Installing Voice Recognition Apps? Try These

Voice recognition software is not new here in Singapore. Well, it may be new in the past years but now, many applications are readily available for smartphone download and installation. In the past, voice recognition only applies to our PC. If we had experiences with voice recognition software in the past, we would say that it got us frustrated – the tedious task of repeating words over and over again. At some point, this urged us to hate our PC.


We can go slow with our PC now because we can install voice apps through our smartphones. The good news is that voice recognition software these days is enhanced. Voice recognition is better thanks to its improved speech recognition capabilities. The improvement of voice recognition’s speech recognition capabilities upgraded user interfaces.

Another reason for the increasing popularity of voice recognition apps is the dominance of laws here in Singapore restricting cell phone use whilst driving. Bluetooth headsets are helpful when driving but we need access to our text messages and email too while driving. This fuelled the demand for many voice-based applications. We are lucky that there are many apps that can give us access. Here are some voice recognition apps that we can choose from:

  • Google Mobile Apps: This is free for iOS, Blackberry and Android users. Whatever platform we use, whether it is Android or iOS, we can give our fingers rest with the help of Google Mobile Apps. The application will give us access to Google through our voice. We can search the web or our contacts without even lifting a finger.
  • Bing: Bing also has this voice recognition app. This app is free for iOS and Android platforms only. Bing is Microsoft’s own creation and it can deliver mobile searches powered by our voice as well.


  • Vlingo: Vlingo is accessible for iOS, Android, Nokia, Blackberry and Windows Phone. The good news is that it is free for basic version only. If we will try the Plus version, prices will apply. Vlingo boasts of its personal assistants. These personal assistants will help us with our Facebook update status, search the web and bid.
  • Siri: Sir is only for iOS users. Siri is exceptional because she can do things like locate theatre tickets, make dinner reservations and book taxis. Siri will also know our personal preferences over time.
  • Pro: As the name suggests, this app can help us especially when driving. We do not need to be out of touch when we are behind the wheels. The app is available for Android, iOS and Blackberry only but with a price – $13.95 per year. This app can read to us our text message and send responses through our voice.


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