Does Speaking Email use Dictation? - or voice commands?Speaking Email FAQ | Home | All FAQs
Q: Can I speak directly to Speaking Email?
A: 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.
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.