November 12, 2011

Vic Mahfood

Dragon Go!

Developer Quote: "Control your personal universe with no boundaries – all with the power of your voice! With Nuance Dragon Go! all you have to do is say what you want and Dragon Go! will deliver your results within seconds."

- COST: Free     - APP STORE STARS: 4
- Categories: Lifestyle, Locator, Native, Social Networking

I'm sure that several of us are wishing right now that we had iPhone 4S with Siri. Yes, even though there have not been many hardware changes to your iPhone 4, and you've all got iOS 5 free of charge, there is something about Siri that is so appealing! You know, what about trying a similar solution to this well-known personal assistant. I can tell you that I've been using Dragon Go! and really enjoying speaking commands and getting answers (though non verbal). There are many different kinds of questions you can ask with this app, and it won't be your best friend or answer you back, but it's still kind of fun to use. Just speak your question and put Dragon to work for you!

Ask Dragon Go! questions such as: Buy "---- app" and it will take you to the App Store. Ask about books by an author or by title, and the app will direct you to Amazon. Query businesses or companies and you'll be shown Yelp. Check into local events and maps, or use it like I do to inquire into movies in which I am interested. Dragon will find you photos of celebrities, play music on Pandora or Spotify, provide you with the latest news, etc. All you have to do is ask! This app answers you by giving you a tabbed list of mobile sites that can answer your questions. That could be The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, Google or Accuweather for weather updates, Fandango for movie showtimes and trailers, Pandora® internet radio, Yelp for local reviews, Wikipedia and other sources. Slide the carousel to compare information using the relevant sites for your Dragon Go! request.

If you are in a theater or church (anywhere that your voice is not permitted) simply query Dragon Go! by typing instead of speaking to receive similar results. I particularly like the share feature that lets you pass on your results via a pop-up toolbar with options to use email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. Siri envy? Don't worry, Dragon Go! will help fill the need for now until next year when you get the latest iPhone!

COOL CONCLUSION: "Dragon Go! is a wonderfully smart voice assistant in finding information you need quickly by simply speaking your request."
--Date/Version: Updated 9/29/11 - Version 1.1
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 4.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device:Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.
--Developer: Nuance Communications

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