Priority emails that Gmail thinks are important

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Q: I have hundreds of emails in my inbox. Can I just get Gmail important priority emails?

A: Sure, we can set that up in Speaking Email. 

We have an advanced Gmail filtering settings. This is under Preferences > account specific settings - your gmail account > Folders to read out.
Here you can exclude all the inbox "tabs" that Gmail shows other than the primary inbox tab. This might be what you want to do.

We have a "custom gmail search query" which allows you to put any gmail search filter in as your filter. 

Are you are wanting to see only emails that Gmail labels "important"? To do this enter the following as your advanced search query:
in:inbox AND is:important 
Help is here

You can test your search query by searching it up in gmail for example:

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!)

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