Dragon Anywhere

Dragon Anywhere

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2015-12-03
  • Current Version: 1.72
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 61.19 MB
  • Developer: Nuance Communications
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 500


Get documents done anywhere with Dragon Anywhere, professional-grade mobile dictation. Easily dictate documents of any length, edit, format and share them directly from your iPhone or iPad — whether visiting clients, a job site, or your local coffee shop. Product features: - Fast and accurate dictation means you can dictate immediately with 99% accuracy right out of the gate. - No time or length limits means you can speak as long as you want to complete documents of any length – from a business report to an entire book! - Need to fill out forms from the road? Easily create form-based templates using Dragon Anywhere’s auto-texts feature and create and fill out forms, such as client in-take forms -all in the moment. - Powerful customizations, like the ability to add your own custom words specific to your industry, means even better dictation accuracy as you create documents. - Robust voice formatting and editing lets you select words and sentences for editing and deletion or voice navigate through fields of a report template, and apply common formatting like underline and bold. - Need to share or work anywhere? Simply import and export to and from popular cloud-based document-sharing tools like Dropbox® and note-taking apps like Evernote®. - Sync with supported Dragon desktop solutions and work started on the road or in the field can be completed back at the desktop for seamless document workflows. Dragon Anywhere has your privacy in mind: - All communication with the cloud is secured. - The app does not access your personal information, such as your location or contacts. In-App Purchase: - 1-week free trial converts to Monthly subscription. Monthly ($14.99) subscription; Annual ($149.99) subscription. Subscriptions charged to your iTunes account. - Subscriptions auto-renew at the end of term unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. - You can manage your subscription via your iTunes Account Settings. - Privacy policy: http://www.nuance.com/company/company-overview/company-policies/privacy-policies/index.htm - Terms of Service: http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/dragon/dragon-anywhere/support#Terms_of_use



  • Restore subscription not working

    By bcambas
    I have had a subscription to dragon anywhere for several months purchased through iTunes. When setting up as a new device, restore subscription fails and I receive the following error message: “Subscription restoration failed” “Could not restore subscription. Make sure that you have logged into the correct iTunes account in your device settings.” —please contact me when this issue has been fixed. I am cancelling my subscription until then.
  • Fantastic

    By C. Francesca
    I was able to quickly get into a Word document, 150 hand-typed favorite recipes from my late cousin. We are going to print and bind to distribute to family. Thank you!!!
  • Needs more

    By dcneuro dcneuro
    For the price, we should be able to dictate into any application, not simply a cut and paste process. Too time consumptive and thus prohibitive.
  • Doesnt work on ipad

    By abbydoo
    Paid for this and it doesnt work on my ipad
  • Dragon is ABANDONING Mac users

    By oldcarsgofaster
    Awful app, and not likely to improve; Nuance FULLY abandoned their Mac desktop platform without notice in October 2018, so look elsewhere unless you want to hit the end of this road too. Nuance’s Customer Service is pandering and limp. I’d given up on this app because it was glitchy, crashing frequently, and lost data easier than flushing a USB stick down a loo. This no-better-than-Siri (when it runs) app isn’t remotely worth a $15 subscription, nor your time. HINT: Open your General/Keyboard settings and enable dictation, and notepad and sync to iCloud & you’ll thank me later.
  • Needs work...

    By 1654894h
    While this is somewhat better than native iPhone voice to text, one of the primary functionalities that *should* make this far more useful, is the ability to add words and train them so that you can have a custom dictionary. That part barely works. After the program has heard hours and hours of my voice, adding a new word (like a client's last name) and pronouncing it to train it, still results in the app getting it wrong far more often than it's correct. I'm a native English speaker with barely any accent. I can't see myself keeping the rather expensive subscription much more than another month or so, just to see if it improves. Like so many other Dragon products, it is buggy and disappointing.
  • Still problematic with absolutely no support

    By EarlyFreak
    Still not ready, do not subscribe still problematic and doesn't seem to work with the new iPads. The real issue is your on your own there is no technical support whatsoever I had subscribed for a year prior and the program was buggy problematic I saw that they did upgrade recently and I decided to give it another shot. Right out of the gate did not work on my iPad. There is no help or support which is not acceptable. It's bad enough this is this is an expensive monthly fee which would be more tolerated if it work on all your devices The phone app work pretty well but what good is it if it doesn't work on all your devices I would say do not get this application The desktop version works great this app besides being too expensive does not live up to the reputation. For the iPad there's an app dictate Pro-version that works very well and for your iPhone voice texting deluxe works extremely well as alternate solutions. Hopefully someday Nuance will get it right and come down in price especially for people who have the desktop version. And how about some support, some technical support for their apps
  • It has gotten even better

    By Lizk99
    I had Dragon when it first hit the market. I decided to return to it again. It has gotten even better!
  • Problem with password

    By Shaeq
    Is there a current problem with the server. Can't change password. App freezes up.
  • iPad Pro Non-functional, IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND HELP

    By Koplin Family
    When it works, Dragon is a wonderful app. Often it doesn’t work, and it is IMPOSSIBLE to navigate their support website or contact their support department reliably. The app simply stopped functioning on my IPad Pro (microphone icon turns green and spins like it’s processing, but never actually transcribes text). I can’t figure out how to fix it, and I cannot reach anyone at Dragon to help. Get used to that experience if you purchase this app. Sky-high happy when it works; crushing frustration when it doesn’t.
  • Not what I hoped

    By Levi and baby Luke
    You have to be connected to the internet to use. It has a free trial but it is very hard to cancel your subscription.
  • iPad so sad

    Simple: doesn’t work. They killed the main product for Mac. Incredibly disappointing. Now I can only assume that interns are writing the iOS app. What happened Nuance? Why has thou forsaken thee decade long loyal paying customers?
  • A bit glitchy

    By Only Tim
    For some reason Dragon Anywhere does not work with the 2018 iPad Pro unless you are using a Bluetooth connected microphone or headphone set. I wish l could use the built in microphone on the iPad. Also, it would be a time saver to be able to import batches of custom words from a text or a .doc file.
  • iPad app does not work well

    By Bude12345432@
    Lots of issues with the microphone and consistency. Simply misses and doesn’t recognize words. Unfortunately I will be canceling my subscription.
  • WTH?

    By geofftucker
    I tried a trial of this in 2016 and found it great. Now I’m trying it again and it’s all messed up. Every time I try to reset my password it crashes. I tried reinstalling but that didn’t work. I already had to call tech support to get initial access to it because it kept getting “cannot contact server” errors. What happened, Nuance?
  • So grateful for this technology

    By Dr3amAngel
    This technology is so important for people today. Writers needed to put their thoughts onto paper without being too tedious. I’m so incredibly grateful that this technology exists. This app is extremely accurate I would say like 98% if you speak clearly and enunciate. The small minor mistakes are easily corrected, and you can go back and see what you meant to say because the mistake is so small. The only request that I would make about this new anywhere app is I wish they had a way to import MP3 files so those can be transcribed. Since we pay $150 a year for this app I think that we should have that feature because that’s the same amount we would be paying for the professional individual in two years time. Plus, not everyone wants to download software on their computer. I use exclusively my iPhone and iPad, so it’s imperative for me to have an app rather than software; I know that many are going this route. I really hope that Nuance gets on board with this and provides this transcribing feature. Being able to import the MP3 files that we could either email ourselves into our iPad, and save it to our Apple files or the iCloud, and then import it into the app through an import button that connects to our iCloud would be amazing. This could be a premium subscription for like $20 a month and I would totally pay it. Other than that everything else is wonderful. There are many ways to export my files; I wish though, that we were able to export them into Scrivener app. So many authors use that app. Overall though, this is the BEST APP THERE IS ON THE MARKET. Nuance seems committed to striving for perfection and future proofing its customers. Please add the transcribing feature to the app.
  • Construction management

    By Superintendant Jim
    Excellent tool five star rating. Excellent for dictating daily reports, toolbox talks, communications to owners and architects. Spectacular timesaver currently using on iPad purchased original DVDs
  • Steep learning curve but the best quality dictation for iPhone

    By White Knight 3
    It took me several weeks to get through the learning curve and figure out all the arbitrary commands and workarounds. But it’s an amazing dictation system overall, which lets you dictate even technical documents. I’m also impressed with the ability to integrate files and macros into your dictation.
  • Error Messages

    By Hsbbba
    Whenever I start dictating I get an error message that says my subscription has expired. I just renewed entire year. Why does this error keep popping up? Otherwise a reliable dictation app. I do wish the UI, particularly help and tutorials, was a bit more intuitive and directly accessible.
  • A Shadow of the Real Deal

    By Ian R. B.
    If you are used to using the desktop version of Dragon; especially if you have a dictation mic, do not expect anywhere near the same level of accuracy on the app. I cannot say if it is the lower quality phone mic or if the cloud-based diction capabilities are less potent then their desktop version, but the app is simply not in the same class. It may be better than Siri; but it’s accuracy is too poor to be a time saving productivity booster (which the desktop version most definitely is). The number of and degree of the errors make it impossible for even me to decipher the original intent - and I’m the one doing the dictating! TLDR: Not Worth It
  • Could be a reliable tool

    By kolio-aheloy
    I’m actually using Apple’s dictating software at the moment to write this review. Ironic! For dragon anywhere to become my go to dictating to it needs to be more flexible, be multilingual, better integrate with iOS apps and most of all, most of all, not crash so regularly. I look forward to a version that delivers 100% instead of been hampered by fears that it might cannibalize sales from other product lines. Dragon would go from being anywhereAnd also for everyone. Happy Chinese new year
  • Warning! Cannot stop 7 day trial

    By prt1937
    Purchased this for an elderly person to write life story but the diction would not work for them. When we tried to cancel, there was no where to stop the trial. I was told to go to manage subscriptions, all that allowed me to do was to stop it from renewing, it would not refund the $149. Then SOMEWHERE (I have been bounced around from iTunes store to Nuance Communications and back and forth) I read NO REFUNDS. This is unacceptable practices. Buyer beware.
  • Can’t do without it

    By electricman34kv
    My life line
  • Smooth and Sharp

    By St. Wishy
    Great app. Indispensable for my writing. Very few miscues on vocabulary. The iPhone mike works very well but a good plug in mike makes the handling and comfort dictating even better. Highly recommend.
  • Fails to update product

    By time to fix 9020
    When is Dragon going to invest in the software. This app is not been updated for over 10 months and there are multiple new versions of iOS that have been released. The app does not work at all with new iPad Pro. It is a very expensive product for something they do not update.
  • The Real Situation

    By toddhickey1
    I am a fan of my dragon dictation software for my computer... however, this App is ridiculously bad. Seriously, the ability to use this app on an IPad is impossible. Also, I tried to call and have a discussion with their help desk... this was an experience all to itself. It seems like a trick to just get you to pay the fee as there is no real intention or desire for this app to work. Makes me think this app is really not part of Nuance Dragon... I encourage you to get the computer software - its lovely... almost weird how well it can adapt to your voice and unique words of your business. I highly discourage you from buying this app... it does not work.
  • Way too glitchy. Tech support unhelpful

    By Viiv
    It’s unfortunate that this company is run so badly. I think Dragon Anywhere has potential, but the app’s technical difficulties have prevented me from using it for over one month. Phone support was wholly unhelpful. I honestly think it was just one guy looking up answers on google, which I had already done, extensively. I am ending my subscription to this service and will be looking for a better, more stable app.
  • Simply does not work

    By Delaware51
    I cannot get into this app. I know my email and password are correct, because the Nuance Store recognizes them. The app does not. I have wasted enough time. Fatal flaw.
  • Best app

    By Nic_N
    I am a huge fan of this app, it saves me a lot of time entering data. I run workshops where participants write their ideas, etc. on post it notes, and it is a huge time saver to ‘speak’ the info into Dragon. The transcription is quite accurate- and I am finding more uses for it daily. I recently connected the app with Evernote, and that works well so far (a couple bumps setting it up, but it works!)
  • Can’t get the subscription to work!!!

    By Bad Kitty
    I have had nothing but problems with this app...I can’t get it to work, and it tells me that the subscription I PAID for has an invalid order number. There is absolutely NO SUPPORT, which is appalling for an app that costs $15 a month. I sent them a note a week ago, and so far I’ve had no response. I can’t find alternate apps that work as well as this, but so far I’m having no luck getting it even installed. Now I have two subscriptions, one through their site and one through the App Store, and neither one works. BEWARE! They take your money and offer NO SUPPORT.
  • Will never know

    By neospinozan
    The program could never activate my subscription despite clearly showing it in the program’s settings. Given there is no apparent live support for the program I canceled the subscription and removed the program. I can get 80% of what I need for free with the native iOS voice transcription in Google Docs, and that will do.
  • Frustrating experience

    By TDfrustrated
    I installed the app and tried to buy a subscription. Told me account existed. Tried another address. Told me “Could not connect to Apple store”. Tried to restore subscription: “Unable to communicate” error. Tried to reset password: Technical error on Nuance website. How this company makes money is beyond me.
  • Paid $40, received no product

    By xRastaban
    If I could give the app zero stars I would. I ordered a 3 mo. Subscription a week ago for $40 and I still don’t have any access to the app. When I try to sign in, it says I don’t have a license. I check my order number and it’s been active since a week ago. I wrote customer service and they didn’t even read my email, sent me advice that was completely useless then ignored me. My service still isn’t active, so I paid for nothing.
  • READ THIS - The app is glitchy

    By Ramrod2
    You will have problems with the application stating your subscription retrieval failed, even though you are properly logged into iTunes and have a valid subscription in effect. As of the date of this review, there are still a lot of problems with this application that frustrate the user.

    By LLMMD
    This is ABANDONWARE. Do not buy. If when this app opened, it did nothing but show a looping GIF of someone giving me the finger, it would be better than it is now. For almost 3 years I enjoyed paying $15/month for the subscription. But since Nuance announced in October that they have given up support for Mac products, this app has been plagued with bugs, and the customer support is non-existent. It doesn't work now, giving error message "CANNOT RECOVER SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION" followed by a URL link to iTunes which shows my Dragon Anywhere subscription is ACTIVE and AUTO-RENEWING. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I logged in and logged out of iTunes. Nothing fixed the problem. I called Nuance customer support. They did no trouble-shooting with me. Their first (and only) answer was to tell me that I should call Apple for support. I wasted 2 hours of my life trying to resuscitate the corpse of their product. I would have preferred it if they had just told me up front that is was dead.
  • Subscription issues just started

    By Broncoboy
    Talked to Dragon - they said talk to Apple - they said talk to Dragon - they said delete it from apple subscription and pay for it on nuance web site - Yet that doesn’t work either - purchased it on Nuance online - but app still wants to sync with Itunes and can’t
  • The app was fine and now has subscription issues and there appears to be no support

    By Pat D. J.
    I have wasted the last 3 hours trying to reinstall this and there appears to be no easy answer. It was a good app but now doesn’t work. $150 this shouldn't happen!
  • Transcribes decently but terrible login authentication

    By malikjfernando
    Kicks user out regularly even though password correct and cannot log back in says wrong email and password. Even when it’s the Apple ID and Apple password. Shame they can’t fix this. Paid $150 for a year now I can’t log in.
  • Does not work with new iPad pros

    By Gilden1
    I have both the new 12.9 and 11 inch iPad Pro, and this application does not work. However it works fine on the iPhone max. I wish the developer would hurry up and repair the problem with the iPad pros
  • Disappointed in price

    By Rad-Ron
    $14 a month is too much. I purchased the software and it was so hard to get a subscription started. I was reading other comments and I was not the only one. Too bad I use the other version on my PC and I was happy with it
  • Inconsistent dictation accuracy

    By ccjernigan
    I have been using Dragon products since 2005. I also was the system architect at a large tech company for an AI speech system around 2014-2016. So I have a a bit of familiarity with speech recognition technology. On my iPhone XS, the dictation vastly exceeds Apple’s built-in dictation and I really appreciate the ability to edit dictation by voice. If this quality carried over to my iPad, I would rate the app five stars. On my 11 inch iPad Pro, however, this app is basically nonfunctional. It seems like the voice activity detection isn’t working correctly, as it cuts off the beginning and end of speech, while also having accuracy issues in the middle of the utterance. If I hold my iPad perpendicular to my mouth so that I’m speaking into the top of the device, (where two of the microphones are), that seems to help a little bit. Since Nuance seems to have no reasonable way to contact them for support (their website says they charge users $19.95 to report bugs by phone), I am writing this one star review. I hope this review gets someone’s attention, so that this bug can be addressed.
  • Requires a paid subscription

    By Henry Anderson
    After a short 7-day trial period, you must pay to use the app.
  • Needs a DragonAnywhere Keyboard

    By ianmccl
    The core of this product is the best dictation software available on the market. But I am amazed that they have not yet found a way to integrate the app into the keyboard to allow dictation in the Mail app, for instance. That is the only drawback in my opinion, but it is a BIG one.
  • Need more tutorials.

    By Merlin 777
    Great product. Love it.
  • Beware Dragon Amywhere no longer works with I-pad once with the new operating system.

    By 32853mjt
    Beware Dragon Amywhere no longer works with I-pad once with the new operating system. I tried it on 2 separate I-pads with no luck! It still works on I-Phone running the latest IOS but not I-Pad.
  • IPad Pro + Philips speechmike premium Dictaphone (via USB-C)

    By Ssb012
    I have been pleasantly surprised with how this application works on the iPad Pro (2018). I have been able to plug in a Phillips SpeechMike (LF H3500) using an adapter into the USB port. Pressing the in app icon to activate dictation activates the Phillips microphone. This greatly improves the accuracy and ease of dictation on the iPad. I have been able to program some of the buttons on the microphone to do some simple keyboard shortcuts such as selecting recently dictated text. Unfortunately, there are no keyboard shortcuts built into the app. I would encourage the developers to strongly consider adding keyboard shortcuts, including the ability to toggle the microphone by keyboard, as this would allow for these commands to be mapped to a microphone plugged into the USB port. This would be a huge productivity booster. I have not extensively evaluated the Phillips Speech Mike, but have found it to be reasonably reliable. I programmed keyboard shortcuts using the Phillips application and by setting the microphone into the "keyboard mode." Dictation accuracy has been superb in my limited testing. Great potential!
  • Paid for subscription. Says subscription expired.

    By Brad Isaac
    Bought a three month subscription today. For error reported my subscription had expired. Tried logging out and back in, but their login system is broken. I have reset my password no less than five times today and still it gives a login error every time. Very frustrating app done the wrong way.
  • Used it before, but not working well now

    By Crisses
    I've used Dragon since 1994 on and off. I had Dragon Anywhere last year and it was working well. I just reupped for a month and immediately am having problems where I speak and it stops mid-sentence, it doesn't parse “period” and it is not keeping up with my steady pace of speaking that Dragon has worked with for over 2 decades. I’m pretty sure it's not me. Native New Yorker using the apple headset on both iPad Pro and iPhone S.E. something is up with the software. If I have to keep repeating myself, I may as well get my money back.
  • Love this App except...

    By Boesh
    I love this app in so many ways. It is easy to use, carries all of the powerful ability that much of the desktop version does, and yet there is one thing that really hurts it in my opinion...the price. I hate that this is a subscription rather than an upfront and outright purchase. I would probably be ok with it if the cost was $5/mo but $15/mo is crazy high. Do you get what you pay for with this app? I think so. If your company or business will cover the subscription, don’t think twice and get it. If you’re an everyday Joe looking for the ability to dictate on your phone without bells and whistles...definitely better options out there.