Dragon Anywhere

Dragon Anywhere

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2015-12-03
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.48 MB
  • Developer: Nuance Communications
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 459


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



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Worthless on iPad.

    By timsmit
    Just bought new IPad Pro system 12. This doesn’t work at all. I went back to old iPad Pro. It doesn’t work there either. Tried it on iphone. It worked there. I wanted it for the iPad, tho.
  • I love it!

    By husker fan 2005
    I experience quadriplegia and dragon is a lifesaver for me. Typing a text with your tongue is not sanitary, and everyone around you gets uncomfortable real quick. While it is not perfect, it is by far superior to the capability available on the iPhone. I do wish you could bring back deleted items to avoid having to dictate them all over again. Still though, I love it.
  • The biggest App Store scam

    By TaterFTL
    $149 for a subscription. Every time It makes you restore purchases. Then you can’t log in as it asks for a user name and password you’ve never had. There is no recover password feature. Or username. In 6 months it has worked twice. Also. Despite assurances to the contrary it does not in fact link to my Dragon desktop for Mac 6.0. There’s no way to get them to link meaning I wasted $149 for an app that takes 15 minutes to figure out you can’t open, at which point you might as well type thing to begin with and I still can’t access the app. Nuance customer service is a joke. They don’t listen and repeat the same unrelated thing over and over and never provide an answer. From the bottom my heart I can tell you that you will never feel quite as ripped off as you have after spending $149 for this joke of an app that doesn’t work because you can’t login. I’ve tried every possible help solution nothing works. Quite frankly both Apple and Nuance should be ashamed for keeping us on the App Store when it is impossible to access and simply drain on your bank account for no discernible reason with no benefit.
  • Unfair subscription and very hard to cancel

    By M41th1l1
    The app did terrible job of transcription so I stopped using it in the free trial but they kept on charging me 15$ s month for nothing. When I found out, the cancellation of subscription was very tricky as I had go through enough reading to find out it is through Apple subscription. Money down the drain! So sorry to give this a try.
  • Feature request: read my text back to me.

    By TashiStation
    Does exactly what I need but wish it could read my text back to me as well.
  • Subscription problems

    By Apgar
    This application is simply not worth your time. I downloaded the app charged me the subscription fee and then does not work as it asks for the e-mail the account was registered. There is no way to retrieve that email. The support site is not existent and apple can not help you. Stay away
  • Old compatibility specs in iTunes ... Frustrating !

    By It works as described!
    Spent an hour trying to download app only to realize the specs listed in App Store are not aligned with ones on their website. Frustrating! What's listed on their website. 3.5+ (iPad 5+, iPhone 5+ or iPad Mini 1+) phones and tablets – Active Wi-Fi or cellular connection
  • Not fluid

    By Kenoto
    The app constantly just stops recording what I am dictating and doesn’t do anything. I constantly have to turn the microphone off and then turn it back on within the app for it to start re-recording what I am saying. Every time it auto saves it disrupts the dictation and skips sections of what was said. Not worth the money.
  • Slightly disappointed

    By Dragon-In-Trainibg
    I have to admit, I’m not the fastest typist in the world hence, I look for any support that I can get for documentation which led me to trialing the dragon anywhere app. I have been underwhelmed by its accuracy compared with its sister product - the medical dragon dictate software (which I love!). Mind you, I’ve been using the dragon anywhere for non-clinical dictations however, in comparison to medical dragon, dragon anywhere’s “out of the box” accuracy is sadly lacking resulting in me spending an inordinate amount of time making corrections and training. Still not giving up, will keep trying...

    By Marrery Golant.
    Given the terrible accuracy of Siri, it is key that you make this app data directly export to text messages. More and more communication is done by text messages, and dictating to messages in iOS is terrible.
  • Can’t use if subscribe in app

    By heyymeredith
    The free trial seemed great. I paid for the one year subscription and cannot get into it. I’ve spoken to three people in customer support and am now being told to wait 24-48 hours for an email. I bought the product lady month because I want to use it when I need it, not 48-72 hours later. Unimpressed with the service.
  • Easy and helpful

    By BENJAMINdibs
    Yup it’s easy and helpful 😀😀😃😃😃😍😍😂😃😅😗
  • Free trail

    By mousienana
    I got the free trail and loved the app but the monthly subscription of $14 is going to cost $168 a year. Now that’s ridiculous and you don’t even own it. I’ll pass.
  • Overrated

    By Don’t Like Inferior Products
    Lots of buzz, and not all that. Customer service is terrible.
  • Does not live up to Dragons other Products

    By dann'l
    Dragon make some excellent products. However this is not one of them. If it was a one time purchase it may be worth it but for the monthly subscription required to use this product it is definitely not worth it. It is very very poor at transcription. It does not recognize words which you have trained it to recognize or have added two it’s a vocabulary. It is not intuitive when it comes to adjusting words to fit the structure of the sentence. For example the words knot or not or the words to, too and two. You also have to speak very slowly for it to understand you. The Dictation that is available on your iPhone for free is much better. Even when transcribing medical terminology it is better than this Dragon app. This coming from a native English speaker.
  • Formatting and training commands are non-functional

    By Primrose Pathfinder
    When I say “new line,” 60% of the time it writes “line” (not even “new line” instead of creating a new line. If you use the command “train that” it just writes out the words “train that” instead of learning how to correct its mistakes. Beyond frustrating and not nearly as useful as the desktop software.