21 May 2023
Secure Yahoo & AOL Sign In
Yahoo has approved Speaking Email to connect directly to Yahoo mail servers with secure login provided by Yahoo Sign In. We've launched this feature this month and had positive feedback from users.
New next/back navigate menu
13 Apr 2023
AI OCR text extraction from scanned PDF attachments
Most PDF documents have a text-track embedded, which is how we normally get the text out of PDF attachments to read them out to you. Some PDFs don't have this text-track, which is the case when the original source is an image for example. Speaking Email now uses OCR (optical character recognition) based on Tesseract 4, an AI-powered text recognition system which includes multilingual language models. Note that this is run on our servers, not involving any external providers, so your data remains private within Speaking Email's infrastructure.
2 Aug 2022
We just released a new version of Speaking Email CP on the App Store.
6 Dec 2020
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least! We are keeping Speaking Email CarPlay core features free until the end of the year. We will introduce fees for the core features in 2021.
10 Aug 2020
Voice Commands and Sending extra feature packs are now released. There's a slight gotcha with Apple CarPlay and voice recognition: you have to have the phone active in the foreground to activate the system voice recognition. This is not too much of a problem if you know about it, and we have included prompting to let you know if the phone is in the background.
18 Apr 2020
In the middle of lockdown here, a great opportunity to get work done. We've got new optional extra paid features available now including Multiple Accounts and Attachments. We are testing Voice Commands and Sending.
14 Jan 2020
Speaking Email CarPlay first update
We are not findable on Google yet so we are still pretty much incognito. Now supports Gmail, Office 365 online (work/school and personal accounts), Exchange ActiveSync on premise, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (aka Intune), Outlook.com/Hotmail (via Office 365 personal accounts).
12 Dec 2019
Speaking Email CarPlay goes live on the App Store
Apple has given us the green light to build Speaking Email for their CarPlay platform. Today, we released it on the down low for free.
Speaking Email news
This news is from our original product, Speaking Email, which did not have CarPlay support but formed the foundation for development of Speaking Email CarPlay.
Speaking Email "highly recommended" by Marc Saltzman in USA TODAY
Speaking Email back at CES with Bosch
Gizmodo: How to make your phone read everything on screen out loud
Finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards
TV3, Computerworld, FutureFive: Speaking Email partners with Bosch to provide email in cars
Radio NZ: Innovator of the Week
NZ Herald, Idealog, The Australian: Kiwi app lets users check email while driving safely
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