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Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere

Look Google, no hands!

Even though it's not yet perfect, Google Assistant is one of the best apps of the week simply because of the power it gives you

Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere

by Google, Inc.
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You Can't Talk to Weather Sky, but You Can Still Get the Weather
Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere
Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere
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Even though it's not yet perfect, Google Assistant is one of the best apps of the week simply because of the power it gives you. In many ways, Google Assistant has already overtaken Siri in usefulness, and the app is going to keep getting better. The only real drawbacks this week are actions that don't work quite the way they should, and the fact that you can't replace Siri with Google Assistant. You can come awful close to that replacement, though.

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You Can't Talk to Weather Sky, but You Can Still Get the Weather. One of the actions that's supposed to be available now on Google Assistant for iOS is Weather Sky, a Dark Sky-powered action that should allow you to ask for detailed weather or temperature information. Unfortunately, that action isn't working correctly in Google Assistant's early days. You can still ask for the weather conditions and forecast, though. Just say, "Ok Google, what's the weather like?"

You Can't Talk to Weather Sky, but You Can Still Get the Weather
No, You Can't Order Panera ... Yet

No, You Can't Order Panera ... Yet A cool demonstration at Google I/O 2017 showed the ability to use Google Assistant to order food from Panera, and pay for it in-app. That's not quite ready yet, and may not come to iOS at all. In the meantime, you can get a search hit that takes you straight to Panera's online ordering page. So, yeah, you can order Panera. But you really can't.

Support for Google Calendars. With Google Assistant, you can add events to your calendar with ease. Just speak naturally, and Google Assistant will create the event for you. Trying to read back your calendar entries is a bit frustrating right now, since Google Assistant just tells you she couldn't find anything relevant.

Support for Google Calendars
Integration with Todoist

Integration with Todoist. Google Assistant is plugged into GTD service Todoist, so you can easily interact with your to-do list. You can add tasks into Todoist, and you're also able to check on what tasks you have due today. The action isn't quite polished yet, though, and Todoist didn't understand what I wanted to do on several occasions. For example, I could not figure out how to add a due date to newly-created tasks.

What is it about?

Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

App Details

Version
1.0.7707
Rating
(493)
Size
116Mb
Genre
Utilities Productivity
Last updated
August 14, 2017
Release date
May 17, 2017
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App Store Description

Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

Find answers and get things done while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant. Remind yourself to stop by the store, pull up your travel photos to show a friend, or make a dinner reservation.

With the Assistant app, you can:
- Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.")
- Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.")
- Email your boss (e.g. "Here is the latest TPS report.")
- Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.")
- Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.")
- Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube.")
- Navigate places (e.g. "Get me directions home.")
- Weather information (e.g. "Do I need an umbrella today?")

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.