Nuance has unveiled the newest edition of the company’s dictation software for Mac, Dragon Dictate 4.
The update brings a number of new features including the ability to transcribe pre-recorded audio files, improved speech recognition and Gmail interaction.
The speech-to-text software, popular with students, is now built on 64-bit architecture. It creates a personalised voice experience for each user, recognising the users most common words, phrases and names, and corrections you have made.
Nuance claims the software is the most accurate and easiest version yet, and early reports agree.
“We’ve invested even more into the latest version of Dragon Dictate for Mac to make it the fastest and most accurate voice recognition experience for Mac yet – including customisation and personalisation capabilities that adapt to any customer’s unique way of working,” said Nuance’s chief marketing officer Peter Mahoney.
“Combined with powerful transcription features, Dragon Dictate now offers the most complete voice experience on the Mac today.”
The ability to transcribe pre-recorded audio expands the software’s usefulness, removing the restriction of live voice only interaction and offering students with transcribed lectures, writers with transcribed interviews and professionals with meeting notes.
Dragon Dictate 4 can also interact with a number of Mac applications via speech, such as Gmail in Safari or Firefox and Apple Pages.
Dragon Dictate 4 for Mac is $199.95.
Nuance has released two videos of Dragon Dictate 4 in action. Watch those below.