Voice Dream Mail

Voice Dream Mail

By Voice Dream LLC

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-06-04
  • Current Version: 1.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 57.78 MB
  • Developer: Voice Dream LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 11 Ratings

Description

Voice Dream Mail works by speech and touch, so you can efficiently go through your email inbox without having to use your eyes. How It Works The app reads your email out loud using text-to-speech. You control it using the entire screen of your iPhone or iPad as a touchpad. For example, swipe right anywhere to advance to the next email, and swipe down to trash. In fact, here is no option to see the email message body. Why It's Efficient Once you learn the handful of gestures, you will be able to triage your inbox very quickly. You know what to do with most emails after hearing the sender and subject. Because all commands can interrupt reading, it only takes a few seconds to handle each email. Plus, you can gradually increase speech rate: most people can listen at a higher speed than they can read visually. Is It Safe to Use While Driving? No. Although you don't have to look at your phone when using this app, using it while driving could be dangerous to others and to yourself, and may cause accidents. Also, it may be illegal. Detailed Features We support Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud, AOL, Outlook.com, and any IMAP-based email service. You can perform the following actions eyes-free: Previous, Next, Latest, Flag, Trash, Reply, Reply All, Unread, Rewind, and Download. This app is for quickly triaging your inbox. It supplements your current email tool and does not replace it. Composing new email and forwarding are not supported right now.

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Reviews

  • App failure

    3
    By Jude-d
    With existing icloud account on iphone that had over 20 messages in inbox, voice dream mail failed to authenticate my icloud account when I tried to log on. A choice ought to have been available to use existing icloud account on the phone without any necessity to log in at all and that does not exist in current version of this app. I'll leave this app on the phone in hopes that a new version will repair these failures otherwise it would have been trashed and this report would not have been sent.
  • Notifications

    3
    By Molenator7
    I absolutely love this app. This app really needs to have notification so I know when I'm getting an email. This app needs push notifications like yesterday. Please make this happen as soon as possible
  • Restful email checking

    5
    By Myopic in ca
    First, this app rocks. About me: I have amblyopia in right eye and a scar across the left eye which causes severe irregular astigmatism, double vision and discomfort. Glasses help, but I still often need short breaks from reading, with my eyes completely closed How I use The app: Lets me lay the phone across my chest and sort through mail with ease, so the eyes closed time is no longer simply passive and it saves me from further eye strain later. I like to use the Rosie voice (in app purchase)
  • Good price @$1.99

    5
    By Ipad user 81
    Thank you for reading the reviews for this and your other apps! $1.99 is an excellent price for this app and it definitely deserves 5 stars now! If you own this app review it! If you don't own it yet I think it is a steal at under $2 Getting rid of the subscription for This was a great idea! Thank you Voice Dream
  • Limited access.

    1
    By Digital yukio
    This app does not work with the email account register with the iOS app. If your company uses airwatch to secure your email account then it is unable to read your emails. The app also did not allow me to see the email it was reading. Siri is a better options since it can read all emails associate with the apple email app including airwatch. If you have a car power adapter for ur iPhone/iPad, then you can ask Siri to read back ur emails without ever touching ur phone/tablet.
  • Waste of time!!

    1
    By GC in USA
    I'm legally blind and really wanted this to work!! It doesn't!! I wish Apple would screen these apps better to make sure they work before allowing them to be part of the app group.
  • Subscription too ambitious for a half baked product

    2
    By -MZK-
    I actually own the voice dream reader app and thoroughly enjoy it, not just for its functions but also the excellent quality of development that distinguishes it above similar apps and makes it a pleasure to use. Sadly this is not the case with the voice dream mail app which seems to have been pushed out to the AppStore in a hurry with similar core features but not much thought on email app basic requirements. To make matters worse, subscription payments are always a risky proposal but even more so on the AppStore where the perceived value of paying periodically must be more than the cost itself. So with that prologue, let me say that I regularly use rules and folders for all my email accounts and for good reason. Not every email is worth reading and yet many are too important to miss. In all cases though IMHO- unless you are visually impaired -only the most important emails merit a word for word analysis vs skimming through them and getting on with the rest of your day. When I downloaded the app and connected to outlook online I found only my inbox and no options in settings to go into any folder. This is the basic expectation I would have for any email program (reader or no) because I'm certainly not about to rearrange my settings to have everything in my inbox. It would perhaps be ok if the app could somehow even cull emails from all folders in that account and/or provide a search function to pull emails but that is MIA as well. So I am left to believe that the dev with the best of intentions to provide a quality product and earn quality $ (monthly subs x n app purchases) somehow glaringly forgot such basics and pushed out the app half-baked. This is not an app I can recommend for now unless you are sure the emails you read all come into your inbox and nowhere else. I hope some users do subscribe anyway though because I have no doubt that it will help push the need for such basics and may even financially incentivize the effort for the dev. I am going to wait for a finished product before using it and a really great product before subscribing to it.
  • Seems like a good app

    5
    By Bomonkee
    Subscription is too high for what this app does. I gave it 5 stars, because I have it long enough to find things I don't like, and I trust the developer. What can I do with this app that I cannot do with the regular email iPhone app? It is a bit more difficult to set up, for accounts that don't fit into the categories.
  • Subscription?!?!

    2
    By Prov23:23
    Looks like a great app but why would I pay a subscription to view my free email? If I swipe two fingers down, apple will read my emails to me for free. I'd pay a few bucks for superior audio and functionality but a subscription is pushing it. Please reconsider.
  • Love this app!

    5
    By Jose Lomeli
    I love this app! Thank you for making it VoiceOver friendly! It makes checking emails so much faster! ☺️

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