Trigger phrase to wake up

Q: Why can't I say 'hey speaking email' like 'hey siri' or 'hey google'?

We don't have a spoken trigger phrase, but there is a microphone button in the bottom left corner which provides in similar function. It enables you to interrupt at any time and activates listening for a command in the current context. 


Trigger phrases like 'Hey Siri' or 'Hey Google' are not actually simple - they don't use the standard voice recognition system but are typically hard coded at a very low system level and often built into hardware, which is what allows them to be listening all the time and wake up. 

Here is an article about the tech behind 'Hey Siri'. 

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.

Do you have Apple CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email CarPlay.

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