Free Nuance Dragon Alternatives

    Nuance Dragon is described as 'We rely on our computers more and more every day, whether we’re creating documents and reports, surfing the Web or catching up on email'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Nuance Dragon for various platforms. The best alternative is Dictanote, which is free. Other great apps like Nuance Dragon are LipSurf (Free), SpeechTexter (Free), Speechnotes (Free) and LOVO Studio (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 30, 2021

    • Switch effortlessly between using the keyboard and your voice to type out notes. Work smarter and more productively with fast, accurate dictation and transcription using Dictanote. View 113 alternatives to Dictanote
      Most users think Dictanote is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      Dictanote vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      anils It works on the web. Costs only $10 per year at the moment.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      It requires Correct Pronunciation like you're talking to a computer. Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows you to Speak Naturally and still work.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Recent updates have made it really smooth. Much cheaper than Dragon and works ok.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      swethaindira Fairly accurate. Very good and intuitive UI compared to other apps.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • "Siri for Chrome" Completely control the browser without your hands -- say "google what movies are playing near me" to do a search, scroll up and down, click any link, open tabs, open your favorite sites and more all with just your voice. View 19 alternatives to LipSurf
      Almost everyone thinks LipSurf is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      LipSurf vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      mikojunky This is the most complete voice control program out of what's listed here. Not only does it handle dictation very well, but also lets you control the browser fully - click links, scroll etc. Also has specialized commands for certain sites like Gmail and Reddit and allows for custom shortcuts!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      yttt Modern alternative to Dragon
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      This is a Chrome extension that only works for web browsing
      Negative comment 3 months ago



    • SpeechTexter is an online multi-language real-time speech recognizer, that can help you type long documents, emails, blog posts with your voice. View 12 alternatives to SpeechTexter
      Most users think SpeechTexter is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      SpeechTexter vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cloud-based and insecure. Much slower and less accurate
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      No transcription, only works online and from a browser and what's more, it has to be Chrome. Doesn't compare. With Dragon you can write entire books and typing a 2,000 word piece is a done in a flash. Apples and oranges.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      arndtadler Fast, Started, does not need an extra microphone.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      it seems to do everything that dragon does
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    • Dictation Notepad - Free Online Speech Recognition Text Editor Web App for Chrome. View 15 alternatives to Speechnotes
      Some users think Speechnotes is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      Speechnotes vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      _dexterre_ A perfect and simple tool doing what it has been done for : "speech to text convertion"
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • AI Voice Creation Platform for marketing, HR, audiobook, e-learning, movies and games. Choose from 60+ human-like, emotional voices in various accents, languages, and characters to turn any text into a commercial-grade audio. Or Clone your own voice!. View 16 alternatives to LOVO Studio
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      LOVO Studio vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      This is a program for creating TTS voices and has nothing to do with recognizing speech
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      It's for creating voices instead of translating to text.
      Negative comment 23 days ago



    • Braina Virtual Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant software for Windows PC that allows you to interact with your computer using voice commands in English language. View 30 alternatives to Braina
      Some users think Braina is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon, some don't.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      Braina vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Braina is a personal assistant with voice recognation. It can be used for dictation.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      Braina Pro can work out of the box for speech recognition unlike Dragon. Dictation to third party software and website works like a charm.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      Braina is a virtual assistant and not a speech-to-text software
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      Virtual assistant vs dictation
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      No dictation, which is key to dragon
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      Braina is a personal assistant, not a dedicated speech recognition app.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    • Simon is an open source speech recognition program that can replace your mouse and keyboard. The system is designed to be as flexible as possible and will work with any language or dialect. View 7 alternatives to Simon Speech Recognition
      Some users think Simon Speech Recognition is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon, some don't.

      Discontinued

      no more from 2016

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Windows Speech Recognition makes using a keyboard and mouse optional. You can control your PC with your voice and dictate text instead. View 16 alternatives to Windows Speech Recognition
      Most users think Windows Speech Recognition is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • CMU Sphinx is a speaker-independent large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer released under BSD style license. View 9 alternatives to CMU Sphinx
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      CMU Sphinx vs Nuance Dragon
      pros, cons and recent comments
      • “OPEN SOURCE SPEECH RECOGNITION TOOLKIT” • This is for developers of speech-to-text software • not usable software • open source/free software speech recognition/acoustic model training platform
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      This is a toolkit/API for developers to create their own Voice to Text software, not a functioning program for the end-user
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      This is more toward developing
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    • Main Feature:Full Common Functions: Read Text Files o Text files o MS Word files o MS Internet Explorer webpages o Adobe PDF files o Emails Read... View 69 alternatives to NaturalReader
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online