If everything goes according to the rumors, Mac users will finally have the Crab, famous virtual assistant present in all other Apple operating systems (iOS, watchOS and tvOS).
Everything indicates that it is the big news of OS X 10.12, which has everything to be presented to the world at WWDC 2016 (event that Apple usually does in June). But if you are dying to have an assistant on the Mac, know that it is currently possible, yes, to use an OS X tool to have a kind of assistant on the Mac. So see s.
The first thing you should do is open System Preferences and go to "Accessibility". L, scroll the left window to the end and click "Saying". Then you need to click on “Activate the dictation keyword phrase:” and, of course, choose a keyword so that the Mac understands that you are talking to him. Here, I suggest not putting anything like “E to Siri” since, when you say that, you might accidentally call the attention of your iGadget. 😉
After that, just click on the “Dictation Commands” button to see dozens of options of things you can do simply by talking to your Mac, including selection, navigation, editing, formatting and issues related to the system itself.
Cooler than that, however, click on the option “Activate advanced commands” and play with the hundreds of possibilities that arise. In addition to those listed above and many others in the same categories that appear after activating the advanced option, you can still interact with applications and documents. And you still have the possibility to create your own rules of interaction by clicking on the “+” icon!
It is very worthwhile to test the many possibilities that the resource offers and see how it can fit into the flow of your work. Have a good time! 😊