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AssistantComputerControl

Control your computer using your Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana assistants!

TLDR; download at assistantcomputercontrol.com

This is a simple but powerful tool that allows you to perform tasks on your Windows computer like;

Supported computer actions

  • Full and better list of what ACC can do (with links) can be found here
  • Shutdown
  • Open file, folder or website
  • Restart
  • Sleep & Hibernate
  • Lock
  • Monitors off
  • Log out
  • Set volume to percent No Alexa support; Alexa doesn't support parameters in applets
  • Mute / unmute
  • Music control:
    • Previous song
    • Pause / play
    • Next song
  • Message Box
  • Create file
  • Delete file
  • Append text to file
  • Write Out (speech to text)
  • more to come

This software only works on Windows and has yet only been tested on Windows 10, 8 & 7.

Install

Setting up AssistantComputerControl is a piece of cake! It only takes about 2 minutes. You just download the latest version to your computer, open it and the setup guide will take you through the very short setup guide!

Note: IFTTT and a Dropbox account is required for the default setup. Dropbox will need to be running at all times for ACC to work

Adding actions

When the setup is done, all there's left to do is enable as many actions as you like! An "action" is executed on your computer, so enabling the "shutdown" action will allow you to shut down your computer using your assistant!

Scroll to the start of this article for a link-list of all the supported actions! Or visit the "Actions" article in the Wiki for a more detailed look at what actions are, what they do and how they work.


If you want more freedom and set all of this up yourself you can do that! Here is a guide on how to manually set up the software (also fairly simple), which allows you to decide where the software is on your computer and much more.

For more nerdy technical info you can go to the Wiki and take a look at the other articles as well.

So as you can see no coding is required! But if you're up for it and want to add your own features to the project it's easy! The entire project is made made in C# and the code is opensource and quite simple, so feel free to use the code in your own fork or even better; submit pull requests!

Donations

AssistantComputerControl is made by me, Albert, from Denmark, who enjoys developing it as a free time project. The project will remain free, but donations are welcomed as there are expenses such as hosting and the domain.

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