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. 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, they could be smarter than Siri.
1. Amazon Alexa
Powered by Alexa, this app is quite popular on iOS. It’s designed to work with Amazon Echo devices. Using the app, you can not only manage Alexa-enabled devices but also play music, listen to the radio, create shopping lists, get news updates, and control smart home devices.
With the support for almost all the leading music-streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and more, it ensures you have more flexibility to stream your favorite music streaming app.
What’s more, you can also enable recommended skills for a more personalized experience.
Not just that, the app can let you even call or send a quick message to supported devices to stay in touch with your friends and loved ones.
24me, 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 micro gifts to your friends on their birthdays and anniversaries.
3. Google Assistant
Google Assistant is a popular voice assistant primarily used on Android phones. But its usefulness has been appreciated by iOS users as well. One of the best things Google Assistant offer is location services. People rely on quick information like weather and news shared by Google Assistant.
One of the glaring features of Google Assistant is its integration into Siri Shortcuts. Simply open Google Assistant and tap on ‘Add to Siri’ button; next, record voice ‘Ok Google’ and go ahead.
This app offers you not just a personal assistant but, rather, an entire team of virtual assistants who can help you get things done. It’s the perfect solution to lighten the load for busy individuals who don’t have the time to look after each tiny detail of their lives.
For instance, the app offers a seamless experience for email and calendar management, personal shopping, travel planning, project management, and a whole lot more. Look no further for personal, hands-on human help with your day-to-day stuff.
Price: $49.99 for an hour of help
5. HOUND Voice Search & Assistant
Are you looking for a smart personal assistant that can provide fast responses to your questions? HOUND can be a viable option to get your job done comfortably. Whether you want to play any latest or top song, get the most recent news, make phone calls, send a text message or browse the web, it can let you do all those things and much more perfectly.
With this virtual assistant, you can speak naturally as it is smart enough to understand your particular accent and what you are after. Depending on your need, you can filter, sort and even add more information to make the assistant more intelligent to have a better result.
DataBot is a terrific personal assistant that has been designed to stand up to your task. The virtual talking robot quickly answers your queries. It’s able to create a customized multi-media presentation using voice, text as well as images.
The virtual assistant can even let you share your answer using SMS, email and social networks. Based on your preference, you can customize the assistant’s language, voice, name, and even behavior. The assistant gets better over time as it learns you and your preference. DataBot is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
When you chase tight schedules in a day, a smart personal assistant like Butleroy is essential. This can take care of your to-do list, restaurants near your locations, and events listed in your calendars. The artificial intelligence of Butleroy can efficiently manage everything on your behalf.
This personal assistant will find parking near your appointments and help you with Uber or Lyft. Before you set out for your appointment, the city mapper shows you the best way.
8. Voice Answer
Voice Answer brings information from Wolfram Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. You can ask questions and the app will give you detailed answers. Its 3D robot will chat with you and guide you.
Apart from answering your questions, the app works as your personal assistant to call your contacts, send text messages and email on your behalf.
9. My Personal Secretary
My Personal Secretary is very competent and does the task of a responsible voice assistant who handles your typing job with ease. To be more precise, it allows you to type fast using your voice. Simply start speaking, and words will instantly convert into text.
With the use of the error-correction algorithm and a language model, it types your words correctly and with the desired speed. Better still, it supports 23 languages. You can share your text via Facebook, email, Twitter and other mediums. If you no longer want to type while replying to any question, texting or socializing with friends on social networks, this personal assistant is the right option for you.
These personal assistants are really cool, aren’t they? What I like about them all is that they are so smart in getting your task done. So, which one of these virtual assistants is your favorite? Do let us know that in the comments below.