Next year there will be another update to the Mac operating system, probably. Every time this comes around there’s the possibility of the connection between the operating system and DragonDictate breaking. I will most certainly want to have the latest operating system, but what will I do for dictation? I might want to have the operating system that has just become available, but I might decide to stay with Mac OS Catalina. It depends upon the new things becoming available in the new operating system. Would it be worth having a new OS and abandoning the use of DragonDictate. Or if the update is worth having and worth me spending the amount of money necessary to keep on using DragonDictate.
The only option available will be to get software to run a virtual machine. That will most likely be Parallels. I will also need to buy a new version of DragonDictate, I’ll need the one that works with Windows and I probably won’t get an upgrade price. The only way to get it a little cheaper will be to buy an older version of DragonDictate. Older versions are sometimes available via Amazon.
The advantage of the Windows version of DragonDictate is how it works as a transcription dictation software. This means I could record my audio while doing something else. I can do this with the Mac version, but the Windows version does a much better job of it. I prefer to be in front of the iMac and see the words come up on the screen in front of me as I’m speaking. It just seems to work better for the thinking processes of getting the words out of my head and onto the page. So transcription features don’t make a lot of difference to me, but they could for you.