Apple's Siri may be getting all the attention lately, but dictation specialist Nuance is adding utility to its products with Dragon Recorder, a new iOS app that lets users record on-the-go voice memos for transcription on their desktops. The company, whose speech recognition is thought to power Apple's service, offers a line-up of Mac and PC applications that let users dictate documents and issue spoken commands to their computers. Dragon Recorder works with them as a voice memo way station: users record on their iOS device, the audio files are later transfered over Wi-Fi or via iTunes, and Nuance's desktop software takes over from there.
The company has focused on mobile lately, releasing add-ons like Remote Mic, which turns an iOS device into a Wi-Fi microphone, as well as standalone solutions like Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go!. It's also made its interests clear with the Dragon Mobile SDK and the recent $100 million purchase of keyboard alternative Swype. With so many different Nuance titles cluttering the App Store, however, we do wonder why every discrete function needs its own app — recording memos seem a natural addition to Dragon Dictation.