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Aug. 30th, 2008 02:10 am
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So I got an offer for Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 for $100, and I'm thinking of trying it. Has anyone tried Dragon? Is it worth it? The offer appears to be open to everyone & a pretty good deal (Amazon is selling it for $170, and this is $100).

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Date: 2008-08-30 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-wolfcastle.livejournal.com
With a good quality microphone and a reasonably fast PC (no Mac version of Dragon per se), Dragon rocks. I was so happy recently when MacSpeech finally released MacSpeech Dictate, which is based on the Dragon recognition core. I trained it for all of 5 minutes and it performs beautifully. I'd rather have Dragon NS proper, and if they ever bring it out for the Mac I'll probably buy it.

For a good microphone, I'd go here:

https://www.emicrophones.com/index.asp?

When MacSpeech screwed up my microphone order and adamantly refused to make it good, the guys at emicrophone got me what I needed in record time and with complete and accurate instructions. I got so tired of wires, plugs, usb pods, and yet more wires that I sprung for the Samson Airline 77 wireless mic, and have been very happy with it. And since you're only paying $100 for Dragon, you can afford to buy a $400 microphone! ;-) ;-)

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Date: 2008-08-30 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-wolfcastle.livejournal.com
BTW, you should know that there is a specific version of Dragon NS for legal professionals:

http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking//products/legal.asp

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Date: 2008-08-31 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] judith-s.livejournal.com
Thanks. I'm not that kind of lawyer. :)

I think I'll give it a shot. The package includes a microphone. Don't know if it's good enough, but we'll see.

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Date: 2008-08-31 03:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Only one way to find out.

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Date: 2008-08-31 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] judith-s.livejournal.com
Ask my friends what they think? Because that's what I usually do before buying toys.

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Date: 2008-09-08 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andybeals.livejournal.com
The Dragon of a decade ago was laughably bad - but it wasn't put out by Apple, so the press didn't savage it. If Curtis is happy with the current rev...either it's really good, or he has yet to find the horrible bug that will prevent him from using it ever again.

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