A function built into Newton device that can automatically perform certain tasks, such as dialing a telephone number, searching for information, or scheduling an appointment. Assist is accessed by entering a request word into the assist drawer triggering the corresponding action. For example, entering the “call” request word into the assist drawer will trigger an action to dial a telephone number.
Also referred to as Assistant and Newton Assistant in early versions of the Newton OS.
Apple Support: Newton MessagePad: Using the Newton Assistant