Dragon Search – iPhone App of the Week
Dragon Search is the Fast, Accurate and Smart way to search online content on your iPhone using your voice.
Simply speak your search queries and get simultaneous results from a variety of top websites and content sources including:
- Google or Yahoo! depending on your default settings
- Twitter Search
The innovative Dragon Search Carousel allows you to quickly access results from multiple sources, and is a one-stop shop for all of your search needs, even when your hands are busy.
Dragon Search currently supports U.K. English, U.S. English and German. French, Italian and Spanish support will be added later this year.
This week’s App is Dragon Search
I have written before about Dragon Dictation an App that allows you to dictate and have your speech converted into text.
This search app is from the same stable and at a simple level allows you to speak your search terms and search multiple sites with a single term.
As well as searching Google…
…it also searches Wikipedia…
I’ve had this App for a while now, but it has only been recently made available in the UK iTunes Store. The version I was using only (really) responded to US English, this recently released version now supports UK English, so I no longer need to use a “fake” American accent!
Where I think this app is useful is if you don’t need to know how to spell something, but do want to search for it.
The downside of this app is that it is an app. On my Google Nexus One has speech search built into the operating system and available from the front page.