WMS App of the Year; “OK Google Now!”

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Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

WMS App of the Year; “OK Google Now!”

Last year a giant named AT&T hijacked our phone company and forced us to get new phones, the phones were unremarkable as most things with AT&T are, but they did have one app that made it a little more tolerable.

“OK Google Now!”, quickly became my favorite app of the year as I used it to save tons of time trying to type in dozens of commands into my new phone.

And best of all, it is remarkably accurate!

When I need to know how to find something, all I have to do is say “OK Google Now!” pause then say navigate to Right Trac Financial, a few seconds later I have a map up on my phone and turn by turn directions to Joes office in an instant.

When I need to call someone,  “OK Google Now!”, pause then say “Call Sally Crane”, a few seconds later the phone is ringing and we are talking.

There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of uses for this handy little app, and I am still enjoying the exploration of this little app.

Check it out, you will be glad you did.


Google Now voice commands by trendblog.net

General Commands

  • “Search for [chicken recipes]?”
  • “Say [where is the supermarket] in [Spanish]?”
  • “What is [Schrodinger’s cat]?”
  • “Who invented [the internet]?”
  • “What is the meaning of [life]?”
  • “Who is married to [Ben Affleck]?”
  • “Stock price of [Apple]”
  • “Author of [Game of Thrones]”
  • “How old is [Michael Jordan]?”
  • “Post to Google+ [feeling great]”

Notes & Reminders

  • “Remind me to [buy milk] at [5 PM]”
  • “Remind me [when I get / next time I’m at] [home / work / other location] [to send an email to John]”
  • “Wake me up in [5 hours]”
  • “Note to self: [I parked my car in section D]”
  • “Set alarm for [8 PM]”

Time & Date

  • “What time is it in [Tokyo]?”
  • “When is the sunset [in Chicago (optional)]”
  • ”What is the time zone of [Berlin]”
  • “Time at home”
  • “Create a calendar event: [Dinner in New York] [Saturday at 8 PM]”

Communication

  • “Call [Daniel]”
  • “Call [mum / dad / wife / uncle / aunt …]”
  • “Send [email] to Daniel, [Subject: Meeting], [Message: Will be there in 5]”
  • “Send [SMS] to Philipp mobile, don’t forget to buy milk”
  • ”[Contact name]”

Weather

  • “Weather”
  • “Is it going to rain [tomorrow / Monday]”
  • “What’s the weather in [Boston]?”
  • “How’s the weather in [Portland] on [Wednesday] going to be?”

Maps & Navigation

  • “Map of [Flagstaff]”
  • “Show me the nearby [restaurant] on map”
  • “Navigate to [Munich] on car”
  • “How far is [Berlin] from [Munich]?”
  • “Directions to [address / business name / other destination]”

Conversions & Calculations

  • “What is the tip for [125] dollars?”
  • “Convert [currency / length …] to [currency / length …]”
  • “How much is [18] times [48]?”
  • “What is [45] percent of [350]?”
  • “Square root of [81]”
  • “….. equals”

Sports

  • “How are [the New York Yankees] doing?”
  • “When is the next [Los Angeles Lakers] game?”
  • “Show me the [Premier League] table”
  • “Did [Bayern Munich] win their last game?”

Flight Information

  • “Flight [AA 125]?”
  • “Flight status of [AA 125]”
  • “Has [LH 210] landed?”
  • “When will [AA 120] land / depart?”

Web Browsing

  • “Go to [Huffington Post]?”
  • “Open [xda.com]”
  • “Show me [android.com]”
  • “Browse to [reddit.com]”

Entertainment

  • “Listen to / play [Intro] by [The XX]?”
  • “YouTube [fail compilation]?”
  • “Who acted in [Ocean’s 11]?”
  • “Who is the producer of [Gladiator]?”
  • “When was [Alien] released?”
  • “Runtime of [Avatar]”
  • “Listen to TV”
  • “What’s this song?”

Drive / Nest Integration

  • “Search for [document name] on Drive.”
  • “Set the temperature to [72] degrees.”

Custom Voice Actions (3rd party app control)

  • Flixster: “Show me Inception on Flixster.”
  • Instacart: “Show instacart availability.”
  • NPR One: “Listen to NPR.”
  • Shazam: “Shazam this song.”
  • TripAdvisor: “Show attractions near me on TripAdvisor.”
  • TuneIn Radio: “Open TuneIn in car mode.”
  • Walmart: “Scan my receipt on Walmart.”
  • Wink: “Activate home mode on Wink.”

Many more commands with the app “Commandr

  • “Turn on/off flashlight” / “Flashlight on/off”
  • “[Wifi / Bluetooth / GPS / Wireless Hotspot] on/off.”
  • “Lock phone”
  • “…”

Easter Eggs

  • “Do a barrel roll”
  • “What’s the loneliest number?”
  • “Make me a sandwich!”
  • “Sudo make me a sandwich!”
  • “When am I?”
  • “Okay Jarvis, …” (Instead of “Okay Google, …”)
  • “Who are you?”
  • “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
  • “Beam me up, Scotty!”
  • “Tilt” or “Askew”
  • “What is your favorite color?”
  • “Up up down down left right left right”
  • “Tea, Earl Grey, hot” (That’s a tricky one)
  • “Go go gadget [app name]”
  • “When does the narwhal bacon?”
  • “What is the Bacon number of [random actor]?”
  • “What does the fox say?”

 

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Raymond Denton
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Sounds like a cool app, Bob - thank you for sharing it.

Jun 29, 2015 01:06 PM #1
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Sally Crane
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So many things to experiment with.  This sounds like it can be a very useful app...and maybe a little fun at times too.

Jun 29, 2015 01:20 PM #2
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Got to love most Google products. I may check this out for hands free car operation.

Jun 29, 2015 01:34 PM #3
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I will check it out bob, thanks

Jun 29, 2015 01:36 PM #4
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Sussie Sutton
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My phone has that too... but somehow it got past me that I can ask Google to call someone for me.

Jun 29, 2015 02:58 PM #5
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Must be some other phone brands answer to Siri.  I love Siri, he rocks when I am driving and need to call someone or get directions.

Jun 29, 2015 03:18 PM #6
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John Novak
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So far I've only used it for a couple of basic searches, but I've been impressed with the recognition and accuracy. Thanks for the list of commands.

Jun 29, 2015 04:09 PM #7
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Good morning Bob. That is pretty amazing, thank you for sharing it.

I'm glad you were given good directions to get to my office and that we could spend a little time together.

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 Good morning Bob. That is a pretty amazing app. I will have to see if it works on an iPhone.

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Finally one thing I have been using for awhile!  I always feel behind the times lately!

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