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We will be using this to record dictation in the field. We like many features of Express Dictate by NCH – particularly the fact that it prompts for user-defined tags and can use those tags to name the files. These files will be stored as WAV/MP3.

The end users are not incredibly computer savvy, so the ideal solution would allow for as little end user input as possible. Programs as complex as Audacity are a no go. Basically, the user clicks the "New" button, it prompts them for relevant information, then names the recording based on that input information.

The only reason we are not going with the NCH software is because it is a per-user license as opposed to a per installation license. With 15 locations and 50 end-users , that is not doable.

Thanks for any input!

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You can try using Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It's pretty basic and easy to use.

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I originally misunderstood the question and thought he was asking about speech recognition software, but he's asking specifically about software to do the audio recordings. Dragon Professional can save your dictations along with the text files, but it costs $599 (not sure if that's per user or per installation). The less expensive versions of Dragon Naturally Speaking will not record the audio, according to Nuance customer support. –  rob Jun 27 '11 at 22:51
Thanks, both of you, for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it. –  Neil Jun 28 '11 at 15:19
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