All that Star Trek technology is actually coming to be a reality. First we had a touchscreen device that continues to rule the world now. And now, we’ve got really smart personal assistants. The iPad and the Siri and wonderful things from Apple and they’ve set a benchmark in the way people design things.

I’m quite excited about the personal assistant apps and the market in general because that’s where cutting-edge artificial intelligence turns into practical stuff that can be used in normal life. To that extent, we’ve got a ton of personal assistant apps for the iPhone/iOS devices out there.

Personal Assistant iPhone Apps

Siri really fulfills everything when it comes to smart assistance. However, we do know that there are alternatives and depending on your liking and requirement, these could be smarter than Siri.

So here we go. These are some of the best personal assistant apps you can get your hands on right away.

#1. Speaktoit
Speaktoit iPhone App IconSpeaktoit is an advanced personal assistant that works very similar to Siri. The app can send messages, make calls, search and open websites, find places of interest, read news, get weather data and do almost every little thing that a personal assistant app does. Speaktoit also features excellent calendar and task handling. It also boasts of a translate feature.

Download Speaktoit

#2. Google Now

Google Search iPhone App LogoGoogle’s omnipresence is kind of exemplified with this particular tool called Google Now: which pools data from various Google services that you use, including Gmail, Calendars, Maps, Search, YouTube etc. and provides information that it thinks you need right now. Google Now has been often made to compete with Siri and if you ask me, it does good.

Some of us do feel the Big Brother effect with Google Now running and monitoring things but if you’re comfortable with it, this can be as smart a personal assistant app can get.

(Google Now is not an app but comes built right in with Google Search).

Download Google Search

#3. EasilyDo

EasilyDo iPhone App LogoQuite a while back, we reviewed EasilyDo and frankly, if you’re all about moderation in how much data an app accesses and knows, EasilyDo is the way to go. The app isn’t exhaustively smart as Siri or Google Now are but it sure gets things done with reminders, automatic message send-outs etc.

EasilyDo is a safer app to hang on to than other data-hungry tools that we find on the internet.

Download EasilyDO

#4. 24me

24me Smart Personal Assistant iPhone App Icon24me, rated as one of the top 10 productivity apps on App Store, is a clear-cut way to manage your day. It doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles but it sure knows its way. 24Me works great for reminders, data and sending messages and microgifts to your friends on their birthdays and anniversaries.

Download 24me

#5. Voice Assistant

Voice Assistant iPhone App IconVoice Assistant is a virtual assistant that helps you with stuff like searching for things on Google, get directions, get weather data etc. Voice Assistant is quite a power-packed assistant with a lot of features including great language support. It almost accurately parses your speech (to text) and this text can be used in a variety of ways. You can post to Twitter or Facebook, share the text to Pages, Evernote, Dropbox etc., or have the phrase looked up in Google or YouTube.

Download Voice Assistant

#6. Evi

Evi iPhone App LogoEvi isn’t a full-fledge personal assistant but it can handle a lot of your questions and find out answers quickly. Maps, locations, POIs, answers to general knowledge questions: Evi handles these things. While being a simplified app, Evi can also send messages to your friends so that’s the bit where it begins to act like a personal assistant. And it works pretty well.

Download Evi

  • While Google Now is pretty powerful and effective on things you want it to get done, I am one of those people who are not comfortable being in the Big Brother house, with Google monitoring my activities and selling my searches to advertisers.

    Great list, btw.

  • pravin007techno

    As its good that siri is the smart assistant which can handle a lot of your questions and find out answers quickly, as its a initial app in the market so alternative apps are now developed with more features but the those all are not equal with siri apps, its the best means i don’t say other apps are have low features. and i too use the Skyvi app, SpeakToIt apps mostly. even your content s good regarding the smart assistant apps for free.
    previously i too went with some similar sites. but its sounds good!! hope to post more about these….i ll be in teach with these post activities.