(DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.)
You read that right – as of late yesterday, Dragon Dictation from Nuance is out. It’s free, it works, it’s awesome. [iTunes link] Here’s a detailed post on it and after you download and install it, check out this page and this page at Nuance’s site for tips on handling punctuation, etc.
Is it perfect? No. But then, neither are you, and this is the 1.0 version, and the free teaser version at that. Nuance will be releasing soon voice-driven Search for Google on the iPhone.
Now the speech recognition does not happen on the iPhone – it’s automatically sent to servers in the cloud then shows on on the screen a few seconds later. Then you can copy it to the clipboard, email it or text it. Given the realities of cloud computing (scalability, constant code improvements rolled out) plus the realities of the iPhone software market (groundbreaking gets huge attention, something like 50 million users, upgrade within app possibilities) this is one iPhone app you can expect to see on an Apple commercial soon.
By the way, here’s the unedited text, taken from the emails I sent myself looks like. Rough? Sure, but already Dragon is doing a better job of transcribing since I started using it an hour ago.
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You read that right — as of yesterday, dragon dictation from Nuance is out. It’s free, it works, it’s awesome. Is it perfect no but then neither are you and this is the 1.0 version of the free teaser version of test.
Here’s a detailed post on and after you download and install it, check out this page, and this page at Nuance’s site for tips on handling punctuation, etc.
Nuance will also be releasing soon a voice driven search for Google on the iPhone. Now the speechwriting mission does not happen on the iPhone — it’s automatically sent to servers in the cloud then shows up on your screen a few minutes later. Then you can copy to the clipboard, e-mail or text it. Given the realities of cloud computing parentheses scalability, cost and code improvements rolled out.) Plus the realities of the iPhone software market processes groundbreaking gets huge attention, something like 50 million users, upgrade with an application possibilities.). This is one on iPhone app you can expect to see you on Apple commercial soon.

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