Dragon NaturallySpeaking

  • Gary QuigleyI'm Gary Quigley, otherwise known as Quiggles.

    I've "worked with computers" since my early 20s. I started in IT programming ruggedised mobile computers in the 90s, so you could say I was an early app developer! From there I moved through systems analysis, project management, post sales implementations and nowadays I work primarily in a pre-sales technical and management role with a nod to product development.

    Currently I work as a Solutions Consultant/Technical Pre-Sales Manager for Nuance Communications, (a role that is sometimes known as a Sales Engineer). This job means that I work alongside a sales team as a product and solutions expert, assisting in the technical side of closing their business. The products that I look after include a number of imaging products, but the product with which I do the most work is Dragon NaturallySpeaking and its Mac equivalent Dragon Dictate. I help the sales team communicate the productivity capabilities of speech recognition software, but we also understand that it is a product that is a boon for those with various assistive needs including RSI, dyslexia amongst other issues.

    My role also means that I interact with the product development team, so I have a little sway with creating future versions of the product. Naturally, there will be blogs I create on this website that talk about how to use speech recognition more effectively, so bear with me on these insights into the "day job"!

    At home I'm the proud father of 2 and equally proud husband of artist Jo Quigley, (www.quigleyarts.co.uk).

    I have project managed the build of an extension to my house and participated in a huge amount of the building work myself. This wasn't a small job, as we added over 100m2 to the floor area of the house.

    I have a keen interest in all kinds of technology, I create websites for others, and really enjoy motorsport, particularly Formula 1 and the British Touring Car Championship.

    I'll add more to this page, as and when I can think of it!

  • Ever wanted to add extra dictation sources to your copy of Dragon? Well here's how!

  • Here's a quick way of creating a macro in Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional that will allow you to navigate a word document quickly.

    You will probably have to view this fullscreen unless you have fantastic eyes!

  • Have been released!

    Why is this of any consequence to anyone? Because they are both very cool products, and I am the UK technical manager…!

  • Part of the day job is to offer pre-sales consultancy on a product called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. 

    This is speech recognition software and as such allows you you to write emails, documents by speaking through a headset to your computer.  You can also control the Windows interface just by voice - so you can open windows, close windows, minimise, mouse left click, right click etc, and also do natural language command web searches.

  • Today Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 13 was released!

    If you want to see it in action, go and take a look at the videos on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRFp5KqXtQ6yJRx8esYuJNuLunQtprO8a.

    A few of the main new features are:-

    • Brand new interface
    • 15% faster than Dragon 12
    • Enhanced voice commands and full text control in webmail like Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo! Mail in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
    • Use the inbuilt microphone on your laptop as an input source.
  • Ever wanted to affect the future feature set of a product - here's your chance!

    Quoted from http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/contact/feature-request.asp:

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