Dragon on Scrivener 3 has gone haywire.

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Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm Post

Yes, my thoughts were along those lines, particularly since Dragon didn't work well with the 64 bit text engine. Evidently the maintenance stopped being worth the revenue. :x
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:13 pm Post

KB wrote:Wow, that surprises me. They've been around for years and many users love Dragon Dictate. Nuance's reasons are apparently down to "constantly evaluating its product portfolio to see how we can best meet the needs of our customers and business". Which I guess translates as Dragon Dictate for Mac is just not paying its way. A shame.


I'm sure their most profitable sectors are "enterprise" applications, like medical and legal dictation, and those are predominantly PC-based. "Consumer" dictation is being handled more and more competently by Apple's own tools. Apple's tools aren't yet good enough for long form writing, but they're fine for email and there just aren't that many writers out there.

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Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:07 am Post

kewms wrote:Apple's tools aren't yet good enough for long form writing, but they're fine for email and there just aren't that many writers out there.


Apparently not enough of them who can afford a $280 dictation program. :D
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:34 am Post

devinganger wrote:
kewms wrote:Apple's tools aren't yet good enough for long form writing, but they're fine for email and there just aren't that many writers out there.


Apparently not enough of them who can afford a $280 dictation program. :D


That too.

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Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:09 pm Post

I used Dragon a lot on my last book. But found the random characters more than a little frustrating back then! I have, however, found Apple's dictation works quite well if you use it in enhanced mode. It learns too, and becomes increasingly accurate over time. Perhaps worth giving it another try?

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:08 pm Post

Apparently Dragon Dictate hasn't updated to OS Mojave either which could be another issue.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:56 pm Post

Nuance discontinued Mac Dragon as of Oct. 22. Not wanting to update for Mojave (Sept. 24) was surely part of their reasoning.
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