New Mobile App Reads Emails Aloud

An article I wrote for ElectronicProducts.

For most people, it’s not easy to keep up with the flood of email they receive on a daily basis. And it’s not just business employees who are expected to keep on top of them. There are moms and dads busy with kids, daily commuters who have to keep their eyes on the road, and students buried in projects and essays, all juggling various tasks and drowning in emails.

To address this issue, Talkler Labs, LLC, recently launched Talkler, a hands-off, voice-controlled mobile app that reads emails aloud when you’re on the go. It is iOS compatible and suitable only for iPhone and iPod touch, and optimized for iPhone 5 and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

The Talkler mobile app by Talkler Labs reads emails aloud. Image via talkler.com.

Many employees are expected to check their email multiple times per day. As a result, it’s estimated that about 90 million Americans use their mobile phones in order to keep up with the constant accumulation of inbox messages.

Talkler addresses the way in which people access their email and makes this hourly chore a bit more convenient.

Truthfully, an app like this couldn’t come at a better time, what with increased concerns about texting behind the wheel. Talkler makes it safe for the multitasker in all of us to continue to do three things at once — just a bit safer now.

Specific to driver safety, the folks behind the app designed the program to allow users the ability to swipe or tap just about any part of the screen in order to listen to emails. Talkler also uses on-device processing, meaning it understands voice commands while traveling through cell phone dead zones. To get the app’s attention — and gain access to its 30-plus voice commands — the user simply says, “Hey Talkler”, after which he or she can then tell it what to do. With its 20/20 hearing, Talkler will accurately understand commands to read, skip over, reply-to, and delete emails.

Talkler is optimized for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, and iCloud (with more on the way), making it a quick and easy iOS app to set up.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit talkler.com.

Getting your formulas confused while converting temperatures? Instead of memorizing temperature scales, try Electronic Products’ Temperature Conversion Calculator (http://www2.electronicproducts.com/Temperature_Conversion_Calculator.aspx).

Simply type your degree(s) into the appropriate box and click “Calculate” for all your answers. Below the calculator is a chart of temperature conversion formulas for every temperature scale you can think of. Beneath that, there’s a table of degrees starting with Celsius, counting up by fives (-10, 0, 5, 10, 15, etc.), with conversions for each temperature system across the chart.

There’s a lot to keep in mind when converting temperature scales, so don’t worry if you can’t memorize them all — Electronic Products’ Temperature Conversion Calculator will have your answers.

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4 comments

  1. Nicole, thanks for the great article.

    Kristen, glad you asked about replies: We’ve built Talkler to be even safer — using recorded replies. There’s no proofreading (or punctuation checking) required, because Talkler captures your own voice in a Play-Me audio file attached to the reply. So you can keep your eyes off the screen and on the road. It’s as easy as leaving a voicemail message, and of course it captures all the nuance and inflection of your speaking voice.

    Feel free to let us know if you have any other questions about Talkler. You can always reach us directly at hey@talkler.com.

    Jeffrey Korn, Founder & CEO
    Talkler Labs

  2. Thank you so much, Jeffrey. I really appreciate you commenting and answering Kirsten’s question on my blog. I really enjoyed writing this piece. Talkler is an incredible mobile app that will be useful to so many people.

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