Siri has been a much sought after feature ever since it was released with iOS 5 last year and many other companies have tried to get Siri alternatives for their devices but Siri has remained incomparable. But, this voice recognition software of the Cupertino was supported only by the iPhone 4S and not by the non-iPhone 4S ones. However, the jailbreak community managed to bring Siri to the non-iPhone 4S device by teaching how to install Siri without proxy.
A lot of third-party alternatives for non-iPhone 4S devices have also come up thanks to the developers. Dev has brought forth some of the best Siri clones for the non-iPhone 4S users to be able to get the advantage of this amazing voice recognition software and enjoy the best Siri alternative experience.
Here we have brought for you a list of some of the best third-party alternatives for non-iPhone 4S device that you own:
Sara It is said to be one of the best Siri alternative ever made to bring Siri to the older iOS models like older models of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. It enables the users to take voice notes as well as reply to SMS messages through voice and other such things that can be done without the need of typing. However, in spite of being called a powerful Siri alternative it is said to lack the reliability and professional nature of other Siri alternatives.
Speaktoit Available at a price of $1.99, Speaktoit, Siri clone allows you to customize the style of your virtual assistant. Speaktoit has been claimed to be the best competitor of Siri working not just in Android smartphones but also for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. It is much more conversational and speaks what it says.
You can customize your avatar with Speaktoit Siri clone, so that you don’t need to be talking to a faceless circle. Besides that, it also helps you update Facebook/Twitter/Foursquare. It is different because of the way it responds and where it is said that it’s next to impossible to provide a Siri like feature to its older iPhone versions, Speaktoit is a perfect virtual assistant.
Esra stands for Experimental Speech Response Application and is a Siri clone which is though not complete as yet seems to be more reliable than Sara. The developers are currently working on it and adding new features to it. All that is known right now about Esra is that you can google words or phrases, send text messages, ask questions with it.
You can look for it in Cydia but yopu need to have the BigBoss repository in your source list.
Evi Available for a price of 0.99$ Evi is a Siri clone that adopts a slightly different approach than Siri. You can say that it is a voice optimized version of Google web search.
Its special characteristic is that it finds answers to the questions however complicated and it does not send text messages or make phone calls. Moreover, it uses Siri’s Nuance voice recognition technology and therefore understands your commands very easily like performing simple calculations, currency conversions and providing information on request.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and you want to get one of the above mentioned Siri alternatives you can download the Activator Cydia tweak and configure one of these Siri alternatives to launch when you hold down the home button.