The Best Free Siri-like Apps for Android

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There is no doubt that Apple makes some of the best software in the world. Their operating systems run like well oiled, optimized machines. There is no wonder that many people want to have Siri-like apps for Android as well.

For those who are uninitiated, Siri is Apple’s voice assistant and has gained a lot of popularity among iPhone users. Having used an iPhone myself, I have to say, Siri is certainly one of the biggest highlights of the OS.

This article aims to gather the best Siri like apps for Android in one place so you can get your voice assistant fill easily. However, after testing around 10 such apps, I have come to the conclusion that Siri is still the undisputed king (or queen) of mobile voice assistants. That certainly doesn’t mean that we don’t have good alternatives for Siri available on Android.

Sure, the apps do fall short when compared with the Apple’s assistant, but they do provide a quality service. So without further talk, let’s get down to the best Siri-like apps for Android.

Note: The 5 best Siri like apps for android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The apps performed perfectly fine and there were no problems faced during the testing. Some features may require an active Internet connection to work.


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    Dragon Mobile Assistant

    Dragon Mobile Assistant has one of the best user-friendly interfaces we have seen. The sleek and stylish app is not all looks, though; it has every feature you come to expect from a fully loaded Siri app for android.

    From simple questions like what is the time in New York to complex orders like find me a cheap restaurant in Downtown Chicago. Opening apps and sending texts via voice is quite easy when you have the power of Dragon in your smartphone.

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  2. Free & $19.99
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    EVA – Voice Assistant

    Eva is a good Siri app for Android but it has a very cramped interface. Eva also has the tendency to sometimes read very quickly making it hard for a non-English speaker to understand. But it has the best feature list and is quite reliable. This Siri app for android is not only fast but provides ample guidance.

    The interface may be congested but Eva takes the time to explain everything in the lengthy tutorial. And to be honest, the tutorial is a must if you want to take full advantage of the app. The free version of Eva is basically a 28 days trial.

    The paid version of this Siri app for android removes the time limit. The free trial version already has access to full features. Nothing substantial is added to the app in terms of usage and features.

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  3. Free & $3.60
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    ANDY (Siri like Assistant)

    Andy is a great Siri app for android with its simple to use interface and no hassle results. Andy is an intelligent personal assistant who is an excellent student companion. Searches regarding history, science, and even religion are displayed almost instantly.

    The app also displays text and continues to read it to you. We highly recommend Andy for those who like to refer to Wikipedia for homework (we don’t endorse plagiarizing, though). Nothing is off limits with Andy, technology, mathematics, logics. Philosophy and everything in between can be accessed with ease.

    The paid version of Andy adds a lot of new features into the already robust offering. The most important feature or the lack thereof is the removal of ads. The ads are quite intrusive in the free app and the paid version really improves productivity and usability.

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    Top Assistant

    Top Assistant is nothing like Siri but nails the assisting thing well. You won’t be speaking to this app in any way and will still require manual touch for doing stuff. This app comes into play when you are doing multitasking on a daily basis.

    For example, if you are updating a spreadsheet and need to do quick calculations, you can launch the calculator via dedicated on-screen button provided with Top Assistant. Dialing numbers and searching contacts or emailing the test results will become magically easier.

    You don’t need an expensive Samsung smartphone to multitask either; this app will work with almost every Android device.

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    Robin – the Siri Challenger

    Robin is a lightweight and compact digital assistant app for Android. The app is extremely fast in booting up and becomes ready to use in no time at all. The app also comes with a peculiar interface which makes it seems low impact too.

    Tap on the icon and the app will pop up with a transparent background which shows you your app drawer. This can be a little distracting for those with colorful and eye catchy icons on their drawer.

    The app performs well even in light traffic. Standard features are all very well implemented, but texting is really something special. The app can recognize a lot of different accents as well.

     

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    A strikingly beautiful user interface.

    The app is very fast in giving answers and general responses.

    The boot-up time of this app is remarkable.

    The voice of Robin is quite soothing.

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    The feature set compared to the first app on the list is a bit limited. Not that it’s a bad thing but I would’ve loved more options.

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    Indigo Virtual Assistant

    Indigo has the best-looking interface in the 10 best Siri app for Android list. The indigo and white combination feels natural and gives a high-end vibe. Controlling music with voice feels novel especially if you like to exercise or cook.

    With this Siri app for Android, you can translate on the go and even uses your native language to control the app. Getting directions and navigating to new restaurants is quite easy as well.

    Indigo is connected to several services like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Yahoo so you can check and update accounts and details on the go.

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    Jeannie

    Jeannie is a good Siri app for android, the concept and the tech is all great. From calling and dialing to texting via voice, this app has it all. Simple phrases will allow you to make changes not only to the app but other apps as well.

    For example, if you want to set the alarm clock to 7 am on Friday, all you have to do is say “wake me up at 7 on Friday morning” (Best alarm clock apps) and the app will take care of the rest.

    So why is it placed so down the list? For one, the app has limited features in the free version. You will have to pay $3 in order to access the full version. Secondly, we are not fans of the overly blocky interface.

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Conclusion

These were some of the best Siri like apps for Android that will surely be of use to you. Check out the best virtual assistant apps for Android list to see more assistants as well. We will revisit this list in a year’s time to see if Android is truly exchanging blows with Siri or not. Until then, have fun using one of these great apps.

Just like always, if you have any suggestions or questions, leave a comment below and we will get back to you.

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Comments (33)

  1. Mayank on

    Hey buddy, nice collection!
    But I think cortana (Windows phone) is much better than any of the android voice assistants and even Siri.

  2. Ramana on

    Siri for iPhone revolutionized the behavior of the people to promote them self for a virtual assistant at every time with you!
    As your article shows a clear view of the Siri apps for all android and iPhone users. good to see such posts.thanking you.

    • Dani on

      To me, I’m ok with google now. It integrates all data and give me details when I want it. I expect lot of update on this from google.

  3. deuce on

    hey, this is a pretty good article, but you guys really need to invest in an editor. if you can’t afford an editor, one trick is to send articles to each other to proof read. if you guys can’t catch each others mistakes, then you really should invest in an editor because it’s really hard to be taken seriously when you have basic grammatical and formatting errors. not trying to give you guys a hard time, again, good article, very informative, decent writing, and engaging, but i found myself tripping over some of what you wrote. just a tip.

    • Dani on

      Deuce
      Thanks for the tip. Let me know where you find mistake/errors. It will help us to improve.
      Once again thanks for the suggestion.

    • Tiera on

      Hey Deuce,

      You may want to check your own errors before you throw stones. Try capitalizing once in a while.

      • Dawn Tibbett on

        That is too funny. I was thinking the guy needs to get a life instead of critiquing others hard work and great advice. I didn’t even notice his caps. Nice response to his comment.

        • robby on

          Exactly right there giving out great day to read opinions better part yet their getting paid for it who’s the dummy hmmmm.lol and no theresr nothing proper about my English

    • lee cameron on

      Indeed Deuce’s critical analysis of the columnist’s occasional improper grammar and punctuation it’s laughable!

  4. Ted on

    Thank you for your article! I had a couple of issues with Assistant being a little delayed with the responses, but after reading your article, I think I’ll stick with it. This was really informingand I appreciate you taking the time to do it.

  5. Tom on

    Will Assistant – Free work with old Android OS such as the Android 2.3 Gingerbread? If not which is best for the Gingerbread?

    • Dani on

      Tom,
      I personally haven’t used Gingerbread in almost 3 years. And to be frankly honest, I don’t have a single device running on Gingerbread. The apps were tested on Jelly Bean. Although you can try running the top apps yourself, many of them support Android 2.X 🙂

  6. Esumanuel on

    It’s actually the best review/ranking I’ve read about assistants. Great job!

  7. Paula Sigourney on

    The assistant is horrible. She doesn’t understand anything I say. I tried to get to email to emails that are programed into my phone but she can’t do it. Frustrated. That is the main reason I need it. I have RA and my hands and wrists hurt a lot and fingers and that is why I am looking for an assistant. I work from home but need to be able to email clients and others in my office.

  8. Russell on

    Which is the best assistant app for an Australian accent that will allow me to put appointments into Google Calendar?

    • Judy on

      Hi Russell,
      I think that the ones listed shouldn´t have a problem with an Australian accent. Let me know which one you try out. =-)

  9. jaye on

    assistant free version has no voice recognition… in fact.. voice recognition isn’t even listed in the features list… suffice to say that would be one of the most important features… you have to purchase the premium upgrade in order to get this feature… and your article doesn’t tell which other app has it or doesn’t…

  10. cynthia Sharpin on

    Is there an app that lets my iPhone FaceTime my daughters android?

  11. tmp on

    What about all of the information that the Assistant has access to on your phone? How is it all protected?

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