Top 10 Siri Like Apps

Written by  Ritu Saxena | 01 May 2012
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SiriIntroThere are lot of virtual assistant applications in the market available to the users today, but it appears that SIRI has become the benchmark personal assistant application as of now. Here I'm discussing few such applications that makes you the boss and poses as an intelligent and obedient personal secretary who can go to any extent to serve you the best, without taking any leaves and charging a hefty salary.

Google Voice Search 
Voice Search is a feature of Google Search App that enables users to make phone calls, get complete navigation assistance, surf the web, listen to music, get the weather information just by giving voice commands to it. But the built in voice actions are not handsfree.

Platforms : iPhone, BlackBerry, and Nokia S60 V3 phones
Vlingo Virtual Assistant
Vlingo combines voice to text technology with its "intent engine" to help you quickly complete your desired action.   Simply speak to your phone or type a command through the ActionBar to get just about anything done while on the go – get directions, medical help, update social status, send SMS’s, It also supports texting while driving feature and much more.

Platforms :  iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Nokia S60
Speaktoit Assistant
Speaktoit Assistant is a virtual buddy that uses natural language technology to answer questions, find information, launch apps and connect you with various web services, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Evernote, and many others.The 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.You can choose your assistant to be pretty blonde or brunette girl, handsome agent or old professor with voices powered by iSpeech.

Platforms :  Android, Windows Phone and Bada

iris. makes your phone talk on topics ranging from Mozart to stock prices. Using iris you can call someone, text someone, search nearby, play music, ask movie reviews, watch videos, find news and much more.
and lots and lots more. But you need to have "Voice Search" and "TTS library" installed in your phone for iris.

Platforms: Android

With Dragon Go! You get direct access to 200+ of the most recognized destinations on the Mobile Web spanning mobile entertainment and streaming media, social networking, shopping, and every other online content need imaginable simply by using your voice – such as, YouTube, ESPN, LiveNation, OpenTable, Pandora ® internet radio and hundreds of others! Dragon Go’s dynamic Dragon CarouselTM not only delivers you to the best site featuring what you want, it also delivers complementary results that enable you to slide the carousel from side-to-side to compare information across the most relevant sites for your . But like SIRI it does not talk back to you.

Platforms: Android, iOS

Evi– the “Ask Me Anything” app. Evi is a personal assistant who looks to evolve with the individuals it is assisting. In addition to answering your common questions, the app features Voice or text input – Chat to Evi in plain English and she will understand, Local information for UK and USA – Shopping, news, dining and more based on your present location, Built in browser – you can view web links within Evi’s app, A learning and adapting intelligence – Rate Evi’s answers to help her learn more about the world.

Platforms: Android, iOS
It is the best Alternative to Siri on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 2 or iPod Touch. It’s described by its creators as having an "open" brain, allowing those in the know to create plug-ins for special commands fairly simply. It has an ability to scan barcodes and QR codes and indicating which businesses in a user’s locale sell that particular product or service. It supports information for countries other than US and is available in 37+ languages.

Platforms: All iOS based devices.

Skyvi is a free and humble personal assistant which knows about everything from food nutrition to local businesses. It allows you to access Twitter and Facebook using your voice. The ongoing notifications can also be toggled with this app. Skyvi can read your friend’s wall and also your friend’s news on your command. It can also tell you jokes make witty comments about the things you ask.

Platforms: Android, iOS

myBantu is a Free Online Personal Assistant. Using myBantu you can get personalized recommendations for movies, dining, tips on discovering near by places, stores, online coupons for the products, you can shop easily online with relevant & actionable recommendations also you can get opinions by email, Facebook, Twitter or profile page.

Platforms: Android, iOS

Sonalight Text by Voice
It is an SMS Phone application. Text by Voice is an app that lets you text hands-free through speech recognition you can totally escape typing. 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. Text by Voice lets you compose texts on the fly. It runs in the background so you can use other apps at the same time.

Platforms : Android

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Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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