Utter: Your Best Personal Assistant

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Hello folks, I am glad we all survived worlds end and thus I can keep on writing for this blog :D.

I am pretty sure that most of you have heard of iPhone’s Siri. Well, there is a counterpart app for Android, currently in beta version. It lacks of some features, but the implemented ones are pretty neat and helpful :). The talk is about Utter personal assistant which can be downloaded from Google’s Play Store.

What is Utter!:

Utter! is a voiced controlled personal assistant. In simple words, it is an application which can listen to you and match your saying with stored commands[default ones or user defined]. If matching is successful, an operation will take place. For example, you can say to Utter! “Turn on WiFi” and it will turn it on. You won’t be able to value its usefulness with a first look, but trust me, spending some time to organize it, will make your life easier and happier.

What makes Utter! unique:

Utter! is not your average Siri clone and doesn’t attempt to behave like a virtual assistant application. It is real goal, is to be 100% functional and fast. While running in background and being lightweight on resources, it can be activated in so many ways [e.g shaking your device, pressing a button] giving you the ability to control almost everything on your device. Using highly optimized algorithms, utter! attempts to give you full control of your device just with your own voice and your own created/customized voice commands. Therefore, it promises to help you achieve things faster that you would do manually.

Advantages/Disadvantages:

To begin with, I would like to mention a great pro of utter!. You can link it with a huge list of apps, set up commands for it and command your phone like a boss. Another great advantage is that its developer is passionate with its development, which means he will keep updating and improving it for a long time. Using Googles services could be considered an advantage too, since those services are working pretty well. Of course, you have the option to use another speech-to-text engine, if you prefer so.
But utter! has drawbacks too. A critical one is that you cannot use utter! in offline mode yet, since it is using Googles voice search engines which demand an Internet connection. However, the developer of utter! has said that he is trying to convince Google to help him make utter! functional in offline mode.

In conclusion, I suggest you give it a shot. If you like it support the developer, not only by money donations, but with suggestions and bugs reporting too.

P.S.: I think that I am definitely going to write a pro-tips article for this app in the future :)

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