Indigo learns some new translation tricks in latest Windows Phone update

Indigo (www.hello-indigo.com) is a personal assistant for Windows Phone and has been available for some time. We've covered the app in the past numerous times, but we're back once again with an update. If you're looking for something that offers slightly more functionality than the built-in voice command technology, you'll definitely want to head on past the break and see what Indigo is all about.

As noted in the title, Indigo now supports translate functionality, where you can ask Indigo "How do I say <sentence/word> in <language>?" and the assistant will only respond with the word(s) you desire as opposed to translating the entire command. What's more interesting is you can then say "and <more words>" to receive further aid, without having to ask to translate or state a language. Really neat.

But that's not all as the latest version of Indigo can now also send SMS messages using voice, translating the speech input into another language. An example would be, "Send a text to Sam Price saying let’s meet at the airport at 2 pm in Dutch." Over 60 languages are supported, but there are yet more tricks up its sleeve.

​Here's the full change log for version 1.0.47.0:

  • Indigo now pulls out the exact phrase to be translated from users’ sentences
  • Can create and send text messages automatically translated into another language
  • Can translate Indigo’s responses into other languages
  • Can display translated text in languages where TTS is not installed eg Mandarin, Arabic
  • 60 languages supported

​If you've been searching for a way to bring your Windows Phone to life, or for the smartphone to help you become even more lazy, you should definitely try out Indigo and have a play around with the vast capabilities and commands available.

You can download Indigo from the Windows Phone Store (please note that the app requires Windows Phone 8) for free. 

QR: Indigo

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

16 Comments
  • Let me try it out again.
  • Gonna try that too
  • Yea, me too. MS should offer WP a seamless integration with 3rd party apps. Especially voice assistants. I like this app, but I hate having to wait for the app to open then perform the indicated task after holding Windows Key.
  • I would like to know how your propose that they do that.
  • does this respond to weather questions?
  • If it wasn't slow in opening, I would use it.
  • I tested Indigo last week with the video rematch of Siri vs. Google-Now and got interesting results, try it http://cnettv.cnet.com/google-now-vs-siri-rematch/9742-1_53-50159425.html also I did that test with Maluuba and I like more the Indigo because sounds more real, Maluuba sounds more like a computer program, but the Maluuba advantaje is the calendar, and after you complete setting up the app with your fav movie theaters or your cable provider will give you the current or next shows, channel, etc.  
  • May give this another shot but really looking forward to Cortana.  Hopefully it will be ready for WP8.1.
  • +1520
  • +1
  • Nice phone pictured ;)
  • Do u mean that crap samsung
  • this is my fav app for using voice commands.
  • This language is not supported.?help.
  • Speaker button do not work
  • I tried INDIGO several times but she apparently doesn't understand English... :-X