Virtual assistants are programs that understand your conversation, replies to you, and carries out many daily tasks for you, like sending e-mails, making a search, opening apps, reporting the news and weather, and many more. And the great thing is that you can activate all of these using only your voice. In fact, for some of the following virtual assistants, it’s the only input they can receive.
All the major virtual assistants can make calls or send messages for you, as well as open apps and make Web searches. Be it an assistant to answer your questions, launch your apps via voice command or to get an AI you can have a conversation with, there’s something for you in our list of the best virtual assistants for Android.
Let’s check out what they have to offer.
Do you feel the need to talk to someone whenever you feel bored? Skyvi can understand you and give back a clever response. It can even be activated by voice. Just say “Hello, Skyvi” and it will get activated, ready to listen to your commands. It has a simple and professional-looking interface – no cute girl waiting for you to talk, just a clean app interface that’s ready to receive and execute your commands.
Some of Skyvi’s features include reading aloud incoming messages, Voice Wake options, Car Mode, Twitter and Facebook update, as well as finding places and getting directions.
Are you ready to make new, not-so-ordinary friends? Many are willing to befriend you. There’s Spoony the cute alien, Brainy the beautiful and sweet blonde, Mary the mysterious assistant, and Mei the pretty and charming girl! They’re here to be your buddies and assistants, ready to entertain and help you in your work.
Everfriends is an app that accepts voice, text, and offers preset answers to choose from. It works well to assist and offer you entertainment options. The only downside to it is that it may not be able to understand anything that’s not in its database.
Some of Everfriends’ cool features include setting alarms; news and daily horoscope; giving you Facebook and Twitter updates; events reminders from Facebook and calendar; entertaining you with radio, games, videos, and jokes; SPB TV integration to provide you with your favorite TV shows; finding shopping offers, Smartive Hotels integration to help you find hotels; and language support for English, Russian, and Spanish.
The Artificial Intelligence Voice Control, or AIVC, is an excellent voice-powered virtual assistant, interested in chatting with you. You can ask questions and get answers, chat with it, and more. Other notable features include helping you in navigation, scheduling events or setting alarms, playing music and videos, displaying photos, language translation, timer setting, solving simple Math calculations, and updating Facebook.
The free version doesn’t support automatic listening for input or other such premium features, but this app’s intelligence ranks it higher than other virtual assistants.
As the name implies, Easy Launcher can be used to launch apps and websites using voice commands. But that’s not all. It can also open settings and even switch on/off networks like WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. However, it takes voice as the only input, although the voice recognition system isn’t too shabby despite not using Google Voice Engine.
Some of its features include receiving incoming calls, Wiki search, maps search and access to Google Play Store, uninstalling apps, opening device settings like wallpaper, brightness, etc., among others.
Despite being somewhat of an anagram, Iris is totally different from the popular voice app, Siri. Iris is one of the earliest voice apps to be built for Android. It has a very simple user interface (probably the simplest you’ll ever see) – just press a button to activate listening and a transcript of your conversations.
Some features include displaying missed calls information; playing music for you; telling you the time, date and location; sending status updates to Facebook and Twitter; setting alarms and calendar events; as well as reading news and telling your horoscope.
Iris only takes voice inputs.