Nuance Communications on Friday released version 2.0 of its popular Dragon Dictation app for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, adding the ability to send dictated messages to social-networking services.
The app, which provides voice-to-text transcription using Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, originally allowed users to send their recorded snippets to Mail, SMS, or to iOS's system-wide clipboard for pasting somewhere else.
With version 2, Dragon Dictation has added Facebook and Twitter to that list, allowing you to send a tweet or status update on the go (though for common sense reasons, we do not recommend using this feature while driving a moving vehicle). In addition, SMS messages are now pasted directly into the iPhone client, and dictated text is now auto-saved if interrupted by a phone call.
Also new to the app is a "Languages" menu; currently, only American and UK English are available, but the company plans to roll out more languages in the coming months, beginning with German.
Dragon Dictation is a universal app available for free on the App Store for iOS devices running 3.1 or later.