Skill Review: Make Me Smart



VOGO Voice RATING                                4.1/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                       4/5
Performance/Ease of Use                                       5/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             5/5
Value Proposition                                                     5/5
make me smart


Make me Smart is developed by Marketplace, an American Radio Program that covers business, economy, and events that influence the general crowd. The interestingly simple to complex topics covered are explained by the popular radio journalist Kai Ryssdal alongside Molly Wood, host and senior editor of Marketplace Tech podcast. Explaining a wide range of contexts that transform information into insight is one of the key highlights of the Make Me Smart voice app. This thought-provoking skill with its educative spin on the topics covered is an attempt to draw people to stories from the economy, technology, culture, and so on to build meaningful experiences for its users.

Users of this skill are given the option to browse from a list of topics titled “explainers”. To hear about topics that are latest or of recent past, users have the preference to pick newer or older explainers. The engaging voice-over experience is yet another positive. The titles of the topics covered in this skill go by the same name as used in the podcast. Another feature that sets this skill apart from the rest is that the users have the ability to submit suggestions directly into the skill which they couldn’t find while browsing, but would like to have explained. The submitted ideas will be passed on to the hosts’ Kai and Molly who will get to work on it. That being said, the skill has a downside which is it sometimes fails to respond and engage the user appropriately, while asking for an explainer or stating a command phrase.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4.1 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it is truly an informational voice app that will get you smart be it about economic literacy or ground reality life events. So explore and improve your knowledge on Make me Smart as you browse on its list of interesting topics which covers just about everything under the sun. So why not try out the skill and see if it offers the immersive experience you had anticipated.

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