Voice Dream Mail vs Speaking Email for reading iPhone email out loud

Q: Why choose Speaking Email over Voice Dream Mail?

Voice Dream Mail was launched about the same time as Speaking Email, and it provides a similar feature set to Speaking Email, but it has some shortcomings including:

  • No email display - it just displays a blurry version of the email
  • Voice Dream Email recommends that it should not be used while driving, whereas we have designed Speaking Email with driver safety in mind from the get go
  • No email signature detection - you will spend more time listening to email signatures and disclaimers than content
  • Swipe gestures are similar, although sometimes when swiping back Voice Dream Email goes back too far and shows the inbox


Both Voice Dream Mail and Speaking Email have free versions and are priced about the same for the full versions, so try them both.

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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