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Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 13.0 (Academic)

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Talk business to get work done faster
Busy professionals can now create documents, capture ideas with dictation and get more done on their computers — quickly and accurately using their voice. Turn time savings into cost savings for your company with Dragon 13 Professional.





Top Productivity Features

Turn the office into productivity central
Dragon 13 Professional enterprise-ready speech recognition lets you dictate and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations, send email, search the Web and automate business processes with unparalleled speed, ease and comfort – all by voice.

Work faster and smarter
Create macros to automate workflows or multi-step business processes with simple voice commands. For example, when you say "Send standard distro email" Dragon Professional:

Sends an email to your sales distribution list

Copies the senior management team on that email

Prints a hard copy for your files

Accessibility for all employees
Section 508 certified, Dragon 13 Professional enables you to meet government-mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities. Prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries and keep more employees on the job by offering a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse.

Save time with custom commands
Quickly insert frequently used text and graphics such as email signatures, logos, boilerplate text and more just by speaking a simple command for significant time-savings.

Never loose a thought, even on-the-go
Record notes — anywhere, anytime — to produce more detailed reports, proposals, meeting minutes and more. Automatically transfer your recorded voice files into text when back at your PC.

Industry-speak made easy
Dragon Professional’s vocabulary editor makes it easy to personalize with acronyms, proper names and other unique or business-specific phrases. In addition, import, export and share customized vocabularies across the enterprise.

Flexible microphone options set you free
Headset-free. Wireless Bluetooth enabled. Voice recorder compatible. Dragon conveniently shows you which microphones are available to use with automatic microphone detection. You can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile. For example, you can use a USB mic at home, a wireless headset at work, or your laptop’s built-in mic or a voice recorder while on-the-go.

System Requirements

RAM: We recommend minimum 2 GB for 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, 4 GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012.

CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.

Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB)

Free Hard Disk Space: 4GB. If installing from a download: three times as much space is initially needed (after the download is unpacked and installation completes, temporary files can be removed from the system)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8 and 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit


  • Internet Explorer® 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome™ or Firefox® to view the software’s Online Help (free download at
  • System Requirements: The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.
  • A sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • A DVD-ROM drive for installation from disk
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Supports Microsoft® Office 2010 and 2013. Does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.