Nuance's Dragon Express for Mac App Store Adds More Languages

Nuance has announced that its Dragon Express App, an introductory voice recognition app for Mac OS X Lion, has debuted in seven additional countries, supporting three additional languages.

Dragon Express 1.1 now supports the French language in Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland; the German language in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland; the Italian language in Italy; and U.S./U.K. English in the United States. It is available exclusively for download from Apple's Mac App Store.

Dragon Express can be accessed from the menu bar at any time and does not require a network connection. Users dictate directly into the Dragon Express window, using the internal Mac microphone or a USB headset microphone (which can be purchased via http://www.nuance.com), and the text instantly appears in the Dragon Express window. When finished, Dragon Express places the transcribed text into the application of choice. The download comes with a short enrollment so that the app can better recognize a user's unique voice.

Dragon Dictate was recently updated to version 2.5. Dragon Dictate 2.5 includes many features beyond those in Dragon Express, including the ability to dictate directly into applications; edit, format and correct recognition errors by voice; open and close applications by voice; control the mouse by voice; and create custom voice commands and support for the Dragon Remote Mic app for iPhone.

"The excitement for Dragon Express has been overwhelming, and we've heard our customers' requests for additional language support," said Peter Mahoney, chief marketing officer, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications, in a statement. "We know that people around the world are embracing speech as a useful and fun interface, and we're excited to bring the Dragon Express app to a broader worldwide audience."

The app is available for an introductory price of $49.99 and available only on the OS X Lion platform.

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