The Dragon Express App, a voice recognition application for Mac OS X Lion, now supports three more languages and has been introduced in seven additional countries.
Dragon Express 1.1 features support for French in Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, German in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and Italian in Italy. The app is available for download from Apple’s Mac App Store.
Dragon Express was released in late 2011. It’s a quick and hands-free way to turn speech into text for sending email, surfing the Web or posting updates to Facebook and Twitter. “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. “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.”
Dragon Express can be accessed from the menu bar and doesn’t require a network connection. Users can dictate into the Dragon Express window via the internal Mac microphone or a USB headset microphone. The text appears in the Dragon Express window instantly. After that the transcribed text is placed into the application of the user’s choice.