Speech recognition software upgrades, free mic app

Nuance Communications, Inc. today unveiled Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5, a new release of its speech recognition software that adds new features to make it easier to create documents, send emails, surf the Web, share social status and interact with many PC applications.

In conjunction with the launch of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5, Nuance introduced the Dragon Remote Mic App, a free application on the Apple iOS app store which makes it possible to use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a wireless microphone for Dragon via a Wi-Fi network connection.

Dragon collapses common multi-step tasks on the PC into direct voice commands: send emails and schedule meetings, post an update to Facebook or Twitter, search the Web for information, quote or bracket text easily, search your desktop, and navigate between Windows, simply by speaking the action you want to complete. Other new features include

  • Improved User Interface
  • Smarter Formatting, Correcting and Editing
  • Enhancements to make getting started simpler
  • More Software Support
  • Support for even more applications and operating systems