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Q: Can my phone read my emails?
A: "At last, an app that reads my emails to me. Perfect when driving" - Brian Sutton, Lawyer, UK
"I wanted an app to read my emails to me" is the main reason most people download Speaking Email. They often think email reading will be built into the phone, only to discover, like most things, it's a whole specialty area and a dedicated app is the way to go.
Speaking Email's core function is "read my emails". It reads out each email one by one continuously and you can navigate next and back (sort of like a Spotify playlist).
No time to read emails? Let Speaking Email read aloud to you on the move.
What is Speaking Email?
An app for iPhone and Android that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag - using voice commands or on-screen buttons. It works with Microsoft 365 (aka Office, Outlook) and Gmail email accounts, as well as most other providers including any standard IMAP server.
Who is it for?
People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving to work. People with blindness, vision problems, or other disabilities who cannot see or type and want to be able to hear, reply to, and compose emails by voice.
Does it work on Apple CarPlay?
See our other product Speaking Email CarPlay if you have CarPlay.
Is is free?
Yes it is free to download the basic edition. Free features:
- Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
- On-screen buttons for basic actions next/prev, archive, flag
Do I have to upgrade?
Nope, but you can upgrade for:
- Multiple accounts
- Attachment reading
- Voice commands (you will love this!)
- Dictation - reply/forward/compose (you will love this even more!)