Personal Assistant Apps Dragon Mobile Assistant vs SHERPA vs Jarvis - My Personal Assistant ... and 11 more

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Everyone could use a little extra help from time to time. To be fair, most of us could use some additional help ALL the time, but not everyone has the resources to hire a real-life personal assistant.

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Not to worry, as long as you have a modern smartphone or tablet, you too can shift some of the load of your day-to-day to your mobile virtual assistant. Depending on how much you intend to use your new assistant, certain apps may coincide better with your lifestyle.

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We suggest you test a few out and put them through their paces. And because most personal assistant apps utilize some AI (artificial intelligence), you don't have to worry about hurting its feelings.

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Method 1: Dragon Mobile Assistant

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Dragon Mobile Assistant by Nuance Communications is a personal assistant app that can handle numerous tasks, hands-free.

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Easily send text messages, post updates to social media and search the Internet with a few simple commands.

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    1. Set reminders and make appointments.
    2. In Attentive mode your mobile assistant can we called upon instantly, even while the phone is locked.
    3. Choose a name and voice style for your assistant.
    4. Text-to-speech and speech-to-text.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Dragon Mobile Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 2: SHERPA

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The SHERPA personal assistant app takes things further by utilizing AI algorithms to provide the user with the most relevant information.

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By using the app frequently, it will detect your behaviors and start providing information on things quicker and quicker.

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    1. SHERPA will suggest things based on your surrounding.
    2. The more you use the app, the more it learns and can do for you.
    3. The app keeps the user apprised of everything going on around them.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. SHERPA can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 3: Jarvis - My Personal Assistant

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Jarvis by ItsMyLab is an excellent tool for users who want a little extra style from their mobile personal assistant.

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Jarvis isn't just a looker; he can assist with a huge range of tasks like; weather calls messages, news and more.

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    1. Supports widgets and wearables.
    2. Receive voice notifications on multiple things, weather, texts, social media, etc.
    3. Control fundamental options like WiFi, Bluetooth and Flash.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $1.25 per item.
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    1. My Personal Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 4: Cyman Mark 2 Free

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Cyman Mark 2 Free is a handy mobile tool that acts your very own digital butler or personal assistant.

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Having all the information you need directly upon waking up in the morning, every day eventually leads to more time to spend on the things you love.

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    1. Get social media status updates.
    2. Open Android apps on command.
    3. Language translations.
    4. Get local and international weather and news.
    5. Option to upgrade to Pro for more features and zero ads.
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    1. Cyman Mark 2 Free can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 5: 24me: To-Do, Task List & Notes

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24me is an award-winning mobile app that puts a great virtual assistant right into your pocket.

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Although 24me is easy to use, it's one of the most advanced personal assistant applications on the market today. Manage everything from your day-to-day work schedule to your personal life, and everything in between.

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    1. Sync all your key accounts and manage them with 24me.
    2. Set reminders for important tasks, meetings, events, payments, bills, etc.
    3. Narrate your thoughts and notes and let 24me record and convert it to text.
    4. Completes tasks and errands automatically.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. 24me: To-Do can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 6: DataBot Assistant

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DataBot Assistant by RoboBot Studio does a great job playing virtual assistant with an array of useful features that enhance and improve daily tasks.

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Take your mobile virtual assistant everywhere you go to get that extra edge and to help keep you performing at your best.

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    1. Can produce multimedia presentations based on text, images, and voice.
    2. The app becomes more intuitive the more it gets used.
    3. Quickly deciphers the subject or topic your searching.
    4. Gives direct answers to questions.
    5. Supports the following language; English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $4.49 per item.
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    1. DataBot Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 7: Google Now Launcher

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Google Now Launcher is an intelligent personal assistant app that functions with a natural language style user interface.

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Developed by Google, the Now Launcher answers questions and performs various tasks as per the user's voice commands.

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    1. Proactively provides information, in advance based on search history.
    2. Easily Swipe from the home screen to access Google cards with only the relevant information.
    3. Voice control your device to call, text, search, open apps, etc.
    4. app suggestions bring frequently used apps to the top of A-Z lists.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Google Now Launcher can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 8: AIVC (Alice)

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AIVC (Alice) is another useful virtual assistant app that can talk and perform tasks from a multitude of commands.

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Currently, Alice can assist users with calling, texting, emailing, searching, social media and more.

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    1. Alice answers multiple questions from info on your device, to random trivia, or even math problems
    2. Create personalized commands and help grow Alice's knowledge.
    3. Pro version available with no ads and additional features.
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    1. AIVC (Alice) can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 9: Robin - AI Voice Assistant

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Robin by Robin Labs is a new virtual personal assistant app that's primary purpose is to help keep users' eyes on the road while driving.

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Unlike most of the personal assistant apps mentioned so far, Robin specializes in performing tasks that typically arise while on the road or operating a vehicle. At the time of writing this Robin was still in beta. Users can witness her development and even contribute a little from time-to-time.

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    1. Ask for directions or locations to services.
    2. Get quick information on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
    3. Set alarms or notifications.
    4. Robin adds some personality to her responses.
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    1. Robin - AI Voice Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: Indigo Virtual Assistant

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Indigo Virtual Assistant by Artificial Solutions is an all-in-one virtual mobile assistant that even adds a bit of humor from time-to-time.

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Indigo can handle a great deal of monotonous tapping and swiping, simply talk to her and request by voice what you want.

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    1. Voice control your media files.
    2. Dictate notes.
    3. Get all your social media updates.
    4. Create and read texts and emails.
    5. Get directions and navigation help.
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    1. Indigo Virtual Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 11: Google Allo

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Google Allo is an advanced messaging app that allows users to express themselves with more personality and pizzazz.

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In addition to a variety of messaging enhancements like stickers and large Emoji, it also gives access to Google Assistant.

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    1. Reply to messages without actually typing out your response.
    2. Doodle on images or photos before sharing them.
    3. Google Assistant can answer pretty much anything.
    4. Communicate in incognito mode with end-to-end message encryption.
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    1. Google Allo can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 12: Extreme: Personal Assistant

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Extreme by Multiverse app was inspired by Tony Stark's JARVIS.

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Multiverse Extreme is an AI-powered personal assistant app that helps users with almost anything, as it understands conversations and can perform a variety of tasks on your mobile device.

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    1. Post to social media.
    2. Creates reminders and alerts for important events, tasks, or meetings.
    3. Provides up-to-date information on any of your interests.
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    1. Extreme: Personal Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 13: Smart Voice Assistant

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Smart Voice Assistant for Android is a full-featured voice-powered personal assistant app.

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As long as your device has a text-to-speech engine installed, Smart Voice Assistant can handle a wide variety of tasks.

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    1. Search the web.
    2. Write out emails or SMS messages by voice command.
    3. Enable/disable functions like WiFi and Bluetooth.
    4. Get a battery level reading.
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    1. Smart Voice Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 14: HOUND Voice Search & Assistant

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HOUND Voice Search & Assistant allows users to speak naturally without having to alter their voice to be understood.

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Hound allows users to go completely hands-free without losing touch or device functionality.

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    1. Place calls or type and send messages.
    2. Search for local services and amenities.
    3. Set alarms or notifications.
    4. Play music and video, or choose a playlist.
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    1. HOUND Voice Search & Assistant can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Although you may not be able to afford an actual real-life personal assistant right now, that doesn't mean you can't turn your mobile device into your very own virtual helper. Test a bunch of apps personal assistant apps and give yourself that day-to-day edge.

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