Listen to your email on CarPlay safely while driving - yes it's possible!

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Q: Does this app enable safe driving with CarPlay?

A: As a CarPlay audio app, Speaking Email CarPlay is similar to using Spotify or Podcasts. It reads out your emails one by one from your inbox.

Interaction is minimal and entirely optional. You can tap Previous or Next, and tap the CarPlay action buttons to archive, mark-as-read, flag or trash. 

If you are sneakily checking your email in the car, this app provides a much safer alternative!

In terms of driver distraction, anything can be a distraction including talking to passengers, hands free phone calls, kids, and changing music. Some studies suggest that talking with passengers is more of a risk than listening to voice recordings, because preparing to speak has a higher cognitive load than passive listening. Listening to your emails is mostly passive. 

Simply tap Pause if traffic requires your full attention.

For more about distracted driving see 

What is Speaking Email CarPlay?

An app for iPhone and Apple CarPlay that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag - using the CarPlay interface controls. It works Office 365 and Gmail email accounts, as well as most other providers including any standard IMAP server.

Who is it for?

People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.

What if I don't have CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email for iPhone and Android for anyone who doesn't have CarPlay.

Is is free?

Yes it is free to download and you can do a lot with the free version. Free features: 

  • Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
  • CarPlay buttons next/prev, archive, flag, delete

Do I have to upgrade?

Nope, but you can upgrade for: 

  • Multiple accounts
  • Attachment reading
  • Voice commands (you will love this!)
  • Dictation - reply/forward/compose (you will love this even more!)

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