Bestee: offline, private virtual assistant

3.6
1.14K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Winner of the "Most Innovative solution", MTN App of the Year awards.

Bestee completely out-performs other virtual assistants. While they take a few seconds to respond, she is literally instant. What is more - unlike other virtual assistants - she works offline; saving you money and protecting your privacy. She's always there for you, just a "Hey Bestee" away.

However, Bestee is more than just a virtual assistant; she's your best friend. Text or speak to her as if she's a human and she'll talk right back. She'll ask about you day, write to your journal, remind you of things and even brighten your day with supportive messages and cheesy jokes. The experience is like using a messaging app to chat with your best friend.

Bestee is intelligent. She can do all the usual virtual assistant things, and more - like changing her accent or sending WhatsApp messages. She's emotionally aware; she adjusts her level of formality according to yours. She's discreet; she only speaks aloud when spoken to, else she responds via text. And her artificial intelligence network learns and grows as more people interact with her. However, she poses no existential threat - I promise.

Apart from increasing your productivity, she's a fun and interactive way to learn English for free and enables people who are blind to master their phones. What's more; she doesn't take up much space, being less than 7MB to download (about the size of 3 photos). Bestee is far from finished, but by using her you'll help me - a kid from South Africa - to bring her to life.

Install now and meet your new best friend!
Updated on
Jul 4, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.6
1.14K reviews
Andy Fox
September 5, 2020
This would be perfect for me if she could be voice activated when open. As at the moment she can only be activated when open by Closing the app or pressing the mic button. If she could be completely voice activated and set as default assistant it would be 5 stars from me. Keep up the good work.
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Josef Ravenscroft
August 8, 2020
There seems to be no such thing as an assistant that works properly offline - don't waste your time with this app! Refuses to respond to "Hey Bestee" more than once, you have to exit and clear the app, then open it again, or tap the mic symbol. At least Google responds to its kephrase! Tried on a different phone - still doesn't work properly, even online!
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A Google user
April 17, 2019
It's OK. I like that it's offline and no ads. It would be great if it used DuckDuckGo rather than Google for searches to improve on it privacy efforts. and if it can read answers ontop of the searches it already displays would be a major improvement. Custom commands would be the greatest and make this the greatest voice assistant ever. The more customizations the better.
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Emile Ferreira
March 10, 2019
You're right - I have noticed that the google API saves a copy of the voice recording. Therefore I have totally recreated the voice feature to make it secure. Please give the latest update a try!

What's new

Added Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese languages.