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Nuance 13

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

MFR # 780420129047

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13

  Digital Download
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  • Supports 1 User / 1 Device
  • Digital Delivery / 30 Minutes Estimated Delivery Time
  • Runs On Windows
  • 1 Installation
  • Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 | Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13
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Product Specifications

  • Includes:
    • Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium
  • Installation Method: Digital Download
  • Estimated Delivery Time: 30 Minutes
  • Users Supported: 1 User
  • Devices Supported: 1 Device
  • Installations Supported: 1 Installation
  • License Type: Perpetual
  • License Term: Indefinite
  • Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
  • Brand: Nuance
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2889A-G00-18.0
  • GTIN: 780420129047
  • Platform Supported: Windows
  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Minimum Hard Drive Space: 4 GB
  • Minimum Memory: 2 GB
  • Minimum Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz


Nuance Dragon Naturallyspeaking Premium 13.0

Control your computer using only your voice with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium from Nuance.

Open or close programs and transcribe what you say

This Windows-compatible voice recognition software, which includes a Standard Headset, Sold Separately, with a Nuance-Approved Mic and USB Adapter, can open or close programs and transcribe what you say faster than you can type it.

Faster than you can type

These capabilities let you work up to three times faster than if you were typing. The software may be used to compose and edit emails and documents in Microsoft Office, Word Perfect X7, and Open Office Writer 4.1, as well as surf the web, launch applications, select menu items, execute key functions, and more, all using your voice.

surf the web

launch applications

select menu items

execute key functions

compose and edit emails and documents

Vocabulary Editor for more accurate dictation

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium learns and adapts from working with you. The software learns the words and phrases you use the most and is able to spell difficult words and proper names correctly. By using the included Vocabulary Editor, single words or phrases can be added for a more accurate dictation.

Windows-compatible Password Genie software

Also included is Windows-compatible Password Genie software, which helps you store and manage your online login and password information.

Features New to this Edition

Several new features are built into Naturally Speaking 13 Premium.

New features include increased transcription accuracy, broader compatibility with web email tools, increased processing performance, simplified installation and audio setup, a redesigned user interface, the ability to use a computer's internal mic, and updated application support.

Increased Accuracy

15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12

Learn from Sent Email tool

Learn from Sent Email tool now works with Web-based email such as Gmail and Yahoo! Mail - you have more potential sources to let Dragon familiarize itself with the words and phrases you might write

Smart Format Rules

Smart Format Rules enhancements offer hints for alternative word written forms - now Dragon 13 better adapts upon detecting your format corrections - abbreviations, numbers, and more - so your dictated text looks the way you want it every time

Improved Vocabulary Editor interface

The Vocabulary Editor interface makes it easy to search Dragon's vocabulary, add new words and customize each word's unique properties

Improved Vocabulary Editor Search

The Vocabulary Editor lets you search on not only the written forms but also the spoken forms

Increased Processing


Faster processors yield faster performance

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium continues to enhance its ability to choose models and parameters depending on your computer's resources to deliver the fastest performance.

Simpler Setup

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium features shorter setup time as compared to version 12. For the first profile, it assigns the profile name rather than asking you to enter a name.

Reading four minutes of text is no longer necessary. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium is already accurate right out of the box. You can also go back later to read text to further train Dragon if necessary
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium no longer asks you to adapt its vocabulary based on documents and emails during profile creation. If you wish to launch the analysis later, you have that option

You can always rename the profile later

Simplified Audio Setup


Detects the best audio devices available

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium automatically detects the best audio devices available. You simply select one of the recommended devices that you wish to use and the microphone check takes a few seconds with just one screen of easy-to-read text

Redesigned and Enhanced User Interface



The DragonBar provides clearly indicated controls and automatically collapses when you're not using it. You can use the DragonBar menu to customize its behavior. If you're an existing Dragon user and you're more comfortable using the classic DragonBar, you can easily switch back to it

Learning Center

Formerly called the Dragon Sidebar, the Learning Center has been redesigned and enhanced. The top panel, open by default, contains essential commands and advice which automatically change as you switch context to different applications

Interactive Tutorial Enhancements

The Interactive Tutorial has been redesigned and augmented. Its short, progressive simulations now also introduce the DragonBar, the Learning Center, the Vocabulary Editor, and important options, as well as basic Web navigation and use of Web-based email.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
dragon for msc

The best thing since butter. I have used for many years if i recall since 1967

Loving It

This has made my job so much easier. A few kinks, but working it out.

Tooks sweet time delivering, but that's not up to Tech Supply Shop, they had it out of stock

The actual version that arrived is Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium, English. I was happy about that. The pretty box arrived a bit rough, but who cares, this is software. The box contained the headphones and a USB adapter (you can also use direct headphone connect). Installation was flawless, but the install disappears for a pretty long time initially. Don't worry, its still crunching away. Go make a sandwich or something. Software registration was quick and flawless. Dictation setup was flawless. I opted to do the 4-minute training so I can't comment on "out-of-the-box" recognition. After 4-minute training I would say that dictation accuracy was 95+%. Very nice. I worked flawlessly in MS WORD. Using it in Notepad+, Dragon opened a small Dragon proprietary full featured editor automatically. The proprietary editor took dictation and has a "TRANSFER" button at the bottom. When pressed, the text immediately ported into Notepad+ underneath. Wish Dragon had just worked in Notepad+ but....Dragon acquitted itself very nicely. No inconvenience. Speed of dictation was good. That's why I bought version 12(12.5) and not the newer version First Impressions...Great. Very Happy.. Exceeded my expectations for accuracy out of the box. Buy with confidence

Easy Learning Curve

There is a learning curve with Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium. My advice would be to take the time to go through the various training exercises and allow Dragon to examine your personal email and documents. This seems to improve accuracy in response time. Especially if you use technical or highly specialized vocabulary. Beside the time saved typing the editing features are strong. It also gives the advantage of reading the text back to me. This helps me catch simple errors and has greatly reduced the time and work necessary for final editing. I am doing this review using the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 and the Microsoft LifeChat microphone.

Easy Installation

I found the installation of this software to be a straightforward process. I installed Dragon naturally speaking Premium 13 on a Windows 10 computer which took approximately 15 minutes to complete. No sooner had I installed the software it worked immediately and I was able to open my Word documents by simply commanding them to open, however, I then came across a drawback. The product comes complete with a microphone headset that is not very good and often led to me having to scream words multiple times into the microphone, the cost of losing my voice, for my voice to be recognised but after laying out the extra expense for a decent microphone that problem is now a thing of the past.