App Review: Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation App

App Review: Dragon Dictation

Website: http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/support/USA/engusa/dragon-dictation

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Great alternative to typing on a tablet.  Free, so it’s not as robust as the full featured products.

Tested on: iPad, 1st generation

What I like about it: small learning curve.  Only the basic features that I need.  Extremely accurate.

Gotcha’s: Limited recording time before it starts transcribing (though it wasn’t a problem for me).

I use Dictation for: reading notes off my whiteboard.  Then, they get copied to Microsoft Word documents.  Also, use for quick notes/ideas on the go.

Cheat Sheet

Commonly used commands:

“New Line” or “Next Line”
Press the enter key once, capitalize next word
“New Paragraph” or “Next Paragraph”
Press the enter key twice, capitalize next word

Commonly used Punctuations

&
“ampersand” or “and sign”
.
“period”
:
“colon”
?
“question mark”
!
“exclamation point”
,
“comma”
=
“equal sign”
@
“at sign”
/
“forward slash” or “slash”
“hyphen”
“begin single quote” or “open single quote”
“end single quote” or “close single quote”
“begin quote” or

“open quote”

“close quote” or

“end quote”

(
“left parenthesis” or

“open parenthesis”

)
“right parenthesis” or “close parenthesis”
%
“percent sign”
$
“dollar sign”
#
“pound sign”
°
“degree sign”