While this post does contain affiliate links, I was not asked to write any posts about the manufacturer of Dragon Naturally Speaking. This is simply a personal experience I wanted to share with TSR readers.
If you put off writing your blog posts, online articles, or other content because you think it takes too long, I highly recommend Dragon Naturally Speaking. I got a deal on the software on TigerDirect. I paid $35 and then turned in my $30 rebate. The normal retail price of the software is about $100 and includes a microphone headset.
Once you install the software, it takes you through a series of tests that measures your vocabulary, speaking volume, and voice speed. You can also add different users so it remains accurate for each different person.
Unfortunately, the rebate is no longer active on TigerDirect, but you can still purchase it from Amazon for a good price—Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 (11 is the most current version) is available for $38. The newest version is available for about $75 and also includes a headset. The software did automatically search for updates once it was installed.
The software manufacturer’s state the Naturally Speaking is 99% accurate right from the start and can be up to three times faster than typing. The first time I used the software on a project, I wrote a 1650 word article for a client in about an hour. This included research and image search. Normally, an article of this size would have taken me about 2 to 3 hours.
Do you have any positive experiences with speech recognition software? If so, share them in the comments.