What’s Cool and Useful About Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nuance. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that software is available that will enable you to not only dictate to your Mac, but control it with the sound of your voice? Imagine sitting back in your chair and saying exactly what you want your computer to do, and having it carry out those commands without needing to touch a keyboard or mouse. Dictating email, articles, and other lengthy documents can also be done with the same software.

What's Cool and Useful About Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5 is the latest in a long line of speech recognition software that is aimed at making your life a little easier through giving your hands a break and allowing you to turn ideas into written records without the burdens of typing and constant use of the mouse.

So, what makes Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5 really different? Dragon speech recognition software has been around for many years, and the folks at Nuance have mastered the art of creating learning software. After a few minutes of teaching Dragon Dictate your voice, it will learn and adapt its recognition algorithms to meet your own speech patterns. The more you use Dragon Dictate for Mac, the more accurate it will become.

As you speak, a small window may offer alternative wording suggestions in cases where common phrases and similar-sounding words may be easily confused. If what’s jotted on the document doesn’t match what you intended, you can easily swap out the phrasing with a simple command. At any time during dictation, you can make adjustments and corrections, change your wording, and issue program commands such as save and close.

You can also use your iPhone or iPod touch as a microphone, allowing you the freedom to walk around without having to stop what you’re doing. The Dragon Remote Microphone app is available on the iTunes App Store absolutely free, and allows you to dictate to your computer from virtually anywhere within Wi-Fi range.

What’s really cool about Dragon Dictate for Mac is how easy it is to get up and running. Within minutes, you could be controlling your Mac with commands like “Reply to this message” or “Open Safari” or “Jump to Google.” All it takes is a few simple training exercises and Dragon is ready to go.

Another cool feature introduced with Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac is social integration. With a simple command, you can post directly to Facebook and Twitter without having to touch a mouse or launch a special program. This makes updating your status really easy.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5 is also completely compatible with Microsoft Word 2011 as well as many Apple applications including Mail, iCal, iChat, TextEdit, Pages, Safari, and more. Pretty much anything you need to get done on the Mac can be done, or at least made easier, with Dragon.

If you purchase the retail box, you’ll get a high-quality USB headset that works perfectly with the software. Want to save some money, or already own a quality USB headset? You can go with a direct download copy for less and get started almost right away. There is also a wireless option that includes a Bluetooth headset. Students and teachers can also pick up Dragon Dictate at a discount.

The Dragon family of voice recognition software has been around for almost 30 years, and it keeps getting better.

Over all, Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac is perhaps the most powerful voice-recognition and control systems currently available on the market. With Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac, you can put your fingers to rest and focus on content, rather than typing.