Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I paid a virtual assistant 34 cents a minute to Google things and make my phone calls

Fancy Hands is a New York startup that provides a subscription service for virtual assistants. They do chores like book your appointments, find you a dog sitter, or reschedule an airline flight. Today the company is rolling out a new app, Orri, that tries to offer the same service without the subscription. Instead of paying a fixed price for a set number of tasks per month, you pay 34 cents a minute for whatever you need as you need it. I tried Orri out over the last few days with with a mix of pleasant and not-so-productive results.

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