With Dragon for Mac being discontinued, we have been looking into using the built-in Mac dictation feature as an alternative. So what’s the difference?
On Apple’s latest operating system, Mojave, there are a few missing features compared to Dragon, such as the ability to correct your dictated text if the computer has misheard you, and the ability to control the computer, like opening a particular app. But announced yesterday at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC19), the next version of MacOS – Catalina – due for release in Autumn 2019, will have Voice Control which enables you to fully control your Mac with your voice.
See Apple’s official announcement (look for the Accessibility section) and video below:
At Claro Software, we know the importance of dictation for our users, so in ClaroRead Mac 7 we added a Dictate button to enable users to activate this feature with the click of a button.
It’s great that Apple have invested in this area of accessibility and we can’t wait to see what further improvements for our users come next!
- Apple support article about dictation on Mojave (and what it can do now)
- Apple’s Catalina announcement
- Apple’s Voice Control video on YouTube