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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13

Create, format and edit documents by voice
Retail Box - Windows -  $199.99 

Product Information





Realize your productivity potential by using your voice.

If you are a student, teacher, professor, self-employed worker, writer/blogger, consultant or someone who spends a lot of time on a computer, you would want to be the most productive with all your computing tasks to fit more in your busy day. Using a keyboard and mouse as your primary computer interface can be slow, require a lot of correction and cause stress and strain on your arms, neck or back, even if you are a fast typist. What if you had another way to interface with your computer that is natural, accurate and fast to boost your productivity potential?



Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium speech recognition software lets you accomplish more on your computer–quickly and accurately–using your voice. Dictate and edit documents, send email, search the web and use social media with unparalleled speed, ease and comfort. Stop typing, start speaking–and start doing.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking advantages

The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer. You can talk up to three times faster than you can type. With Dragon, you simply talk and your words appear on screen, enabling you to get more done faster.

Freedom and flexibility to work the way you want. Dragon enables you to use your computer in a comfortable, ergonomic way, supporting voice control, dictation and editing capabilities in most productivity and web applications. Use the included Nuanceapproved microphone or the mic built into many of the latest laptops, for optimal flexibility and convenience.

Easy to get started, easy to master. Providing fast, easy setup, helpful tutorials, and intuitive access to a rich and powerful feature set, Dragon 13 enables you to experience the benefits of speech recognition right away and realize ever-increasing productivity gains the more you use it.

Key features and benefits

Accurate, voice-driven interface, learns from you for personalized accuracy–get more done faster

Create, format and edit by voice–think out loud and break creativity barriers

Dictate text within popular applications, including on the web

Voice command your computer in ergonomic, hands-free comfort

Dictate thoughts on the go using a digital recorder for later transcription

Nuance-approved microphone included. Flexibility to select microphones, including those built into many laptops

Import/export custom word lists–share unique words among peers

Custom voice commands–insert frequently used text and graphics

Easy proofreading with text-to-speech or audio playback of your own dictations

Intuitive design and helpful tutorials–easy to get started and easy to master

Features and benefits

The fastest and most accurate way to interact with your computer. Dragon delivers up to 99% speech recognition accuracy right out of the box, providing a personalized voice-driven experience, learning words and phrases you use the most and delivering accurate results the more you use it.

Use your voice to dictate documents or enter text anywhere you normally type. Dragon eliminates barriers to productivity and creativity by letting you interact with your computer by voice. It turns your spoken thoughts into text and your voice commands into action so you don't have to worry about the mechanics of typing and spelling.

Edit and format documents–all by voice. Dragon allows you to select text, make edits and apply formatting such as bold, underline, capitalization and more, using your voice to make easy work of document creation. "Smart Format Rules" automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more to appear, so you don't have to correct them every time.

Command and control your computer all by voice. Launch applications, select menu items, execute key functions, switch windows, search the web, create and send emails and more–all by voice. It gives you the flexibility to work hands-free, if desired, and experience more ergonomic comfort when working on your PC.

Enjoy superior dictation, voice editing and voice command in many popular web applications. Dragon gives you robust voice command and control as well as "Full Text Control" (full voicedriven editing and command capabilities) within many popular applications, including web applications such as GmailTM, Outlook®.com and Yahoo! Mail® within Internet Explorer®, Firefox® and ChromeTM, enabling you to create documents and zip through computer tasks in record time.

Choose your microphone option for freedom and flexibility. With automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. You can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, meaning that you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. See support.nuance.com/ compatibility for Nuance-approved microphones.

Dictate on the go, then transcribe your recordings. Record notes–anywhere, anytime–while they are still fresh in your mind to produce more detailed documents. Use a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder for advanced recording functionality or the free Dragon Recorder app on your compatible iOS® device. Dragon will automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC.

Learn More

To learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium, as well as the complete line of Dragon speech recognition products, visit: www.nuance.com/dragon/

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Recognition accuracy
Turns your voice into text with up to 99% accuracy

New - Up to a 15% improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy compared to Dragon version 12
Recognition speed
Words appear on the screen three times faster than typing
System configuration
Installation automatically detects available PC resources (CPU, Processor Cache, RAM) and configures system for optimal use

Enhanced - On powerful PCs with multi-core processors, Dragon 13 automatically selects its latest and greatest speech model for best performance
Accuracy tuning
"Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer;" ability to analyze sent email and selected text documents; "Nothing But Speech" filter to automatically eliminate um/ah utterances

New - "Learn from Sent Email" now also works with web-based email such as Gmail™ and Yahoo! Mail®, so you have more potential sources from which to let Dragon familiarize itself with the words and phrases you might write

You can launch the analysis of documents and emails at any time and not necessarily at profile creation -- making profile creation even simpler and quicker
Help system and tutorials
Comprehensive Help System includes searchable Help Topics, resizable Learning Center and Interactive Tutorial

New - Redesigned and augmented Interactive Tutorial has short progressive simulations that introduce the DragonBar, the Learning Center, the Vocabulary Editor, as well as basic web navigation and use of web-based email
Editing and formatting text
Format text; "Direct Editing" commands (commands to delete/bold/underline/italicize/capitalize/copy/cut the specified words). Smart Format Rules allow Dragon to adapt upon detecting formatting changes to abbreviations, numbers and more.

Enhanced - Dragon now generates more hints for alternate word written forms, to make it even quicker and easier to make a change
Dictation box
Ability to create, modify, and correct text within text fields where Dragon does not have Full Text Control including option to automatically open the Dictation Box where there is no Full Text Control
Command and control
Click/move/drag/position the mouse by voice; press keys or key combinations by voice
Application support - web browsers
New - The Dragon Web extension now gives Full Text Control in Chrome™ and Firefox® as well as Internet Explorer, in compatible websites. In order to use Dragon in the supported browsers, you must enable this add-on. Internet Explorer® 9 and up, Chrome and Firefox: Dictation and Full Text Control* in compatible web edit fields. Command and control for all standard web controls, links and buttons, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud and more.

For the latest on supported web browsers, please visit support.nuance.com

(Note: there are differences among browsers in terms of Full Text Control and command capabilities)
Application support - web mail
New - Dragon 13 supports Full Text Control and Command and Control, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook®.com within Internet Explorer®, Firefox and Chrome. In order to use Dragon in these browsers, you must enable the add-on.
Application support - local email
Outlook 2010 and 2013 (32- and 64-bit): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands*
Application support - word processing
  • Word 2010 and 2013 (32- and 64-bit); NotePad; WordPad, Windows 7 and 8; and DragonPad (word processor included in Dragon): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands*
  • OpenOffice™ Writer 4.1 (Apache™): Full Text Control
  • WordPerfect® X6 and X7 (English and French only): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands*
Application support - spreadsheets
Excel® 2010 and 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands*
Application support - presentations
PowerPoint® 2010 and 2013: Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands.* By default, the Dictation Box opens automatically in Powerpoint because there is no Full Text Control.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ for web search, desktop search and Dragon Help search
Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands. Search the web for information, products, and more, e.g. "Search news for " or "Search Google® for 57 divided by 3." "Open top site for " command directly opens the top ranked page for keywords.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for email
Send emails, schedule appointments or create tasks, e.g. "Create an email about..."
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter
Quickly update social status with commands, e.g. "post to Facebook..." (does not open the site)
Text to Speech
A synthesized voice reads out loud editable text you designate
Advanced correction/editing
Ability to playback your speech in documents
Multiple sources per profile
Ability to create multiple audio sources (more than one type of audio input device) sharing a vocabulary within the same profile
Mobile dictation
Allows transcription of recordings spoken by one person
Built-in microphone support
New - Dragon 13 now supports microphones built into many of the latest laptops for optimal flexibility and convenience. You're now free to dictate documents and speak commands directly into your laptop without using a headset.

Dragon 13 also automatically detects which microphones are available to you. You simply pick the recommended device you want to use.
Wireless dictation - Bluetooth®
Work untethered from your computer using supported Bluetooth microphones

New - Accuracy in Dragon 13 is enhanced when using a Nuance certified wideband (16 kHz) Bluetooth headset
Wireless dictation - Dragon remote mic app
Dictate wirelessly with a mobile device: the free Dragon Remote Mic app works with iPhone®, iPod® touch (4th gen), iPad® or compatible Android™ device
Personal administration
Ability to import/export custom word lists and user profiles
Text-and-Graphics custom commands
Easily create commands to insert frequently used text and/or graphics by voice

* Full Text Control allows you to use voice to perform direct dictation, selection, correction, and cursor movement within text. The Dictation Box is an option in places where Full Text Control is not available. Menu Tracking provides the ability to use voice to "click" an application's menus, buttons, dialog boxes, etc. Natural Language Commands let you state your intent within a specific application instead of following the menu-selection and mouse steps of the Windows interface.


CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance. Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB) Free hard disk space: 4GB Supported Operating Systems: Windows 8 and 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit RAM: We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012. •Internet Explorer® 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome™ or Firefox® to view the software's Online Help (free download at http://www.microsoft.com) •System Requirements: The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed. •A sound card supporting 16-bit recording •A DVD-ROM drive for installation from disk •An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) •Note: Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.