How Speaking Email triggers voice commands

Q: Why do I have to touch the screen before a voice command?


Voice recognition requires a trigger - it can't be listening all the time due to battery, bandwidth and time limits by both Apple and Google voice recognition engines. 
We've added a new feature that waits for 10 sec at start or end of email for a voice command - see under preferences. 

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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