Dragon Go! for the iPhone (and iPod Touch) is a superb voice control app that lets you qucikly search for just about anything via voice. It’s a bit like Siri (which is also powered by Nuance) but it feels much faster and broader in its scope to me. Just the listing of sources it will […]
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Best Free iPhone App of the Week: Dragon Go!

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Dragon Go! for the iPhone (and iPod Touch) is a superb voice control app that lets you qucikly search for just about anything via voice. It’s a bit like Siri (which is also powered by Nuance) but it feels much faster and broader in its scope to me.

Just the listing of sources it will show you instant results from is impressive in its own right, and includes: Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Yelp, CNN and other major news outlets, and more.

The range of things you can say to get back excellent, spot-on relevant results is hugely impressive as well.  You can use it to search for apps, books, nearby businesses (with a single tap to call on the results list) events, maps and directions, movies, music, news, photos, restaurants, people on social networks, and more.

Results are extremely intelligent and tend to nearly always get it right in terms of focusing on the most relevant sources in the page it shows you – and you can always swipe across to others as well of course.

One of the best things about the app is that it is just spectacularly good at getting what you say exactly right. I’ve tested it out with background music playing right near me at a sort of medium level, and still had near perfect results, for searches like:

‘tennis in Austin’

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Labrador rescue …

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Adele live in Austin …

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And many others.

It’s an app you will quickly want in your dock or on your first home screen.

The app does have some requirements, which are worth noting:

1. Dragon Go! requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).
2. Dragon Go! requires iOS 4 or later.
3. Dragon Go! works on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and on third and fourth generation iPod Touch (external microphone required).

Here’s an App Store link for Dragon Go!.

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