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10 best personal assistant apps for Android


Personal Assistant apps have been around for a while. However, it wasn’t until Siri that they became a really big deal. We now have tons of options in the space, including offerings from Google, Microsoft, and SoundHound, among others. It’s an interesting space to be in right now. You can take advantage as well with the best personal assistant apps for Android! Let’s get started. Also, if you’re into hardware, check out Google Home and Amazon Alexa as they combine the concept of a personal assistant app with a hardware device to control.


AIVC (Alice)

Price: Free
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AIVC (Alice) is a pretty standard virtual assistant with an above average track record. It includes the ability to ask for simple things such as starting various apps, the weather, time, calendar, reminders, and even simple math problems. You can also ask it about fun facts about stats, stocks, and more. Of course, it also includes the basics like calling, sending SMS, navigation, alarms, and translation. It’s not as complex or smooth as something like Google Now but it’s not a bad option if you just need something simple.
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10 best personal assistant apps for Android

Cortana

Price: Free
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It is true that Cortana still needs some work but it has too much potential to leave off of a list like this. Microsoft’s answer to Siri has a ton of things that it can do and it’s integrated into Windows 10 for near-seamless cross-platform support. Among its many features include the ability to call people, send SMS and email, track packages, tell jokes, take notes, add stuff to your calendar, and more. Again, it is a little rough around the edges right now, but Cortana is still better than most and it’ll only get better over time.
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Cyman Mark 2

Price: Free / $4.59
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Cyman Mark 2 is one of the lesser known personal assistant apps. It does the basic stuff, such as automating tasks, sending messages, finding information, and more. The developers also boast future IoT support when that proliferates a little more. Some additional features include language translation, task list management, alarm setting, unit conversion, and scheduled commands. You can download a free version to try it out or go pro for $4.59.
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Dragon Mobile Assistant

Price: Free
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Dragon Mobile Assistant was released by Nuance Communications, the same company that brought us the once iconic Swype keyboard. It comes with the basic features so you can expect pretty standard functionality. This one includes something called Attentive Mode which allows it to be activated even when the screen is off and locked. That makes Dragon Mobile one of the few that offer this functionality. You can also choose between several voices and even name your assistant what you want. It's one of the more underrated personal assistant apps.
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Google Allo

Price: Free
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Google Allo is kind of a wild card in the personal assistant apps space. It's a messenger application that is still fairly new. However, it also houses Google Assistant. Google Assistant can do a variety of things like deliver information at requested times, tell jokes, answer questions, search for things, add stuff to a calendar, and a lot more. It can be invoked during any non-incognito chat and be used by everyone in the chat. It's a nifty little thing that you can actually talk to that's also combined with a messenger service. It still needs work, but this could get really good in a short period of time.
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Google Now

Price: Free
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Google Now is pretty much the undisputed champion of personal assistant apps on Android. It comes with a metric ton of features which includes the basics, more advanced stuff like anticipating your needs, activation from anywhere, Google Now on Tap, and a lot more. It’s not enough that this app is solid as a brick wall but it’s also updated on an almost constant basis by Google which seems to only add to its stability and range of features. If your device has Google Play Services, you probably already have this installed which means you just have to turn it on. You can also get Google Now Launcher which puts Google Now at the forefront of your device interactions.
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Hound

Price: Free
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Hound is another one of the upcoming personal assistant apps alongside Cortana. This one is done by SoundHound and it’s actually pretty decent. The basics are all covered here and includes some advanced stuff like a mortgage calculator, integrated Expedia support for hotel booking, and the SoundHound Now which opens a sing/hum music search. You can even play interactive games like Hangman. It’s only for United States residents right now, but it is out of beta and ready for public consumption. It is still a bit buggy though, so do beware of that.
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Indigo Virtual Assistant

Price: Free
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Indigo Virtual Assistant is a personal assistant app that tries to focus a little more on personality and the developers encourage you to talk to it like you would a normal person. You can do the basics including sending SMS and emails, phone calls, navigation, and the usual stuff. You can also save favorites so you can repeat them later, translate stuff very quickly and for various things, and a lot more The Indigo developers admit that their speech recognition is a beta and, thus, errors may occur but otherwise it feels like an enjoyable experience that works rather well.
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Jarvis

Price: Free / Up to $1.25
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Jarvis hit it big with the Android community thanks to its obvious reference to Iron Man. Along with the basics, Jarvis comes with widget support, the ability to set wallpapers, device controls (turn off WiFi, for instance), reminders, and it’s one of the few personal assistant apps that can be used on wearables such as Android Wear. One caveat is that it only supports English for right now so be prepared for that. At the very least, the app is free to download and use to see if you like it.
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Robin

Price: Free
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Robin was one of the original “Siri challengers” and, as such, as been around for quite some time. Despite that, the developer still proclaim Robin as a beta application which means they definitely want everything to be just right before release. It supports the basic commands such as calling and sending SMS and it can also respond to gestures, find out about parking and traffic alerts, gas prices, and more. It still needs some work but it’s a pretty decent option and should become a lot better over the long term if the developers keep working on it.
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10 best coupon apps for Android

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Getting the best deal is a part of life. Rarely do people like overpaying for things. Consequently, most of us love saving money when we’re out shopping. There are plenty of ways to save a buck or when you’re out and about. Let your phone help you find some great deals. Here are the best coupon apps for Android.


10 best coupon apps for AndroidThe Coupons App

[Price: Free]
The Coupons App is exactly as its name suggests. It’s an app that contains a whole ton of coupons. They boast new deals every day that you can claim and use directly on your phone. This takes out the trouble of having to print off coupons. You can also set the app to send you notifications when new deals arrive, find cheaper gas prices, and it comes equipped with a barcode scanner. It’s a little basic, but there are tons of coupons for a variety of stores and it’s completely free to use.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidEbates

[Price: Free]
Ebates is one of the more unique coupon apps. Ebates gives you discounts on whole purchases as certain stores as opposed to just certain products. For instance, you may get a 5% off at your next purchase at Walmart. On top of deals like that, the app also provides very small cash back rewards on eligible purchases. You won’t be rolling in dough by any means, but every dollar counts these days. Like most, it’s free to use with no in-app purchases.

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10 best coupon apps for AndroidFlipp

[Price: Free]
Flipp is fairy typical as far as coupon apps go. It will dredge up all sorts of deals on a daily or weekly basis that can help save you money. One of the unique features is the ability to redeem a coupon and have it attached to your loyalty card. That way all you have to do is remember to swipe your loyalty card at checkout to get all the deals. Additional features include the ability to receive notifications about new or expiring coupons, support for 800+ retailers, and more. It’s definitely worth a shot.

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10 best coupon apps for AndroidGroupon

[Price: Free]
Groupon is one of the most popular coupon apps out there. It has one of the largest reaches with over 500 cities supported. There are also a wide variety of products that you’ll find deals for. You can even find deals for vacation destinations and hotels. It also features specialized deal collections for holiday shopping. It’s an overall simple app, but the things that it does it seems to do right. It’s a free app and it’s one of the best in this category.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidIbotta

[Price: Free]
Ibotta is one of those coupon apps that work on a cash back reward program. The basic premise is that you get deals to shop at specific stores. You then earn cash back that you can have sent to a Venmo or PayPal account. Unlike most, you can use Ibotta alongside other apps such as Groupon to combine savings and cash back. It boasts over 700 compatible locations and it’s compatible with loyalty rewards points as well. Some users have reported issues, but it’s worth a shot anyway.

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10 best coupon apps for AndroidKrazy Koupon Lady

[Price: Free]
Krazy Koupon Lady is a coupon app that helps you find stuff from other coupon apps. It boasts a decent range of compatible stores, including many drug stores and grocery stores. You’ll be able to surf coupons from apps such as Checkout 51, Ibatta, and a variety of others. You’ll also be able to create shopping lists, sync across multiple devices, and various written and video tutorials to help teach you how to “coupon” better. It’s among the highest rated coupon apps, even if it’s not as popular as many.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidRetailMeNot

[Price: Free]
RetailMeNot is one of the more popular coupon apps on the list. It has a swatch of features, including most of the ones we’ve discussed in other apps on the list. You can find deals for over 50,000 retailers, redeem cash back offers, and you can even scan barcodes directly from the device. It has a lot of flashy features and deals which makes it an ideal starting point for beginners. However, it is a little bit heavier than many others. If that sounds good to you, give it a shot!

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidSavingStar

[Price: Free]
SavingStar is a coupon app that focuses primarily on grocery shopping. Thus, you’ll mostly find deals for food items. They have special promotions for healthy products, including produce, and you’ll be able to redeem most coupons within the app by linking your loyalty cards. It also offers a cash back program that you can link your PayPal account to. It’s a great addition to regular paper coupons. It’s also completely free to use.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidShopular

[Price: Free]
Shopular has been around for a long time and it’s one of the more popular coupon apps. It tends to focus on retail savings. You’ll find a ton of stuff for special events like Black Friday, Christmas, and other holidays. There is also a special focus on mall shopping which makes it easy to find a lot of deals in the same place. Like most, you’ll be able to use barcodes on your phone. That means you won’t have to print anything. It’s a must have, especially during holiday shopping.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


10 best coupon apps for AndroidIndividual Store Apps

[Price: Free]
A lot of brick-and-mortar stores as well as online stores have their own apps. We’re talking about Newegg, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and many, many others. These apps generally have the latest sales from each store along with “mobile only” deals that you can take advantage of. In particular, online stores like Amazon and Newegg usually have specific deals that you can check on as the day progresses. Many of these deals don’t typically make it to coupon apps. There are tons of stores with their own apps, so we recommend sticking to the ones that you’re interested in so you don’t overload your device storage.

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10 best coupon apps for Android


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