What's a love-hate relationship without the love? Whatever that is, that's what I've got going with my copy of Dragon Dictate. I've long been a fan of dictation software, but the bugs and usability flubs in this product continually annoy me. Now it appears that the automatic spell checker in Mac OS X Lion causes Dragon to lose its mind and continually drop a random character … [Read more...] about The Case of the Missing Letters: Another Obnoxious Bug in Dragon Dictate
A few days ago, I posted a review of Dragon Dictate for Mac. Tellingly, it was entitled "utterly frustrating" and I illustrated my frustration with a video of the product in action (included below). Today, Nuance (maker of Dragon Dictate) responded with a detailed comment. Since their comment was long and thoughtful, I decided to post it, and my response, as a new post. My … [Read more...] about Nuance Responds to My Dragon Dictate Concerns
For the last few months, I've been experimenting with dictation software on the Mac. Previously, I had used the built-in dictation software in Windows Vista and Windows 7, but it was annoying to launch a virtual machine every time I wanted to dictate something. On the Mac and purchase an (expensive) copy of Dragon Dictate for Mac. So far, my experience has been less than … [Read more...] about Dragon Dictate for Mac: Utterly Frustrating
I write a lot. Recently, two of my prolific author friends (Greg and Curtis) decided to try voice dictation to help accelerate their writing process. I've been trying it, too, using the Microsoft Speech Recognition engine bundled with Windows 7 to write my Network Computing columns. But Microsoft's engine isn't that great, and I'm a full-time Mac user. I've been wanting to … [Read more...] about Get Dragon Dictate 2 for Mac, Just $129 Today Only!