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Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Edition

Don't let typing kill your creativity, bring your ideas to life by talking with Dragon Naturally Speaking...

Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 is the ideal solution for busy students to create documents and emails, fill out forms, and streamline workflow tasks - all by speaking! Dragon Naturally Speaking Home Edition is available for everyone, not just students

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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 analyse sent email and selected text document “Nothing but Speech” filter to automatically eliminates 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

Help system and tutorials

Comprehensive Help System includes searchable Help Topics, resizable Learning Centre and Interactive Tutorial

New -  Redesigned and augmented Interactive Tutorial has short progressive simulations that introduce the Dragon Bar, the Learning Centre, 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


A synthesized voice reads out loud editable text youdesignate 

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 incompatible websites. 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.

(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 Chrome.  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 Dragon Pad (word processor included in Dragon):  Full Text Control, Menu Tracking, and Natural Language Commands* 

- OpenOffce 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


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