Microsoft BOB Alternatives

    Microsoft BOB is described as 'Microsoft Bob was a 1995 Microsoft software product, intended to provide a more user-friendly interface for the Windows 3.1x, Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems, supplanting the Windows Program Manager'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft BOB for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Mycroft, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft BOB are Google Assistant (Free), Siri Shortcuts (Free), Siri (Free) and Hound (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2019

    1. Mycroft is an open source voice assistant, that can be installed on Linux, Raspberry Pi, or on the Mark 1 hardware device.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Android Wear
      • KaiOS
      Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by Google and announced at its developer conference in May 2016. Unlike Google Now, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.


    2. Siri Shortcuts deliver a quick way to get things done with your apps with just a tap or by asking Siri. The Shortcuts app enables you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from your favorite apps.
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    3. Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, make calls, set reminders, and more. Just speak naturally. Siri understands what you say.
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    4. Hound combines Speech Recognition and Language Understanding. This Speech-to-Meaning capability makes Hound the new way to search and do things faster without typing.
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    5. Dragonfire is an open source virtual assistant for Linux operating systems especially for Ubuntu based distributions. Dragonfire will be preinstalled software package on DragonOS Linux Distribution.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      • Fire TV
      Use the Amazon Alexa App to set up your Alexa-enabled devices, listen to music, create shopping lists, get news updates, and much more. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your voice, vocabulary, and personal preferences.
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    6. Kalliope is a modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home automation.
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    7. Digital Assistant is award-winning AI personal assistant software for enterprise. Receive real-time notifications, ask questions freely, give commands easily and more.
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    8. Bixby is a personal voice assistant for Samsung devices like Galaxy S8. Bixby learns and adapts to your needs through touch, type or voice and helps you to get things done.
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