Speaking Email

Reads your email out loud.
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Have your email read to you—anywhere, while doing anything

You can listen to your email safely while driving. 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. 

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


28 Apr 2017 - How to do email handsfree

11 Apr 2017 - Voice commands and dictation, helping people living with disabilities with University of South Carolina 

30 Mar 2017 - Finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards

20 Mar 2017 - NZBusiness Magazine interviews Mike

5 Jan 2017 - Speaking Email partners with Bosch to provide email in cars: launch at CES in Las Vegas

24 Nov 2016 - Improved mail fetching, voices and new buttons

11 Jul 2016 - Get briefed on your important email as you drive to work  

21 Mar 2016 - Reviewed on AppleVis - helping blind users read email

18 Mar 2016 - Free and Premium Editions released

21 Nov 2015 - Voted 'Most Fundable app' by global data solutions provider Return Path

15 Nov 2015 - We are on the Amazon App Store

2 Nov 2015 - Great review on NBR 

5 Oct 2015 - Best New Apps on the App Store

1 Oct 2015 - Android version released

23 Sep 2015 - Innovator of the Week on Radio New Zealand National

21 Sep 2015 - Interview on TV3 with Paul Henry

20 Sep 2015 - NZ Herald, The Australian, Daily Telgraph - we've been interviewed about how Speaking Email can improve safe driving - read more 

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Skips signatures and disclaimers

Skips signatures and disclaimers

Speaking Email uses native quality text-to-speech with proprietary algorithms for detecting email signatures, disclaimers and other email-specific clutter - making for a smooth and seamless hands free reading experience.

It can even skip from the point in the email trail where it sees you have already received (Premium Edition).

"Speaking Email also has the smarts to skip over disclaimers, phone numbers and other common text that clogs email... this is a nifty app and one that will make driving a little safer for inbox addicts" - Chris Keall, National Business Review
Voice commands and reply dictation

Voice commands and reply dictation

Tap anywhere on the screen to pause and show the command overlay.

You can tap a button or say its name to activate the command.

Dictate Reply (Premium feature)
Forward (Premium feature)
Ignore Sender (Premium feature)
Trash (Premium feature)
Flag (Premium feature)

Speaking Email listens for commands at the start and end of each email too (Premium feature)
Works with 99% of email servers

Works with 99% of email servers

Speaking Email is available for iPhone and Android.

Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, AOL, IMAP and POP are all supported. All connections are secured via SSL/TLS.
Optimised for driving

Optimised for driving

Designed with driver safety in mind with simple interactions, easy to use on cradle mounted phone
- Voice commands (Premium feature)
- No-look full screen gestures for skip, go back, archive
- Steering wheel controls for next, back, pause
- Supports Bluetooth Audio (A2DP)
- Automatically plays the next email

But it's equally great for visually impaired, blind or dyslexic users.


We obey the system preferences, speaking in your selected regional language.

If you speak more than one language, Speaking Email Premium Edition can now automatically switch voices to match the language detected in the email content.

You can change the voices, including "announcer" and "reader" voices.
Speaks well and looks good

Speaks well and looks good

All speech processing is done on your device using native text-to-speech, so there are no awkward pauses.

We co-operate with other apps, pausing and resuming on interruptions such as phone calls. You can use Google Maps at the same time too.

We read out HTML emails, not just the plain text version, like other email reading apps do. A quick glance at your screen gives you the visual context of the email.
Easy to triage your email

Easy to triage your email

If the email needs action, tap and say "flag" to flag in your inbox.

If no further action is required, archive it (double tap anywhere).

To leave in your inbox, swipe to the next email (or tap and say "next").

If you don’t do anything, Speaking Email will go on to the next email.
Reply dictation, Instant reply, FYI

Reply dictation, Instant reply, FYI

You can even reply and forward emails with just two taps (Premium feature).

Speech recognition technology lets you dictate your reply, which is read back to you before sending.

The “instant reply” feature is perfect for sending a quick “thanks” or “OK”.

Set up a list of colleagues, then just tap or speak the name to forward the email with the text "FYI".
Manage your email your way

Manage your email your way

Everyone manages email a bit differently.

We've tried hard to make Speaking Email simple to use and cover as many ways of working as we can.

We have many mailbox options for whether to "archive", "mark as read", move to a folder, or not to touch email on your mail server.

You can have unread only or all mail, and choose the order.
Customise your preferences

Customise your preferences

Basic options:
- Change speaking speed
- Control whether to read out senders, recipients, CCs, dates, use sound effects
- Auto play on startup
- Auto next

Premium options:
- Change voice
- Multilingual
- Read out attachments
- Voice commands
- Default to 'Reply All'
- Archive after sending
- Enable links
- Include Speaking Email tagline
- Email signature
- Skip disclaimers, signatures
- Cut off long emails
- Skip promotional emails
- Cut off when reply detected
- Instant reply texts
- Instant FYI forward recipients

Speaking Email partners:

University of South Carolina

Speaking Email users include:

Massey University
The Metropolitan Museum
University of Auckland
University of Sydney