Posted December 8, 2008 7:46am


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  • PRICE: Free
  • EASE OF USE: 5
SUMMARY: Voice control nearly every aspect of your iPhone and more!

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If you?ve been looking for a voice control app for your iPhone, Vlingo may be the solution for you. This app allows you to do quite a bit with your voice, making up for the fact that it can?t exactly run in the background.

Before you start using any voice controlled app, you always need to configure a few things so it will work properly with what it?s capable of controlling. In the case of this app, you?ll need to select the search engine you want it to default to, scan through your contacts list, and configure it for Twitter and Facebook integration if you so choose. The setup process shouldn?t take you much more than a few minutes. If you want to set up Facebook, it really is recommended that you use WiFi to do so.

The app is broken down into five tabs, but you only really need to use the home tab to control the app. If you need an idea of what you can say into this app, they offer up a little tips guide that should help you get a better feel for the app. Once you know what you want to do, hold down the press and speak button, say what you want to do, and then let go of the button to finalize what you want the app to do. Depending on what you said into your microphone, either the Maps, Search, Phone, or Social tab will launch and you?ll either be presented with the information that you wanted, have it slightly off target of what you hoped it would be, or have a phone call automatically start.

This app is really handy and the fact that it offers so much in one free app makes it amazing. There?s really no reason not to have this app on your phone if you enjoy voice dailing or the features that have been added to the Google app. Definitely download Vlingo today.