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Dragon Dictation and Search now for iPod Touch ... still free

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The Dragon apps, especially Dragon Dictation, are wildly popular. My wife even had a complete stranger so enthusiastic he mentioned Dragon Diction when he saw her using her iPhone while grocery shopping. Their creator, Nuance Communications have now released version that support the iPod Touch. So now along with iPhone users, Touch fans (with a mic) can enjoy amazingly accurate voice dictation for email or paste into any text field. Dragon search will search a variety of sources including Google, Yahoo! or Bing, plus Wikipedia, iTunes, YouTube and Twitter via the Dragon Search Carousel. They are free for now.

Here is a link to the Dragon apps page. Here is the text from the press release.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that due to popular demand, its successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps are now available for the iPod Touch. iPod Touch users can now experience the power of Dragon Dictation’s incredibly fast and accurate speech capabilities to dictate emails and update any text field (like Facebook and Twitter) using the Clipboard function. And with Dragon Search, people can speak searches that are returned from a variety of sources including Google, Yahoo! or Bing, plus Wikipedia, iTunes, YouTube and Twitter via the Dragon Search Carousel. Both apps are free on the Apple App Store for a limited time.

“The response to the Dragon Apps from the iPhone consumer base and press community has been tremendous. We’ve heard the demands loud and clear to share that experience with iPod Touch users, and have worked hard over the last few weeks to deliver”

Dragon Dictation can now also automatically determine when you are finished dictating. Just adjust the settings to have the app automatically process spoken text without having to hit the “Done” button on the interface.

“The response to the Dragon Apps from the iPhone consumer base and press community has been tremendous. We’ve heard the demands loud and clear to share that experience with iPod Touch users, and have worked hard over the last few weeks to deliver,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “iPhone users have clearly demonstrated a strong demand for fast accurate dictation capabilities and a desire to search beyond just Google. The downloads and usage of both apps have exceeded all of our expectations.”

The updated Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps are available for free for a limited time from the App Store. To learn more about how to make your experience with Dragon Apps on the iPod Touch the best possible, please visit our blog on www.dragonmobileapps.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @DragonTweets and @NuanceMobile, and become a Fan of Dragon Mobile Apps on Facebook.

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matthewmugMatthew Fortner has been at The News & Observer since 2002. He has a passion for gadgets, cutting-edge technology and all things geek.
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