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Q: Can I check mail in other folders?
A: Speaking Email CarPlay is primarily an inbox reader. It reads out all emails in your inbox to give you an overview of what's current, and lets you archive emails to keep your inbox tidy.
If you have a Gmail account, we have support for checking folders other than "inbox". Under Account Settings there is a switch "check all folders" which will simply gather all new and recent email across the inbox and any user folders (folders or labels that you have set up - excludes system folders such as Sent Items, Trash and All Mail). For complete customisation of what emails you want read out by Speaking Email, we have another switch "use gmail search pattern" which allows you to add or exclude any folders or even any search terms you wish. To set this up, simply create a search in Gmail that shows all the mail you want, then copy the search query into the Speaking Email Account Settings. For example you could set up this:
in:inbox OR label:clients OR label:personal-stuff
In future we may add this feature for Office 365. Please email us if you would like this feature.
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!)