How To Use Dragon Search Online
Whether you’re on the go or multi-tasking, your iPhone can be a real lifesaver. You can search the web to locate the nearest restaurant, find a new oven, or get sports equipment. The hitch is that it’s hard to navigate on a tiny screen. Dragon Search simplifies the effort in two ways:
You can speak your search commands: If your arms are loaded down with a briefcase or papers or you are in a room full of people, you can still do your search.
You can easily access several search locations without lots of extra navigation: Dragon Search has a Search Carousel that is set up to go to Google (or Yahoo! or Bing, if one of them is your default search engine), YouTube, Twitter Search, iTunes, or Wikipedia.
This app is available only for the iPhone at the time of this writing.
To download the Dragon Search app, go to the Nuance website. Click on the download. You will be asked how you want to receive it: by text message, e-mail download link, or into iTunes. Choose your preference and open it as you would any iPhone app.
To perform a search and customize the app for your own searches, follow these steps:
Launch the Dragon Search icon on your home screen.
You are presented with a screen that says, Tap and Speak.
Tap the red Record button in the center of the screen and say your search term.
It will be placed into the Google search box just as if you typed it.
In this example, say, Best iPad apps.
Up pops the search results in Google. You can either tap a link or select one of the other icons above the search from the Search Carousel, as shown. The choices are YouTube, iTunes, Google, Wikipedia, and Twitter Search.
To see what people are saying about the subject, tap the Twitter icon.
This shows you what Twitter users are saying about Best iPad apps."
Scroll through to see if there’s anything interesting you want to tap on.
You can continue to do this or start a new search. Dragon Search makes it very easy to find what you’re looking for — hands free.
At the time of this writing, Dragon Search is available only for use on the iPhone. This may change with future versions of NaturallySpeaking.