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The all-new Dragon Professional Individual, v15, a smarter next-generation speech recognition solution empowers busy professionals to complete documentation and reporting quickly and accurately on the PC, so you spend more time on activities that boost the bottom line. Leveraging the latest in Deep Learning technology, Dragon constantly learns and adapts to your unique voice and environmental variations—even while you're dictating—to deliver new levels of personalized accuracy and productivity.
Robust transcription, powerful customization, and the ability to seamlessly sync with the Dragon Anywhere mobile dictation solution extend the benefits of speech recognition to meet your unique business needs wherever your job takes you.
With new engine, get optimal accuracy for speakers with accents or in slight noisy environments such as in a cubicle environment.
Get highly accurate speech recognition results right out of the box with no training required.
Achieve increasingly accurate results the more you use it
Enjoy personalized accuracy; Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most
Further enhance accuracy with optional advanced training or analysis of existing documents and emails
Talk at normal speeds and see words appear on the screen almost instantly
Receive immediate feedback on what you say so you can check it right away
Never lose a beat in your train of thought; Dragon captures your ideas as fast as you can speak them.
Dragon eliminates barriers to productivity and creativity by letting you interact with your computer by voice. It turns your spoken thoughts into text and your voice commands into action so you don’t have to worry about the mechanics of typing and spelling. You can easily switch between keyboard, mouse and voice so you can use the mode of input you prefer for any given task.
Dragon not only lets you dictate up to three times faster than typing, but it also allows you to make edits and apply formatting using your voice. You can select text and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitals and more, or just speak to make needed changes. Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, dates, phone numbers, and more to appear, so you don’t have to correct them every time.
Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as Full Text Control, for fully voice-driven editing and command capabilities within many popular business applications that you use every day. Create documents such as reports, emails, forms and notes, and zip through computer tasks in record time.
Dragon Professional Individual easily learns acronyms, proper names and other unique or business-specific phrases that you frequently use so it captures your unique words the way you want. In addition, you can import and export your custom word lists.
With Dragon Professional Individual, it’s quick and easy to create custom voice commands to quickly insert frequently-used text. This feature lets you insert a standard reply, a signature block, a form template or other boilerplate content by speaking a simple command for significant time savings.
Create macros to automate multi-step workflows or business processes via simple voice commands. For example, send an email to your sales distribution list, copy the senior management team, and print a hard copy for your files by saying something like, “Send standard sales distro email.”
Dragon Professional Individual supports Nuance-approved digital voice recorders and smart phones for advanced recording functionality and can automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC. It leverages all the accuracy improvements gained from the state-of-the-art speech recognition engine for fewer post-corrections.
The transcription process features a fully streamlined setup for your own voice. Because acoustic and language model adaptation are automatically leveraged for the current user, no special training is required.
You can also accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio ﬁles or from podcasts. No additional training is also needed to transcribe third-party speakers*, so you can complete transcription quickly and accurately.
Depending on your preference, you may take notes by recording your voice into an audio device for later transcription, or you can work with the Dragon Anywhere mobile app for immediate, professional-grade dictation. Dragon Professional Individual lets you work the way you want to optimize your productivity while on the road.
*Transcription of third-party speakers may require an additional license for each unique speaker.
Dragon Anywhere is a separate, cloud-based solution that provides continuous dictation capabilities, letting you create and edit documents of any length by voice directly on your iOS or Android device. It adapts to your voice and terminology so you can dictate, edit, navigate and format quickly and accurately within your document-- using your own customized words, shortcuts and commands—from anywhere, at any time. You can share documents and sync custom words and commands with Dragon Professional Individual for seamless productivity wherever your job takes you. Gain immediate access to your dictation so can spend less time behind a desk completing administrative tasks and more time contributing to your bottom line.
Dragon is optimized for popular form factors such as portable touchscreen PCs so you can experience new levels of documentation productivity on the go. It’s great for today’s new PCs including highly mobile devices with hybrid touch and keyboard interaction modes.
Launch applications, select menu items, press keys, switch between windows, search the Web, create and send emails and more all by voice, if you wish. Dragon Professional Individual gives you the flexibility to:
Work hands-free, if desired
Experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your computer
Feel less stress and strain on your body
Multitask by using your voice to dictate and execute commands
Simplify proofreading with natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback
Dragon’s text-to-speech capability is a natural-sounding synthesized voice that reads designated text to you, thereby simplifying proofreading and supporting new levels of multi-tasking. With Dragon Professional Individual, you can also listen to audio playback of your own dictation with the associated text highlighted on the screen.
With automatic microphone detection, Dragon Professional Individual will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. Because Dragon lets you use multiple audio device types within the same profile, you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. This feature is useful if, for example, you use a USB mic at home, a wireless mic at work and your laptop’s built-in mic when you’re on the go.
With Dragon Professional Individual you have the option to use:
Microphones built into many of the latest laptops: You’re free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset
Wireless Bluetooth mic: Use a Nuance-certified Bluetooth headset microphone for outstanding wireless performance and the freedom to move while working on your computer
Any other Nuance-approved microphone: See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
Dragon Professional Individual supports Section 508 standards to eliminate barriers for individual workers with disabilities that limit their ability to use a keyboard and mouse. In addition, it helps prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.
Dragon Professional Individual makes it easy to get started with speech recognition and to become proficient quickly with regular use. It’s also simple to explore more advanced features that can boost your productivity even further.
Dragon offers multiple ways to accelerate mastery and get the most out of your speech recognition investment—even offering productivity tips and helping you discover advanced Dragon features. You can take advantage of:
Helpful tutorials make it easy to become productive right away
An intuitive design provides easy access to a rich and powerful feature set for ever-increasing productivity gains
Contextual guidance tailored to your usage will help you maximize the power of Dragon and complete documentation more efficiently than ever before
Dragon delivers improved recognition of number, email address formatting and place names based on how we naturally speak, resulting in fewer overall corrections. Examples include:
“three double two five” → “3225”
“two point five million” → “2.5 million”
“oh point five” → “0.5”
“quarter of five” → “4:45”
“eight pounds fifty” → “£8.50”
“John dot Smith at Nuance dot com” → firstname.lastname@example.org
Better overall handling of Roman numerals
Dragon is optimized for popular form factors such as portable touchscreen PCs so you can experience new levels of documentation productivity on the go. It’s great for today’s new PCs including highly mobile devices with hybrid touch and keyboard interaction modes. You’ll enjoy an:
Improved touch experience on Windows 10 tablets or tablet mode
Improved ability to open and interact with the DragonBar by touch
Dragon provides simplified microphone selection for faster, easier setup:
No transcription setup option needed
No smartphone option needed (since built-in mic is already supported along with numerous other microphone options)
Adding a new mic source is faster than ever with no additional training requirement
Dragon delivers an improved user experience that makes powerful features easier to discover and use.
Improved “Options” menu, with relevant options and settings consolidated into one easy-to-use dialog box. Menu selections include for example:
License management (for Dragon Anywhere or a quick upgrade to Dragon Legal)
Improved browser experience
Detects when a web extension or plugin is not active and notifies the user with information on how to install it
Faster startup time with synchronization of shared words and auto-texts from Dragon Anywhere performed in the background; there is no need to log in and out for synchronization to occur.
The enhanced transcription process leverages all the accuracy improvements gained from the state-of-the-art engine, while reducing the number of steps required to getting your audio recordings transcribed.
No training is required for transcription; you no longer need to initially transcribe and correct a short 90-second clip to achieve transcription accuracy
Acoustic and language model adaptation are automatically leveraged for the current user
No training is required for third-party transcription; there is also better separation of current user data versus third-party speaker data
If you will be frequently transcribing a particular third-party, the Help feature will guide you through creating a separate profile for that speaker*
Fast, post-recognition process automatically applies basic punctuation that is not dictated to give you a head start as you review or correct your transcription results
*Transcription of third-party speakers may require an additional license for each unique speaker.
Dragon empowers you to work even more quickly and accurately by voice with support for Enhanced Dictation within the latest business applications. Web and desktop applications with enhanced support include, for example:
Skype for Business
Contextual guidance tailored to your usage helps you maximize the power of Dragon and complete documentation more efficiently than ever before. Dragon offers multiple ways to accelerate proficiency and get the most out of your speech recognition investment—even offering productivity tips and helping you discover advanced Dragon features. You can take advantage of:
Explaining Enhanced Dictation when user is working in a supported application
Tip to say “scratch that” when user hits backspace
Browser help when user first enters web applications such as any webpage, Google Docs, Gmail, Web Word, or Outlook.com
Tips for working with the dictation box
Tips for working in tablet mode
Enhanced Help that gives users easier access to top searches
Changing content on main help page with highly used topics
Short tutorial videos integrated in Help for areas of high interest
New troubleshooting sections
Expanded navigational text that gives users more information/context
More task-based dialog box help
RAM: Minimum 4 GB
CPU: Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
Free hard disk space: 8GB
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2.
Internet Explorer 11 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox
A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
Built-in microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. See support.nuance.com/compatibility for more information
An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and access to Online Help
Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.