Dragon NaturallySpeaking Review

View Dragon NaturallySpeaking's voice recognition software for your business. Includes info on Dragon NaturallySpeaking, free trials, review, pricing, and FAQs.

Updated on February 18th, 2020

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking is voice recognition software, which includes key features such as speech transcribed as written text, recognition of spoken commands, and text-to-speech. Dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken, and when the speaker pauses.


Plan Name


Dragon Home, v 15


Dragon Professional Individual, v 15


Dragon Legal Individual, v 15


Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Pros: Range of automatic features. Accent-support feature. Recognition of differences in speech patterns.

Cons: High RAM consumption. Does not have a grammar check.

Bottomline: Enables you to optimize your business's productivity by creating documents with speech.

Key Information:


James Baker, Janet M. Baker




Burlington, MA

Parent Company

Nuance Communications

Number of Employees



Mark Benjamin


1 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA, United States 01803

Phone Number

1 (781) 565-5000




What is the best Dragon software to buy?

The best choice of Dragon software depends on your needs. For home use, Dragon Home is the most suitable. For professional use, you might select Dragon Professional Individual to create reports, emails, and forms or Dragon Legal Individual if you are looking to create, edit, and format case files, contracts, and legal briefs.

Can Dragon NaturallySpeaking be installed on two computers?

Whether Dragon can be installed on multiple computers depends on the specific version of the software. The more recent versions can be installed on multiple computers per user.

Does Dragon NaturallySpeaking work with Windows 10?

Yes, Windows 10 supports Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Is Dragon Medical compatible with Windows 10?

The Dragon Medical Network Edition 2.5 is supported by Windows 10. View Nuance's Microsoft Compatibility Matrix for Dragon Medical Clients.

How do I install Dragon Naturally Speaking?

To learn how to set up your Dragon software visit Nuance product support, select the product category for which you require support, click on 'Getting started', and then select the appropriate user guide.

How do I transfer my Dragon Naturally Speaking license?

To transfer a Dragon user profile to another computer, you have to export it from the first computer and then import it onto the new one. See the step-by-step guide to transferring a user profile.

Can Dragon transcribe audio files?

Yes, Dragon can transcribe audio recordings.

How much does Dragon Dictation cost?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking's pricing ranges between $150.00 and $500.00.

What is the difference between Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home and Premium?

The Home edition is suitable for personal use, such as doing homework assignments, sending emails, or surfing the web, while the Premium edition is suitable for professional use and offers more features.

Is Dragon software compatible with Mac?

Yes, Nuance offers Dragon software for Mac.

What is the Dragon Dictation app?

Dragon's mobile dictation app, Dragon Anywhere, allows users to dictate, edit, format, and share documents from a mobile device.

What is Dragon Professional Individual?

Dragon Professional Individual is a voice recognition software suitable for professional use. It allows you to create reports, emails, forms, and more through dictation.

How does Dragon Anywhere work?

With Dragon Anywhere, you can dictate text from a mobile device into a document.

Does Dragon work with Google docs?

Yes. To use the Dragon application in Google Docs you must have installed the Dragon Web Extension.

Does Dragon Naturally Speaking require an internet connection?

You will require an internet connection for downloading, installing, and activating Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Once it is installed and activated you will not need an internet connection for it to work.

How do you use Dragon in Word?

You can use Dragon NaturallySpeaking in Word by enabling the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-in ("dgnword.dll"). Read the step-by-step instructions on how to enable the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-in.

Do you need a microphone for Dragon software?

Yes. Dragon NaturallySpeaking versions prior to v13 are not optimized for the use of internal/built-in microphones. Therefore, it is recommended that you use a headset with these versions.

Is there a free trial for Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

Yes, you can access your seven-day free trial at Nuance's online store. You will need to provide your credit card details.

Customer Reviews:

Rendel Harris

Reviewed: Apr 07, 2019

Source: Facebook

I have Dragon 6.0.0 for Mac. I bought this because I have experienced excellent results using Dragon on a PC laptop. However, the product barely works at all. 95% of the time it crashes on startup: it displays the microphone icon but as soon as I try to turn it on it crashes. On the very rare occasions it does work I'm lucky to get ten minutes' use from it before it crashes again. Do you have updates or workarounds that can solve this please, because at present it is utterly useless.

James Lynch

Reviewed: Mar 07, 2019

Source: Facebook

Junk after you purchase then you find out from so call tech support your system not big enough your mic not on their compatible list. Junk

Timothy Barton‎

Reviewed: Mar 07, 2019

Source: Facebook

It's disappointing that I have to pay the full price to upgrade from Dragon 13, especially as I've been using your product for over a decade. Is there really no discount at all for loyal old users? I had an e-mail offer, but apparently it has expired. Also, does Dragon 15 finally allow us to switch between -ise and -ize spellings when using British English?