Brace yourself for A LOT OF SHOUTING and one of the sharpest new personal assistants on the market as, rather than the ethnic kit carrying people of east Nepal, this techie Tenzing exists to assist you scale the summit of the Everest of everyday…
We’ve looked at a lot of personal assistants on this site over the years, everyone from Iris, to EVA, Omega, Vlingo and Alice, to name but a handful of the helpful, and we’ve generally found them all to have their relative pros and equal and opposite cons, whether that be levels of responsiveness, the accuracy of the language engine and whether or not it can cut through a thick northern accent: “Open oop t’internet” and so forth. However, we finally seemed to have happened upon a personal Android assistant app that covers all bases and utterly kicks Apple’s Siri alternative to the kerb.
“TELL YOUR CELL PHONE WHAT YOU WANT AND TADAA! IT IS DONE.” bellows the developer on Google Play at the top of its lungs as though we were across some great gulf, “ON TOP OF THAT, SHERPA IS ABLE TO PREDICT WHAT YOU NEED.” they continue to scream at ear-shattering volume. But all-caps alarm aside, what they yell is entirely accurate. More responsive than a cheetah that’s just realised its late for an all-you-can-eat buffalo buffet, SHERPA reacts to requests within a second, even those from an accent normally heard addressing whippets rather than apps, and the accuracy of the engine is bang on the money.
Open apps, access information online, make calls, play music, update your Facebook status, Tweet, set appointments, find local information and even transfer funds on PayPal all by the power of your voice, smooth and rapid running, SHERPA does the lot without falter or fuss, making it as close to Tony Stark’s JARVIS in the recently released Iron Man 3 as the likes of us non-billionaires are ever likely to get.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Accelerated, accurate and easy to operate, SHERPA BETA already has a mountain of nearly 18,500 five star reviews on Google Play, so what more need we say? App assistant par excellence.
Current version: 220.127.116.11
Requires Android 2.2 and up