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Dicio

Voice assistant: multilanguage, configurable and free
New in version 0.7
Dicio now has an IRC/Matrix channel: #dicio:libera.chat

Improved:
- [Vosk] Now multiple possible interpretations are provided for what the user said, and the app uses the first one it can understand
- [Telephone] Translate the skill into Spanish
- Add an error reporting activity, similar to NewPipe's, so that (skill) errors can be reported

Fixed:
- Fix input editing view remaining focused after input is sent
- [Timer] Fix Timer not hidden for languages not supported by dicio-numbers
Dicio is a free and open source voice assistant. It supports many different skills and input/output methods, and it provides both speech and graphical feedback to a question. It uses Vosk for speech to text. It has multilanguage support, and is currently available in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

Dicio answers questions about:

  • search: looks up information on DuckDuckGo (and in the future more engines) - Search for Dicio

  • weather: collects weather information from OpenWeatherMap - What's the weather like?

  • lyrics: shows Genius lyrics for songs - What's the song that goes we will we will rock you?

  • open: opens an app on your device - Open NewPipe

  • calculator: evaluates basic calculations - What is four thousand and two times three minus a million divided by three hundred?

  • telephone: view and call contacts - Call Tom

  • timer: set, query and cancel timers - Set a timer for eleven minutes



Dicio can receive input through a text box or through Vosk speech to text, and can talk using toasts or the Android speech synthesis engine. Interactive graphical output is provided by skills when they answer a question.

Each skill can be enabled, disabled or customized using the related settings screen. A dark theme is available.

The user input is interpreted by specific, yet reusable, libraries: dicio-sentences-compiler, dicio-skill and dicio-numbers.

This app has the NonFreeNet anti-feature because some skills use non-free services to obtain the information requested by the user. You can easily disable unwanted skills or choose alternative services via settings.

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Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.7 (7) suggested Added on 2022-05-09

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.6 (6) - Added on 2022-03-10

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5 (5) - Added on 2022-01-27

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • query all packages
      Allows an app to see all installed packages.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log