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Beta Version of Utter! Released to Play Store, Most Powerful Voice Actions App to Date?

Utter!, a voice actions Android app that we covered months ago, went into beta today, and then entered the Google Play store. While we normally roll our eyes at the never-ending string of Siri knock-off style apps that have come to our favorite mobile platform, Utter! is quite different. It’s creator had one focus – to make Utter! “super functional and fast.” 

After playing with it for a few minutes, the “super functional” part has clearly been nailed. There are more voice actions that can be completed with Utter! than any other app I’ve seen thus far. And trust me, we see them all, even the apps that have paid PR teams to help promote the 6 actions that their app can barely complete.

Utter! has literally hundreds of actions, will address you in a manner that you choose (ex: “Yo, Kellen!”), and has an exhaustive list of “coming soon” features that will surely grab your attention.

To get a feel for Utter!’s power, take a look at the video below.

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Cheers @tomgillotti!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449197535 David Gigato

    Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449197535 David Gigato

    What live wallpaper is that?

  • EvanTheGamer

    utter! is awesome! I love the fact that it recognizes every app installed, so if you say “Open Subway Surf”, it just opens the app within a second.

    And it offers so many features. It’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    Change the voice to Pico TTS or whatever and use the UK version. Now you have Jarvis.
    You’r welcome.

  • Illinipoke

    Love the customization.

    Hate that it blows at speech recognition, rendering it useless.
    I thought maybe my mic was having issues or my house was noisy or something, but I tried assistant and it was recognizing what I said easily.

    I don’t know if it is using its own speech recognition process, or google’s or what, but it wouldn’t understand anything.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cory.simpson Cory Simpson

    I was excited to try it…but the command structure is very rigid; it doesn’t support natural speaking syntax at all.

    • Makoto

      Few things support natural language. It’s mathematically impossible to recognize your voice 100%, with the way we speak and the way we use context in our conversations. From what I’ve seen, I’m definitely impressed – it’s on part with DragonNaturallySpeaking.

      • http://profiles.google.com/cory.simpson Cory Simpson

        Natural, yes…but having enough multiple keywords to make it feels natural not so much…as Google Now does it fine for a first generation product. Such as “wake me up at 7″ or “Set alarm for 8″ and then being able to figure out if it should be AM or PM based off the current time and the phrasing of the request.

        This app seems useful if you spend time setting up specific keywords for things though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.roinick John Roinick

    She sounds like she’s growing bored with him. Maybe she’ll eliminate him..

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Played with it for 5 min and uninstalled.

    • challenge_accepted

      Same. I thought it was a great app and probably the best on android ICS but I’m afraid it’s going to kill the battery which is the only reason i uninstalled.

  • sdfa

    ah…I almost found out that existintialism was…you cut it off early

  • cole hartman

    I’m watching you use the bbc news application “shudders”

  • Silver Veloz

    Phone temp – 125 degrees!!! Also on Navigation, I noticed the infamous “Searching for GPS” that doesn’t go away for some “still”.

  • peeyourownpants

    why did it ask me for su?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

      Needs root for a few commands screen caps, reboots and governor change

      • peeyourownpants

        ahh. thanks man. happy thanksgiving.

  • Jon

    So barry hat is his sausage boy??

  • Guy

    How does this compare to Google Now?

    • Granpa

      This is only really useful for launching apps or specific commands. It doesn’t work so well for sending text or searching the web, it just doesn’t understand a lot of things and can’t find more than half my contacts. Also, it requires extensive setup to have it launch the apps and such.

  • Joseph

    Howww do I get that voice? someone please tell me, I’m on a Galaxy S3 if that makes a difference.

    • CheeseMcGee

      You have to select eng-gbr for the voice. If you selected eng-usa when you first started the app, just go to settings->English Voice Engine to change it.

  • chedberg88

    Google will be writing a check for this in 3 … 2 … 1

    • Christian Thierry

      Yep, this guy is going to get some green coming his way real soon.

      App is amazing.

    • feztheforeigner

      Great potential, but when I tried the app nothing worked…

      Very disappointing, I had high hopes…

      • EvanTheGamer

        Works great on my G-Nex so far.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Fine with me! With their trucks full of money, utter! will be even more awesome than it already is now!

  • poeddroiduser

    Anyone know where the live wallpaper is from?

  • Scott LaRue

    Knock Knock.. Who’s there? Siri. Siri Who? Exactly.

    That was priceless.

    • chedberg88

      I agree. That was awesome.

  • Ishbu

    his battery must be on drain because i here the vibrate and the oh dear on battey temp is priceless

  • rslh

    Now I’m hungry… :-) Pretty spiffy. I only wish it didn’t sound so much like Ms. Siri.

  • http://twitter.com/Jason13L Jason Lassourreille

    I can come up with maybe a dozen commands on my own. I wouldn’t be able to think of 1/3rd of what this guy has put together. I am truly impressed. I received one crash on it, but I am going to give it a try. I really would rather use voice commands when driving. I am going to try this!

  • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

    Beans

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Kewl beans.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002774924 Graham Green

        Jelly beans

        • tomn1ce

          Mr Bean…

          • chanstar

            Bean Dip

          • Lou

            Frank and Beans

  • T4rd

    Can it set calendar appointments? That would be all I would want it to do and I was sad that Google Now couldn’t do it.

    • Paul

      Google Now is already capable. Try saying “Set appointment for Watching football on November 25th at 12:00 pm” and watch it work!

  • David Henry

    Watching the video it is no doubt a very impressive collection of commands and incredibly customizable. Personally I’d never want to spend the time it would take to program all the custom commands, but I LOVE the fact that you can. Cheers to that

  • DanWazz

    Who is Barry Hat!?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/smero Dave Smero

      sausages

      • tomn1ce

        beans….

        • gp126904

          chips :(

  • Marv Adan

    i love being called master.

    • http://twitter.com/Mechaphil Philip

      Honestly, I could do without “master” every time. The short chime made by Google Now is perfect, IMO.

      • Larizard

        would be cool if you can pick a ringtone instead of the words “Yes, [Name]?”

      • michael arazan

        Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back — “I am the Clit Commander!”

  • alex simon

    been following this on XDA for a while now. very happy to see it finally come to beta. :)

  • https://plus.google.com/113924127356889315682?tab=ch#113924127356889315682/posts//p/pub Chris Jeske

    Downloading.

    First….