Wouldn’t you love to have your own personal assistant? To have someone that can make your dinner or travel arrangements, search for holiday gifts or hard-to-find items, or even order food to be delivered is something we would all appreciate but normally cannot afford. This is where a new app called GoButler comes in to save the day and best of all, it’s free.
Available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, GoButler is always there for you. The text messaging based service allows you to send a request whenever you need something and you will receive a quick reply. The service is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
- In-app payment ability for items you purchase
- Location sharing for places nearby
- Previewing of products with pricing, descriptions, and images when available
- Address management for adding and editing different locations
- Spotlight Search to access recent messages quickly
- Uber and Card.io integration
- Push notifications for staying up to date on requests
Along with the basic features for the app, users can enjoy a couple of standout features that are really handy. A holiday gift guide helps you locate the perfect presents by providing categorized options by recipient and price. GoButler also has Apple Watch support, so you can stay on top of existing requests or submit new ones when you are on-the-go.
GoButler is a great idea for those who need or just want a little help now and then in their busy lives. One thing to note is that there could be a waiting list when you first install the app before you can begin using it. This can happen if there is a spike in demand or transactions, however, I only had to wait about 90 minutes. You can move up in the list by reaching out via social media or skip the line completely by purchasing $10 in GoButler credits. This is not ideal, but for a free service it is worth the wait.
GoButler is available for iPhone with Apple Watch support for no charge on the App Store. In other news, see: Google updates Docs, Play Books, Classroom and Hangouts for iOS or Keep your iPhone handy with the Hansnap.