Speaking Email enhancements

We've got some great new improvements to Speaking Email to show you.


Voice commands on main menu

New buttons and voice commands when dictating a reply or forward. Tap the screen or wait 5 seconds to activate commands in dictation mode

Improved preferences broken into sections, making it much easier to find common options such as double-tap action, sorting and filtering

New 'mark-as-read' and 'unread' buttons. We changed the default buttons to be better for first time users

New settings to easily switch on or off voice commands, and define when 'listening' is triggered

Mark as read automatically and double-tap options have been moved to the same screen, so it is easier to set up the right behaviour you want

New setting to choose large or small buttons. We have set everyone to large buttons, which are safer for driving and easier to see for visually impaired

New built in language detection, no longer requires an external service meaning better privacy and performance

Language detection now run on each block in an email chain so when reading the full email it will switch languages with each reply

New support section includes a list of voice commands.

Plus more improvements:

  • Forwarding now includes attachments.
  • Subject lines no longer read out prefixes such as "re:" and "fw:"
  • Simplified new user experience - for first time users we have made the preferences wizard optional and picked some sensible defaults.
  • Made it optional to include our humorous disclaimers about malapropisms and homonyms, and switched off by default.
  • Added new enterprise capabilities including licensing by IP address detection and sign in using company portal for Microsoft Intune users
  • Fixed toggle buttons not working when single tapping on the switch itself
  • Gmail now syncs flag status properly from the server