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Nuance Dragon Alternatives for Linux

Nuance Dragon is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Dictanote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Nuance Dragon and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Nuance Dragon are Simon Speech Recognition, Dictandu, CMU Sphinx and Dictater Speech Recognition.

Nuance Dragon alternatives are mainly Text to Speech Services but may also be Note-taking Tools or Virtual Assistants. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nuance Dragon.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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  1. Dictanote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    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.

    Dictanote vs Nuance Dragon opinions
    Most users think Dictanote is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
    anils

    It works on the web. Costs only $10 per year at the moment.

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    It requires Correct Pronunciation like you're talking to a computer. Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows you to Speak Naturally and still work.

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    Recent updates have made it really smooth. Much cheaper than Dragon and works ok.

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    swethaindira

    Fairly accurate. Very good and intuitive UI compared to other apps.

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  2. Simon Speech Recognition

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.


  3. Dictandu is a document editor that combines speech recognition with instant spell checking and keyboard editing. It has a slick user interface and even works on mobiles.

    Dictandu vs Nuance Dragon opinions
    Most users think Dictandu is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.

    "While Dragon is better for in app dictation"

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    Mansampard01

    While Dragon is better for in app dictation with word. Dictandu gives you an editor of its own that is perfect for web content creation.

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    macco

    Its speech recognition works perfect and the integrated spellchecker/grammar corrector makes working dictation very efficient.

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  4. CMU Sphinx

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

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

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    This is more toward developing

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    • “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

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  5. Dictater Speech Recognition

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • WhatsApp Messenger
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Dictater is a simple, multi-platform, speech recognition software. You can use it with almost any software. This includes all web browsers, office software and chat programs.

    Dictater Speech Recognition vs Nuance Dragon opinions
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    AlexanderCopley

    Works like a charm. But it's need a tutorial.

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    AdvisorGuest

    Same with Dragon but a bit slower.

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  6. Mycroft Mimic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  7. Wryte

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dictation software for blogger and other webworkers.

    Discontinued

    Last updated on August 2016. The available Appimage crashes.

    Wryte vs Nuance Dragon opinions
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    dictation software for blogger and other webworkers • for web developers • site provides code not usable software

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  8. VoiceOverMaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Automatically create natural voice overs for your videos. Create your own voice overs from your text. A natural sounding voice is automatically generated for your videos. You are also able to create only natural sounding voices and export them.

    VoiceOverMaker vs Nuance Dragon opinions
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    Speech-to-text application, not dictation.

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  9. Gespeaker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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

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  10. VoiceoverMaker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    VoiceOvermaker is an online voice generator that helps users create voice-overs for their business , personal use . Users can produce their own audio files with their natural sounding text to speech voices.

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