Nuance Introduces Dragon Recorder App for Apple iOS

Free App Lets Consumers Use their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to Capture Thoughts Anywhere, Transfer Recordings Wirelessly for Transcription with Dragon Speech Recognition

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--Nuance Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the Dragon Recorder app, a free application on the Apple iOS app store which makes it possible for Dragon customers to use an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a voice recorder to capture their own voice, and transcribe their recordings into any application on the Mac or PC with Dragon speech recognition. The new app gives Dragon users with an iOS device the freedom and flexibility to use their existing device as a voice recorder, and makes it easy to transcribe their recordings to quickly create notes, meeting minutes, emails, letters, papers, articles, blog posts and more with Dragon speech recognition.

Many Dragon customers already use digital voice recorders to capture their thoughts on the go, and then transcribe these dictations using Dragon speech recognition. But more than half of Nuance's current Dragon customers have requested a way to use their smartphones to the same end. The new Dragon Recorder app addresses this need, allowing consumers to use their existing iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to dictate high-quality recordings, and then transfer these recordings - via iTunes or a wireless network - to their Mac or PC for a quick, easy and accurate transcription with Dragon speech recognition.

"We've really focused on delivering more flexibility in Dragon, so that our customers can use Dragon the way that they work and live," said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon, Nuance. "Most recently with the introduction of our Dragon Remote Mic app, we added the ability to use the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a wireless mic with Dragon. Now, the Dragon Recorder app takes it a step further by allowing more of our customers to take advantage of remote on-the-go dictation with a device that they are already carrying so that they can capture their creative ideas and thoughts quickly and accurately, no matter where they are."

The free Dragon Recorder app allows Dragon customers to dictate text anytime, anywhere, capturing high-quality audio files using their existing iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (4th gen.). Users can play back, fast forward, rewind and append to their recordings as necessary and then use either iTunes or a Wi-Fi network, to transfer their audio files from the mobile device to their PC or Mac for an accurate transcription from Dragon NaturallySpeaking or MacSpeech Scribe. Those customers who require advanced recorder capabilities can continue to rely on Dragon’s ability to transcribe audio files from the industry’s leading digital voice recorders.

Benefits of Dragon Recorder app:


The Dragon Recorder app delivers productivity benefits even when you’re away from your desk. Capture thoughts and ideas – or the content of complete documents – by turning your iPhone, iPad or iPod (4th gen) into a digital recorder when you’re on the go. Forget about the tedious and time-consuming task previously associated with transcribing your dictated text. Dragon NaturallySpeaking and MacSpeech Scribe can be used to deliver an accurate written transcript of your dictation.


By installing on a mobile device that Dragon customers already have, Dragon Recorder eliminates the need to carry more than one device to capture notes, reports, and other documents when you’re on the go. “I don't always have a recorder, but I always have my iPhone with me,” explains one Dragon customer.


Play back, rewind, fast forward and delete the audio recordings with ease.


The Dragon Recorder app captures audio in .wav format, allowing it to deliver the same audio quality as most standard digital recorders. Record files as large as the available memory in your device. (The recording will stop automatically when the available memory fills up.)


Many of the customers who use Dragon speech recognition to transcribe audio files can be frustrated and confused by the diverse practices used to transfer audio files to a PC or Mac. But with the Dragon Recorder app, it’s easy: as long as the computer and mobile device are on the same network, the audio files are transferred wirelessly for seamless convenience. Customers can also use iTunes to transfer their recordings to the PC or Mac.


The Dragon Recorder app installs and runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (4th gen). Files are transferred using Wi-Fi or iTunes. To use the wireless feature, your computer and iPhone must be on the same Wi-Fi network. Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Premium, Professional or Legal edition) required for PC use; MacSpeech Scribe required for Mac use.


  • More information about Dragon Recorder app here
  • More information about remote dictation and transcribing audio files here
  • Full Dragon press kit here


The new Dragon Recorder app is available immediately as a free download in the Apple App Store worldwide with support for English, French and German languages. (US download here). Simply follow the instructions included with Dragon Recorder to get started. More information about the Dragon Recorder app can be found here.

Dragon Speech Recognition

Dragon has long been a leading speech recognition application on the desktop, used by millions of people around the world. As demand for speech has grown, Nuance has sought to make speech recognition accessible to more people, from more places and devices. Nuance recently introduced the Dragon Remote Mic app, which allows customers to use their iOS device as a wireless microphone with Dragon. And Nuance has also launched several Dragon Mobile Apps – including Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Search, Dragon for E-mail and FlexT9 – for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and select BlackBerry and Android devices to allow people to send email or text messages or update their social status on the go by voice.

About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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Erica Hill, 781-565-5218
InkHouse (for Nuance)
Linda Walsh, 781-966-4117

Release Summary

Nuance announces Dragon Recorder app, a free application that lets Dragon customers use their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a digital voice recorder.


Erica Hill, 781-565-5218
InkHouse (for Nuance)
Linda Walsh, 781-966-4117