Best Siri Alternative for iPhone 4?

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Hi guys,

I have a friend using an iPhone 4, and he is looking for a good, accessible Siri alternative. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Michael

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No one suggestion.

I haven't found a single app that satisfies my Siri envy. For me, a combination approach works best.

For playing selected music, I use the built in Voice Control

For email, texting, and Facebook updates, I use Vokul.

For setting appointments and reminders, I use Voice Assistant,.

For answers to questions, I use Voice Answer .

I also like Evi for some or all of these chores. It does most things okay, but I find the above apps do a better job of select tasks.

Try Vokul

Try Vokul, which comes very close to Siri as an alternative for the iPhone 4. Note it is pronounced as Vocal but is actually spelt v o k u l.

voice actions

I have used voice actions while running my iphone 4. It handled research queries & performed serie like tasks as well as serie. It would send a text or email, do a google search, launch music etc. It is a paid app in the app store, however is worth the money if one does not have serie. I have upgraded my phone to a 4s, with serie therefore not needing it anymore. Check it out.

I like the combo apps as well

Hi, For text and searches, hands down My vote is for VoiceTexter. Its one of the best apps out there. Combine it with vokul you will do very nicely.

Is Voice Actions VO Compatible?

Being a sucker for this stuff, I just got Voice Actions. It appears that it does not work with VO turned on. Is this the case, or am I doing something wrong. Once it loads, I get a screen with no obvious elements.

voice actions

This app worked when I first got it some time back in Febuary, but shortly after this, they broke it. Sorry for the bad news.

My thoughts

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Michael,

Must agree that you can't replace and use just one app to duplicate in what Siri can do.

So here are my top3 must have for Siri replacements: 
VoiceTexter - Stop typing. Say it!
Assistant - Voice Controlled Time Management
Evi

With those three you can come really close in what Siri does. Now of course there are a few things that Siri still can do that we just can't do.

If you really want I would also check out Vokul as well. However, I find myself using VoiceTexter way more for the same task.

If you are interested I have some podcast in what I've mentioned above:

VoiceTexter: the iOS App that Replaces Typing With Speaking
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/voicetexter-ios-app-replaces-typing-speaking

Assistant: Enables Those Without Siri to use Their Voice to Create and Manage Calendar Events
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/assistant-enables-those-without-siri-use-their-voice-create-and-manage-calendar

Questions and Answers With Evi
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/questions-and-answers-evi

Vokul Revisited: Bigger and Better than Before
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/vokul-revisited-bigger-and-better

Hope that helps you out!

 

Thank You!

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi guys,

Thank you for your recommendations! I will pass these along...very much appreciated!