Many years ago I tested Dragon NaturallySpeaking and at the time my computer was not powerful enough to handle Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance. About two years ago I rediscovered Dragon and I use it for dictating emails in Microsoft Outlook and for writing these blog posts. It is worth exploring if you are not a fast typist.

When you first start using Dragon NaturallySpeaking my experience has been that you have to change the way you think. What I mean by that is that you have to speak in grammatical terms. For example, when you want to add a question mark at the end of a sentence you have to say “question mark.” I have found that to be rather easy to get used to with a little practice.

I do have one major criticism of Dragon. I think they make you work very hard to find good videos to teach you how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Just now I went to their website and really had to dig to find some learning videos. I will try to make that process easier for you by finding videos that I feel will help you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking quickly and efficiently.

To start, here’s a brief video that shows you how you can quickly dictate text using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.