Personal assistant apps have grown in popularity in the last couple of years.
According to Statista, about 32 percent of people in the U.S. use Siri to take care of tasks. Most of those tasks are to play music.
Personal assistant apps can do so much more.
A personal assistant app takes your written or voice commands and performs the task. They can also organize the information for you. You might not be ready to hire a virtual assistant, but you can use a personal assistant app.
That can make a photographer’s busy life so much easier.
Read on for the top seven personal assistant apps for photographers – some of which you may have never heard of or considered before.
Are you a list person? Do you have post-it notes with lists all over your office?
If you are, you’re going to want to check out Wunderlist.
It’s not a robust as some of the other apps on this list, but it does one thing and does it well. It organizes your thoughts. That’s a great thing to have, especially if your mind like to jump from list to list.
You can create a list of people you need to contact, office supplies you need to pick up and then jump to books that you want to read.
Wunderlist is a free download for iOS and Android.
Quip was created by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor. He’s the guy that came up with Facebook’s Like button.
He moved on to create Quip, which is meant to increase business productivity on the go. This is a fantastic app if you have a team and have multiple projects going at once. This enables Your team to download, import share and collaborate on documents and checklists.
It’s been said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg uses Quip. You might remember Zuckerberg’s quest to create an AI assistant for his home last year.
If Quip is good enough for him, it’s probably good enough for your tasks.
How would you like to have the important information you need without turning on the news? That’s what Google Now does. You have an easy way to access news, weather, sports, and traffic.
Google Now will take information from your emails, such as bill payments and flight confirmations and add them to your calendar. You’ll get reminders to pay the bill.
Some of the reminders can border on creepy because Google is taking information from your email, location, and search history. At the same time, the software is awfully convenient.
Google Now is available for Android and iOS.
Hound is a useful app that can handle a variety of tasks. It was created to handle simple questions, such as what’s the weather forecast. It can also handle complex questions.
You can book a ride with Uber and get price estimates. You can ask Hound to find coffee shops in your area that have wifi, which is great if you’re working on the road. You can even ask Hound for language translations.
Hound was created by Soundhound. That’s the company that recognizes and tells you what song is playing. Yes, Hound has that same feature.
On the downside, you have to be in the Hound app in order to use it.
Hound is available for both iOS and Android.
24me has become one of the more popular personal assistant apps, thanks to its ability to connect to multiple accounts. Plus, it’s a favorite for folks who don’t want to use apps from major players lick Google, Microsoft, Apple and Samsung.
What people love about this app is that you can connect to personal information just as easily as you can to business information. You have everything you need in one interface.
24me will give you bill pay reminders, remind you of important birthdays, connect with your social networks and give you reminders for calls and meetings. It was created for busy professionals who need to multi-task and bounce between personal and professional tasks.
You can download 24me on your Android or iOS device.
You might already be familiar with Cortana as a Windows 10 user. Cortana is now available as an Android and iPhone app.
You can use Cortana to schedule meetings, search your emails for information, and send text messages to your contacts.
Cortana can tell you a joke if you ask. They might not be funny, but it’s still a joke.
Jarvis has the geek factor, because of its reference to Iron Man. Jarvis is just as witty in real life as it is in the movie. With Jarvis, you can:
- Set alarms and reminders
- You can access Jarvis from your lock screen
- Change your phone setting s and background
- Control software and phone settings, such as access the camera or turn off wifi.
Jarvis can be used n wearable devices, which makes it one of the few personal assistant apps with that capability.
It’s a free app, so there’s no risk to you to try it out.
What’s Next for Personal Assistant Apps?
With so many improvements in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, what does the future hold for digital personal assistants?
It seems that the future will be voice operated, according to technology experts. As soon as these apps listen well and can control other apps, personal assistant apps will be as ubiquitous as a smartphone.
However, the technology still has a way to go before it’s completely integrated into our lives.
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