Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS), also known as Dragon for PC, is speech recognition software available in eight languages. It claims a 99 percent accurate speech to text transcription and is recognised as one of the most accurate pieces of software on the market.
DNS includes voice commands which enable users to format and edit text using voice, with the addition of custom commands for computer actions and transcribing files. It can be run on Windows and Macs, as well as iOS and Android devices.
DNS integrates its voice commands and editing features together to ensure the text is provided just as the user delivers the speech, with specific punctuation and formatting options inserted upon command by the speaker.
The newest version of the software, DNS 13, is available in home, premium and professional editions, with the latter allowing users to import and export custom word lists to add any specific words and acronyms that may not already be in the vocabulary.
Nuance charges £79.99 for its Home Edition, £125.99 for premium and the professional edition starts at £279.99.