Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 now has transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files. Dragon Dictate is a well-known tool for converting speech to text. With new support for pre-recorded audio files, the software can "transcribe from any pre-recorded single-speaker audio file," according to Nuance. "This new transcription capability is fast, accurate and easy. And perfect for writers, creative professionals, students, educators, field workers, business executives — any user — who needs to access content from various audio files, such as podcasts, and other distinct formats of single speakers. For instance, teaching assistants and students can record lectures at close range and turn them into text, and field workers can now transcribe recordings of their interviews directly from their digital recorder or smartphone."
Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 is available now for OS X 10.8 or later. It retails for $199.99 for a single license, but volume licensing terms are also available.