Dragon Dictation

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Dragon Dictation is a speech recognition application for Apple's iOS platforms including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app provides automatic speech-to-text capabilities. It was developed by Nuance Communications, and released in December 2009 as a free app.

Dragon Dictation speech recognition is based on Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition technology from Nuance Communications. It works as an online solution, requiring an Internet connection by the user. Other apps which used the same speech recognition technology include Siri,[1] which Apple acquired in 2010 and is now integrated into iOS.

In July 2010, Nuance reported that there had been 3.7 million downloads[2] of their iPhone apps, and Dragon Dictation ranked as the number one business productivity app in Apple's iTunes App Store.[3]


  1. ^ Schonfield, Erick (2010-02-04). "Siri's iPhone App Puts A Personal Assistant In Your Pocket". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Nuance plans voice-activated iPhone apps for UK". Reuters. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Nuance Dragon Dictation 2.0 Now Live in iTunes App Store". Nuance. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2013-09-14.