App Hall of Fame Inductee Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

by Nuance Communications

Inducted into the App Hall of Fame on February, 2011
Originally released 2009-12-07
Category: Business
Not currently available in the iTunes app store.

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, its up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself.all using your voice. So when youre on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

Dragon Dictation supports a multitude of global languages. For a full list of currently supported languages visit


Press Reviews:

David Pogue - The New York Times : Im finding Dragon to be a much faster, more efficient way to spit out e-mail messages, notes, text messages and Twitter updates. Its really, really cool.

Mel Martin - Put this into the I didnt think they could ever get this to work on an iPhone category. Im talking about Dragon Dictation from Nuance, the developers of the very popular Dragon Naturally Speaking for the PC.

Arik Hesseldahl BusinessWeek: For the last few days Ive been trying two Nuance iPhone apps, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search on my iPhone. And while theyre not the first voice search or dictation apps for the iPhone, I certainly like the results Ive been getting.

iTunes Reviews:

Miker55 Its understood everything Ive said. I cant tell you how many times Ive been driving and wanted to text someone but couldnt. This app is great!!!

Twebs For me Dragon dictation is a game changing application. The accuracy is outstanding and its very easy to use. I immediately notified everyone I know with an iPhone to pick up this application while its still free.

Redman042 I cant believe my iPhone can do this. Accuracy is amazingly good and transcription is very fast. You cant even tell that transcription is being done online. Im very very impressed.


Voice-to-text transcriptions that may be sent as SMS, Email, or pasted into any application using the clipboard
Submit text to Social Networking applications Twitter and Facebook
Convenient editing feature that provides a list of suggested words
Voice driven correction interface


1. Dragon Dictation requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
2. Dragon Dictation works on iPad, iPhone, and on second and third generation iPod Touch (external microphone required).


In order to improve recognition accuracy, Dragon Dictation will only upload names from your address book when permission is provided... no emails, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information are uploaded. This information is not used for any purpose other than improving the usability of the application. Dragon Dictation will also utilize the data in spoken messages collected over time to continuously improve and provide high speech recognition accuracy. All data is stored in secure data centers according to stringent privacy and security standards. For more information, please view our end user license agreement