Talkler app vs Speaking Email for reading out email on iPhone

Q: Why choose Speaking Email over Talkler?

Talker was the only other talking mail app in the App Store that when we launched Speaking Email back in 2015. In fact the limitations of Talkler were what inspired us to create a better app in this same category. We think Speaking Email is the best email app that reads your mail to you because:

  • Speaking Email reads HTML email whereas Talker reads plain text versions only (and some emails have no plain version)

  • Talker's voice recognition is always on, so it often hears itself or interprets noises like moving the phone as commands

  • Talker keeps listening in the background after you switch away from it

  • Speaking Email can reply as email text (using dictation) but Talkler replies by attaching an MP3. 

  • Speaking Email can play attachments (including attached MP3 files, PDFs and Word docs), but Talkler can't play attachments.

  • Speaking Email's gesture recognition is more reliable (eg swipe to next works better)

  • Talkler does not skip email signatures and disclaimers, making email speech very verbose

  • Speaking Email has "ignored senders" allowing you to curate a list of who you want to hear from


Talkler and Speaking Email are priced about the same, and they both have free versions so you can try them both and see which you think is the best email app for listening to mail. They are both good apps but we (of course!) think Speaking Email is the best app in this category. 

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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