Hound is described as 'combines Speech Recognition and Language Understanding. This Speech-to-Meaning capability makes Hound the new way to search and do things faster without typing' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hound for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Linux, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Mycroft, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hound are Google Assistant (Free), Siri (Free), Siri Shortcuts (Free) and Amazon Alexa (Free).