Speaking Email - voice reader

Speaking Email - voice reader Free App

Rated 3.53/5 (59) —  Free Android application by BEWEB LTD


About Speaking Email - voice reader

Listen to your email safely while driving.

Speaking Email is perfect for busy people who struggle to keep on top of their email inbox and want to make productive use of their commuting time.

Your emails are read out loud, making it possible to keep your eyes on the road while you listen. Voice commands and simple gestures designed for use while driving give you the ability to archive, flag or even reply on the go.

Although created with drivers in mind, Speaking Email is also great for other ‘downtime’ such as going for a run, at the gym, or during a recreational/commute bike or walk.

Clear your email inbox before you even start the work day!


Skips signatures and disclaimers
- We detect signatures and disclaimer footers and skip reading them out. These parts of an email can be long winded when read out.
- We are continually improving the algorithms for detecting and simplifying email text into speakable language - an essential ingredient for hands-free listening.
- There's an option to skip once a reply thread is reached or read out the whole email trail.
- Speaking Email is the only app on the market with email signature detection.

Works with 99% of email servers
- Speaking Email is available for iPhone and Android
- Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, AOL, Office 365, Amazon WorkMail, IMAP and POP are all supported. All connections are secured via SSL/TLS.

Optimised for driving
- Requires minimal interaction, having only one main screen, meaning there is no need to navigate between screens.
- There is no way to type replies and no need to ever use the keyboard. Your emails can be continuously spoken, meaning you never need to look at or touch the phone.
- If you wish to skip an email, go back, or archive an email, you can easily tap or swipe anywhere on the screen without looking.

Easy to triage your email
- If you have listened and no further action is required, archive the email by pushing archive, or double tap.
- If it needs action, click the star button to star/flag in your inbox.
- Or just leave in your inbox and swipe to the next email if you don’t want to hear it.
- If you don’t do anything, Speaking Email will go on to the next email, and leave the last one in your inbox.

Reads out HTML emails
- Speaking Email reads out HTML emails, not just the plain text version.
- A quick glance at your screen gives you the visual context of the email. Images and email content is intelligently scaled down to fit your device screen.

Manage your email your way
- Instead or as well as archiving, the "Archive" button can mark as read and/or move to a folder.
- Likewise the "Star" button can optionally mark as read, move to a folder and/or actually star your message.
- Option to Mark as Read when spoken
- Speak Unread emails first or only
- Option to speak unplayed emails first or only
- Option to cut off at reply thread
- Option to skip promotional emails
- Customise whether to read out senders, recipients, CCs, dates, use sound effects, slow down or speed up the speaking.

For full feature tour and FAQs see our website at http://www.speaking.email

Have questions? Reach us at [email protected]
See our FAQ at http://www.speaking.email/faq

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Featured on:
- Paul Henry Show (NZ morning TV)
- Sky News
- The Australian, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, NT News, SBS
- NZ Herald
- 3News
- National Business Review



“This is a nifty app, and one that will make driving a little safer for inbox addicts” - NBR
"Brilliant idea" - Paul Henry, TV3

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Speaking Email - voice reader version 1.7.0 on your Android device!
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Android package: nz.co.beweb.speakingemail, download Speaking Email - voice reader.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
- Upgraded Gmail login to latest Google security
- Listens for voice commands at start and end of email
Version update Speaking Email - voice reader was updated to version 1.7.0
More downloads  Speaking Email - voice reader reached 5 000 - 10 000 downloads
Version update Speaking Email - voice reader was updated to version 1.4.2
More downloads  Speaking Email - voice reader reached 1 000 - 5 000 downloads

What are users saying about Speaking Email - voice reader

by Y####:


by J####:

Froze upon first open. Froze every time tried to run.

by R####:

Did nothing, and wanted money without attempting to show any value!

by A####:

I have dyslexia and this app helps me by reading my email to me instead of me having to read it - a real godsend for me!

by Z####:

This app doesn't appear to work at all. It gives me messages saying it has successfully downloaded email messages, but when I try to play them it just presents a blank screen and doesn't read anything. I've tried tapping everywhere, swiping left and right, nothing helps. Disappointed.

by W####:

Need voice change! The one you use automatically is annoying!

by T####:

Great app, user-friendly and doesn't distract while driving. Really useful for working mum's with little time on their hands!

by Q####:

Wouldn't even allow setup. Garbage!

by M####:

Just opens to a completely non-responsive screen. Cannot set up or access any feature. Just does not work, period.

by X####:

Good app, good quick friendly tech support. Unfortunately it did not work out for my needs. Did not like how it wanted to download every email in inbox.

by C####:

Just played promo mails from Gmail, need a way to select which email folder to read email from to make the app useful

by F####:

Go Kiwis! Saw it on the TV, downloaded it... Brilliant

by Y####:

Been using this for over a year, it works great. Being in the UK it not legal to touch the screen on your phone whilst driving. Being able to give voice commands would make this app perfect. Great support from the provide too. Give this a app a go.

by J####:

Edited to move it to 4 stars...developer answered my question. I haven't had a chance to reload it and check it out (I got a different app) but I appreciate the responsiveness of the developer. -----old review------ Almost good but terrible. There is no way to get it to read emails unless you let it drone on and on reading emails from the past that you've already read. Not useful at all when you're driving or want your hands and eyes free unless you have an inbox with no items in it. Such a disappointment because it seems close to a great app on many levels.

by R####:

Great app, and easy to set up (Pick). Good job!

by A####:

Crashed on a Samsung S5 . It never would load

by Z####:

Allows me to multi task, which gives me extra time in my day. Great concept, great app.

by W####:

Amazingly useful. saves loads of time and prevents me from using my phone in the car in unsafe ways - a must have app!

by D####:

Excellent job, guys! Kiwis rule :) However it would be very handy to have a feature to automatically start when connecting to the car bluetooth and stop after being disconnected from it. Looking forward to new updates!

by V####:

Handy in the car. Dictation uses offline speech recognition and is somewhat tricky.

by U####:

Great for my bad eyesight and saves peering too much at my small phone screen. Also perfect when out driving.

by I####:

Very good but the multilingual feature doesn't work and the app takes too long to load and keeps asking for account selection which often isn't accepted/ causes the app to freeze.

by T####:

Doesn't open at all (Note 8, Android 7.1.1). Flashes logo then fades to white screen.

by L####:

I only got a logo followed by it fading into a white screen. Lg g5

by S####:

i have tried a ton of these types of apps before. This is the ONLY one that works and does what it says! Tons of useful features as well. Thanks Mike ... nice work!

by P####:

Very useful

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by O####:

On first use, after attempt to look at settings, the app locked up my HTC One M8. Had to reboot phone to promptly uninstall. To bad. Could have been useful if it worked.

by H####:

Can't get it to connect to Outlook 365.

by N####:

Works as it should. Recommended to any business person.

by E####:

Great app, user-friendly and doesn't distract while driving. Really useful for working mum's with little time on their hands!

by C####:

There's still room for improvement (there always is with this sort of app). However, I have tried many apps in this category and this one is clearly the frontrunner. So therefore - 5 stars!

by F####:

It reads only the info I need and is FAST.

by Y####:

I am dyslexic and it helps me tremendously love itk

by J####:

Wouldn't even allow setup. Garbage!

by R####:

Hi guys, any chance to support for more languages?

by A####:

Spending hours on the road every day and need to listen to emails and respond accordingly. This app works to help those issues.

by Z####:

This app has life changing potential, but mostly that potential has yet to be realized. The GUI is optimized for driving?? but is actually very minimal. There are none of the common options that mail clients provide, such as placing a star or flag for follow up. (That would seem like an obvious necessity while driving). No organizing, or even deleting. All you can really do is archive messages. Given the inability to interact in any meaningful way with messages as they are read, it is fortunate that they are not subsequently 'marked as read' by the program. Without any ability to flag, organize, or even know where you last started or left off, I usually find my email is better left alone until I can attend to it with a few more tools at hand. The App seems barely out of the concept phase, but nonetheless I have high hopes for what further development will bring.

by W####:

This app is a must try for any time conscious individual. If you get bogged down by email you have to examine this as part of your business process. Install concerns voiced by users are always related to their ability to configure email in a mobile environment. It's not always straight forward & I can understand their frustration but it's typically not the app developers issue. Lastly, some config suggestions. I'd like the ability to choose where the app stores items ie SD card for example. Plus more voices

by D####:

Far too difficult to set up Have spent over 2 hours trying, however sorted within 10 seconds from the feedback team! Many thanks

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