Nuance, a known name in speech recognition technologies, has announced that it is releasing its Dragon Anywhere app on Android. The app was announced in August this year for iOS as well as Android. To make the deal enticing, the company is giving Android users the option to try out the app for free for a week.
Dragon Anywhere offers a range of handy features. It is able to create documents and fill out forms. It also allows users to use voice commands to navigate through a document and edit transcribed texts.
In addition, you can expect the Android client of the service to learn your voice and automatically improve accuracy. "The more Dragon Anywhere is used, the more accurate it becomes," the company says. The app supports custom words and also allows importing and exporting to and from popular cloud document-sharing tools such as Dropbox and note-taking apps such as Evernote.
"For years, professionals across industries have relied on Dragon on their PCs and Macs for completing the documentation and paperwork requirements that are critical to their businesses, and we are excited to extend that experience to mobile devices with Dragon Anywhere," said Peter Mahoney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dragon.
"By leveraging the cloud, Dragon Anywhere provides sophisticated dictation, editing, and formatting capabilities not offered by any other mobile voice dictation application, ensuring that professionals can stay productive wherever their work takes them."
The Android app is a paid service. Users will have to pay $15 (roughly Rs. 1,000) per month, or $40 (roughly Rs. 2,600) every three months, or $150 (roughly Rs. 9,800) per year. The company is offering a 7-day free trial, but one needs to provide their credit card information anyway. The service is available for purchase through company's website.
To recall, Nuance is best known for powering the dictation feature on Apple's stock keyboard app, as well as originally providing the backend for Siri, the voice-based virtual assistant on iOS devices.