Posted on 06 December 2011.
After the releasing of Apple iPhone 4S, now everyone is talking about its awesome voice assistant feature, called “Siri”. But now, Android users don’t have to buy the iPhone 4S just to feel the feature, because there are a lot of Android apps that work just like “Siri”! Below are some of the apps. Don’t worry, 9 of them are free!
Try saying “Text John; What’s up?” or “find italian restaurants” or even “update Facebook; Vlingo rocks!” Vlingo Virtual Assistant will complete whatever action you’ve told it to do. More over, this apps is highly recommended by most Android users. Plus, there are some opinions said that it is more powerful than Siri in term of usability, capability, accuracy and speed.
Its functions include: Send texts and emails, voice dial, search the web, find local restaurants, shops and other businesses, get directions, update status on Facebook or Twitter, check in with foursquare, get answers to just about any question, buy movie tickets and book hotel rooms, open other apps, etc.
Speaktoit Assistant works with your smartphone to get maps, search for news and images, look up weather reports, convert currency and measurements, send email, and much more.
This application uses Googles PHENOMENAL Speech Recognition to start conversation with the users. Talk to it and you will be able to set alarms and reminders, send text messages and email, voice-dial your contacts, listen to music and poems, get news, facts and translations, search images, videos, apps and places and much more.
Completed with text-to-speech technology and voice recognition, the best part of EVA is you can activate it by just shaking your phone.
Its features include making memos, calls, expense reports, getting basic stock quotes, announcing incoming calls, mapping addresses and locations, posting on Facebook, starting applications, loading web pages or bookmarks, managing contacts, contact groups, lists, calendar, etc.
Tweet, text, translate, weather, convert and more, all by voice. Edwin is a speech-to-speech voice assistant & utility. Ask it the weather, make calls, SMS, tweet and tons more! It requires SpeechSynthesis Data and TTS Extended apps to be installed.
With Speaker-Independent (no training is required), hands-free(for Android 2.2 and above) and eyes-free, Cyberon Voice Commander provides users to say commands like “call contact“, “digit dial”, “redial” or “callback”, “call history”, “find contact“, “start application“, etc.
Hands-Free Voice Dialer is a hands-free replacement for Android’s Voice Dialer, with verbal confirmations.
This version allows you to make voice commands like “Call Jim Harris at mobile”, “Next song”, “Shuffle play music”, “Find contact for Ed Bly”, “Send a text to Jay Snow”, and “Set my Facebook status”.
TopVoiceControl is a not-bad-voice assistant app for Android users. With user-friendly interface, its features include number dialing, application launcher, service enabler, text-to-speech and acting without key-pressing when only 1 recognition result is available.
Sonalight Text by Voice will automatically read incoming text messages aloud and give you a chance to respond. You can also set an auto responder for incoming text messages, and have Text by Voice start automatically when you start driving.
PhoneVoice is a text-to-speech utility for Android phone which is able to send you notification in voice form for incoming calls and SMS. Useful for people who are driving, on meeting, having important appointment or doing work.