João Dias, better known online by his handle Joaomgcd, is one of the most prolific indie developers around. In addition to his work on a smorgasbord of Tasker plugins, he's also released Join, a Pushbullet alternative that allows sending commands to your phone via a Chrome extension on a nearby PC. The latest update to the extension adds voice control, so users can "push" links to Android or perform other tasks with a Star Trek-style voice command. It even uses "Computer" as the prompt - classy.
Check out the new functionality in the video below:
All of the current functions of the app can be performed with voice commands, and they needn't be robotic or formal. A natural language processor allows for a variety of inputs, like "please send this page to my phone." It's an impressive addition to an already-neat app.
Though Join can work from any web browser, the new voice tools require users to have Chrome and the requisite extension, plus the Android app on any connected devices. It's free to download and try for 30 days, with a full unlock costing just $5.
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