Through Internet media, you can find out what problems other users are having with Dragon Professional Individual; ask questions of your own; answer other users' questions; share experiences; commiserate; and speculate about the motivations, intelligence, and personal hygiene of the people who wrote whatever part of Dragon Professional Individual you're currently having trouble with.
Information you get on the Internet — especially from other users — comes without warranty. The vast majority of the users who post messages and comments are well-meaning people who just want to help, and a few of them are downright brilliant. But you should only trust them to the extent that they are making sense. You have no way to verify that they know what they're talking about, so caveat emptor.
Dragon Discussion Forum
The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Discussion Forum is public and active (it includes information about Dragon Professional Individual). It covers such topics as How to, Troubleshooting, and Specific hardware use.
Like most major consumer software, Dragon has an official Facebook page. Some companies treat their Facebook pages as an afterthought. Nuance is not one of them. Nuance’s Facebook page contains lots of quality content worth looking at.
You’ll find comments from Dragon users along with answers from Nuance staff. You’ll also see Customer of the Week highlights and pictures uploaded by Nuance at various tradeshows and other events.
Respond to a post and jump into the discussions going on.
Dragon Tweets on Twitter
@Dragon Tweets: Nuance has an active Twitter feed that focuses on answering questions, responding to user comments, and tweeting information. This is a great way to quickly get attention for a question that can be answered in 140 characters or less. Nuance also mixes in content from its YouTube channel and training tips.
Nuance Mobile on Twitter
@Nuance Mobile: This feed, of course, concentrates on all things mobile. If you use a mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry, or Android, you’ll find interesting information here about using them with Dragon.
The Dragon NaturallySpeaking LinkedIn group (which includes Dragon Professional Individual) is by invitation only. Nuance runs it and has several staffers contributing to it.
You can find anything from practical tips to hardware discussions to productivity questions or anything you want to share about using Dragon Professional Individual, as shown.
Nuance on YouTube
If you browse over to Nuance’s Dragon channel on YouTube, there’s lots to see. Nuance’s purpose for the channel is to tell you everything you’d like to know about its products and help you find the best ways to put them to use. There’s a video on version 13, as shown here. In addition, you’ll see lots of other videos uploaded by fans of the software.