We don’t typically cover software or apps for the iPhone, but this one was cool enough I thought I would talk about it a bit. I have reviewed several iterations of Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking app over the years and the software works very well as an alternative to typing on the PC.
Nuance has announced a slick new app for the iPhone called Dragon Dictation that takes the speech recognition tech that works well on the PC and puts in on the iPhone. The result is an application that allows you to dictate your texts or emails rather than typing them out.
If the app works with Bluetooth devices or headphones with a mic this may well be the answer to the need for sending texts and emails on the road. It is sure to be faster than typing them out as well. If the iPhone app is anything like the PC software, it will stumble on technical terms and jargon, but should work well for the average user. The best news of all is that Nuance is offering the at no charge for a limited time. The NaturallySpeaking software can cost hundreds of dollars depending on the version so a free iPhone app is surprising.