Dragon NaturallySpeaking (also known as Dragon for PC, or DNS) is a speech recognition software package developed by Dragon Systems of Newton, Massachusetts, which merged with Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products and was later acquired by Nuance Communications, formerly known as ScanSoft. It runs on Windows personal computers. Version 15 (Professional Individual and Legal Individual),which supports 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 78 and Windows 10, was released in August 2016.The macOS version is called Dragon Professional Individual for Mac, version 6 or Dragon for Mac.

NaturallySpeaking uses a minimal user interface. As an example, dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken (though there is an option to suppress this display to increase speed), and when the speaker pauses, the program transcribes the words into the active window at the location of the cursor (Dragon does not support dictating to background windows). The software has three primary areas of functionality: voice recognition in dictation with speech transcribed as written text, recognition of spoken commands, and text-to-speech: speaking text content of a document. Voice profiles can be accessed by different computers in a networked environment, although the audio hardware and configuration must be identical to those of the machine generating the configuration. The Professional version allows creation of custom commands to control programs or functions not built into NaturallySpeaking.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Version Release date Editions Operating Systems Supported
1.0 June 1997 Personal Windows 95, NT 4.0.
2.0 November 1997 Standard, Preferred, Deluxe Windows 95, NT 4.0
3.0 October 1998 Point & Speak, Standard, Preferred, Professional (with optional Legal and Medical add-on products) Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0.
4.0 August 4, 1999 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical, Mobile Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 SP3+.
5.0 August 2000 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0 SP6+, 2000.
6.0 November 15, 2001 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical
7.0 March 2003 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical Windows 98SE, Me, NT4 SP6+, 2000, XP.
8.0 November 2004 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical Windows Me (Only Standard and Preferred editions), Windows 2000 SP4+, Windows XP SP1+.
9.0 July 2006 Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical, SDK client, SDK server, Windows 2000 SP4+, XP SP1+.
9.5 January 2007 Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical, SDK client, SDK server Windows 2000 SP4+, XP SP1+, Vista (32-bit).
10.0 August 7, 2008 Essentials, Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical Windows 2000 SP4+, XP SP2+ (32-bit), Vista (32-bit). Server 2003.
10.1 March 2009 Standard, Preferred, Professional, Legal, Medical Windows 2000 SP4+, XP SP2+ (32-bit), Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2003.
11.0 August 2010 Home, Premium, Professional, Legal Windows XP SP2+ (32-bit), Vista SP1+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2003, 2008.
11.0 2011 SDK client (DSC), SDK server (DSS) Windows XP SP2+ (32-bit only), Vista SP1+ (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 and 2008, SP1, SP2 and R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
11.5 June 2011 Home, Premium, Professional, Legal Windows XP SP2+ (32-bit), Vista SP1+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2003, 2008.
11.0 August 2011 Medical (Dragon Medical Practice Edition) Windows XP SP2+ (32-bit), Vista SP1+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2003, 2008.
12.0 October 2012 Home, Premium, Professional, Legal Windows XP SP3+ (32-bit), Vista SP2+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012.
12.5 February 2013 Home, Premium, Professional, Legal Windows XP SP3+ (32-bit), Vista SP2+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012.
12 June 2013 Medical (Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2) Windows XP SP3+ (32-bit), Vista SP2+ (32-bit and 64-bit), 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012.
13 August 2014 Home, Premium, Professional, and Legal. 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8.1 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012. Mac OS X 10.6+ (Intel Processor)
13 September 2015 Medical (UK, French, German) (Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3) 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8.1 (32 and 64-bit), 10 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012. Mac OS X 10.6+ (Intel Processor)
14 September 2015 Professional (individual, and Group) 7 (32 and 64-bit), 8.1 (32 and 64-bit), 10 (32 and 64-bit). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012. Mac OS X 10.6+ (Intel Processor). Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012.
15 August 16, 2016 Dragon Professional Individual; Dragon Legal Individual; Dragon Professional Individual for Mac (version 6)
15 May 1, 2017 Dragon Professional Group (Languages: English US and German only)
15 January 22, 2018 Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 (Languages: English US)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is available in the following languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese (aka “Dragon Speech 11” in Japan).