Best Windows 8 Apps
8 December 2014
After hitting "tap to record", app would close within 2 seconds and take me back to my start screen. Crashed every single time.
30 October 2014
Great product for small notes very usefull
16 May 2014
I've used the full-blown version of Dragon Dictation before, so I had high hopes for this Notes app. But it's useless to me for a couple of reasons:
1) You cannot see the dictated text as you speak. All you see while you're talking is the Dragon Notes icon. Then, when you're done, you click or tap to "Process" the dictation. When that's done - and it takes a while even for a brief note - you get to see the text.
2} The app takes a long time to start up. When I need to dictate a note, I need to do it now. I suppose if you left the app running in the background this would not be an issue.
Advice: Don't pay your money until you've used the trial version.
23 March 2014
30 second notes is all they let you record, the app is misleading if you need some note that is 30 seconds long then pay these people 20 dollars
18 March 2014
I downloaded this for my son who is disabled to help with his homework. It would not write the correct words that he was saying and caused sever frustration. I wish it worked better because he has issues writing.
13 March 2014
I am not enthralled with this program as much as I used to be. There is no way to see what I am saying without first processing it. It is still nonetheless a useful product if you have small amounts of work to do.
31 December 2013
perfect dictation! a guitar, two kids and a tv blaring and perfect dictation without a microphone... very impressive.
26 December 2013
I installed this $19.99 app and when I try to open it it just freezes and wont go any further. I have the new updated windows 8. Could that be the problem. I hope they get it fixed soon. Any solutions????
23 December 2013
Love this technology! Cant wait to use this with emails, word documents, etc!
This program will only work while on the internet. I needed it to work all the time like dragon naturally speaking. I don't want to be on the net, I feel ripped off here.
17 December 2013
It worked without a problem in my 8.1 device
13 December 2013
Great app. Worked as expected. Great for adding quick notes onto my surface
I tried this out of the box and it worked flawlessly. I've used several recording apps. This is the best one so far. In fact, I'm using it to write this review. Issues mentioned in reviews of previous releases seem to have been fixed, I had none of these problems. This is the most expensive app I've ever bought but the productivity benefits are clear. If you can integrated it into your workflow, the time saved is more than worth it.
Recently downloaded the latest update on my Windows 8.1 laptop. The app works great - captured and processed a fairly complex multi-person discussion well. What I like the most is being able to copy & paste the text in to OneNote to keep with related notes.
11 December 2013
great app and funny commercials
30 November 2013
Pleased with this app on Windows 8!
22 November 2013
Using this to take notes while I study.
The latest updated solved all of my issues with 8.1 and crashing during record. In fact, I recorded this review. It is working perfectly now.
5 November 2013
Would have given it no stars but you have to give it a minimum of one. The Dragon Notes force closes every time you hit record thus rendering it completely useless.
I was not going to pay attention to the latest single star reviews as I have had experience with the Dragon software in the past. I should have listened to the 1 star reviews, they were accurate in my case.
I installed the software, then started my Dragon notes...... screen indicated recording and poof it disappeared. So I restarted my surface RT and tried again same result. I have not given up hope as the previous reviews were solid for the software and I have had previous good experience with the Dragon software. Please fix this issue I would buy the software in a minute if you did.
2 November 2013
I want to try this software out, but it won't load...crashes immediately with combase.dll. If this app does not work within the 29 days I, and I think most customers, cannot see paying money for this app.
1 November 2013
Crashes immediately upon launch using a Surface Pro and Windows 8.1. Not ready for primetime, sorry!
31 October 2013
Useless..... It loads, but immediately closes when you 'tap to record'.
Crashes even before recording
Unable to use this application
29 October 2013
Just bought a Pro 2 ... one of the first apps I paid for.... Haven't been able to use it... just crashes when I hit record.
27 October 2013
After reading some of the reviews, I decided to try before I buy. Like many others, it simply crashes under Windows 8.1 when I press record.
Downloaded the Free 30 day Trial and guess what?!?! Doesn't work for 8.1!!! okay... no biggie, I will wait until it works with 8.1... well guess what? MY FREE TRIAL IS ALREADY RUNNING OUT OF DAYS! its taking days off my free trial even though I can't use it because it doesn't run on windows 8.1!!!!!!!!!!! SO now, when it comes out for Windows 8.1, I won't be able to do the free trial. I was hoping to use this software for college, but now I'm not going to pay 20.00 for it without the opportunity to try it out first. But now, I won't be able to try it.
26 October 2013
I tried to download app and run in windows 8.1 and it immediately crashes.
25 October 2013
good simple to use app