In the morning, when I come into work, checking my emails is something I have to do but wish I could do better. I always feel that if I had a program that could read my emails to me while I’m starting my day it would not only beneficial but more productive. Now, with TalkMail, I can listen to my emails out loud while multitasking.
This isn’t the end all to regular email reading but this app could be used for those who may have a bit of a commute, like myself, and might want to listen to their emails while driving. TalkMail connects to wirelessly to AOL Mail, Gmail or any other IMAP account that’s associated to your iPhone (News - Alert) or iPod touch.
Developed by Apps That Rock, company officials said in a statement TalkMail, increases your productivity by allowing you to check your messages while on the go plus “TalkMail is great for using while commuting, walking, multitasking, or for listening to emails while relaxing on the couch.”
Voice quality and sound is surprisingly accurate and not as bothersome as I thought it could have been. Very user friendly, TalkMail has easy navigation through emails: swipe left goes to the next email, swipe right is the previous, swipe up skips forwards, and down skips backwards. Delete your emails by tapping three times on the screen and for Gmail, archive your emails by tapping twice on the screen.
Adjust the settings so that unread emails are read first plus you can also adjust the speed and pitch of the voice.
Something that I would like to see added to this app is the availability to block your account from other users. For those who may share their device, like myself, the capability to enter my password each time would make this app better. I’m all about security.
Also, if the application could recognize a link in the email and skip it, that would be wonderful. I’d rather not hear any binary code at seven in the morning.
Using this application on the iPod touch is wonderful because the app gives more use to the touch other than play chess or locate a restaurant. Overall, I would recommend this app for those want to get things done, or for those who like Apps the Rock.
Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jessica Kostek