The voice-powered personal assistant on iPhone 4S is very impressive. Little wonder, Apple highlighted Siri as a major feature of the phone. On iPhone 4S, Siri instantly hands you a virtual personal assistant that you can control with your voice. However, there are several alternatives to Siri assistant for iPhone and Android phones that may be more suitable for you.
Below are 9 free alternatives to Siri assistant for iPhone and Android.
Jeannie is a very friendly virtual personal assistant for really important activities or very trivial use. Jeannie can translate foreign languages, check your horoscope, send text messages and emails, set alarms and reminders, or search the Web. Jeannie can also read out poems to you if you like or look for funny videos on the Web.
Skyvi is yet another alternative to Siri assistant for Android phones. Skyvi can answer most of your questions, help you look for local businesses or access Facebook and Twitter. It can even make witty remarks and tell you jokes. You will have so much fun using Skyvi.
EVA and EVAN
EVA and EVAN are two versions of the virtual personal assistant, and they are really advanced. The paid versions of EVA and EVAN cost $9.99 each, but you can also get the intern versions which are free. EVA and EVAN can handle long lists of activities; they can tweet, update your Facebook status, send emails, search the Web or map, make phone calls etc. Also, when you install relevant third-party voice packs, you can change the voice to male or female.
Speaktoit has been in existence before Siri but did not gain so much popularity until Siri was released. It can connect you with various websites, translate foreign languages, take notes, find contacts, check weather reports, launch apps, find information or answer your questions. It can also convert currencies or measurements send emails or text messages, set reminders, find maps or search the Web.
Like Siri, Dragon Go! can help you pull up whatever you need, and it understands almost everything you say. Dragon Go! takes you to the best mobile sites and includes complementary results on a carousel to get you quality information. It shows you movie Showtime for nearby theaters; recommends the best restaurants in your city for your favorite dish; and takes you to Yelp to compare reviews.
Vlingo Virtual Assistant
Vlingo is one of the best voice-powered assistants for Android phones. Vlingo acts seamlessly to update your status on Facebook and Twitter; send emails and text messages; or buy movie tickets for you.
Cluzee is a standard voice-powered assistant for smartphones. The app can handle regular functions like making phone calls, sending emails or text messages, reporting weather conditions or searching the Internet for information. It can also help you plan your health by keeping track of your exercise routine or calorie intake.
Google Voice Actions
This is a modified version of Siri with fewer functions. However, Google Voice Actions still features the important voice functions; it can send text messages, play music, take notes, search the Web or get directions.
If you have used any of the above alternatives to Siri assistant for iPhone 4S and Android phones before, please let us know how you feel about them.
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