Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Home

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Home speech recognition software lets you get more done every day on your computer — quickly and accurately — using your voice. It’s the fun, easy way to turn your spoken words into text much faster than you can type and execute simple voice commands for a big productivity gains.

Pre-order Digital Download August 1: $99.99. Download available August 11th.

Physical Shipment: $99.99. Starts shipping August 22nd.

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The fun, easy way to get more done on your home PC every day

Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Home is perfect if you’re new to speech recognition and want an easy and enjoyable way to connect with your computer by talking instead of typing. It lets you dictate documents naturally with up to 99% accuracy and control applications using simple voice commands so you can accomplish more on your computer in less time for home, school or fun. It also makes a great gift! Whether you are a parent, student, retiree or busy multi-tasker, you can use your voice for everyday tasks on your PC:

  • Email family and friends by dictating, editing and sending messages — all by voice
  • Update your Facebook and Twitter status and navigate social media without touching the keyboard
  • Enter and check kids’ activities, social engagements and medical appointments by voice
  • Surf the Web to find information, get directions or browse online stores
  • Speak into a chat client instead of typing to communicate with friends and family
  • Dictate and edit documents — from letters and to-do lists to fliers and committee meeting notes
  • Multitask when your hands are full or dirty at home, and you need to do something quickly on the computer
  • Manage files and photos
  • Talk to fill out forms for online shopping, class registration and more
 

Language Versions Available

  • English
  • French
  • German

Even more accurate

  • 15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12—means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster than ever.
  • Learn from Sent Email tool now works with Web-based email such as Gmail™ and Yahoo! Mail®—you have more potential sources to let Dragon familiarize itself with the words and phrases you might write.
  • The new Vocabulary Editor interface makes it easy to search Dragon’s vocabulary, add new words and customize each word’s unique properties.
  • The Vocabulary Editor lets you search on not only the written forms but also the spoken forms.
  • Smart Format Rules enhancements offer even more hints for alternative word written forms—now Dragon 13 adapts even better upon detecting your format corrections—abbreviations, numbers and more—so your dictated text looks the way you want it every time.

Faster than ever

  • Faster processors yield faster performance: Dragon 13 continues to enhance its ability to choose models and parameters depending on your computer’s resources to deliver the fastest performance.

Easier than ever to setup

The entire profile creation process is now shorter than Dragon 12 due to the improved out-of-the box accuracy in Dragon 13:

  • For the first profile, it simply assigns the profile name rather than asking you to enter a name you can always rename the profile later.
  • Reading four minutes of text is no longer necessary—Dragon 13 is already accurate right out of the box. You can also go back later to read text to further train Dragon if necessary.
  • Dragon 13 no longer asks you to adapt its vocabulary based on documents and emails during profile creation. If you wish to launch the analysis later, you have that option.

Simplified audio setup

  • Dragon 13 automatically detects the best audio devices available you simply select one of the recommended devices that you wish to use.
  • The microphone check takes a few seconds with just one screen of easy-to-read text.

Easier than ever to use

A completely redesigned and enhanced user interface makes Dragon 13 more intuitive and easier than ever to use:

  • DragonBar: The new DragonBar provides clearly indicated controls and automatically collapses when you’re not using it, taking up less real estate on your screen. You can use the DragonBar menu to customize its behavior. If you’re an existing Dragon user and you’re more comfortable using the classic DragonBar, you can easily switch back to it.
  • Learning Center (formerly called the Dragon Sidebar): The Learning Center has been redesigned and enhanced. The top panel, open by default, contains essential commands and advice which automatically change as you switch context to different applications.
  • Interactive Tutorial enhancements: The Interactive Tutorial has been redesigned and augmented. Its short, progressive simulations now also introduce the DragonBar, the Learning Center, the Vocabulary Editor, and important options, as well as basic Web navigation and use of Web-based email. It is automatically presented at the end of the profile creation process.

Use the internal mic

Dragon 13 now supports microphones built into many of the latest laptops for optimal flexibility and convenience. You’re now free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset. For the most accurate results, we recommend the following when using your internal mic:

  • Keep your consistent distance from the computer’s mic.
  • Minimize the ambient noise so it does not pick up stray sounds.

Web experience

Dragon 13 supports dictation with Full Text Control, as well as enhanced Command and Control, with Internet Explorer®, Chrome™ and Firefox®. In order to use Dragon in these supported browsers, you must enable the Dragon 13 browser add-on.

Dragon 13 has Full Text Control in supported text fields on the Web including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com, in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 9 or higher, providing an enhanced experience when dictating, editing and formatting.

Dragon 13 also has Command and Control for standard Web controls, links, and buttons, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud®, etc. in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Updated application support

Dragon 13 now supports the following application versions with Full Text Control:

  • WordPerfect® X7
  • Open Office™ Writer 4.1
 

Language Versions Available

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Testimonials

  • Linda R.
    I've always enjoyed writing, but Dragon has definitely added to my joy. Each day, I find something new and wonderful that it can do. It is an amazing product.
  • Alan K.
    The old discomfort and frustration with writing are now replaced by the fun of dictation and by the satisfaction of timely completion of my projects.
  • John M.
    Dragon has become an indispensable tool of my daily routine — email, letters, and an occasional short story are all composed with it.
  • John D.
    I have come to rely on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking for virtually all of my written communications.
  • Victor G.
    Now I write e-mails and other documents with ease.
  • Charles I.
    It is a pleasure to sit in front of my computer talking to Dragon like an old friend.
  • Timothy S.
    I can surf the Internet, send e-mails to friends and relatives, shop online, and even plan research trips around the world … and I did it all by voice activation.
  • Ed C.
    Dragon is far and away the best tool that I have ever purchased to help me deal with my RSI issues.
 

Language Versions Available

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

System Requirements

The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.

  • CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 8 and 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit
  • RAM: We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012.
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB
    If installing from a download: three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system). Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help (free download at www.microsoft.com) Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12 or higher, or Google Chrome 16 or higher are required in order to experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail and Hotmail
  • Sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).

Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process).

Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.

 

Language Versions Available

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish