I posted about this 2 years ago, but feel it’s worth repeating. (My, how time flies when you're having fun.)
If I didn’t use this, my communication on the computer would be cut by 99%, (which some of you would probably prefer.) I would not trade this for any supplement.
In addition to dictating text, you can use it to search the web, send email, or whatever else you want to do. You can control the mouse pointer with your voice or the numeric keypad. I use the numeric keypad.
It can adopt to your particular accent and can adopt to your vocabulary. I have it read my outgoing emails and my HU posts so that it learns the medical jargon that I use.
However, I’ve been too lazy to fully exploit the program, so it doesn’t always recognize when it should use their or they’re or there or to or two or 2.
The company is Nuance and they sell several different versions each of the different price point. Dragon Home is $150. My recommendation is that you buy an auxiliary microphone because it will surely be better than the microphone that comes in your computer and it will make a difference.
If you’re a veteran, the VA will supply it free, plus training. If not, you can join the Army, spend a few years in Afghanistan and get it when you are discharged. (Be careful to stay away from Agent Orange.)
5 minute demo video