Daniel Von Fange

Life, Code, and Cool Stuff

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

I’m using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to type this post, and it appears to work wonderfully. Straight out of the box, Dragon NaturallySpeaking gets about two out of three sentences correct. Considering that IBM ViaVoice got perhaps two sentences correct - in yesterday’s entire day of use - this is pretty good. Correcting mistakes is easier with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I just tell it to pick the word that it missed, and then choose from a list of correct phases - using only my voice. The program’s interface is also much better. The only sad thing about it, it only works on a PC. I do all my work on Macs, including e-mail, web site browsing, and writing. I will likely write a small program that takes what I speak on the PC and places it in the Mac’s clipboard.