say.
  • I'm going to keep trying, but I found that my work was slower trying to use it
  • Takes some time getting used to it, but it does work well.
  • The previous version worked perfectly well with both WP7 and IE.
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Reviews around price (4.12 of 5)

  • Outstanding product (read all the tech reviews) at a great price!
  • But for the life of me I have yet to find any reasonably priced headset that doesn’t squeeze my head too tightly
  • Despite being annoyed at spending a little extra money, I didn't consider it worth returning the extra headset since I got it all on sale for a decent price, and because I may end up needing a replacement headset at some point anyway
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
  • It is a piece of crap and if it keeps causing my system to crash I'm sending it back!
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Reviews around money (3.50 of 5)

  • this version of Dragon Naturally Speaking is not worth my time the money or the effort.
  • After an hour of being on the phone with Nuance and it still would not install I gave up, Do not waste your money on there home version.
  • When I pay for something I'd really like to get my money's worth and not find unexpected extras I have to buy
  • this looks like some great software and what is more it is free"So don't waste your money on Dragon!
  • Don't waste your money, turn on the free windows voice recognition and as crappy it is you can at least get something and proof read it
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Reviews around voice (3.48 of 5)

  • But this program, I have to laugh, it actually recognizes my crude voice and prints it out correctly most of the time
  • Dragon recognizes my voice very well and in general is good
  • I have a very clear speaking voice, and if it won't work for me it won't work for most.
  • I have a very clear speaking voice, and if it won't work for me it won't work for most.
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
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Reviews around headset (3.46 of 5)

  • If anybody can recommend a good wireless microphone headset (or microphone) that I can wear with my bowler hat, I'd be appreciative!
  • The headset is of surprisingly decent quality, with respect to the microphone, but lacks adjustability, cord length, and becomes uncomfortable after a few hours
  • BUT...they are happy to recommend that you shell out MORE cash for a better quality headset
  • Just because you think a headset is good doesn't mean that it is good for Dragon
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
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Reviews around software (3.45 of 5)

  • At the end of the two hours, the software still wouldn't work
  • The software doesn't work on my Windows 10 and cannot return
  • I have spent the past 5 hours trying to get this stupid software to work
  • This software loaded easy on Windows 8.1 and worked quite well
  • I wish NaturallySpeaking would update the software to work with Windows 10
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Reviews around dragon (3.45 of 5)

  • Since I do a lot of work on PowerPoint, Dragon is pretty much useless for it
  • every time I go into Excel, Dragon reminds me that my version doesn't work in Excel.
  • I believe the Dragon 13 is even better than the Dragon 10
  • I use Kingsoft Office and Dragon 13 does not support it
  • But if you hate to type or make many typing errors, Dragon Naturally Speaking is your remedy
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Reviews around program (3.34 of 5)

  • The worst computer program I have ever had the misfortune to try
  • My advice: use the free voice recognition program that comes with Windows.
  • There is NO option to skip this in the install process and NO option to uninstall this intrusive program
  • But I am shocked and amazed, and how awesome this program is
  • It's a bit difficult to learn to use but all in all it's a good program
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Reviews around version (2.97 of 5)

  • The previous professional version did not work with windows 10.
  • This new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking adds support for major web-mail programs like Gmail (which is what I use)
  • Version 12.5 worked better but 12.5 doesn't work with Windows 10.
  • Did not download on my Computer which was brand new and a compatible version.
  • This is dictated from the least expensive Dragon home Version.
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Reviews around computer (2.28 of 5)

  • and it usually is it's either your computer is having problems or your microphone headset is not up to par and those of the biggest problems with the programs not the program but the peripherals with
  • I am sitting at my wife's computer writing this review because the Dragon program messed up mine.
  • While this Naturally Speaking 14 program does all of its new shenanigans and spying, my computer freezes
  • I have uninstalled the program and tried t reinstall flash back in FireFox and still can't get it to reinstall a working flash player, so here I sit with a completely UN-usable computer!!!!
  • My computer is very stable and I am not messing with it
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Reviews around word (2.10 of 5)

  • If you are prone to slurring your words the software will learn what you're slurring means once you correct it by placing the proper word where the slur occurred
  • If you are prone to slurring your words the software will learn what you're slurring means once you correct it by placing the proper word where the slur occurred
  • but it seems to pick the right word in context for words that are similar in sound like hear and here
  • I've tried turning off the Commands portion, but that does restrict the functionality of the PC.BTW, it does not type curse words
  • As you work in a document the words, and sentences will become jumbled and you have to minimize the document and reopen to get Dragon to stop doing that
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Reviews around install (1.98 of 5)

  • I know that this will help me with my side business as well as with my regular job
  • However, the install is incredibly slow, especially if you're doing an upgrade.
  • But for a vendor to put software like this into the marketplace that doesn't work install properly on a standard Windows laptop is criminal
  • Frustrated, I eventually did a clean install only to get an error message that some training directory could not be renamed
  • The first problem I had with this product was the install
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Reviews around behavior (1.95 of 5)

  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
  • That said, Dragon does improve as it goes, they say, and it can learn from your other written material, including documents and email
  • After using this product for a couple of weeks I am downgrading the ratings to 1 star due to erratic behavior of the program that I experienced with the first installation.
  • It is a piece of crap and if it keeps causing my system to crash I'm sending it back!
  • I know that this will help me with my side business as well as with my regular job
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Reviews around anti virus (1.95 of 5)

  • I didn't have any trouble installing (don't forget to temporarily turn off your anti-virus software).
  • That said, Dragon does improve as it goes, they say, and it can learn from your other written material, including documents and email
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
  • The only way it works as of right now is if I keep hitting the Dragon icon that turns the microphone on and off.
  • I did not give it 5 stars because of the install issues (they really should tell you how to turn off the major anti-virus softwares and warn you that it will take a long time)
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Reviews around failure (1.85 of 5)

  • It is a piece of crap and if it keeps causing my system to crash I'm sending it back!
  • After several attempts, it finally responds, but with an error box that literally reads, "catastrophic failure".
  • but you have to unlock those keys every time you reinstall if you should have some of the problems I've had there are times when it's almost impossible to unlock a key before having to reinstall everything because these things only happen when the whole computer goes to or some kind of catastrophic failure goes
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
  • That said, Dragon does improve as it goes, they say, and it can learn from your other written material, including documents and email
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Reviews around bite (1.76 of 5)

  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
  • It is a piece of crap and if it keeps causing my system to crash I'm sending it back!
  • I am not disappointed!After just a few 'training sessions,' the program correctly recognizes somewhere around 90% of my dictation - and that is while using the rather inexpensive (if not a bit flimsy) headset that comes along with the software
  • The headset, which I didn't really need (I use a stand-up mic with my desktop), is better than the old headset, too, though still a bit on the flimsy side
  • Once the status bar starts showing green, a little bit more encouraging, but then it starts the copying new files process - just be prepared to wait.
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Reviews around background noise (1.74 of 5)

  • The Dragon English NaturallySpeaking Home 13.0 software is effective dictation software which could possibly be improved with a background noise canceling headset.
  • It does a good job listening to the user's voice while their is background noise.
  • I spend SO much time correcting, resetting, repeating, being told the mic isn't picking up, being told there's too much background noise in my nearly SILENT den
  • The only way it works as of right now is if I keep hitting the Dragon icon that turns the microphone on and off.
  • I’m not sure if it was background noise or the software learning to recognize my voice patterns.
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Reviews around doe (1.38 of 5)

  • This does not improve over time, despite the company's claims that the software is "self learning."Even worse are the numerous glitches that are apparently unfixable
  • This version does not work, even after contacting tech support.
  • Using DNS as stand alone application - i.e. with Dragon pad instead of MS Word does not improve the performance.
  • Despite amazon stating "Supports Microsoft Office" this product does not.
  • It comes with a headset (which is preferred when using Dragon), but another computer mic can also be used (it works pretty good with my built in laptop microphone).It does not get the right words correct when I speak, but it gets the majority of them
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Reviews around wrist (1.38 of 5)

  • I am currently trying to dispute the charge with American Express because they won`t take the product back once it is opened
  • It is a piece of crap and if it keeps causing my system to crash I'm sending it back!
  • but even with a better headset that I can't afford I simply cannot see that it would get to the point of being fast or fun
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More about Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13

  • Platform:PC Disc  |  Edition:Disc w/ Headset Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Home is the world’s best-selling speech recognition software that lets you use your voice to get more done every day on your computer — quickly and accurately — at home, school or for hobbies
  • You simply talk and text appears on the screen up to three time faster than typing
  • You speak commands and Dragon understands and executes them
  • Dictate and edit documents, send email, search the Web and use social media with unparalleled speed, ease and comfort
  • Have fun on your computer and realize your potential at home or school by getting more done faster than you ever thought possible
  • Stop typing, start speaking — and doing
  • We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10; 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 10
  • Supports Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013
  • Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems
  • For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.