Control Your Smartphone with Your Voice
Now you can control your smartphone with voice instead of using your fingers. Your smartphone will play music, read your email and messages on your voice commands.
The Apple iPhone 4S features a great app known as Siri. It is like your (iPhone 4S owners) personal intelligent assistant living in your iPhone. Siri is an automated voice assisted application that is integrated in the iPhone 4S. It lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and many more tasks. Just ask Siri whatever you want in your natural voice and she will complete your task. More about Siri. It lets you handle your smartphone with voice.
There are many things that Siri can do but the problem is that it is only available with iOS 5 devices. So, what about other mobile platforms like Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian? Well, for these smartphone OSs, there are several apps that can perform like Siri, if combined. These are not as perfect as Siri but it is better to have something than nothing. Lets have a look at these apps.
1. Google Voice Actions
Platforms: Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and iOS
Google does not want to stay behind Apple, it’s like loosing a battle in Tech world. So they launches Google Voice Actions, an app that works on voice and perform various tasks. And the best part is that it is available for all the smartphone OSs.
- Send text messages
- Listen to music
- Get directions
- Call businesses
- Call contacts
- Send email
- View a map
- Go to websites
- Write a note
- Search Google
Platforms: Android, iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone
You can call it The Siri Alternative for smartphones. It can perform most of the tasks that Siri can do.
3. ChaCha Answers
Platforms: Android, iOS
It is more useful for students than anyone else. You ask any question and it will give you the answer by scanning the internet. It’s like wikipedia, on the move.
Platforms: BlackBerry, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Using/talking on your cellphone while driving is an offense. This app lets you send texts and email while you’re driving so that you don’t get distracted from driving. And you can also listen to the incoming messages and email. So, more safe driving.
5. Speaktoit Assistant
Platforms: Android, iOS
The Speaktoit Assistant is a virtual buddy for your smartphone that answers questions in natural language, performs tasks, and notifies you about important events. The Assistant saves you time and makes communication with gadgets and web services easier and less stressful.
So, These are the apps that lets you control your smartphone with voice. It also increases the overall productivity of mobile users.
Now, it is your time to share your thoughts. Which voice sensitive app you are using? Do you recommend any other app? Do share in the comments below.