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Be more productive on your PC for work, school, or home by using your voice

Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium is perfect if you want a robust speech recognition solution that enables you to accomplish more on your computer in less time by talking instead of typing so you can realize your potential at work, school or home. It lets you dictate documents naturally with up to 99% accuracy and control your computer and applications using simple voice commands for significant productivity gains and reduced stress and strain on your arms, neck or back. Whether you’re a student, teacher, professor, self-employed worker, writer/blogger, consultant or anyone who spends a lot of time on a computer, you can use Dragon speech recognition to complete everyday tasks or large work projects faster than you ever thought possible. Dragon makes it easy to do the following:

  • Dictate, edit and format letters, articles, papers, essays, spreadsheets, presentations, reports and more — all by voice
  • Search the Web to find facts, figures and images for inclusion in assignments and documents
  • Take voice notes on the go by dictating into a digital voice recorder or smartphone for later transcription
  • Enter frequently used text or graphics into a document with a simple voice command
  • Email professors, colleagues, friends and family by dictating, editing and sending messages using your voice
  • Speak into a chat client instead of typing to collaborate with peers on projects or to communicate with friends and family
  • Talk to fill out online applications, registration forms, shopping check-out fields and more
  • Enter and check class schedules, client meetings, kids’ activities and other calendar appointments by voice
  • Update your status and check what’s new on social media like Facebook and Twitter
  • Multitask by interacting with your computer hands-free to fit more in your busy day

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, 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


  • Jenny P.
    I am 10 times more productive because of the speed at which Dragon types!
  • Frank C.
    I am able to do in 2 hours per week the same amount of work that used to take me 15-20 hours per week.
  • Dwayne S.
    It has been such a great help with typing, navigation of the Internet, writing e-mails to friends, and simply doing things on the computer that were too difficult to do in the past.
  • Eugenie B.
    I use it for everything — e-mails to clients, expense reports, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, proposals, everything!
  • Anne N.
    I use Dragon for email, articles, work, and personal correspondence. While I can, and do type, Dragon increases my productivity a thousand fold.
  • Stephen D.
    It is a powerhouse program for individuals who need to communicate their thoughts to the computer quickly and effectively.
  • John B.
    I have doubled my productivity and found that I can more creatively write my reports by talking rather than typing. Dragon Naturally Speaking has helped me grow my business well beyond my former limitations without adding any additional people or costs.
  • Jacquelyn R.
    I am constantly looking for ways to work smarter. I love using voice recognition software and it works, even with my southern accent.
  • Tom A.
    I am out of the office a lot and use my digital recorder to take notes and reminders of things that need to be taken care of. When I get back to the office I upload the digital recorder, and I am amazed at the accuracy of the transcription.
  • David C.
    Before I had the Dragon system reports took more than three hours to type. With Dragon I've cut my time to 45 minutes to one hour.
  • S.S.
    Dragon allows me to be as efficient as if I had a number of secretaries.
  • Patrick C.
    My job required a large volume of reports to be generated daily and monthly. Having switched from hand writing and typing daily and monthly reports to using Dragon NaturallySpeaking I have reduced my report preparation time by several hours each week.
  • Jim H.
    One of the best things about Dragon is that you can be dictating within a half-hour of installing the software and the accuracy factor is 99%. I've tried dictating to secretaries and don't get nearly that close in a lot more time.
  • Patrick C.
    I acquired a Sony digital voice recorder so that I could record case notes while in the field. Linking the voice recorder to my notebook computer Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred transcribed the field notes into text that could be transmitted to my secretary.

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 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 (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