If you’re a convert from the world of iOS, then you likely already know how bad speech recognition is on the iPhone. Though it used to be downright horrendous, it has at least slightly progressed to the point of being usable.
Meanwhile, out in Androidville, Google has been making leaps and strides with its available services.
Still, something is just a little . . . off, with both. Neither fully delivers an accurate experience, and this leaves us wanting over time.
Well, we want no more!
VoiceDial works incredibly well and rectifies a lot of its competitors mistakes, offering a way to hands-free dial your contacts with effortless, accurate ease.
If you’ve been frustrated with your current solution, continue down past the break for our full review!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, VoiceDial, from Sensory Applications, largely tries to soak up a lot of the left-overs created by its competition.
I’m sure we all know the frustration of driving down the road, trying to use voice recognition to call a contact, only to eventually give up and server our way to a dialed number.
This kind of situation is frustrating, embarrassing, and VoiceDial can help.
The first time you boot the app, VoiceDial will build a vocabulary of words related to your contacts. This can take just a moment, and then you’re ready to roll!
That’s it—the entire process takes only a few minutes.
Once the name is open, simply say, “Hello Blue Genie, call Steve Winwood mobile.” And you’re done!
The app picks up the person’s name, and then uses the specified number. It then hits the dialer and away the whole thing goes.
It’s fast, efficient and in our trials, incredibly accurate.
Design and Interface
Now, here’s where things get a bit tricky. One of the things we love most about Siri or OK Google is the snazzy interface. Both offer a svelt, modern approach to the idea. The direct, user-facing experience is extremely minimal, and works off user input to provide more direction.
VoiceDial goes in a different direction. It provides a more traditional contact-style interface.
All of your names are displayed right there, and if you wanted, you could tap your way to success.
However, it works just as well as its competitors (if not better) off voice-input. And at the end of the day, that’s what matters most.
Furthermore, as a free application in the Google Play Store, you really cannot go wrong with VoiceDial.
It’s a superior option to surpass what Siri and OK Google are doing with voice dialing.
It works almost all the time, it’s not difficult to boot up, and it can save you some serious headache on the road.
All in all, VoiceDial is easily worth a look if you’re frustrated with the way your voice dialing currently works. Give it a whirl—we promise you won’t be disappointed!
VoiceDial requires Android version 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know!