Improved mail fetching, voices and new buttons

Speaking Email Update 24 Nov 2016

We've been quietly beavering away on improving the mail fetching, fixing some bugs, and putting user feedback into action.

We now have some great features to push live.

Improved mail fetching

We have dedicated a lot of time to improving the mail fetching across all platforms. If you experienced issues with emails downloading, we hope you will try again now that we think we have ironed out all the wrinkles. In particular, Office 365 users will now notice a much improved experience without the previous timeouts and errors.


On iOS you can now choose which voices you would like to introduce and read out your emails. If you speak more than one language, Speaking Email can now automatically switch voices to match the language detected in the email content. This will be coming to Android too.

New button overlay

A number of users asked for one or two extra buttons but we had trouble fitting them in. We've done away with the 3 or 4 small buttons at the bottom of the screen. You now single-tap anywhere on screen to show the new command button overlay sporting bigger buttons, which are easy to tap while driving. As requested by users, we have included a Trash button in addition to Archive.