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Q: I was using iLane, is this similar?
A: iLane was a system for BlackBerry that allowed you to read and write emails by voice. This has now been discontinued, along with BlackBerry handsets.
Speaking Email is a great replacement for iLane, if you have an Android or iPhone.
It does not do all the stuff iLane used to do (such as voice dialing contacts, text messages, calendar, news, sports and weather) but it does read your email out loud much better than iLane.
iLane also enabled reply by voice, which would send an audio attachment, which we don't support - but we do support customised single sentence canned replies.
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.