Since the announcement of the iPhone 4S and Siri, there have been many attempts to bring out similar apps for other devices. However, most of them have failed and the ones that worked, are not so good overall. We’ve already talked about certain Siri alternatives for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and also for Android devices. Yet, new apps are still trying to be the next Siri. This one isnt’ like Siri, nor does it respond to your witty questions, but it does something quite useful.
Text by Voice is a free Android app that lets you Send text messages using your voice and also reads out incoming text messages out loud. It’s pretty useful when you’re driving or don’t want to use the keyboard to send a text message. Although, this is the only thing that this app can do, it’s actually very good at it. Unlike other apps that claim to do it all, this one is awesome at just this, sending and reading text messages.
Text by Voice allows you to safely text while you drive entirely through voice. There’s no need to touch or look at the screen at all. Text by Voice will automatically read incoming text messages aloud and give you a chance to respond. You can also set an auto responder for incoming text messages, and have Text by Voice start automatically when you start driving. Text by Voice lets you compose texts on the fly. It runs in the background so you can use other apps at the same time. Drive more safely with Text by Voice.
It’s definitely not a Siri replacement or alternative, but it works. Watch the demonstration video after the break.
Try it out and let us know how it worked for you. If you haven’t tried it out yet, then you can do so once you’re in the hospital recovering from an accident caused by texting and driving.