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Get more from your phone, with easy-to-use voice-based applications

INDIATECHONLINE | ANAND PARTHASARATHY
Published Jan 5, 2015, 4:37 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 2:38 am IST
Go hands-free with these voice recognition apps
(Representative Image)
 (Representative Image)

It’s a difficult task to operate smartphones, when our hands are otherwise busy. Go hands-free and harness the power of these voice recognition apps.

Your Virtual Personal Assistant

 

Get a full time personal assistant for free with the Dragon Dictation, a text-to-speech app for Android and iOS. This app lets you perform your day-to-day tasks with voice commands. You can ask for weather forecasts, schedule meetings, search restaurants, send text messages or email, update status on social media, etc with your speech. It also sets a voice print, so that the app will only follow your voice command.

  

Ask and Find

If you are constantly surfing the web to get information on various topics, then voice-based search applications are a must-try. Speak any search query and get instant results with the Voice Search app. It supports a range of websites and content sources such as Google Maps, Twitter, You Tube, etc.

Voice Search is available for free in Android and costs Rs. 190 for iOS. There’s also a specific voice-based Wikipedia search app available for free download for Android and iOS

 

Language no bar

Wish your friends all around the world, in their own language with the Speech to Text Translator TTS app. You can instantly translate texts and share them via messengers or social networking sites. This app is also useful for learning a new language. It supports most of the languages such as Hindi, English, French, Arabic, Chinese, etc. The Speech to Text Translator TTS app is available for free download for Android.

Speak & Translate is a similar app available for iOS.

  

Note the point, mister!

If you are too lazy to type, then dictate your note with the Philips Dictation Recorder. You can make notes on the go by giving voice commands to it. This app features editing functions such as insert, overwrite and append for recording control. It also lets you share the dictation file with other smartphones. This app is available for free download for Android.

  

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