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    Looking for a recommendation for voice recognition software.

    Looking for a recommendation for voice recognition software. Mainly
    needed for typing emails, etc. Would appreciate your input. I'm C5-6
    complete. thanks

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    For Windows 7 or Windows 10, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15. I use DNS 15 Pro. I think you should be okay with DNS 15 Premium. If you're using a Mac, Nuance makes software but it's not very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PN View Post
    . If you're using a Mac, Nuance makes software but it's not very good.
    Nuance did make software but no longer do, probably worked out what many Mac Dragon users had told them that it was a POS and not worth paying for. Mac OS has its own in built dictation now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb View Post
    Nuance did make software but no longer do, probably worked out what many Mac Dragon users had told them that it was a POS and not worth paying for. Mac OS has its own in built dictation now.
    Yes, it was definitely a POS! I see it was discontinued on October 22, 2018.

    I use the Sennheiser MB Pro 1 Headset when using DNS 15 Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb View Post
    Nuance did make software but no longer do, probably worked out what many Mac Dragon users had told them that it was a POS and not worth paying for. Mac OS has its own in built dictation now.
    I've seen that Mac has Siri on computers now, not just mobile devices. I thought that I also saw that you can download the interpretation software to your computer. Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyesOfTexas View Post
    I've seen that Mac has Siri on computers now, not just mobile devices. I thought that I also saw that you can download the interpretation software to your computer. Is that correct?
    MacOS has Siri and voice recognition software built in. They are different, Siri can find things as well as type, voice recognition can type a lot better and control the computer. Voice recognition is similar to Dragon (possibly the same engine) but lacks Dragon's correction and learning ability. I can't use it as a Dragon replacement even if it is quirky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickie View Post
    Looking for a recommendation for voice recognition software. Mainly
    needed for typing emails, etc. Would appreciate your input. I'm C5-6
    complete. thanks
    I am still using Microsoft Speech Recognition and Mousegrid on my desktop and laptop computers, Windows 7 and 10. It gets all the basics done, turning programs on and off, but I find it very error prone when writing. If you can manually turn programs on and off check out Google voice recognition for e-mail and documents. The accuracy is fantastic nearly word for word perfect. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with Microsoft voice recognition so I have not been able find a way of turning it on and off remotely by voice.

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    You can use speech-to-text anywhere in iOS if you use an iPad or iPhone. Also Google Docs has a speech-to-text feature under Tools. For Gmail, there are extensions you can add to the Chrome browser.

    I use the Google Gboard extension on my iPhone. It is a free Google keyboard you install and I'm able to use speech-to-text for text messages too.

    All of the above are free.

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    Over the years I've gone back and forth between Dragon and Windows Speech Recognition, but now for me it's definitely Dragon (v13, $99). Far better dictation, plus functionality, like macros, that WSR doesn't have. I keep WSR running in the background to handle some Windows operations that Dragon doesn't like, and sometimes there are conflicts between the two, but it's to be managed. A couple of times a day, Dragon will stall for a minute or two when moving between applications, which I think is a hardware/systems resource problem. But all in all, Dragon is well worth the money.

    More detail here, if you're interested: https://thewheeledwonder.wordpress.c...h-recognition/

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    Which microphones do you folks use for speech recognition?

    I have to learn to do more than browse the web post emails.
    Alan

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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