Microsoft for the first time featured a voice assistant in Windows 10. This voice assistant called Cortana is quite an excellent addition to the already available top of the line voice assistants like Siri and Google Voice offered by Apple and Google respectively. Cortana is default feature of Windows 10 and is proving to be quite a smart and fast voice enabled assistant.
After a healthy reception of Cortana with Windows 10, Microsoft decided to launch Cortana Apps for the Google Play and Apple Play Store to target the huge market of smartphone users of both these platforms. The app has now been launched on these stores after a beta testing with selected users. The launch of Cortana app is certainly going to get a lot of gains for the Microsoft and Windows 10 in the smartphone market. With this app’s launch, Microsoft aims to effectively bridge the gap between smartphone and Windows powered computers. The app will give you seamless connectivity across the platforms and would allow you to set up reminders about meetings, calendar entries on any device and then be able to receive them conveniently: on your phone if you are moving, or on your PC if you are on your desk.
The idea is very useful and can bring about small little changes that can give you more ease and comfort of access across portable and mobile devices. Like for example, if you missed a call on your phone, you will not only be notified on your PC about the call but will also be able to send text replies from your computer as well.
There are so many other handy tasks that you can ask Cortana’s help in. From using its notepad to view, edit and manage your interests to asking about flight information or traffic and weather updates, Cortana can be your assistant in every smart little query that bothers you when you are out and about. It also gives you power over your phone, like it does with your Windows 10 computer, by letting you open any app or help you reply to the text messages through voice commands.
And not to bore you down with so much productivity based features, Cortana can narrate jokes to you as well if you like.