NaturallySpeaking Comparison

FEATURE Description Language Legal Professional Premium Dictate for Mac*
Recognition Accuracy Turns your voice into text with up to 99% accuracy All
Recognition Speed Words appear on the screen three times faster than typing All
System Configuration Installation automatically detects available PC resources (CPU, Processor Cache, RAM) and configures system for optimal use All NA
Correction Correct text by voice All
Accuracy Tuning Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer; ability to analyze selected documents and email; includes "Nothing But Speech" filter to automatically eliminate um/ah utterances All
Dictation Box Ability to create, modify, and correct text within text fields or applications where Dragon does not have Full Text Control All NA
Help System and Tutorials Includes comprehensive Help and tutorial All
Editing and Formatting Text Format text by voice; Quick Voice Formatting (commands to delete/bold/underline/italicize/ capitalize/copy/cut text) All
Command and Control Click/move/drag the mouse by voice; commands; press keys or key combinations by voice All
Application Support: Web Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9 and Mozilla Firefox 2x and 3x (up to 3.6.3): Menu Tracking and Natural Language Commands *** All
Application Support: Word Processing • Word 2003, 2007 and 2010; WordPad XP, Vista, Windows 7; and DragonPad (word processor included in Dragon): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands *** • OpenOffice Writer 3.1, 3.2: Full Text Control • WordPerfect X3, X4, X5 (English and French only): Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands All Microsoft Word 2011 and Apple TextEdit
Application Support: Email • Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010; Outlook Express v6; Windows Mail v6; and Windows Live Mail v14: Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands • Mozilla Thunderbird 2x and 3x (up to 3.1.2): Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands • Mail 4.5 (dictation and built-in commands only) All -
Application Support: Spreadsheets Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010: Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands All -
Application Support: Presentations PowerPoint 2003, 2007 and 2010: Menu Tracking, and English Natural Language Commands All -
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Web Search Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ collapse common multistep tasks into direct voice commands. Now you can search the Web for information, products, news and more – faster than ever All
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Email and Desktop Search Send emails, schedule meetings or search your desktop faster than ever All
Text to Speech A synthesized voice reads out loud text you designate All
Advanced Correction/ Editing Ability to playback your speech in documents New: Improved playback functionality and options All
Multiple Dictation Sources Ability to create multiple dictation sources (more than one type of audio input device) sharing a vocabulary All
Mobile Dictation Allows transcription from digital recorders All -
Wireless Dictation Specific Bluetooth wireless acoustic model All
Administration Ability to import/export custom word lists and user profiles All
Text and Graphics Custom Commands Easily create commands to insert frequently used text and/or graphics by voice All
Advanced Custom Commands Add variable fields to Text and Graphics commands and command names (PC only); create groups for commands; create or import sophisticated and powerful voice commands to automate routine tasks All -
Enterprise Administration Enterprise profile management with user profiles centralized on the network; remote management of word lists, profiles and custom vocabulary; security features for custom commands; MSI installation; ability to import/export custom commands in the Command Browser; ability to have multiple vocabularies and import/export them; includes product maintenance All - -
Transcription Tools Includes option to save synchronized audio from dictation done in DragonPad, Word, WordPerfect and OpenOffice Writer (Dragon saves a .dra file along with the transcribed text file); includes Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent (monitors a specific directory to automatically launch transcription; can provide a synchronized audio file along with the transcript for deferred correction) and Correction Only mode (correctionist can turn on the Correction Only setting within the original dictator's profile) All - -

* Dragon Dictate for Mac is designed specifically for the Mac; Dragon NaturallySpeaking products (Home / Premium / Professional / Legal) run only on the Windows PC platform. The Dragon Dictate for Mac user interface, as well as the implementation of specific features and functionality, varies slightly from the Dragon NaturallySpeaking products.

*** Full Text Control allows you to use voice to perform direct dictation, selection, correction, and cursor movement within text. 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. Safari 5.1 (dictation only)