If you are serious about your speech productivity then SP 5.6 Pro is the right choice for you. Functionality of the Dictation Boxes has been greatly enhanced and two new versions were added.
Quick Store now works in all browsers and Application Activation has become much more powerful. Of course SP 5.6 Pro also includes Chrome Search and Speaker.
A very powerful tool has been added to the package. With Hotkeys for Dragon 2.0 you can assign 72 Dragon voice commands and launch them all with a Hotkey!
But wait there's more. What about a fast, feature-rich, assistive alternative to DragonPad? SP Ergonomic Text Editor is here!
Dragon & VC Restart now also offers support for KnowBrainer and SpeechStart+. Quickly relaunch them all, with a Hotkey!
The Pro Dictation Boxes can quickly be maximized and minimized. Most Boxes support custom resizing as well.
Swiftly place them in any corner of the screen with convenient voice commands. Or manually place them at a pixel precise location of your preference.
Size and location will be remembered next time you launch the box. This is a global setting which will reliably persist after reboot.
Completely hide the Dictation Box (with its contents) and bring it back with just one voice command. The perfect privacy solution if you're temporarily away from your computer.
Visibility and accessibility are core features of SP Pro. Several boxes have one click text resize/color options and built-in high contrast, compact and transparent modes.
The dedicated High Contrast Dictation Box has convenient text zoom and color commands.
Users with eyesight problems will welcome the Visual Impaired Mode which renders very large, razor-sharp font.
Translucent Dictation Box has eight levels of pseudo-transparency. Transparent Dictation Box has true transparency (allowing all light to come through). Resulting in a crystal-clear view on the underlying target application.
Apart from the Default Dictation Box you get Advanced, Large, Log, Translucent, Transparent, TTS, Non-Clipboard, Tiny, Top Left and Hotkey controlled Push & Talk Dictation Box versions.
Transfer all text in the box or only the text that you have selected. Optional TRANSPORT feature instantly reopens the box after transfer, keeping the Dictation Box "virtually open".
You can transfer directly to supported applications like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Word, Outlook, Thunderbird when they are minimized or don't have focus ("virtual locking"). This is great if you work with multiple programs or decide to transfer your dictation to another application.
You can store a total amount of 72 Dragon voice commands (both built in and custom Dragon commands) that can then be launched with a Hotkey. There are three group pages (tabs) each with 24 Hotkey combinations. Changes are applied immediately (real-time) and stored to the registry.
Hotkeys respond very fast and are dominant (take precedence over built in, existing application/window Hotkeys). You can designate any Dragon voice command to the following (fixed) Hotkey combinations:
Alternate + Function Keys
Control + Function Keys
Control + Alternate + Function Keys
Win + Function Keys
Control + Win + Function Keys.