Home Business Software Nuance Dragon Anywhere offers 'pro-grade' dictation for Android and iOS mobile devices

Nuance has announced the cloud-powered Dragon Anywhere for Android and iOS mobile devices in Australia, delivering the "powerful, professional productivity features of Dragon desktop speech recognition to these devices".

Nuance tells us that Dragon Anywhere is also "the only mobile dictation solution that offers continuous dictation — no time or length limits — robust voice formatting and editing, and customisation features that can be synchronised across devices.

"Dragon Anywhere allows field workers, lawyers, social workers, public safety officers and other professionals to increase productivity by using their voice to create and edit complete reports and documents, capture detailed notes, and more, while on the go or in the field," the company said.

"There are no time or length constraints on the documents users choose to dictate, and once completed, documents can be shared easily by email, via cloud-sharing tools like Dropbox, saved to note-taking apps like Evernote or shared with virtually any app via the clipboard.

"Dragon Anywhere offers a seamless cross-device experience with Windows and MacOS by integrating with the Dragon Professional Individual for PC and Dragon Professional Individual for Mac desktop products. Key customisation features like auto-texts and custom words that are created with Dragon Anywhere can be automatically synchronised with Dragon Professional Individual for Windows or MacOS, and vice versa.

"This ensures professionals can maintain consistent workflows across their devices, share custom terminology — regardless of whether it is specialised words and phrases, or customer and product names — and remain productive.

"As with the Dragon desktop solutions, Dragon Anywhere improves its initial high level of accuracy as it learns a person’s unique voice. The cloud-based solution also delivers additional flexibility and convenience for users as it can be accessed from multiple mobile devices with just a single subscription."

Derek Austin, sales director, Asia Pacific, Dragon Professional and Consumer Division, said: "Dragon Anywhere is all about empowering the user. The app lets Australians who are on the go and out in the field maximise their document productivity.

"They can complete forms, take notes, and create and share documents in real-time, quickly and easily by voice, and regardless of whether they are using a smartphone or tablet.

“Dragon Anywhere delivers the capability, convenience and flexibility Australian professionals need to stay productive and efficient wherever their work takes them.”

Nuance also unveiled Dragon Anywhere Group, its "secure, cloud-based, professional-grade, mobile dictation solution for enterprise. Suitable for organisations of all sizes, it has been designed for broad deployment across any enterprise employee base".

"With Dragon Anywhere Group, data is securely transmitted via the cloud through 256-bit encryption. Plus, it includes powerful management tools with the Nuance Management Centre, a web or on-premise management environment, that enables central administration at a user, group, site or organisation-wide level.

"Nuance Management Centre can centrally manage settings at various levels, track usage, manage licenses, and share and manage customisations.

"Customisations can be shared across an organisation and synchronised across devices or the latest versions of Dragon Group desktop products, so that work started in the field can be completed back at the desktop for seamless documentation workflows."

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Mindy Collins, rehabilitation counsellor for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, said: “As a rehabilitation counsellor, it is important that I efficiently and accurately capture my notes after meeting with individuals in our program.

“My experience using Dragon Anywhere has been very positive – it was user-friendly and customisable for my specific work needs. Dragon Anywhere’s accuracy alone has helped me gain hours back to my workweek. It has been an incredible productivity tool for my profession.”

Daniel Harris, market research associate, Software Advice, said: "Office productivity tools shouldn't be one-size-fits-all solutions, especially when employees are working in the field rather than the office.

“Dragon Anywhere Group provides an easy tool for authoring reports in the field, along with shared and customisable settings for managing and tracking remote teams of report authors. In effect, they've altered the productivity tool to suit the business context, instead of forcing the business context to fit the limitations of the tool by making employees wait until they return to the office to write a report."

Availability – Dragon Anywhere Group

More information on Dragon Anywhere Group for Android and iOS, as well as info for those interested in integrating cloud-based speech recognition into mobile workforce enterprise apps, is here

Availability – Dragon Anywhere

Dragon Anywhere for Australia is available as a subscription service and can be purchased through the Nuance online store. Subscriptions start at A$22 per month to A$220 per year, and a one-week free trial is also available.

Once Dragon Anywhere is purchased through the Nuance online store, the app can be downloaded in Google Play. Dragon Anywhere requires Android 4.4 and greater.

More information on Dragon Anywhere is here

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