God knows we spend enough on our Macs to get this done for us. Yesterday, I used my computer iMac for the first time to dictate some material. The results were better than I had expected but not really completely satisfactory, so the thought of buying the Dragon version occurred to me. I had read about Dragon many years ago, so I presumed, perhaps unreasonably, that it would still be the best dictation software for my iMac. I had my finger on the Amazon purchase trigger, but then I decided t read the reviews.
They were terrible. Not one of the Dragon models received even mediocre reviews. I was stuck. That may seem overly cautious, but I am not a computer expert, so it is very possible that I might end-up blaming myself for problems caused by the software.
Thanks for improving my chances of success. Has anyone tried this? I have Parallels, and installed Dragon on it, but cannot get it to recognize the microphone plugged into the Mac.
They said it was a Dragon problem. Is there some video or web page that will guide me on how to get Dragon to work with Parallels?
I am running Windows Does the error generate a technical report in Parallels? If so you can send the details to Parallels via Parallels Help Menu and they will try and diagnose the problem. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Let’s Talk About Speech (Recognition) on the Mac - The Mac Observer
Email Address. Home Best Software. Other reasons to use dictation tools include: You can note down things hands free for example when cooking, eating, doing the laundry etc. You think much faster than you can type which means you can get a lot more down on paper in half the time. It prevents you forgetting ideas that you meant to type out later. Dictating cuts down on scribbled notes on pieces of paper if you want to go paperless in your office or home.
Dictation Software On Mac In Unfortunately even in , the market for desktop dictation software for Mac is extremely small. Here then is our selection of the best voice recognition software for Mac in order of ranking. Dragon Professional Individual The reason Dragon Professional Individual is our number one pick is the amazing accuracy and sophistication it offers compared to any other solution.
You can also watch Dragon Dictate Professional in action below. Only 3 limited and unsatisfactory options at present: 1 Not upgrading their Mac operating systems, in order to continue using Dragon for Mac. Life got in the way. RA makes every single keystroke painful. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Dec 26, PM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain. Apple could just buy Nuance with spare change it found between the cushions on the couch metaphorically speaking of course. Dec 26, PM. Dec 26, PM in response to alvca In response to alvca.
You do know that macOS supports speech recognition? Throwing the blame game as you have will not bring many to your support. No one has forced you to upgrade to Mojave, but then Dragon works fine with Mojave. I use it quite a bit. If you are disabled perhaps you will need to consider a Windows machine as a replacement for your iMac in order to use Dragon for the PC. Nuance has always supported their product. I have had the product ever since it was originally developed before it was sold to Nuance.
Dragon is not supporting it because of a simple reason. There isn't much of a market for the Mac product to generate the profits needed support further development. They are making a business decision. You are complaining because you don't like how that decision affects you.
Unfortunately Dragon dictate is the standard in health care and other industries. It is still better than apple's own product. Not only is Dragon more accurate but it stores data locally. Siri and the google equivalent use servers in the USA which are not compliant with health industry standards for privacy and are subject to US law. Governments don't wish for confidential information of their citizens such as health information to be on servers outside of their country I live in Australia and which are not accredited for health information and subject to a foreign government's laws.
Unfortunately, for a number of professionals this may be enough impetus to switch to Windows at the next upgrade of laptop Note: Dragon Anywhere stores data on foreign servers too i. Nice job. Falsify a previous post, don't bother to read the others, follow with a snappy, snarky response -- stating the obvious and contributing nothing. Have a nice troll day under your bridge at Nuance. More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search.
Ask a question. User profile for user: alvca alvca. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 1.
What to do about Dragon for Mac being discontinued, and not being supported on Mohave? Helpful answers Drop Down menu. Nov 1, PM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain Well, that's stating the obvious. View answer in context. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 0. Nov 24, PM in response to alvca In response to alvca alvca, Sorry to hear of your disability. I will share a couple of possible solutions.
I have assumed that there is no back copy of your laptop Once done the two drives will show up on your desktop as normal.
This will give you the best of both worlds for sometime. I personally do this. I hope this helps. Best Wishes. Loading page content. User profile for user: dialabrain dialabrain. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Nov 1, PM in response to alvca In response to alvca alvca wrote: Now there is no game in town, and I have to hope someone will step up to the plate and create the software that enables disabled people to use Macs.
Or as you say, you can switch to Windows or run Windows in Boot Camp. User profile for user: Wayne Connor Wayne Connor. Servers Enterprise Speciality level out of ten: 1. Nuance say it has not been tested on Mojave but it working perfectly fine on my Mac mini. Nov 17, PM in response to alvca In response to alvca Hi Alvica, You can continue to use dragon for Mac on Mojave because it work with all its warts on this platform.
Let’s Talk About Speech (Recognition) on the Mac
Good luck. User profile for user: Greg23 Greg This is a shame, because I had contact with a number of passionate people who worked on this product, and they created software that is essential for many disabled people, and highly useful for people with a desired to be more productive. The only solution for Mac users in the future is to buy the Windows version of Dragon and use it in a virtual machine with VMware Fusion or Parallels , which is not ideal.
Not at all the same as Dragon, but useful for certain needs. I think we lived through this same problem back in the 90s. We had the IBM version for an early OSX back in , complete with matching colored headset to go with the iMacs in the university lab. It was a good tool for students. The development of speech recognition speech to text has been painfully slow compared with other technologies.