Does Speaking Email use Dictation? - or voice commands?

  • Yes! We offer voice commands and dictation of replies.

    When you 'tap' the screen during reading, the 'pause' screen appears and the phone starts listening for voice commands - they are simply the names of the buttons, so it is easy to know what you can say - like 'trash', 'next', 'archive', etc.

    You can also set Speaking Email to pause after each email, and wait for a command - this is so you dont even need to tap the screen. That is even more safe when driving.

    One of the coolest commands on the 'pause' menu is 'reply' - this allows you to dictate the entire response, check it is correct, and send it (or redo it, or cancel).

    On iPhone, the pause screen also appears when you press the 'action' button on a headset, or bluetooth device, meaning you can just hit the hardware button and then say a command.


❝I want to thank you for this app because my 93 year old mother is almost blind from macular degeneration. She can now listen to her emails without needing someone to read them to her.❞

Judy Gilford

Speaking Email partners and users include:

Massey University
The Metropolitan Museum
University of Auckland
University of South Carolina
University of Sydney