Here’s my third video (quick reviews) of VoxEnable helping MindManager and Dragon Naturally Speaking work together. I also quoted a press release on the two programs below. I’ve got 2 more of these quick video reviews on VoxEnable to share here, before I’ll spend a couple weeks working more closely with the program to see just how much I can get out of it and whether I can make it part of my must have list of tools. At first glance, I do think that it has this potential so far, but it takes time to change the culture of what you do and how you do it. So time will tell more soon.
Release date: December 10, 2008
Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10® brings a voice-activated dimension to Mindjet’s MindManager® 8 helping individuals to save time, conquer information overload, and be more effective.
London UK, 10th December 08, Mindjet, the leading provider of applications for mind mapping and interactive visual collaboration and Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced the release of the breakthrough productivity application, VoxEnable(TM) that delivers ‘hands-free’ mind-mapping to the desktop.
In an innovative collaboration Mindjet’s MindManager 8, the market-leading mind-mapping tool, has been combined with Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10®, the world’s best-selling speech recognition software, to bring a new voice-activated dimension to mind-mapping, liberating individuals and helping them save time, conquer information overload, and be more effective.
"Mindjet and Nuance are recognised software innovators in their respective markets so by bringing the two technologies together with our VoxEnable(TM) application we have created a powerful productivity tool that is now completely voice-enabled," said Ian Bourne, of Citnexus, the partner that developed VoxEnable. "MindManager is used by more than 1.5 million people today including professionals, educators and home users for brainstorming, developing plans, creating presentations, and accomplishing a limitless number of other tasks. By enabling all your commands through Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 users can capture, organise, and communicate information without having to type it using a PC keyboard."
The Dragon voice-enablement engine delivers what matters most in speech-recognition software – 99% levels of accuracy at three times the speed of most typists and unrivalled ease of use. To begin building a mind-map a user issues the instruction ‘new topic’ or ‘start brainstorm’ then the software tool starts building the map based on the voice-commands. Over 150 voice-enabled functions have been incorporated into this release and users can transcribe and create MindManager 8 visualisations which can be manipulated, scrolled, scaled, zoomed, printed and exported by voice. Text can be dictated directly into topics with formatting, editing and search capabilities.
"Speech technology with mind-mapping is going to be a potent productivity combination. Imagine never having to scribe your thoughts and ideas down again but instead ‘energise’ the way ‘brainstorms’ or planning meetings are conducted, said Rob Furnivall of Mindjet UK "Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10’s near-perfect accuracy and easy-to-use interface feeds into the Mindjet’s feature-rich MindManager 8 visualisation tool to deliver a unique experience that helps you manage ideas and information more smartly."
MindManager 8 is the latest incarnation of the award-winning productivity tool that allows you to map your ideas and information visually, starting with a central topic surrounded by subtopics arranged on lines, or "branches." The map is a visual diagram that imitates the creator’s thoughts, with the interactive benefits of embedded data, live hyperlinks, collaboration capabilities, and much more.
MindManager is an indispensable fifth productivity application, along with the word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and e-mail. MindManager 8 integrates and augments with all of these applications, so you can capture, organise, and act upon limitless ideas, data and knowledge without ever leaving your mind map.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred gives businesses and advanced PC users the power to create documents, reports and emails three times faster than most people type through voice commands. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 allows users to surf the Web or dictate and edit in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect and most other Windows-based applications. Commands can be dictated into a handheld device when away from a PC or using a Bluetooth microphone. A high-quality headset is included. Pricing and Availability Prices start at £129. More information on the various versions of both MindManager and Dragon software, plus special pricing for education and charity can be found on the Citnexus website www.citnexus.co.uk.
About Mindjet Mindjet (www.mindjet.com) is the leading provider of applications for mind mapping and interactive visual collaboration. Its award-winning products are revolutionising the way people engage with information, ideas and each other. More than 1.5 million people (including executives, managers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, strategic consultants, business analysts and administrators in nearly every industry) use Mindjet MindManager to save significant amounts of time, conquer information overload, and become more productive. Companies and individuals around the world use Mindjet’s powerful built-in collaboration capabilities to build strategic plans, run effective meetings, hold insightful brainstorming sessions, manage projects and succeed with almost any business or personal productivity challenge. Mindjet’s products are available for immediate trial or purchase at www.mindjet.com/products/trials. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco and has more than 200 employees in the U.S.,
Europe and Asia
Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon and NaturallySpeaking are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
About Citnexus Citnexus is a software reseller and developer. Citnexus has developed the VoxEnable(TM) application that provides over 150 functions through a seamless interface between Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 and Mindjet MindManager 8
VoxEnable is a trademark of Citnexus Trading Limited. www.citnexus.co.uk