Dragon Medical for Mac Editions

Dragon for Mac Medical is the Mac Edition of Dragon Medical. If you have been using Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac version 3 or version 4 for your healthcare documentation, then you already know speech recognition for Mac makes it easier to fill out patient forms. Today, we have version 5.

PLEASE NOTE: Recently, Dragon Medical for Mac and all Dragon for Mac Editions have been completely discontinued in 2018 with no replacement products on the horizon.

Due to this development, we have arranged for a free trial of Dragon Medical Practice Edition v4.1, Parallels and Windows 10. This is the only way to get Dragon Medical on your Mac and it's actually a nice solution allowing for keeping personal/business separately and other nice quirks..

The following instructions will guide you to getting a trial system going. Within a few hours, you can be dictating on your Mac. We have hundreds of users using this combination successfuly and we suggest you try this solution.


1. Download Parallels for Mac.

2. Install Parallels for Mac.

3. Create a new Windows 10 Virtual Machine (self guided) in Parallels. When setting up, go to custom hardware and give your Windows side 1/2 of your available RAM. This will only be used when the virtual machine is turned on.

4. Creating a new Windows 10 Virtual Machine will automatically download Windows 10. You will not need a serial number for 30 days.

5. Startup your Windows 10 virtual machine. If possible, use custom preferences and turn off all fancy display options for increased performance.

6. Download your trial of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 from our sister site. This direct link will take you to the proper page along with a discount seen on checkout. No CC necessary.

7. Once you have completed getting your trial, download the DMPE4.1 software from within Windows.

8. Once your file is downloaded, extract the files to a new folder.

9. Once the files are extracted, in the new folder, go to setup.exe application and double click.

10. This will start your installation. Please use the temporary serial number in your instruction guide.

11. Once installation is complete, plug in a microphone and be sure Parallels is sharing audio with Windows.

12. Start Dragon Medical Practice Edition

13. Begin dictating. At this point, you may log into any of your EMR systems and begin dictation. There are no limitations with Dragon. The trial will last up to 5 times you restart your Dragon so, don't restart it unless you have to in order to extend your trial.

INFORMATION REGARDING LEGACY SYSTEMS: One of the biggest challenges in upgrading Mac products is the software's strong reliance on compatible operating systems. Usually, once the Operating System is upgraded, your software also has to be upgraded. The latest edition Dragon for Mac Medical v5 supports the latest operating systems including Mavericks (OS X 10.9), Yosemite (OS X 10.10) and El Capitan (OS X 10.11). We still have Sierra (OS X 10.12) and High Sierra (OS X 10.13) and patches are continuously being released for working on the latest operating system. So far, we have reports of High Sierra being compatible with Dragon for Mac Medical after service release.
Today, we have reached near perfection. Dragon for Mac is available in 2 great editions. Professional Individual for Mac and Dragon Dictate for Mac Medical.

Below, we have put together bundles of products for each edition. In addition to offering these products, we offer special consulting and dealer supported programming to customize the systems for your individual needs. Dragon Medical for Mac is up to version 5 and if you have version 3 or version 4 of the software, you may purchased version 5. Once you receive this upgrade, you will have the full version of Dragon Medical Mac 5. Some old products are still available for those on older operating systems.

  OS X 10.9


OS X 10.10


OS X 10.11

El Capitan

macOS 10.12


macOS 10.13

High Sierra

Dragon for Mac Medical 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Untested
Dragon Dictate Medical 4 Yes Yes Untested No No

Dragon for Mac Medical v5

The latest edition speech recognition software from Dragon for Mac. Compatible with OSX Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10, El Capitan 10.11, Sierra 10.12 and High Sierra 10.13.

Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v4

Previous edition speech recognition Dragon for Mac compatible with some newer as well as older operating systems including Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9 and OSX Yosemiti 10.10. Upgrades are also available for from this version up to the latest edition.

Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v3

This older edition of Dragon for Mac medical is not generally available except in small quantities and special order. Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v3 is compatible with Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6.x. Upgrades are available to upgrade from version 3 up to the latest version 5.