Although windows counterparts have had speech recognition embedded in Office for a while, Apple owners can breath a sign of relief, as Dragon Dictate is now fully compatible with Office for Mac. The mobile app for iOS devices has also received an upgrade and has integration into Facebook and twitter statuses.
The newly unveiled Dragon Dictate 2.5 lets users seamlessly alternate between talking and typing when creating documents with Word 2011. That ability already existed for some of OS X’s built-in applications, such as TextEdit, and Nuance would love to expand the capability to other Mac programs as well.
Dragon Dictate 2.5 is a free update for anyone who bought the 2.0 version of the speech recognition software. If you’re using an earlier version, you can upgrade to the latest release for $99. Dragon Dictate costs $199.
The software runs on Snow Leopard and later. That includes Mac OS X Lion, released by Apple last week.