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Nuance Dragon Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Nuance Dragon for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Dictanote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Nuance Dragon and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Nuance Dragon are LOVO Studio, Windows Speech Recognition, NaturalReader and Braina.

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 28, 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.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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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.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    Recent updates have made it really smooth. Much cheaper than Dragon and works ok.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    swethaindira

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

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    -5
  2. LOVO Studio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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!.

    LOVO Studio vs Nuance Dragon opinions
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    Nuance is more about transcription and LOVO is more about vocalization.

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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    This is a program for creating TTS voices and has nothing to do with recognizing speech

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    It's for creating voices instead of translating to text.

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  3. Windows Speech Recognition makes using a keyboard and mouse optional. You can control your PC with your voice and dictate text instead.

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    Most users think Windows Speech Recognition is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon.
  4. NaturalReader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Natural Reader is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. The paid versions of Natural Reader have many more features.

  5. 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.

    Braina vs Nuance Dragon opinions
    Some users think Braina is a great alternative to Nuance Dragon, some don't.

    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  about 5 years ago
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    Braina is a personal assistant with voice recognation. It can be used for dictation.

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

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    Virtual assistant vs dictation

    Negative comment about 6 years ago
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    No dictation, which is key to dragon

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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    Braina is a personal assistant, not a dedicated speech recognition app.

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  6. 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.
  7. 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"

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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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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  8. 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
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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

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    This is more toward developing

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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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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  9. TextAloud

    • Windows

    NextUp.com develops Windows text to speech (TTS) software applications like TextAloud that let your computer talk with AT&T Natural Voices. TextAloud can also be in Microsoft Word as a plug-in.

    TextAloud vs Nuance Dragon opinions
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    Text to speech reader. Dragon is a voice to text program they are not the same

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  10. Any Text to Voice

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Any Text to Voice is a powerful text-to-speech app to read out loud text on PC or phone, and save text to audio files.

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