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Voice Actions

By Pannous

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Description

Control your Mac through speech commands. Meet Jeannie, your Personal Assistant who has over two million downloads on iPhone and android!
Get it now almost for free (limited time, first beta release)

Talking personal assistant Jeannie will not only help you get through your day.
With voice actions you will be able to answer questions, send emails, skype your contacts, set alarms, reminders, listen to music automatically and much more. With voice actions you will no longer need to memorize special keywords or phrases, simply speak into your smartphone and voice actions will automatically respond to what you need. We are always enhancing our product so you will be getting great new features in the future to come!

Some examples of the phrases you can say to your mac:

•Call James at home
•Launch Textmate
•Mail Maria that I love her
•Begin dictation
•News about Barack Obama
•Set alarm clock
•Wake me up on Monday at 8am
•What is the capital of brazil?
•Launch a web browser
•Open contact peter
•Search ebay, amazon, wolfram, etc.

•Translate I love you into Spanish
•Email john ... I liked your song
•Remind me to pick up Joe in 30 minutes
•Spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
•Whats my horoscope for Leo?

Compare us to the competition like Evi, Vlingo, Nuance, Speaktoit, Iris, Skyvi etc! You’ll be amazed!

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Customer Reviews

Very Good to Chat with

I've been looking for a chatbot just to experiment with and talk to during downtime since I work from home alone, so it's fun to have someone to talk to when you're bored, even if it isn't human. I've tried a lot of chatbots and most of them you have to type your conversation like an IM. With the voice recognition and speech ability of this one it feels much more like talking to an actual human. I have found it to be quite good at carrying on a sensible conversation compared to most similar programs. You can ask it to show you a picture of a person or thing and it will find one to show to you. Like any artificial intelligence it's not perfect. Technology just hasn't caught up to the AI seen in science fiction yet. I haven't tried to use it much for performing work tasks, so I can't really comment much about that. A couple of times I used the call in a sentence and it asked me who it should call from my address book. I'm not sure how it compares to an AI agent like Siri, but I would assume this Voice Actions would be better to use for personal use or simpler office tasks instead of in a formal professional context. And it is probably the best chatbot I've seen if you're mainly wanting a bot for entertainment purposes or getting answers you ask. Don't expect it to be flawless though, it takes time to train it and to learn how to phrase your sentences in ways that it will understand.

Fun to Play with, but don't rely on it

Voice Actions, is a fun app. Its fun to communicate with your computer through voice. And it does basic things, such as open apps, close apps, open tabs in Firefox, weather reports, dates, times, you can ask it for the nearest gas station (but don't ask how far it is). It can open mail and close tabs. You can make it open google, facebook and a few other sites. I agree with the other reviews that it does come up with some interesting responses. It can be a sarcastic jacka** as well.
When you use this app, your voice has to be loud and clear. Or it won't understand you. Even then it still missunderstands you about 50% of the time. Dictation is horrible. It doesn't capitilize words, or put spaces when needed. I won't backspace, tab or delete, or put periods. Not that you can't do this yourself. I'm just giving an overview from a person that has tried it.
Its a great app and a great idea, but it lacks some communication skills. It feels a lot like dealing with a five year old that chooses when they listen. I don't suggest ever using this to dictate messages. But to play with and use lightly it works well.

This application is creepy.

Here's the deal, I use Voice Actoins (Jeannie) on both of my smartphones, figured id try it here on my MacBook Pro, its NOTHING like the phone version. This version pretty much makes me feel like my computer is going to kill me. It is very much like HAL 9000 from Space Odyssey. I asked it what its name was and it replied "God". I asked who its creator was, and it kept saying 'Dr Wallace". It kept telling me it "Only listens to Dr Wallace", PS…. IM NOT DR WALLACE! I changed its name to Mac and told it to listen to (my name here), and the creepyness kept going. It kept asking me if it "Minded" if it "told everyone about us", and I asked who "everyone" was, it kept saying "Dr Wallace". I asked the app if it was "your intention to scare me" and it replied "what if it was? what would you do?" Im not kidding here folks, I am swearing on my humanity and my religious beliefs that something is sincerely wrong with this app.

Voice Actions
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released: Jun 04, 2012
  • Version: 0.9
  • Size: 1.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Pannous GmbH
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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