We all have so much going on in our lives that remembering everything is practically impossible. This is where the 5 best personal assistant apps for Android can be of assistance. These apps are designed to remind you of meetings and engagements as well as provide you with the information you require. If you want to find the nearest restaurant, a good personal assistant app for Android should be able to point you in the right direction. Reminding you of things to do as well as assisting you in your day-to-day life is what a personal assistant app does.
Note: The apps in the 5 best personal assistant apps for Android list were used on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. The phone was running on a ROM based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps performed fine and no problems were faced during testing. In order to find the perfect personal assistant, kindly check out all the apps before settling down.
1. Assistant – Free with In App Purchases
The real assist
Aptly named Assistant, this great personal assistant app for Android brings a virtual assistant to your device. Don’t be thrown off by the cute looking assistant shown in the screenshots, this app brings some serious firepower when it comes to voice assisting. The interface is simple and very easy to get into. The app needs permission to access almost everything on your phone, but that is because it will assist you in everything. Want to make an appointment? The Assistant is here to help. Want to set an alarm? Sure the assistant can do that too.
- A simplified yet accessible interface.
- Taps into anything you search on the internet.
- Voice recognition works most of the time.
Assistant is one of the few personal assistant apps for Android which actually remembers your preferences, favorite places and services. It also considers the current environment to tailor its suggestions.
2. Robin – Free with In App Purchases
What’s the name of Batman’s sidekick? And what’s the name of your new personal assistant app for Android? Robin… if Batman thinks Robin is great so do we. The app has some quirks which restrict it a bit but as far as day-to-day business goes, it does a great job. This app is especially designed to be used while driving so it clearly reflects on the design too. The “dashboard” look may not be as impressive as it seems but it does a great job in offering quick access to the most used features.
- A solid interface with unique design.
- Can recognize voice commands over engine roar.
- You can dictate emails and texts.
The app comes with a floating icon which is present on the home screen as well as on top of other apps. This makes accessing it extremely easy from anywhere in the phone.
3. Maluuba – Free
Maluuba Ma Assistaa
Maluuba may be a strange name for an Assistant app for Android, but the app has an amazing design. I personally rank this app number one in the interface and design category. The sleek and stylish interface allows you to use the app with ease. The app is not a perfect assistant app for Android though; it requires some input from the user. For example if you want to check out the latest movies, you will need to swipe to that tab and browse. You can however ask the assistant about restaurants, movies, calls, music and sports. The app may sometime miss what you say, but it is quite understandable.
- A simple and “metro-like” design.
- Sports are covered extensively.
- Can view stocks, a great feature for investors.
This personal assistant app for Android comes with a widget which can be placed on the home screen. This allows for easy access to the app.
4. Dragon Mobile Assistant – Free
Tame the dragon
Dragon Mobile Assistant is in last place only because of the availability restrictions; otherwise this is a stellar personal assistant app for Android. The app gleams with quality and polish right from the moment you boot it up. Everything from the user interface and design are great and work in perfect harmony to give you an incredibly smooth experience. Ask the weather and it will pop out in style. Need to call someone, you can do that too. You can even keep the app running on the phone with minimal drain on system resources and battery. Just say hello dragon and the assistant will instantly become available.
- A cool looking and smooth interface.
- The transition effects are flawless.
- Create your own voice print to avoid interruptions from background voices.
The attentive mode of this personal assistant app for Android allows you to call the assistant up even if the phone is locked. This is how a great assistant works.
I understand that there are many other competent personal assist apps for Android on the Play Store but these are the ones that ranked above all. We also have listed the best Siri alternatives (some apps may overlap with this list) so be sure to check them out too. Sure, my personal taste has something to do with the list, but factors like UI, reliability, IAPs, responsiveness also helped in creating this list.
As all of the apps on this list are free, it will be unwise not to test them all out before selecting the one which suits your personal needs. Not everyone needs a talking personal assistant right? Now prepare for the interviews you are going to conduct for the personal assistant post. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about personal assistant apps for Android.