Assistant – Voice Controlled Time Management: Written iPhone App Review
Sometimes doing things on your own is faster than having another person do it for you. Wouldn’t you like to have your own personal assistant that is mobile, convenient, and efficient? Then the Assistant app from developer Appmosphere is just the app for you. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.2 or later.
When the user initially loads the Assistant app, they will be prompted with a microphone image where they can begin recording an event. Please note that the user will need to have internet connection in order for this app to work properly. Simply tapping once on the device screen will begin recording the user’s voice, and tapping the screen a second time will end the recording. Once done recording, the app will determine what the user has spoken and load a new screen. The screen will display the phrase or sentence that the user has recorded and prompt them to update the time and date of the event, and allow them the option of setting an alert. The user will select the “Done” icon once finished which will take them back to the main recording screen. Please note that sometimes the recording might not be accurate all the time.
There is also a settings function located on the upper right hand corner of the app’s main screen. There the user can learn what types of events and sayings the app can record such as all day events, events with time, events with alerts, events with timers, and specific holidays and observances. They can also change where they want recorded events saved to, adjust the default calendar and alert status, change the event duration, and select their preferred language. There are additional options such as referring a friend and sending the developer feedback about the app.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall appearance of Assistant is very simple and basic. The user just taps to record, and fills in related information that they want to use for future reference. Everything is self-explanatory, and with the additional assistance of examples of what type of events can be recorded in the settings function the user can have an even better idea of what to do. Navigation is a breeze, and should make the user’s experience with the app easier.
Since Assistant is being offered for $3.99, it somewhat makes it on the higher end spectrum as far as cost goes. Although it is not likely that many will be clamoring to spend that much on an app, those who would have a good use for it would find it well worth the price. Its simplicity and layout clarity will be more appealing and benefit those who use it, and those who are skeptical should give it a shot anyway.
Assistant iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 4/5]