Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium – Video Demo and Review

Nuance has introduced Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 – the latest and greatest of its voice type dictation programs. In the linked video, I demonstrate the accuracy of the program and the ability to dictate and control your computer by voice. The major improvements are a claimed 15% greater accuracy over Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, the ability to switch microphones with less hassle, … Read More

The Lawyer’s Tool Box: Video Demo of Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (with Service Pack 12.5) made with Camtasia Studio 8

We have previously presented a video demonstration of  Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (“DNS”) on this site. This video demo has received over 10,000 views, so there is apparently great interest in the real world capabilities of of the DNS dictation software.  A service pack has been issued for DNS 12 (12.5). After installing the service pack, DNS seemed to have a higher accuracy … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Review of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium with Video Demo

I have been using successive versions of Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the past five years.  While the company has long boasted of accuracy rates in the high 90 percent range, for me the performance was usually closer to the high 80s. Curiously, I found that if I dictated in an affected radio announcer type voice or if I actually sang … Read More

Review of PaperPort Notes: Voice to Text Dictation App for the iPad

I was first exposed to the concept of voice type dictation as a young child viewing the original TV show Star Trek. In one particular episode involving the Enterprise travelling through time to 1960s Earth, actress Terri Garr was astonished to observe a typewriter type by itself everything she said in real-time.   Even as a youngster, I thought that the … Read More


In one episode of the original Star Trek television series (Assignment: Earth), the Enterprise and its crew were thrown back in time to Earth in 1968.  A young Teri Garr played a secretary that during the course of the episode was astounded by numerous examples of future technology that were being used by an alien from the future.  One of … Read More