Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search applications for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are now available for free in the Israel App Store, expanding the apps’ availability to 41 countries around the world. Now supporting the Hebrew language, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search allow iOS consumers a faster and easier way to send text messages and emails, update Twitter and Facebook, search for Web content and more, all with their voice. “We’ve seen very strong demand for voice-enabled interactions across the Middle East, and we’re thrilled to now support the Hebrew language, while bringing Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search to Israel,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Voice simplifies and humanizes what are typically complex interactions, and the power of Dragon makes it faster and easier than ever to stay connected and find information and content.” Dragon Dictation is iOS-6 compatible and features a pop-up toolbar with app icons that enable users to easily access email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter status bars, or the clipboard. Dragon Search allows users to simply speak any search query to quickly and easily find information and knowledge on the mobile Web. Dragon Search features Nuance’s unique and innovative Dragon Search Carousel, which delivers faster, smarter search results within seconds across multiple channels all at once including Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, iTunes, Wikipedia and YouTube. Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are now available for free from the Apple App Store in Israel. To download, visit the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search pages. Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search are also available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Ukraine, UAE, UK and U.S. App Stores. In addition Hebrew, the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search support U.S., UK and Australian English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwan Mandarin, Cantonese, Czech, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, European and Canadian French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, European and American Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Standard Arabic, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Thai and Croatian. And with multilingual capabilities, all Dragon app users are able to easily switch between supported languages as they come available.