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.[1] Other apps which used the same speech recognition technology include Siri,[2] which Apple acquired in 2010 and is now integrated into iOS.

In July 2010, Nuance reported that there had been 3.7 million downloads[3] of their iPhone apps, and Dragon Dictation ranked as the number one business productivity app in Apple's iTunes App Store.[4]

Meanwhile, Dragon Dictation is no longer restricted to Apple products, but also used on Android operation system – e.g. by other Nuance apps like the Swype Keyboard and the Dragon Mobile Assistant.


  1. ^ "Dragon Dictation App: Unbiased Review of Best Speech to Text Software". Freemake Blog. 2014-07-31. 
  2. ^ Schonfield, Erick (2010-02-04). "Siri's iPhone App Puts A Personal Assistant In Your Pocket". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Nuance plans voice-activated iPhone apps for UK". Reuters. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Nuance Dragon Dictation 2.0 Now Live in iTunes App Store". Nuance. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2013-09-14.