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Dragon app - speech to text
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pcryan5
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Dec 31, 2009, 05:01 PM
 
Has anyone had experience with the speech to text functionality of the new Dragon Dictation app?
(esp. now that they have removed the insane requirement to have your contacts uploaded to them.)

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Dec 31, 2009, 05:23 PM
 
A couple colleagues have tried it and love it.
     
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Dec 31, 2009, 05:45 PM
 
It works amazingly well. And I didn't mind sending my contact names, which they only use to improve the voice recognition.
     
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Dec 31, 2009, 07:20 PM
 
This app is only available on the US store it seems. I read that the app uploads your Address Book to its servers in order to improve its accuracy although there might be some confidentiality concerns about this.
     
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Dec 31, 2009, 08:55 PM
 
It's pretty good. I like it.
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Dec 31, 2009, 11:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by philm View Post
This app is only available on the US store it seems. I read that the app uploads your Address Book to its servers in order to improve its accuracy although there might be some confidentiality concerns about this.
It asks first.
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Jan 4, 2010, 04:22 PM
 
I wasn't able to install it on my iTouch, as it said it wasn't compatible, even though with the microphone it should have worked. Oh well, I got it when it was free, so no loss.
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Jan 18, 2010, 12:44 PM
 
Haha... So they updated the app to support iPod touches with mics, with apparently now something is wrong with the headphone port of my iPod and the remote and mic features of the earphones wont work...
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Feb 14, 2010, 05:58 PM
 
I absolutely love this app but if you have ipod you have to have headphones in! But i love it!
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Feb 14, 2010, 06:46 PM
 
BTW - this is now available in Canada.
     
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Feb 15, 2010, 02:06 PM
 
I'm quite amazed at how good it is. And to be a free app to boot.
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Feb 15, 2010, 04:58 PM
 
I even sang the abc's to it and it said amy cdefg...
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