Dragon Express Brings Nuance Speech Recognition to the Mac App Store

Nuance has just released a new Dragon Dictation product for the Mac. It arrived in the Mac App Store under the name of Dragon Express and has been launched with an introduction price tag of $49.

Dragon Express is a cut down version of the full Dragon Dictation product and lets you do things like search spotlight, search the web, copy something to the clipboard or send an email to name a few options.

“Dragon Express is a great app for those who are new to speech recognition or who are looking for an easy-to-use dictation tool that allows them to use their voice instead of typing,” said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon, Nuance. “For those looking for a more full-featured speech recognition program, we recommend Dragon Dictate, which provides the full capabilities of advanced speech recognition technology.”

The speech recognition engine used is the same as Siri found in the iPhone 4S. What we don’t know at the moment is if Apple [AAPL] will be bringing Siri to the Mac. It is likely that when it comes out of Beta that it will move on to other devices which could include the desktop and Apple TV in the future.

The differences between the two versions (Dragon Express and Dragon Dictate) can be found in the comparison chart below:

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