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Tap That App: Free voice command apps for your Android phone

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Tap That App: Free voice command apps for your Android phone

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With these apps, you'll be able to keep your hands on the wheel and off the screen.

I'm Antuan Goodwin. This is CNET TV and you're watching tap that app the show -- CNET editors find the hottest apps in the mobile space. And get our -- screen all fingerprint need those you don't have to. Hopefully my phone will stay relatively clean David I'm talking about voice assistant apps for Android phones program to -- you tell your phone what to do with little more than the sound of your voice. And since I'm a car tech editor and most people I know tend to think of voice command -- an in car activity -- -- focusing on apps that work best when you're behind the wheel. Now first up is Robbins it's been generating a lot of buzz this week as they would be theory -- which it kind of is but mostly isn't. Running into a number of things but she seems to be tailored mostly for -- argues focusing on traffic data destinations search parking and navigation. You can -- tell that by the Google map that's the home screen. Find a coffee shop. Alright looking for coffee tea shops. I found a few destinations. This is one instant. Chats -- company less than a quarter mile away. Does -- have a good rating. Okay showing details and -- -- company -- four point zero stars based on forty reviews. Robin can also search for fuel prices get weather update read your Twitter fetal -- set reminders and tell you really bad jokes. -- -- -- The interface is a bit beta and outside of basic show me a place and -- -- -- there -- sort of command -- still has much room for improvement. But the developers say the new features and commands are constantly being added. I do like the conversational tone of this free app and the fact that it speak your answers back seeing keep your eyes on the road. Dragon go buy new -- features great recognition accuracy and hooks into many other apps. Some of those apps like Netflix are best left. Out of the car but others like setting reservations using open table or finding being used in restaurants using guilt can be very useful in the car. Find pandora karaoke on Yelp. However dragon -- interface -- the bit cluttered and attention intensive Ford dashboards youth and with no spoken feedback you end up looking at and touching the screen a lot more than I'm comfortable with while driving to be sure to park before getting to deepening drag and searches. It's free like all of the -- in today's round -- There's also -- voice assisted with in -- data easily one of my favorite voice assistant apps for -- argues. And the most -- three of the pack with its wake up command feature. -- -- But we've already covered lingo on a previous episode of tap that app which you can find by thirteen CNET TV. Finally let's take a look at an app that's probably already on your Android phone and being overlooked the -- voice search app. And most of you probably never looked twice at the -- -- an Android feature but Google's voice search will not only lets you search the web. Which you can also use it to get directions initiate navigation -- text message and emails to your contacts set alarms and yourself reminders even queue up music. Fit an alarm for 5 PM. Text optimist prime. You've got the touch. Listening to Jack White. All that fit for this week's episode of tap that app. I've been Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com you can follow me on Twitter at it you and if you've got an app that you Galaxy Tab fitted to tap that app at cnet.com.

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