Dragon Dictate (formerly MacSpeech Dictate) is a Mac application that turns your spoken words into text, in real time. You can dictate into just about any program that allows text entry, like Pages, Word, Mail or even Safari. You speak commands for formatting, like “new line” or “new paragraph” or “tab key” and your cursor will move. You can also issue more complex commands, like “search Google for NASA.”
Dragon Dictate has long been invaluable to both PC and Mac users with a variety of disabilities. If you are one of these, this review offers a good overview of the new features in version 3, including the application’s new ability to transcribe from recorded audio files.