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Nuance Communications , the publisher behind many iOS app (Dragon Dictation ,Dragon Recorder ,Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder ,PaperPort Anywhere ,Dragon Medical Search ,Dragon Remote Microphone), brings Dragon Dictation with a number of new features along with the usual bug fixes. Dragon Dictation app has been update to version 2.0.22 with several major changes and improvements. App release that improves performance, provides several new options.
  • I have been using the pc version for a while now..
  • This is the most accurate dictation software I have ever used..
  • perfect for hands free texting or quick e-mails..
  • It just lacks the ability to send messages through voice commands..
  • Obviously you don't want to use this with a lot of background noise..
Overall Satisfactionclick me76
This is by far the best voice to text app I've found.
This is best speech recognition service i have ever use.
Nuance makes the best voice recognition software I am aware of.
the voice recognition software I found to be very poor.
This is the most accurate dictation software I have ever used.
Amazingly accurate and great voice recognition for texting.
Thanks Dragon Diction for making an awesome app.
Thank you Nuance for finally adding support for ipod touch.
very accurate voice to text and best of all it's free.
Fun & Engagingclick me44
This program is awesome.
even when speaking in a quiet room.
Usefulnessclick me80
Dragon dictation understands everything I say.
Outrageously useful free app - I want the paid ASAP.
It translates everything perfectly.
Amazingly Useful.
Social Aspectsclick me90
and Social Networking options would satisfy the needs of most people.
submit text to social networking applications x2013.
Ease of Useclick me34
and the occassionally misunderstood word is easy to correct.
and it will show you options to correct it.
There is also no option to correct recognition errors by voice.
This one works great and it makes it so easy to edit.
it's also is extremely easy to edit your comments.
Yet it makes mistakes on a few simple words.
Reliabilityclick me64
Security & Privacyclick me37
contact name sharing seemed to address my initial privacy concerns.
After giving them access to my contacts.
Updates & Supportclick me68
a snap to transfer the recorded message to a text message.
I use the medical version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking everyday at work.
This actually works very well on the iPod touch version 3.
I would love and iPod Touch Version.


Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or
emailE-mail (electronic mail) is the exchange of computer-stored messages by telecommunication
messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.


With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.  So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

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Tags :   dragon ,   dictation ,   iphone ,   messages


Dragon Dictation currently supports U.S. English, U.K. English and German. French, Italian and Spanish support will be added later this year.




Press Reviews:


David Pogue - The New York Times : “I’m finding Dragon to be a much faster, more efficient way to spit out e-mail messages, notes, text messages and Twitter updates. It’s really, really cool.”
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Mel Martin - “Put this into the ‘I didn’t think they could ever get this to work on an iPhone’ category. I’m talking about Dragon Dictation from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.”


Arik Hesseldahl – BusinessWeek: “For the last few days I’ve been trying two Nuance
iPhonecellular phone made by Apple
apps, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search on my iPhone. And while they’re not the first voice search or dictation apps for the iPhone, I certainly like the results I’ve been getting.”


iTunes Reviews:


Miker55 – “It’s understood everything I’ve said. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been driving and wanted to text someone but couldn’t. This app is great!!!”


Twebs – “For me Dragon dictation is a game changing application. The accuracy is outstanding and it’s very easy to use. I immediately notified everyone I know with an iPhone to pick up this application while it’s still free.”


Redman042 – “I can’t believe my iPhone can do this. Accuracy is amazingly good and transcription is very fast. You can’t even tell that transcription is being done online. I’m very very impressed.”




• Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard
• Submit text to Social Networking applications – Twitter and Facebook
• Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words
• Voice driven correction interface




   1. Dragon Dictation requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
   2. Dragon Dictation works on iPad, iPhone, and on second and third generation iPod Touch (external microphone required).




In order to improve recognition accuracy, Dragon Dictation will only upload names from your address book when permission is provided... no emails, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information are uploaded. This information is not used for any purpose other than improving the usability of the application. Dragon Dictation will also utilize the data in spoken messages collected over time to continuously improve and provide high speech recognition accuracy. All data is stored in secure data centers according to stringent privacy and security standards.  For more information, please view our end user license agreement


If you are iPhone and iPad owner,you now can download Dragon Dictation for free from Apple Store. The application is available in multiple languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. It weighs in at only 10MB to download. The new Dragon Dictation app version 2.0.22 has been updated on 2014-11-21. The Apple Store includes a very useful feature that will check if your device and iOS version are both compatible with the app. Most iPhone and iPad are compatible. Here is the app`s compatibility information: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later.
More Info: Find more info about Dragon Dictation in Nuance Communications`s Official Website :


This app will work great for the hearing impaired. found in 6 reviews
Would also like a send direct to Evernote option. found in 5 reviews
Impressively accurate most of the time. found in 3 reviews
but I really would like to upload directly to google docs. found in 3 reviews
read David Pogue's column about it in today's New York Times. found in 14 reviews
Very useful and can make texting and driving much safer. found in 15 reviews
Works so much better than I anticipated. found in 2 reviews
translation : this app is very cool. found in 4 reviews
I use it all the time to send e- mails and text messages. found in 5 reviews
A real timesaver for those of us who are slow typers. found in 4 reviews
MacSpeech dictate has deplorable tech support and customer disservice. found in 6 reviews
They just replaced "Dragon" with " Voice Assistant " in every sentence. found in 4 reviews
I think this is a great application that works remarkably well. found in 7 reviews
could essentially save lives while driving. found in 10 reviews
This Dragon Dictation app provides an amazing accurate translation. found in 5 reviews
and this definitely helps me keep my eyes on the road while I remain productive. found in 12 reviews
Fewer typos than thumb typing. found in 5 reviews
this app is great for communicating with my husband. found in 3 reviews
This is better than the voice recorder apps I paid for. found in 10 reviews
A few spelling errors occur every once in a while. found in 8 reviews
I did read the license agreement and apparently their data collection is harmless. found in 6 reviews
It also needs a clear /erase function. found in 6 reviews
It would be more helpful if it didn't always need an Internet connection. found in 11 reviews
but the keyboard function allows you to correct misinterpreted words. found in 56 reviews
The iphone version needs some way to save your work. found in 8 reviews
Asks for internet connection even when there is one. found in 69 reviews
This program needs a save function and it will be perfect. found in 7 reviews
it wastes time to manually select and delete text. found in 6 reviews
but the social media integration is poor and kinda buggy. found in 3 reviews
Cons: requires WiFi. found in 3 reviews
No pause button like any other dictation program or recorder. found in 6 reviews
Good concept poor execution. found in 3 reviews
I also don't understand why it needs a data connection to work. found in 6 reviews
good voice translation
A great app but with ios 5 update. found in 15 reviews
Also it needs a delete button to erease entire MSG. found in 7 reviews
I don't have the text option. found in 3 reviews
Having to type out the intended recipient's name kind of defeats the purpose. found in 6 reviews
Wish the integration with text message and mail app where more seamless. found in 6 reviews
boots up but no record button appears:. found in 21 reviews
yet the Dragon app doesn't seem to process voice as well. found in 29 reviews
The program shuts down after using a bluetooth headset. found in 17 reviews
This needs to be made available for iPod users. found in 20 reviews
Always get connection timed out error. found in 17 reviews
With the new update it can't connect to the Internet. found in 28 reviews
The program does not get the words correctly. found in 20 reviews
all because ur to lazy to READ the user agreement. found in 15 reviews
IOS 5 issues. found in 15 reviews
Something as simple as a Clear button is missing. found in 28 reviews
It doesn't catch most of what you're saying. found in 11 reviews
That this requires an active Internet connection is inane. found in 69 reviews
The problem is that it stops recording frequently to "process. found in 17 reviews
Don't get it for iPod touch it gets every single word wrong. found in 12 reviews
This app doesn't get enough words right to be useful. found in 21 reviews
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Really disappointing that this app hasnt been updated in two years I know that Nuance is still updating their Windows and Mac apps so its sad to see that theyre not showing any love for their iOS customers I mean the app is still letterboxed from when the iPhone 5 came out thats ridiculous       No Support
Didnt work Period    Blooper
Listen folks it works if you work it I like dictating instead of typing because my iPhone 4s screen is small and this works for me I use it to dictate my emails and then just simply copy and pasted into the body of the email its worth it for me                A
Needs to be updated for iPhone 6 plus          Good but
Im quite impressed with the accuracy with which this little app takes dictation I can see how it will save me time and help reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome                Useful app
I was really surprised by this app it made my life easier specially in the Arabic language dictation thanks                Really good
I downloaded this app and it would always error It never worked on my iPhone    Never worked
I have used Dragon software on my iPhone for more than a year and am now experiencing a problem with emailing myself the text I never used to lose the text but now when I email a converted blog post it more often than not the text does not show up in my email inbox          Lost text
Doesnt record voice OR turn into text It literally does nothing    Crap Doesnt work at all
This app has such potential but alas Nuance has let me down Tell me how to clear the text Or how can I select a sentence easily You cannot not with this version There are better apps that do this much better Did I say there is no tech support on this app If you are going to do something do it right or dont do it Nuance you have the ability to make this app great Do it                Shame on you Dragon
I did a few test sentences and all it wrote was for the oven I tried some more and it added the oven the oven for the oven Not even close to what I said    It only knows a few words
Great                Love dictation from Nuance
Keeps saying cannot connect check internet connection Im connected No way to get in touch with support Wish there was and would like to use the app    Unable to connect no way to get support and fix
recibed a call and I lost all my notes    terrible
O nível de fidelização dele para o português do Basil é fantástico Eu estou achando esse app show de bola Seu uso é muito autointuitivo Indico a todos                Maravilhoso
App continues to say to check the internet connection Well I did and its fine After a reboot and reinstall and the app still wont budge Ill just need to find a new solution    Wont even install properly
This app is old You cant keep recordingsYou cant share recordings with anything ie a blog w textaudio for ADAYou cant open a recording already on your iPhoneYou cant choose a recording from soundcloud Dropbox box etcYou cant do anything except stare at an outdated app the spits out back at you asks for moneyThis company is like the countless others that did one thing well just sit on it If it werent for their IP contracts l royalty checks rolling in theyd be wiped off the texh scene    PoS outdated app thats too
Yall need to fix this app bc it just will not open and I have very important notes for class on here that I have not had a chance to save yet       FIX IT
I love this app but it needs updates for iPhone 6          So Helpful but Needs Updates
This app has become a daily tool I use at my job I dictate daily to send myself notes that I use to write reports It does get a bit temperamental at times and that causes me to panic sometimes but the benefit out ways the hassle                Awesome App I use it daily for more than a year
I simply speak as i was dictating a letter inserting the punctuation marks I want I simply say commaIts fantastic                Excellent app
This is fourth attempt to try writing a review Keep getting Title or Name is taken Try Again I try Message disappears So thats a complaint I also discovered its a nuisance to cutpaste when sending iPhone texts       Mi3mi
Why must a note be deleted and irretrievable as soon as it is emailed As soon as you email a note it completely vanishes Very frustrating for my child working on homework who might need to do revisions That makes this unusable for us    Deletes notes
The recording time needs to be longer and the word processing should be done after not during a recording College students need better When this is fixed I will use it again    Too short
My sons school uses this app in his special education class They love this app and encourage me to use it for him at home My only complaint is we cant print from the app You either have to mail it or send it to social media             Good for students
I got frustrated because of the little errors in translation that I kept having to proofread so I tried several other dictation apps It was a relief to come back to this app and only have to worry about tiny clerical errors which after all are very easy to fix I really love this app             Love this app
As a longtime Dragon NaturallySpeaking user I have used the desktop application regularly for over a decade this iPhone app is nice to turn to for shorter dictation needs However there are 2 desperately needed upgrades that need to be madeFirst youve got to give the user some control over the text theyve dictated AFTER leaving the app As it stands now the text remains This can be a good thing of course But what if you want to start dictating immediately upon launching the app As it stands now each time you launch youre presented with last dictation sessions text and you have to go through a multistep process of selecting and then manually deleting the previous text each and every time you launch This is monumentally frustratingSecondly the desktop application is wonderful at giving the user options to correct words that sound the same you dictated peace and it wrote piece as one example When editing text with the desktop application 99 of the time youll get to choose the other option as a portion of the editing process and quickly move on However with this app Ive been somewhat shocked at the lack of such options Clicking on one piece during the editing portion will 9 times out of 10 NOT bring up the alternative On this note all I can say is Wow What was Nuance thinkingLastly even though the title of the review note 2 desperately need changes allow me to add a 3rd there is no way for the user to send feedback through the appnothing in Settings or anywhere else Nuance for those in the know has a reputation of not actually wanting to know anything about their users experiences with their products They actually dont care for feedback at all so no surprise they didnt include this as a builtin portion of the app They should          Nice app but 2 key improvements needed
It needs some basic ideas that it is lacking possible connecting to computer saving to notes working with other apps other ideas that could be very promising for sure          Good app definitely worth it but still needs work
I definitely impressed by both the accuracy and the speed and the app works fantastic Its a great app to use                Dictation app
Very useful I just got my whole essay into Google Docs in five minutes using this app the only problem is it never punctuates no matter how much iPod I pausedictated inapp             Okay
Not sure what you did but no Im not sharing my contacts with you Now the app wont work Time to use a different system This used to be a lifesaver Now its useless    Used to be great
Junk waste of time    Dont bother
Turn OFF Gps                It works better if
Thanks for this great app I have been using it for writing in both languages Arabic and English my only wishes that you fix the continuous writing by the way Im writing in your app                My wishes
I am writing this review on that dictate program just in order to show its actual level of accuracy It is not always right however you can typetap on what Im whatever writing is off and it gives a choice thats very close sounding I think this program is pretty great it does become more accurate the more you use it I love this program with the headset and all the whole thing for school I was wary of it here I didnt had not didnt trouble with texting on the touchscreen ending up with AutoCorrect choosing crazy words or typing really confusing and misleading text and so I Jossies chose to use internal system or Siri and that ended up making it worse and when I was driving and things like that I couldcouldnt look and review it and ended up sending even more wild or offbeat messages Thats why overall I really like this program and even if Im speaking low or fast or mumbling it is still does a really good job of detecting things and youeven without a headset For a free simple dictation system worry free as well I would give this program the best the gold standard the top rating             Very impressed
update the app now                NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
I am a high school student who has been assigned summer reading Part of my assignment was to create notes I had heard of this app and decided to use it to simply speak my notes Big mistake After reading several chapters and taking many many lines of notes I decided it would be smart to save my work After clicking the email option four times it opened I then proceeded to email the pages of notes to myself After I clicked send THE APP FROZE I then clicked the home button after waiting about 10 minutes and opened the app again I was in disbelief when I found out that my hours of notes had been erased     everything had been erased
All this does is allow to dictate text It will not open programs or help you navigate your phone Its nothing like the computer program    Hasnt updated since 2013 Siri does more
Its not great app sometimes it want recognise your words correctly and u need to speak louder and graphically and functionally needs a lot of improvement    Ok app
Trying this app as compared to the built in voice recognition The built in recognition on the iPad is far superior This app missed many words as I was dictating There is no realtime feedback Realtime feedback can be critical in ensuring your message is being recorded accurately In addition the built in recognition works on every screen and for every purpose If you want to do notetaking use something like Evernote to track your notes while using the builtin voice recognition to do your dictation       Interesting concept poor execution
So besides the fact that the app hasnt been updated since the iPhone 4s in terms of looks I really expected it to show me what I was saying as I was saying it like the iPhone dictation does If I have something really long to say I would like to see it as I am saying it so I can make corrections as soon as I see the mistakes I will not be using this until these problems are fixed    Unusable for me
Other reviewers have noted that this app has some hiccupsworks best when stationary etc But overnight it has changed my commute Can dictate tasks or emails while walking Generally very good             A great free tool to help productivity
This Dragon Dictation app provides an amazing accurate translation I couldnt ask for more its really accurate                Dragon Dictation
تطبيق رائع وجميل جدا ويدعم العربية بشكل ممتاز ولكن ينقصه شيء واحد الا وهو الوصول الى اطبيقات المحادثة وبهذا يكون افضل من siri                Lebanon
It makes essays soooooooooooooooo much easier It is a LIFESAVER                BEST THING ON EARTH
This app needs a lot of work particularly buttons that explain more ways to utilize the app in its entirety theres no help When I look for a way to throw out my text after having dictated and copied it it shows no way to delete I close the app I open the app its still there I dont understand how this could be so quizzical It should be simple I havent tried to talk a long time on it yet Already too annoyed       Awkward app needs explanatory buttons
The Apple iPhone speech to text works just as well This app seems to stop listening every 30secs or so it appears it can only handle so much in its a buffer I left this review using Apples speech to text       Unimpressed outofthebox speech to text works just as well
Bad performance    Voice rec
I love this app and use this for Homework It doesnt work that well with the built in microphone but I use a wired headset and it works perfectly and gets every word I say If you have them use the Apple EarPods or any kind of headset or earbuds with a microphone built in to the I wrote 2 pages in 5 minutes and it is the best app ever Get the app it is the best on the App Store and it is the best for the price                Awesome App
Ive been using iOSs builtin speech recognition for the last three years or so usually when I need to send a text and dont have my glasses and have generally been happy with its performance I decided that it would really help my arthritic hands yes I sound old but Im not if I could dictate large portions of a book that Im working on Unfortunately this app really cant understand my deep California accent Even simple sentences go badly wrong when dictated via Dragons app Ive done voiceover work so I understand how to enunciate and slow down my usual rapid speech pattern No matter how careful I am the results are awful I gave the app access to my Contacts but marveled on it missing the spelling for Smith and Bates That took some doing I look forward to a better tweak of the voice recognition in the futureI       Very poor speech recognition


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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later.
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