Mia is a free virtual assistant app used to take notes during meetings and organize a planner. Simply start the app to take a recording of a meeting which can then be shared, searched or saved.
Up against the best
With most smartphones now pre-installed with a virtual assistant like Apple's Siri, Mia has to perform a specific function better than its competitors. The focus on business use is a smart way to market the app, offering instant updates and recordings to planners. Starting a recording is as simple as speaking a view words, but the real advantage is in easy later access. Searching for a specific time or comment is done by providing a keyword or phrase. Mia then searches the recording by digitally transcribing, providing times when the term was used. This function alone is worth the download, working equally well for students as business users. The app also features a speech focused planner which is edited by simple commands, although this aspect is currently prone to some mistakes.
Mia is an interesting app which offers a real advantage in recording long meetings or lectures. It does not have the range of other virtual assistants, but may be more useful for particular users. The app is being updated regularly which will hopefully improve some of the language recognition.