Does Speaking Email use Dictation? - or voice commands?

  • We have recently released (Mar 2017) dictation and voice commands for Speaking Email. This means that when you 'tap' the screen during reading, the 'pause' screen appears as expected, but then the phone starts listening for voice commands - the are simply the names of the buttons. At this point, you can say a button name - like 'trash', 'next', 'archive', etc. You can also set Speaking Email to pause after each email, and wait for a command - this is so you dont even need to tap the screen. That is even more safe when driving.

    One of the coolest commands on the 'pause' menu is 'reply' - this allows you to dictate the entire response, check it is correct, and send it (or redo it, or cancel).

    We are working to make the pause screen appear when you press the 'action' button on a headset, or bluetooth device..

    Previously we had people ask - 'Does Speaking Email use Dragon Dictation?' - It does not - we use speech recognition engines that come with iPhone and Android phones.

Speaking Email partners:

University of South Carolina

Speaking Email users include:

Massey University
The Metropolitan Museum
University of Auckland
University of Sydney