[Athen] Any updates to Dragon Dictate on Mac?

foreigntype at gmail.com foreigntype at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 13:00:34 PDT 2021

Dragon Dictate for Mac is DOA and has been for a number of years. There are
two things that work on the Mac from Nuance:

1. Using a MacBook or a big Mac, one can use a partitioned HD and run the
DNS on the Windows partition (problem is having to cut and paste the
dictation makes it time-consuming and awkward).

2. Using Dragon Anywhere subscription with a portable recorder, one can
dictate directly to Macs. Difficulties exist around bluetooth connections,
ability to manipulate, edit, and correct text. Cannot use it hands-free.

Since Nuance has recently been bought out by Microsoft, it is unlikely the
Mac product line will be revived or supported.

There is news, though, that Apple has developed their own more
sophisticated (more than the current dictation app allows) speech to text
program. called Dictation. It costs about $35 for the pro version (no ads)
and there's a $20/year subscription required. It does NOT require the
internet to use (as with Dragon Anywhere), and it will sync across your
various i-Devices.

Here's a link for more info. There's a free trial period (one week).
and the app store link:

Good luck!


Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type

Portland OR
foreigntype at gmail.com

This email was dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Please forgive
quirks, misrecognitions, or errata .

On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 12:41 PM Lydia X. Z. Brown <lydia at autistichoya.com>

> Hi folks,


> Does anyone know if Dragon Dictate works on Mac currently? I'm seeing it

> listed as supported for OS X. But what about OS 11? Does Nuance provide

> support to Mac users now?


> Thanks for any insight,


> Lydia

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