A digital personal assistant is nothing but a software automates simple tasks on a computing device. It accepts voice or text commands from the user and converts the input into an action. For example, when you request it to call a specific number, the assistant will find the contact from your handset’s phonebook and it will dial the number. If you ask a tough question, a correct answer will be displayed on your phone’s screen.

One of the most popular and the smartest virtual assistants is the Apple Siri. This app can find answers to any question you ask. Unfortunately, it is available only for iPhone, IPad and iPod Touch.

If you’re searching for a Siri-like app for your Android device, go through the list of best Android personal assistant apps we’ve shared below.

Best personal assistant app for Android

5Jarvis – My Personal Assistant

Jarvis is yet another top personal assistant app for Android. This app can remember your important details like email id, address, phone number, etc. It can perform mathematical operations, open news websites, etc. It can display the current weather in your area.

The Jarvis Personal assistant app supports notes and reminders. It allows you to find or delete a note or reminder.

Jarvis can play voice notifications whenever there’s a breaking news, bad weather or when the battery charge is low.

While testing this app, I had asked a question “I want a pizza.” APA displayed the nearest restaurants/shops near me that were selling pizzas. My 2nd question was “convert 12GB to MB” The app showed 12000 MB.

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4AIVC (Alice)

AIVC is a personal assistant app for Android that works on phones with Gingerbread, Jelly Bean, Lollipop, ICE OS. It uses voice recognition feature of your Android phone to function as a personal assistant. AIVC can recognize movie titles. It can also make you aware of their ratings.

This app can find locations. It can find celebrity age and popular places near you. AIVC can open any app or utility installed on your Android device. It can translate English text into German.

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3Indigo Virtual Assistant

Indigo is a free personal assistant app with nice features. The app’s highlighting feature is the simple UI that makes navigation easier for the user. Indigo VDA can crack funny jokes and play music files from your phone’s storage memory.

If you’re traveling, Indigo can guide you to the destination. This app supports integration with social networking site Facebook and microblogging platform Twitter. It lets you make phone calls, send tweets, text messages, etc. You can also take notes with it.

The indigo virtual assistant app provides a dark theme for the users who find the default theme irritating. It takes voice as well as text input. If the app doesn’t have an answer to your question, it will open a Google Search result page for your query.

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2Microsoft Cortana

The latest software product from Microsoft Corporation is Windows 10 OS for phones and computers. Win 10 was introduced on 29th of July and one of the most talked about feature of this OS is the personal assistant app named Cortana.

MC can place voice calls. It enables you to send text messages and reply to the received messages. The app can search on Google or Bing. It can schedule meetings for you.

Cortana can recognize the music. Thus, you don’t have to use any other app to find audio files stored on your phone.

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1Google Assistant

Google Assistant is Google’s answer to Apple Siri. The app has a great answer to your every question. It can translate text from one language to another. You can set reminders, book tickets, and send text messages with this great app.

Google Assistant lets you find photos you’ve uploaded to the Google’s image hosting site. If you use this app, you don’t have to install news app on your device. GA can get the latest news across the world on your request.

GA comes pre-installed in some flagship Android phones. In case your device doesn’t have this app, you can get Google Assistant on your device by installing the Google Allo App.

Closing words

Some of the above apps will display advertisements when your device is connected to the internet. They also have some hidden features that can be unlocked with in-app purchases. Cortana and Google Assistant apps are expected to be more modern and accurate than the Jarvis, Indigo, and AVIC.

Please note that the above personal assistants won’t be able to answer useless questions like what is your favorite pet, color, place, etc. You should know these answers. So it is a waste of time to ask such questions. Use the apps only if you want to save time.

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