Updated (May 23, 2020) – Bug: text defaults to an unacceptably small font size when copy-pasting dictated text into the Apple Mail app. This behavior persists despite changing the font size settings in Dragon. Same behavior observed on iPhone and iPad (using iOS 13.5). In contrast, font size is (near) normal when emailing dictated text (using the "email document" command) from within the Dragon app. Please explore/fix. Updated (May 15, 2020): (1) Still no keyboard shortcuts to active/toggle microphone or navigate to next/previous field; sorely needed for iPad user, especially those with Apple’s magic keyboard for iPad. This can’t be that hard to add and would increase productivity quite a bit. (2) Need to increase number of editing commands to create better parity with desktop app; in particular, ‘delete last X words’ where X= 2, 3, 4, 5. “Resume with” command does not consistently work (for me). (3) Adding support for a dictaphone would make this a productivity powerhouse when paired with the iPadPro. SpeechMike Pro in “keyboard” mode still works but clearly there is ample opportunity here for better integration and large jump in productivity, especially for long-form dictation. Given Nuance makes their own dictaphone they could either support that or better just add keyboard shortcuts that could then be easily mapped to something like the Philips device. (4) Please consider porting this to MacOS. I would like to resume work started in Anywhere on the Mac. It would also create more value for the $ for the user. *** I have been pleasantly surprised with how this application works on the iPad Pro (2018). I have been able to plug in a Phillips SpeechMike (LF H3500) using an adapter into the USB port. Pressing the in app icon to activate dictation activates the Phillips microphone. This greatly improves the accuracy and ease of dictation on the iPad. I have been able to program some of the buttons on the microphone to do some simple keyboard shortcuts such as selecting recently dictated text. Unfortunately, there are no keyboard shortcuts built into the app. I would encourage the developers to strongly consider adding keyboard shortcuts, including the ability to toggle the microphone by keyboard, as this would allow for these commands to be mapped to a microphone plugged into the USB port. This would be a huge productivity booster. I have not extensively evaluated the Phillips Speech Mike, but have found it to be reasonably reliable. I programmed keyboard shortcuts using the Phillips application and by setting the microphone into the "keyboard mode." Dictation accuracy has been superb in my limited testing. Great potential!
Please be up front about expenses! I spent I don’t know how long trying to sign using my Nuance Dragon NS15pro account before I figured out Apple wanted its own log-in, then I saw the monthly fee. Oooohhh. So not so free. I’ve been having similar tricky quiet subscription issues with Adobe lately as well. And Ancestry.com.... I don’t know if it’s human nature or American contrariness or just me, but now I definitely don’t want to subscribe. I’m willing to spend, just be up front. And may I have back the time I spent figuring this out? Other reviews say it’s glitchy anyway so perhaps not missing much.
Update on May 15, 2020 Spent another 30 mins with your support. The dictated file is lost, according to your 2nd level support. Case number 200511-000710. I’d suggest you guys on social media marketing who respond to this feedback talk with your own tech guys. ————- The app is not stable. When using the undo command, the app crashed and deleted the whole file with 3 days work! After 1 hour with the call center, their advice was “you should have frequently emailed the doc to yourself as backup”.!
I’ve spent more than one week with every level of their tech support, just to sign up, and it still doesn’t work. I’m now just seeing how long and how many different emails I need to use before it works. I’ve NEVER witnessed any app or tech support this hapless.
It used to be.... however now, it won’t let me restore my subscription. It also won’t let me get a refund.
I am a big fan of Dragon Naturally Speaking and have been using it for years. But Nuance decided to stop supporting it on IMacs. So would like to get for my iPad. But, tonight there is no way to place an order on its website. Last night same problem, but after. 15 minutes a pop up out of no where let me install. Bit then it required an ID and password which was bizarre. Finally got thru to support . But we got cut off and whenI tried to promptly get back was told no support since after 8:00. So I tried again tonight and did not even get that far
There’s no way to activate or restore a purchase through the App Store which makes this app a complete waste of money. They’ll take your money, but when you want to use the software, they kick you to the curb. Nuance abandoned Mac and now show they don’t care about any Apple user.
My husband got this and then he had paid subscription for two years or more. My credit card was charged $15 each month. He barely used it and when he went back to it to get the work he had already done, he couldn’t find it. He tried to get help from the software company that was not helpful at all. I was not aware that he stopped using this app almost a year ago. Lately we were reviewing all of the expenses and found out that there were still charges every month. I had to call Apple and finally cancelled the subscription. The amount of money we paid them was not worth at all. I don’t even think there is a paid version.
I have been using Dragon Professional since V. 6. I haves used Dragon Anywhere since almost day one. I depend heavily on Dragon Professional but have mixed feelings about Dragon Anywhere. However, with COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the work place, I have no choice but to rely more and more on Dragon Anywhere. I phoned Nuance today to talk to them about upgrading my plan from a month to month to yearly, and to see if I could get a promo code for being a Dragon user since the 1990s. I was told that this has to do with Digital River, and was later transferred to them. The entire call took 55 minutes of my time (mostly holding the line), and at the end, I was told by Digital River that it is up to Nuance to determine whether I would be given a promo code. Dragon Anywhere is still a leader in speech recognition (in English, at least) for now. But the company’s level of customer service is on par with the State and Federal agencies in the U.S. Keep it up Nuance, as soon as you have a competitor you will not have my business.
I've used this for years but growing frustrated since Apple's native voice recognition now far surpasses Dragon's abilities. They were in the game early but apparently have not kept up. Switching to another product. There are many with better ratings.