I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m not big on dictation. I tried it for Windows back in 1996 and it sucked. In 2011, I tried it again with Siri, and I while it sucked significantly less, it still kind of sucks. I know my success with voice-based computing has a lot to do with how quickly I speak. When I slow down enough to make use of a program like Dragon Dictation, for example, my brain gets a charley horse. It’s just not for me.
That said, Dragon Dictation is the solution a lot of people turn to on a daily basis when they have a yen to generate text on their iPad with a minimal amount of tapping and swiping. To that end, I’ve put together a short list of tips to help users optimize their experience with Dragon Dication. You can find it here.