Each week, we take a look at new and important Alexa skills you might want to consider enabling for your Alexa device. Amazon continues to improve Alexa with its own updates, but skills are software components that allow Alexa users to extend functionality across all Alexa-enabled devices in use for very specific functions.
This week’s skill: Note Pad
Description: The Notes skill lets you dictate a note to Alexa, to be stored and read aloud at a later date.
Real world use: Turning Alexa into a full-fledged dictation assistant has a lot of value, particularly when there’s certain pieces of information you’d like to store until later. This new skill allows you to do that. It gives Alexa the ability to record brief voice notes for you and later recall and read them back.
Examples of things to say….
“Alexa, ask note pad to write a note”
“Alexa, ask note pad to read my notes”
“Alexa, ask note pad to take note”
There’s also a premium version of this skill that allows you to save notes indefinitely, otherwise each note is deleted once its read back.
Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.
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