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Q: Can I type the message I want to reply?

A: We have created Speaking Email with safe driving in mind. Therefore, it is not designed for typing email responses. There is an instant reply feature for sending a basic 'thanks' etc to an email. For any emails needing detailed reply, your email can be flagged for later.


You can set up your own instant reply options - up to 10 - which can be up to 200 characters.


Update 2019: we've recently enabled editing your dictated reply by typing. Tap on the reply text to edit it using the keyboard. This feature should not be used when driving, but it was requested by users who are visually impaired. We may lock this down in future.


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, reply, or forward. It can be completely by voice command, or use the large on-screen buttons or full screen touch gestures.


Who is it for?

People with blindness or visual impairment. 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 between appointments.


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