Best Personal Assistant Applications for Android Handsets
I am great fan of Ironman movie series. I always dreamt of having a personal assistant as the character Tony Stark had. His name is Jarvis. He does everything as Tony says. Have you ever dreamt of having such a personal assistant like Jarvis? Well! you can find a number of similar Personal Assistant applications in Android Google Play. I would like acquaint you with such personal assistant applications.
1. AIVC (Alice)
AIVC is one the top class virtual assistant available in Google Play Store. This app is loaded with features with the help of which you can ask your smartphone to initiate certain applications, ask for current weather status, time, ask to load calendar and even ask your handset to solve simple maths problems also. The application also includes certain options which enable the user to call, end text messages, do navigation, set alarms and do translation works also. The basic features can be availed at free of cost. But if you prefer to have fully functional app, then you may have to pay a sum of $3.29. The application can also be downloaded by using this link.
Assistant is regarded as an excellent personal assistant. This application is available at free of cost along with in-app purchases. This application is also loaded with features like calling and sending texts. This application can be instructed to start any app in your smartphone. Assistant can be used to predict your horoscope, used in getting directions, news and so on. It can also be used to start media applications available in your handset. This application also supports features like jokes and small conversation also. Users can download the application directly by clicking on this link.
Cortana is a free application from the kitty of Microsoft. It is widely regarded as Microsoft’s answer to Siri introduced by Apple. Cortana is the personal assistant provided along with Windows 10. The features of Cortana includes its ability to call people, send text messages and emails, track couriers, make and take certain notes, add certain reminders to the calendar and a lot more. But the problem with Cortana is that it is not fully evolved and is passing through a perfection phase. Still it can be regarded as one of the best available digital personal assistant. You can download the same by using this link.
4. Google Now
Google Now is regarded as the best available Android Personal Assistant till now. Another added advantage with Google Now is that this application is available at free of cost. This application is loaded with a lot a features starting from the basic functions to the advanced features. Another interesting fact is that Google Now is constantly updated by its developers to include most modern features. This adds security and stability to the device that you are using. It is also advisable to download and install Google Now Launcher, which will place Google to the front of your device preferences. You can download and install Google Now by using this link.
5. Hound Beta
Hound beta is an emerging personal assistant app in Google Play Store. Hound beta is developed by SoundHound and works just fine. This app supports almost all basic functions like other personal assistant apps. Advanced functions supported are mortgage calculator, attached Expedia for booking at hotels and so on. With the help of Hound Beta, you are also able to play interactive games like Hangman. Initially those who live in US can enjoy this application but soon it is expected to be released to other parts of the world. Hound Beta can be downloaded by using this link.
6. Indigo Virtual Assistant
Indigo Virtual Assistant can be availed at free of cost. This app focuses mainly on personality and developers would ask you to talk to the app as if you are talking to a normal person. With the help of Indigo Virtual Assistant, you are able to perform basic functions like sending text messages, emails, do phone calls and so on. The only problem with this app that even the developers have admitted is with its speech parts. The developers admitted that speech recognition is a beta so it can make mistakes and that’s the reason why developers ask you to talk to the app as if talking to a normal person. You can download Indigo Virtual Assistant by using the following link.
In the beginning of this article I have mentioned about Jarvis. Jarvis was the personal assistant in the Ironman film. But in Android Play Store, Jarvis does basic personal assistant activities like making calls and sending messages. Along with that, it is designed to perform advanced functions also. Jarvis is loaded with Widget support, allow the users to set wallpapers. Jarvis can also be used to turn-on or off WiFi and also used to set reminders. Jarvis is among the few personal assistant apps that can be effectively used in wearables like Android Wear. Only drawback with the app is that it supports only English language. Here is the link to download this app from the Play Store.