Top 10 Personal Assistant Apps to be Used in 2020
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Top 10 Personal Assistant Apps to be Used in 2020

Top 10 Personal Assistant Apps to be Used in 2020

Whether you work for yourself or work for a company, having a personal assistant is always helpful. A personal assistant can be a money guzzler, but is capable of delivering help that not even a colleague might be able to. Just for the record, there are so many personal assistant apps available for download free of cost for mobile devices that you have the option to download the one you feel will be most helpful. Some devices even come pre-installed with such apps, such as Siri (Apple), Cortana, Assistant (Google) and Alexa (Amazon). Siri among these reigns supreme as the highest-ranking personal assistant app though Alexa experienced a 325 percent increase somewhere in mid-2017. It would be wise enough to not just get hung up with these, but to also try out others as well in order to truly understand the personal assistant app that will work best for your business. Below are some of the best personal assistant  Apps that will make the strongest impact in 2020.

  • Siri: Apple’s Siri needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular AI apps. This AI-powered virtual assistant is available on all major Apple platforms such as iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Siri functions through voice queries and a natural language user interface and is capable of making calls, sending text messages, answering questions and offering recommendations. It also delegates requests to several internet services besides adapting to users’ languages, searches and preferences. The only drawback with Siri is that it is available only on Apple platforms, putting Windows and Android users at a clear disadvantage.
  • Cortana: Another amongst the most intelligent personal assistant apps is Cortana, Microsoft’s flagship virtual assistant offering. Cortana can be used on Windows 10, Windows Mobile, Invoke Smart Speaker, Microsoft Band, Android, iOS, Windows Mixed Reality (MR), Xbox One and Amazon Alexa. It is also available on popular headsets such as HyperX, CloudX, Razer Kraken 7.1 V2, Logitech G933 and Sennheiser GSP350. Windows 10 personal computers are available with Cortana in-built. Cortana’s advantages include hands-free help, answering questions, providing reminders, keeping notes, taking care of tasks and helping manage calendars. Cortana functions through natural language processing and data from devices in order to offer personalized recommendations. It also has an API capable of working with Windows and various 3rd party apps.
  • Google Assistant: Google’s AI-enabled virtual assistant is available on a variety of devices such as smartphones, fridges, headphones and cars. Similar to Cortana, it also functions on natural language processing and supports both voice and text entries, evident through its functionalities that include voice commands, voice searching, voice-activated device control, helping with tasks, finding information online, sending reminders, real-time translations and making appointments. Google Assistant must be installed and configured on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs as it is not that readily available on these.
  • Alexa: Amazon’s Alexa is another AI-powered virtual assistant using voice queries and natural language processing, like Siri and Cortana. Some of its capabilities include creating to-do lists, setting up alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, providing real-time information on traffic, weather, sports, news etc. Alexa can be used on personal computers such as Windows and Mac, but before that users have to install it. Some PCs also allow hand-free activation of Alexa, whereas some require users to click on the Alexa icon.
  • ELSA Speak: ELSA Speak is an AI-powered app that teaches users how to speak in English. It helps users with instant feedback each time they use the app to pronounce English words through short dialogues. Unlike Siri or Cortana or Google Assistant, ELSA Speak uses speech recognition technology and is available with a trial period of 7 days. After this, users will have to buy ELSA speak. The app is available in iOS and Android.
  • Socratic: Socratic is an AI-powered app that has recently been acquired by Google and was initially devised to help students with math and other kinds of homework. The app enables students to take picture using their phone camera and its AI-powered capabilities provide visual explanations to students to make concepts simpler and more interesting to understand. Socratic relies on text and speech recognition and offers support to learn science, math, literature and social studies. It is available on Android and iOS and is compatible with the iPad. It is truly one of the best personal assistant apps that offers great help.
  • Fyle: Fyle is an AI-powered app developed for expense management and is available on Android, iOS and desktop. Fyle is very handy in the intelligent expense management domain, and has recently been integrated with the Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365. Some of the various purposes for which companies use this AI-powered app include real-time data extraction, expense reporting, tracking corporate cards, real-time policy checks, approval workflows, travel advances, travel requests, analytics etc. Integration with G-Suite add-ons have made it a one-click process for users, enabling them to report expenses directly from email receipts.
  • Databot: Available on Windows 10, Android and iOS, Databot is an AI-powered app devised to answer questions asked by users in its voice and more importantly, address topics relevant to you. Also available on Xbox One, iPod, iPad, Windows Phones and Android Tablets, Databot provides users with images, information and multimedia presentations based on their topics of interest through certain services integrated within it and with the help of Google Searches, Wikipedia, RSS channels etc. Users can customize Databot as per the language of their choice. Its language capabilities include being able to speak and understand English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. Databot also helps share information through SMS, Social Media and Email.
  • Hound: Hound is another AI-powered voice assistant app that enables users to search for information using their natural voice and subsequently follow-up to refine the results. Available on both Android and iOS, Hound uses proprietary speech-to-meaning and deep meaning understanding technologies to give users accurate results at a rapid pace. It can be used hands-free and is capable of making phone calls and sending text messages on the user’s behalf. Hound can be used for news, gathering information about the weather, to find a hotel within that vicinity, navigate to an address, book a Uber ride, to check one’s flight status etc.
  • Youper: Youper is an AI-powered emotional health assistant app that helps users take control of their emotional health by having quick conversations with it. It has been devised to guide them through personalized meditations. Youper helps users understand themselves better and helps track their mood. Available on both Android and iOS, it uses AI to personalize various techniques. Experts have gone ahead and rated it as one of the most intelligent personal assistant apps in the mental health category.

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