Since the launch of Siri by Apple, the Android community has been craving for something that is just as efficient. This has resulted in a number of personal assistant apps being developed with more yet to be released each new year. But aside from the renowned Google Now service, what are some of the best personal assistant apps worth considering for your Android device?

Google Now

Google is undoubtedly the king of all personal assistant apps on the Android platform. It is packed with a wide range of functions including the most basic and more advanced features such as predicting your needs, Google Now on Tap, ability to be activated from anywhere, and a lot more. Worth mentioning is the fact that this app is constantly being updated by Google for boosted stability along with additional features. For those devices with Google Play Services, all you have to do is have it enabled to start enjoying its advantages.


Assistant is unarguably exceptional personal assistant app. Similar to Google Now, Assistant does more than just respond to requests, this app is capable of predicting your questions and has proven to be really efficient when using it. It has a large selection of features and commands available such as for making calls, sending SMS as well as launching apps, navigation, notifications, media content including videos, music, radio and much more. In addition to this, it also comes with support for fun things such as small talk and jokes which boosts a personality aspect to the app.


Cortana is Microsoft's version of Siri. Though it is still in its developmental stages, it has a ton of dynamic features that make it better than some of the apps on the list. With Windows 10 integration, the app offers a smooth cross-platform support. Some of its great functions include making calls, sending SMS and email, taking notes, track packages, adding calendar events and reminders, telling jokes and more.

Dragon Mobile Assistant

From the creators of the notable Swype Keyboard app, the Dragon Mobile Assistant is also a product of the Nuance Communications. Featuring all the basic features, this app meets the standard functionality of an assistant app. One of its special features is the Attentive Mode which allows users to activate and access it even on a locked screen or on standby mode. Users can also select among the several voices provided, and even give the assistant a name of their choice.

AIVC (Alice)

AIVC (Alice) is a regular virtual personal assistant with an above average reputation. It comes with the capacity of making simple requests such as the launch of different apps, reminders, the calendar, time, weather along with solving easy math problems. Furthermore, the apps answers questions about fun facts like stocks, statistics and a lot more. This app is pretty straightforward with basics like phone calls, SMS sending, alarms, translations and navigation. AIVC is great option especially if you are looking for a something simple.Which are some of your favorite personal assistant apps? Let us know in the comments.

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