##UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST##
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was released worldwide on 20th July, 2011
I have personally upgraded from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion)
with Dragon Dictate 2.0.3 installed with no issues.
CLICK HERE for the official status of Mac Dragon products with Lion
Note it says:
Dragon Dictate 2.5 Customers Dragon Dictate 2.5 customers may experience irregular software crashes when opening or running the software on the new Apple OS X Lion. We are currently investigating reports to discover and address the root cause of the issue. If you wish to continue using Dragon Dictate most effectively, we encourage you to maintain Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
With the launch of OS X version 10.7 better known as Lion about to hit the Apple Mac App Store on 20th July in the US (likely the 21st July in Australia) now the frantic search is on to see what products we already have installed on Snow Leopard (10.6) that will still work when we upgrade. For me and many others the question is shifting to the best voice recognition software for the Mac – Dragon Dictate from Nuance.
So can I upgrade to Lion and still use Dragon Dictate? YES, BUT MAYBE WAIT A LITTLE based on the following:
I have emailed my Australian Nuance contact and was told that there are no incompatibilities that they are aware of. This is a good sign but I am still looking for someone who has managed to install the dev release of Lion and test with Dragon Dictate.
I have emailed the US Nuance Dragon Dictate beta testing co-ordinator and am awaiting a reply.
I have messaged Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Facebook (yes they look after the Mac product also) and was told this:
I have looked on the Nuance Dragon for Mac forum – click here
I have tweeted @DragonTweets and was just given a link to the curent Dragon Dictate specs webpage which showed compatible with Snow Leopard, not the answer I was after people !
I have checked the Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility chart listed at roaringapps.com and it says “App Has Not Been Tested”