We also just updated our deals page with the best offers right now for Dragon 13. If you’re running on a Mac, then be sure to also see the newly refreshed Dictate 4 from Nuance (that’s the Mac version of Dragon speech recognition software).
So what’s new in in Dragon 13?
We’ve put together a list of all of the new features and improvements in Dragon 13. Be sure to see the details to see if the new features are worth upgrading to.
We base our predictions on both when the last version was released and on the new document creation programs coming to market. See below the historical Dragon voice recognition software release date timeline:
- Version 13 – First available in July 2014.
- Version 12.5 – It was released in February 2013.
- Version 12 – Originally available in October 2012.
- Version 11.5 – Released in June of 2011.
- Version 11 – Released in August 2010.
- Version 10 – Released in August 2008.
- Version 9 – Released in July 2006.
- Version 8 – Released in November 2004.
- Version 7 – Available in March 2003.
- Version 6 – November 2001.
What would we like to see updated in the next release?
If you’re already a user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, you already know that for any greater length of time or for longer documents, it’s a lot faster than typing. But it’s not perfect! In version 12 we saw much improved performance and accuracy over version 11. In this next release, we would love to see the ability to transcribe audio files (would be a great feature for making notes when recording lectures in school). We would also like to see Dragon 13 be better compatible with Windows 8 (a number of people have reported issues, although the recent patches seem to have fixed some of most of the common issues) and Microsoft Office 2013 (specifically Word 2013 which sometimes freezes up). Finally, we expect LibreOffice will be added to the list of compatible document creator programs.
What would you like to see added or improved in NaturallySpeaking 13? Share your thoughts below.