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Utter! isn't the quiet kid in the back of class who only answers a question when asked, pointing out the answer in a textbook like Google Now, nor is it the class clown who dishes out snarky answers whenever he or she doesn't like the way a teacher asks a question, like Siri. Utter! is the student that sits in the front seat and always raises their hand first, the one that has the answer for every question, no matter how it's phrased or what it's about. Now Utter! has a number of new features set to make the other kids jealous, such as a Moto X style wake-up feature, integration with both Spotify and Google Music All Access, and oh so much more.

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If you haven't heard of Utter! before, then there is a 22 minute long video demo that you need to see. Communicating with this app sounds less like a boss beckoning orders at his partially deaf secretary who learned English as a third language and more like communicating with a submissive spouse. This app knows all your contacts, what you're reading, and what you do for fun. After the latest update, it can search the likes of Amazon, eBay, Foursquare, Twitter, and Yelp. It can find stock prices, read your horoscopes, and define words. With new integration with Spotify and All Access, it can pull up your favorite playlists, and with new "Okay Google" Moto X style wake-up functionality, it doesn't even require a button press. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

What's new:

  • Spotify integration!
  • Google All Access integration!
  • Google Now integration
  • 'Okay Google' MotoX style wake-up!
  • Stock prices
  • Horoscopes
  • Define
  • Chat-bot
  • Search Amazon
  • Search eBay
  • Search Yelp
  • Search Twitter
  • Search Foursquare
  • New Tasker Plugin
  • Ask Yahoo
  • Where am I?
  • Answer/reject calls
  • Call confirmation
  • Wired headset support
  • Increased Bluetooth support
  • BUG FIXES!
  • SPEED ENHANCEMENTS
  • 4.3 ready!
  • Force Close on start? See here - http://goo.gl/GUvYT

Utter! does all of this while offline, which is awesome, but it comes with a sizable initial download as a result. If that doesn't bother you, and you're not afraid of running software that is still in beta, give this free app a download. The time it saves could be worth the wait.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    How is its voice recognition compared to Google Now?

    • unni123456

      I think it uses Google's voice recognition capability.

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

        Ah yes, didn't realize that. Thanks!

    • Rx-Ende

      I believe it's based on the Google Voice Recognition engine, so it's practically the same.

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

        Ah, so it does. Thanks!

        • Justin Foster

          Does way more than Google Now

  • Kraesk

    ..."partially death secretary"...

    Should probably get that fixed.

  • Ben Enos

    Looks like a great app. Gonna go download it now and try it out.

  • Kenny O

    It's a great app and it works really good every time, I love the ability to choose to go through Google Now or through Utter itself, but the battery toll of the "always listening" feature is too much to use all the time. I'm also having an issue when the phone connects to the bluetooth in my car, it freezes or reboots every time.

    • JLishere

      Can someone explain how to use the app with Google Now? It's not mentioned in the commands list and I have no idea how it works.

      • Daniel

        well when "always listening" is enabled you can now say OK Google and it will open g now.

  • madmaglio

    How does it compare to S-voice?

    • madmaglio

      Ok, watched the Video. Holy moly looks great!

    • Matthew Fry

      Everything is better than S-Voice.

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

      Seriously?

  • http://twitter.com/erikbates Erik Bates

    I guess it couldn't hurt to give it a test drive, eh?

    • Kenny O

      Only bad thing is when you see how nice it works, but have to disable it keep it from running down your battery. The dev works hard on improving it, if there is a way he will find it :-)

  • jmlares

    I like Utter, but it's a PITA to setup. The built-in commands the last time I tried it were so un-human like.

    • Matthew Fry

      Not to mention the lengthy (although fun) tutorial.

      • jmlares

        That too. Heh.

  • Justin Foster

    This app has been awesome from day one and now it just made the Moto X's main feature useless!

    • sweenish

      Battery drain says otherwise.

      • Justin Foster

        Not significantly for me.

  • Rohan

    Team this up with tasked and its like gold

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    so what your saying is moto x + utter = the best experience you can have with touchless control....i'm in.

  • adam

    Utter! is the bees knees. It's been around for a while now and is constantly better and better thanks to it's committed fans on XDA...and the developer is just an all around cool/nice fella.

  • martyhalpern

    Anyone familiar with Robin for comparison?

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Another feature people missed to point out: New "always-listening" feature will kill battery like a bitch!

    • Daniel

      Well not every device can have a core dedicated to voice listening like the moto x... Until the snapdragon 800 comes out!

  • bse88

    I like the part of the submissive spouse.

  • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

    Utter! isn't the quiet kid in the back of class who only answers a question when asked, pointing out the answer in a textbook like Google Now, nor is it the class clown who dishes out snarky answers whenever he or she doesn't like the way a teacher asks a question, like Siri.

    That's a huge sentence. Shouldn't "Nor" start a new one?

    #corrections?

  • Bretton Key

    My issue was setting defaults for apps, I have 3 music apps and it kept a default when I didn't set it. I do like how it plays nice with greenify

  • Cerberus_tm

    Correction: the "always listening" feature is not *at all* new. It has been present for many months, possibly even much longer. That is, I tried several months ago (it worked fine but was a bit of a battery hog on my Galaxy Nexus, as in 10+ % per hour or something).

  • Eric B

    Has anyone with a Sprint Galaxy Nexus tried this app? I absolutely love it, but the Always Listening mode seems to give my phone problems. The screen gets a little funky and I hear a clicking from the back of my phone. It may just be worn out, but I thought I'd throw that out there.

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