Probably everyone wants an assistant, someone who does the looking up answers for you so you do not have to manually do it. Someone to open doors and stuff for you, someone that will really make your life a little easier. Well for anyone with an iPhone 4S above, you will know sort of what it is like to have an assistant. Instead with Siri, it is a computer that will look up what you ask it to look up and open whatever app you want it to open.
But Siri is of course only available on Apple products, which are iPhones, iTouches and iPads. Androids are void of Siri, but hey not all hope is lost as there are certain alternatives apps that are similar to the functions of Siri. Read on to learn more about these Siri alternatives.
Skyvi, It Rhymes with Siri
You can ask Skyvi to read a text for you or you could even ask it to call or text your friend. You could do a bunch of other stuff like help you look for locations, listen to music, and watch a movie or whatnot, all in the control of your voice. However, it is a hit or miss situation with Skyvi as there have been problems with voice recognition. It does have the tendency to do something not remotely close to what you asked it to do.
Spell Siri Backwords and Get Iris
Iris is said to be the original Siri alternative, it sets appointments and alarms, looks up the internet if you ask it to, finds location, sends texts and calls and other things that Siri can do. The voice recognition is also rather remarkable compared to the problems with Skyvi. You could try using the trickiest sounding words or speak faster than usual; Iris will still hit the mark straight on.
Get Hands Free Directions with Robin
They say that Robin is more of a driving assistant than a personal assistant although it’s said original title is the “Siri Challenger”. It provides information on locations, directions, parking information, and it could still help you with communications like calling and texting. Robin gives faster results although speech recognition is said to be a little off. But not off enough to make you want to pull your hair out. Plus, who does not want fast results?
The Simple and Subtle Vlingo
This app particularly does not have as much features as the other apps. It has the basics and only a little more than that. But having little features has its ups as Vlingo proves to give rather accurate results and could give you exactly what you are looking for from something simple to something a little more complicated. Just try not to talk to fast.
Having Mostly Everything with Maluuba
As the title suggests, Maluuba is reputed to be able to do anything an app assistant can do. Play music, set appointments, find locations, check out movie times, call, and text, search the internet, you name it. Speech recognition is not so bad as well and the whole process with Maluuba is said to be very pleasant. But you have to connect with a google account to be able to use it.
You can experiment around with these Siri alternatives and see for yourself which one is the best for you.