How to train your Dragon (NaturallySpeaking)
I had previously tried the dictation software that comes with Windows 10 but it was absolutely hopeless at understanding my Aussie accent. I also tried Google Docs and that was no good either. Neither of them could understand the word 'affiliate', which is a word I think I'll be using a lot.. And they didn't appreciate it when I shouted at them.
Long story short, today I bit the bullet. After Kyle writing about dictation software I decided that I would have a go at using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
When I checked prices I discovered that is because I'm in Australia they want to charge me in Australian dollars. But most of my online income is in US dollars so my PayPal balance had enough money in US dollars but only $50 in Australian. I clicked on Nuance's ad in the Google search results to get the prices in US dollars.
I wasn't sure if I wanted the home version or the premium version so I did some Google research and decided that if I was going to buy it I might as well get the real deal. I opted for the premium version.
As I went through the buying process I saw a tiny little line saying to enter a promo code if I had one. I didn't have one. Perhaps I could Google this and find a promo code. A few clicks, and a bit of exploration and I found the Facebook page where I could get a huge discount.
So I clicked on the button which took me back to the Nuance WebSite. The purchase at the discounted price had been added to the cart so all I had to do was remove the original purchase item and proceed with buying the premium version at the discounted price.
It took ages to download the installation program so I left the computer to its own devices and went out and had dinner with my daughter and grandson.
When I returned I installed dragon NaturallySpeaking and started learning how to use it. And learning how to train my dragon. But I think the dragon is training me. Hmmmm!
This is pretty much my first successful experience with writing a post (or anything) using dictation software. I've had to make a few corrections as we went along but all in all I'm very happy with my new purchase. And my Dragon knows how to spell 'affiliate'.
Are you using dictation software?