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Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it's up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you're on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

Dragon Dictation supports a multitude of global languages. For a full list of currently supported languages visit the Nuance website.

  • Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard
  • Submit text to Social Networking applications – Twitter and Facebook
  • Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words
  • Voice driven correction interface


  1. Dragon Dictation requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
  2. Dragon Dictation works on iPad, iPhone, and on second and third generation iPod Touch (external microphone required).


In order to improve recognition accuracy, Dragon Dictation will only upload names from your address book when permission is provided... no emails, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information are uploaded. This information is not used for any purpose other than improving the usability of the application. Dragon Dictation will also utilize the data in spoken messages collected over time to continuously improve and provide high speech recognition accuracy. All data is stored in secure data centers according to stringent privacy and security standards. For more information, please view our end user license agreement.


Dragon Dictation
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


Julie Pickar

Early Childhood Ed Teacher and Freelance Copy Editor

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application that is a must-have tool for anyone who has an iPhone. An alternative to typing on the keyboard, you can easily dictate your longer text and email messages into Dragon Dictation and let the application do all of the work. I use Dragon Dictation frequently and it is usually accurate. You have the option to edit your message before sending, so it is quite trustworthy. Dragon Dictation is a free application, and I recommend that anyone who has an iPhone get it.

I have never used Dragon Dictation in the classroom. Cell phones are strictly prohibited in schools, so in my opinion the pedagogical effectiveness of this particular tool is poor. However, students and teachers alike will definitely find this application helpful outside of school.
Monika Arora

Online English and Biology Teacher

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dragon Dictation is a God-send app for a busy teacher like me. It is an app that transforms your voice messages to written format, which can be sent as email or SMS. It provides a useful alternative to typing on the keyboard, and you can dictate whatever you want, even while traveling. I use Dragon Dictation to send instructions and even some short notes to my students, and the best thing is that I can do so even if I don't have time to sit and type. Recently, I had to make some important notes, but switching between the reference book and word doc was taking too much time, so I used Dragon Dictation to dictate the notes, which I got in the text form. I would recommend it to all teachers who can use it for free.
Shelley Crouch

at Home Education

Thursday, April 19, 2012

This app takes your spoken word and turns it into text. It is faster than typing and has many uses.

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