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    Open Source Nuance Dragon Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Nuance Dragon is Simon Speech Recognition. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Nuance Dragon and six of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Nuance Dragon are CMU Sphinx (Free, Open Source), Simple TTS Reader (Free, Open Source), Wryte (Free, Open Source) and Gespeaker (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      no more from 2016

      Some users think Simon Speech Recognition is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon, some don't.
    2. CMU Sphinx is a speaker-independent large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer released under BSD style license. It is also a collection of open source tools and resources that allows researchers and developers to build speech recognition systems.
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      CMU Sphinx vs Nuance Dragon opinions
      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 about 2 years ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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      This is more toward developing
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    3. Simple TTS Reader is a small clipboard reader. Simply copy any text, and it will be read aloud. You can choose any installed speech engine, e.g. Microsoft Anna. This text-to-speech utility can also be minimized to tray.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2, released in October 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website

      Simple TTS Reader vs Nuance Dragon opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Simple TTS Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Nuance Dragon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      "This text-to-speech utility" Dragon is a speech to text program. There is a major difference between the two.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Why do TTS synthesizers keep getting listed as Dragon alternatives?
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Wryte is a dictation software for blogger and other webworkers. FEATURES - automatic spell checking - easy punctuation via shortcuts, for a natural dictaion flow - easily edit and copy text after dictation
      Wryte vs Nuance Dragon opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      dictation software for blogger and other webworkers • for web developers • site provides code not usable software
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    5. Gespeaker is a GTK+ frontend for espeak. It allows to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume, speed and word gap. The text played can also be recorded to WAV file.
      Gespeaker vs Nuance Dragon opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Gespeaker is still a legitimate alternative to Nuance Dragon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Text to speech reader. Dragon is a voice to text program they are not the same
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Mimic is a powerful TTS tool. Mimic is low-latency and has a small resource footprint. Its range of high quality voices also set it apart from other open source text-to-speech projects.
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