Reading email attachments using text-to-speech

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Q: What about attachments?

A: Yes Speaking Email can also read out attachments. PDFs or Word documents will be converted to text and read aloud where possible. Note that if a PDF has been scanned, it will not be able to extract the text.


If you have a long document to read through, just email it to yourself and listen when you like. 


It also reads out calendar invitations, and plays audio attachments (mp3 or wav files, which may be sent from a voice mail system for example).


There is a switch to turn this on or off in preferences under Preferences > What Content to Read Out.


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.


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