Dragon Dictation for the iPhone
What’s great about Dragon Dictation is that it turns your mobile device into a mini-NaturallySpeaking hub, and it’s free. You get the same quality dictation with the added benefit of bypassing the mini keyboard for e-mail functions.
This section explains how to dictate e-mails on the iPhone. To download the app from the iTunes store, do the following:
Go online to the Apps Store on iTunes and find Dragon Dictation.
This is only if you have not already downloaded the Dragon Dictation App from the Nuance website.
Open your account and download it as you would any app for your iPhone.
You will see the Dragon Dictation icon loaded in your Apple section.
Go to your iPhone and look at the icons present on your home screen.
You will see a Dragon icon and the caption Dictation.
Tap the Dragon icon.
On the screen, you will see a red Recording button with the words Tap and dictate above it, as shown.
To begin recording, tap the red button.
The screen indicates that you are recording, as shown.
When you are finished, tap the Done button.
It is easy to end a recording, Tap the arrow icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen and choose Settings. Tap on the Detect end of speech setting to turn it on. Then, when you stop dictating, the recording stops without having to tap it. In that window, you also see other options for your dictation: SMS, Email, Copy, Facebook, Twitter, and Settings.
If you are dictating into your iPhone or iPod touch and are not using a wired headset, remember that the built-in microphone is located on the upper-left corner. Speak in that direction. On your iPad, you will see a message indicating where to speak when you dictate.
To send the message in an e-mail, tap the E-Mail icon.
An e-mail form pops up, complete with your message. Send it as you would any other e-mail.