Trigger phrase to wake up

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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 - 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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