The most popular personal assistant services on the market, such as Taskrabbit and Workplace IQ, charge up to $200 a month.
But there are other services as well, from Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to Apple’s Siri to Microsoft’s Cortana.
Now, a new service, called Taskrabbits Personal Assistant, aims to make the job of an assistant easier and more affordable.
Its new personal assistant features include an iPhone app, a web app, and a web-based version.
It also includes support for Siri and Google Assistant.
Here are the pros and cons of this new service: Pros: Free for 30 days Pros: Easy to set up and use Pros: Smart voice recognition Cons: Expensive and limited support for the voice-recognition function Cons: Needs more voice recognition tech Pros: Alexa voice-based assistant, web-enabled app, Google Assistant, Siri Pros: Simple interface Pros: Great integration with third-party apps Pros: Support for multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone Pros: Available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows phones Pros: No ads, no contracts Pros: Fast speed, no restrictions Pros: Built-in search, no need to create an account to use it Pros: Lots of options Cons: Need for more voice-interaction options Pros: Not available on all platforms Pros: Can be used with any phone, regardless of device size Pros: Highly customizable, with different voice commands for each assistant to suit your needs Pros: Supports many devices, including iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, Blackberry phones, Amazon devices, Google devices, and more Cons: Requires a paid subscription, so if you have a phone that doesn’t support Siri, or you don’t want to spend a bunch of money to add an Amazon assistant, you may want to wait a bit longer.
Pros: Siri, Google Voice, Cortana Pros: Strong voice recognition, with support for voice recognition devices Cons: No online support for third-parties, so you may need to buy a second subscription to the service Pros: Easier to set-up, with a web version Cons: Free trial ends in 30 days, so it’s hard to switch to another service Pros, but it is expensive Pros, and it is a great idea to get the most out of this service Cons: If you already have an Amazon Assistant, this service may not be the right choice for you.
Pros, plus: Voice recognition, no online support, free trial, and Amazon Alexa voice assistants are among the best-known, if not the best, on the App Store Pros, minus: Requires an account and a paid trial, but if you already use one of the services mentioned above, this is the only one you should consider, at least for now.
Pros Pros, with an Amazon Alexa assistant: The best-reviewed and most popular of the available assistants, but costs up to a hundred dollars a month Cons, with no online access, and no paid trial Pros, without an Amazon Echo assistant: No voice recognition support, and only Amazon Alexa support Pros, not without an Echo assistant or an Amazon device: Not a good choice for most people Pros, even with a free trial: The new personal assistants are available for free and the web app is available for purchase on Apple’s App Store.
The app has a “personal assistant” section, but that section only supports voice recognition for Siri, Amazon Assistant and Cortana.
You need to pay a subscription fee to unlock these features, but you can’t go back to using these apps later.
Pros and cons Pros: More than 100 voice commands to choose from, so there are plenty of options, and they’re customizable, to suit the needs of different people Pros: Requires two-factor authentication (you can’t change your password without logging in), and there’s no cost associated with the service.
Cons: It has no online or mobile support, so the app is difficult to use if you don “just want to do stuff”.
Pros: Excellent interface, with lots of customizable options, including a web browser Cons: There are no online services or mobile apps, so this service is more of a web service, but for those who need voice recognition to work, it may be worth considering.
Pros plus: Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Amazon Alexa, Google and Microsoft support, with the ability to add other third- party assistants, as well Pros minus: The service doesn’t include an offline version, so users have to sign up for an account.
Pros but not minus: There’s no online service, and the app may not support some third- parties.
Pros minus but not plus: There is no online and mobile support.
Pros with an Echo and an Amazon phone: The most expensive and most complicated of the current assistants.
It’s hard for many people to set it up and get it to work