Dragon Naturally Speaking 10, Just $29.99

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Hey Warriors,

I read plenty of threads here praising the power of Dragon Naturally Speaking.

More often than not, it's at least a $79 - $99 product, and...

even at those prices, worth every penny.

Well, if you are on the fence yet, here's your chance to grab a copy of the latest version for just $29.99.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10

Note To Mods: This is not an affiliate link!

Scot

PS - Here is the fine print:
List Price: $99.99
Instant Savings: - $50.00
Price: $49.99
Less Rebate: - $20.00

Final Price: $29.99*
#$2999 #dragon #naturally #speaking
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Scot -

    Thanks for posting that - do you use DNS? I've been looking at the preferred version but this standard price is tempting.

    Anyone know the advantages of "preferred" (except for excel)?

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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      DNS is the s**t!!! You can crank out some serious content with it in a short period of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author teleam
      Originally Posted by Legit Blogger View Post

      Wow, this is the CHEAPEST I have seen it going
      for. I just hope there isn't a catch. Thanks a lot
      for this, Scot. When you speak, I listen - knowing
      you from the days of Keyword Avalanche,
      Great job you and Jim did way back then.
      I don't believe it's a catch as I have dealt with Tiger Direct before.

      Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
    Yes Kay,

    It's the best thing since sliced bread for us 2-5 finger typists

    It truly evens the playing field.

    Easily one of the top 3 things I have ever purchased online as far as increasing productivity.

    Scot
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  • Profile picture of the author sahi
    I've been using DNS for the past many months now, and previously I used to look at it skeptically but after being convinced by a friend to give it a try, I've never looked back and sometimes I wonder why I wasted so much time earlier. I consider it a valuable tool to enhance my productivity.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSch
    I actually looked for it today.

    $31.99 at buy.com. No Rebates-Free Shipping.

    Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking v.10.0 Standard - A309A-G01-10.0 - Buy.com

    Not an affiliate link.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    I've Dragon Naturally speaking, since 2 years or so. But haven't started using it in a big way yet. Because every time I speak, it types the wrong words. May be this will improve as we train the software more and more? What do you guys think? Are you getting all the words typed perfect?

    Thanks...
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    • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
      Originally Posted by Spencer Jones View Post

      I've Dragon Naturally speaking, since 2 years or so. But haven't started using it in a big way yet. Because every time I speak, it types the wrong words. May be this will improve as we train the software more and more? What do you guys think? Are you getting all the words typed perfect?

      Thanks...
      Yeah, the same thing is happening to me. When I first got this software, It was working perfectly and I had very few errors I had to change. But now all of a sudden, it has gotten completely messed up where just about every word is nowhere near what I'm saying! :p

      I probably have to go back and retrain the software again.

      When it was working fine, DNS, was a very valuable tool since I literally was able to get done up to 5 articles (250-350 words) in 30 minutes or less (including editing and submitting)!
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      • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
        Originally Posted by ajbarnes777 View Post

        Yeah, the same thing is happening to me. When I first got this software, It was working perfectly and I had very few errors I had to change. But now all of a sudden, it has gotten completely messed up where just about every word is nowhere near what I'm saying! :p

        I probably have to go back and retrain the software again.

        When it was working fine, DNS, was a very valuable tool since I literally was able to get done up to 5 articles (250-350 words) in 30 minutes or less (including editing and submitting)!
        Just did some general training for DNS, and I am now typing with my Dragon naturally speaking software. Oh my god, at last I am making some improvement with the software. But it's making some mistakes and I'm using back-spaces a lot. Need to find what the commands are for deleting last words and sentences. How do I start first word of the sentence with capitals. Where are the commands situated?

        Thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Funny I got an email with it for 34 CDN. But when I went to pay it was 54 and with shipping 80. I found it on ebay from the same guy I bought a previous version from for less. Odd, maybe they had a glitch.

    Just for fun I tried it again, went to the page via the link and added it to my cart. And it went to $49. Well, Tiger Direct lost a sale there. Sheesh
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Standard won't work with some programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Outlook express, etc.)

      Here's a product matrix that compares all versions.


      ALSO - If you have a 64-bit Vista machine, you'll have to upgrade to version 10.1!
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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Boduch
        Training is the key to getting Dragon Naturally Speaking to work like magic for you. I've found that it's best to spend a few hours training the software using the resources provided and uploading several of your documents, so it learns your writing style.

        But here's something they don't tell you... if you upgrade your microphone, you have to retrain the software.

        I just purchased the wireless headset Nuance recommends and couldn't wait to get started. But then I realized DNS was spitting out words and sentences that just didn't make any sense, much like it does right out of the box without training.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint
    Are you kidding me I payed $200 for my copy

    Just me being upset that I payed to much lol o well.

    Ps. I recommended this product to everyone

    Clint S.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      I'm guessing you guys got the Preferred version rather than the Standard version. IMO, it's well worth the extra money.



      Originally Posted by Clint View Post

      Are you kidding me I payed $200 for my copy

      Just me being upset that I payed to much lol o well.

      Ps. I recommended this product to everyone

      Clint S.
      Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

      I bought mine in Ontario at Best Buy and payed $199 + 13 % tax for it. I use it plenty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
    Are there particular reasons someone would use the Preferred version over the Standard version?
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

      Are there particular reasons someone would use the Preferred version over the Standard version?

      Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

      Standard won't work with some programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Outlook express, etc.)

      Here's a product matrix that compares all versions.


      ALSO - If you have a 64-bit Vista machine, you'll have to upgrade to version 10.1!

      See the link in the quote above.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
        Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

        See the link in the quote above.
        Thanks for the link, Lance. Was too busy "glancing" at the thread to catch that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I use the standard and I am very happy with it.

    Here's a sample video of me using it to rewrite PLR.
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    Banned
    Alas, Windows only.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Can you play a video and have DNS transcribe what's being said? Or can I record a video and have DNS transcribe as I'm talking?

    Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
      Originally Posted by SuzanneH View Post

      Can you play a video and have DNS transcribe what's being said? Or can I record a video and have DNS transcribe as I'm talking?

      Suzanne
      I had put some thought into this myself because it would be great for transcribing. I couldn't think of a way to make that work. If it is someone elses voice you couldn't do the initial set up because you have to read certain things into the microphone. If it's your own voice on video and you put your microphone up to the speaker, would it work? hmmmm not sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
        Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

        I had put some thought into this myself because it would be great for transcribing. I couldn't think of a way to make that work. If it is someone elses voice you couldn't do the initial set up because you have to read certain things into the microphone. If it's your own voice on video and you put your microphone up to the speaker, would it work? hmmmm not sure.
        The only thing that I could think of is to make the video.

        Upload it to a site.

        Rip the mp3 from the video.

        Convert mp3 to wav with Audacity.

        Import the wav to DNs and see what it can do!
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by SuzanneH View Post

      Can you play a video and have DNS transcribe what's being said? Or can I record a video and have DNS transcribe as I'm talking?

      Suzanne
      After you've recorded the video, you can extract the audio data and save it as a format the DNS can read (like MP3 or WAV) and then have DNS transcribe it for you.
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      :)

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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Canadian Warriors: TigerDirect.ca has a special, too (for the standard version).

    Buy the at TigerDirect.ca

    (not an aff. link.)

    $34.97 -- about a gazillion with tax...

    Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
    I've been using DNS 10 for about 18 months now and its a massive time saver.

    I use it to write sales copy,blog posts,e-mails, forum posts and sometimes articles if I don't outsource it.

    One of the must have time saving tools you will ever use. It works perfect.

    Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    I did just buy DNS 10 -- they've been advertising their $50 promo on the radio station I listen to here -- actually, for a while.

    Personally, between TigerDirect & Buy.com -- go with Buy.com -- mail-in rebates are a royal pain. Not worth it in most consumer advocates' eyes because the companies so often turn them down as incomplete -- and, if you do manage to get the rebate, it's waaaaay down the road.

    Get on Nuance's (makers of DNS) mailing list. They called me up in January offering me DNS 10 Preferred for $99. ALAS, I didn't have the money at the time. And they will send you interesting offers from time to time as well. One of my friends -- who had just bought STD -- was nearly screaming at me to take them up on their offer.

    I would get Preferred if you can afford it. I think the extras are prolly worth it. I plan to upgrade at some point.

    Lance -- thanks for the info about 10.1 and Vista 64. That explains why I'm not a raving fan at the moment (though I have used both DNS in the past, as well as MS Office voice recognition software -- and someone told me there is VR in Vista now, as well...).

    Now, off to hunt down the upgrade...

    Live JoyFully!

    Judy
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    I finally just called Nuance -- here's where you need to go to get 10.1

    Nuance - News - Microsoft Vista Support
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  • There are a lot of difference between the STANDARD and PREFERRED Versions.

    Differences between Dragon Standard and Preferred and Professional 10 NaturallySpeaking Software

    Read up. This is not a good deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author dv8
    Damn, I'm gonna have to give this a try again. I paid $99 for it awhile back and returned it. It was terrible!! And yes I "trained it".
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
    Thanks for the replies, Kim and Chris. (These would be my own videos.)

    Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
    Hey gang,

    Just got another email notification from Tiger Direct.

    This $29.99 offer ends on the 30th.

    Grab your copy before it expires.

    Scot
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Used DNS a while back and really wasn't impressed. Windows 7 ships with a fairly decent Voice control system (using it in the release candidate version). How is this any better?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Used DNS a while back and really wasn't impressed. Windows 7 ships with a fairly decent Voice control system (using it in the release candidate version). How is this any better?
      I was in the same boat. Version 9.5 and 10 are superb.

      See a video of me rewriting PLR with Dragon Naturally Speaking here:

      http://bluesquares.us/video/Rewritin...peaking_10.swf

      The time savings is substantial as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author anexplorer
    Have to admit that's a great value. I've had experience using DNS before. It takes a bit of work to really train it so that it works correctly for you, but the technology itself is impressive enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    I just ordered the other day with a whopping 5% off coupon (through my own link) but had to pay $94.95!!!

    Haven't even received it yet...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sansfaim
    Does anybody know if DNS works with Open Office?

    Cheers

    Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Originally Posted by Sansfaim View Post

      Does anybody know if DNS works with Open Office?

      Cheers

      Sandy
      Yeah, it should, if not, then you can always create your documents on DraganPad and then Cut & Paste into a new OO document.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThePenMaster
    Thinking of ordering, how long do i have wait for the rebate?
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  • Profile picture of the author fypnlp
    I purchased DNS 9.5 about a year ago and never really got round to using it. After reading the forum last night I finally installed and started using it properly today. I've had a few teething problems but nothing serious.

    I have to say I don't know why I didn't use it sooner. It's brilliant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Thanks, I wonder if I can pick it up locally at that price in Toronto?
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    • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
      Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

      Thanks, I wonder if I can pick it up locally at that price in Toronto?
      Hey Mukul,

      Check on eBay.

      There are almost always dozens and dozens of copies on eBay for very cheap, perhaps you can find one locally that way.

      I've also seen the latest version on sale at Staples for around $30-$40 a copy various times over the past year or so.

      Scot
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  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    Compusa online had the Preferred version going for $50 a little while back.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmrktng
    I use DNS version 10 now for the past 6 months and I like being able to use it for everything. Including on here, MSN, Skype etc. works on anything where you would normally type
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    I tried DNS a while back and had an unusual problem: my cat thinks I'm talking to him and purrs into the mic, and Dragon gets very confused, saying "utterance too long"!
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  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
    Hmm.. I've heard both good and bad about DNS. Either way that's a good price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
    This is my first time using my new DNS software and headset, which arrived at my doorstep about an hour ago. I can't wait to try it out on sales copy and articles!

    Thank you the heads up on these great deals. I noticed buy.com has already raised the price since I ordered.
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    I used mine a short time this morning and am very impressed so far.

    Only thing I don't like is that the headset is NOT usb.

    PCRoger.
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  • Profile picture of the author scarcius121
    How long does it take to "train" the software on average?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
      Originally Posted by scarcius121 View Post

      How long does it take to "train" the software on average?
      I'd like to know this too.

      The Buy.com deal is over so I just bought it form Amazon for $45 with free shipping.

      Still not a bad deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    TigerDirect (if you like rebates) is still on their site.

    I spent 20 minutes today and knocked out my first 500 word article with just a few errors.

    PCRoger.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

      TigerDirect (if you like rebates) is still on their site.

      I spent 20 minutes today and knocked out my first 500 word article with just a few errors.

      PCRoger.
      PCRoger,

      Next time, just write it. Don't stop and edit as you go.

      Complete the article, then go back and edit it.

      You'll get more done that way.
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      • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
        Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

        PCRoger,

        Next time, just write it. Don't stop and edit as you go.

        Complete the article, then go back and edit it.

        You'll get more done that way.
        Actually, I meant that I spent 20 minutes training it after I installed it; then did the first article. I'm not sure how long the article took, but it was a lot faster than typing and my (carpal tunnel) arms didn't hurt when I was done.

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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    I used DNS after hours of training and sent out a skype message that someone told me it sounded like it was written by someone whose first language isn't English.

    Does create some interesting thoughts about spun articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
      Originally Posted by zapseo View Post

      I used DNS after hours of training and sent out a skype message that someone told me it sounded like it was written by someone whose first language isn't English.

      Does create some interesting thoughts about spun articles.
      Complete the article then go back and correct things using the built in tools in DNS.

      The more you do this, the more the software learns about your tendencies and the better it gets.

      Scot
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        How long does it take to "train" the software on average?
        I haven't begun using DNS yet but friends who use it regularly tell me it took about 2 months to fully "train" it.

        kay
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  • Profile picture of the author tarr645
    Wow I remember seeing this product for the first time YEARS ago, and I always wanted to have it. Now is my chance! haha

    -Avi
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      I'm posting this reply right now using DNS.

      The only training I've done is the basic training when you open the program. Which takes about five minutes.

      It will require a little bit of editing, but it's super easy to use. I highly recommend DNS version 10 (version 10.1 if you're on a Vista 64-bit machine).
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