When I first received this software, I thought it was great. Here was a way for me to speak to my Mac and have the words show up on the screen. It did a pretty decent job. And I was extremely pleased until I went to the company's website and saw video tutorials of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was so far superior to the Mac software that I couldn't believe they were made by the same company. I was horrified. How could a corporation justify turning loose such an inferior piece of *&@T on to Mac users while producing such an amazing piece of software for Windows users.
Let me start by saying that for the past five years I have been a Mac user. I love my Mac. Sadly, due to a bicycling accident, I find it extremely difficult to type and use a mouse or touchpad. Before becoming a Mac user, I was a longtime Windows user and constantly dealt with viruses, malware, and the general B S that Windows users are subjected to. Now, having fallen in love with voice to text in the form of this elegant Dragon NaturallySpeaking software what was I to do?
There was only one answer, I had to buy a Windows computer for the sole purpose of running Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I did that, and Acer V5, bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 and am now relatively happy. I WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL WHOLE LOT HAPPIER HAD THE INCONSIDERATE PEOPLE AT NUANCE CREATED AN EQUALLY BRILLIANT PRODUCT FOR THE MAC. Perhaps there's a reason for this, perhaps Dragon requires a ridiculously designed and bloated operating system to function.
No matter what, I have no choice given my shoulder injury than to live with my $800 extra cost for running the software. I can't get over just how much better Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is compared to DragonDictate POS. Thankfully, Amazon has agreed to take my Mac version back and I am now happily dictating this to you using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, a truly remarkable piece of software.
As soon as Nuance chooses to bless Mac users with this marvel of technology I will go back to my Mac as Microsoft has once again screwed the pooch, as far as I'm concerned, with this Windows 8 that it calls an operating system.
For more details on Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 see my review of that product.