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Upgraded to cover most providers, Talkler will read your emails to you

August 15, 2013|By By Terry Gardner
  • The Talkler appl can be used hands and eyes free while driving.
The Talkler appl can be used hands and eyes free while driving. (Talkler Labs LLC )

Talkler, an app that, once upon a time, could read aloud only email from Gmail, can now read most email and record replies, thanks to a recent update.

The update allows Talkler to access most email services including iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft Exchange and Gmail. 

“You can TapAnywhere on Talkler’s teleprompter-style screen to pause/play, skip, delete. Or say ‘Hey, Talkler’ — it's always listening,” says Jeffrey Korn, founder and chief executive of Talkler. 

Vocal commands, touch taps and swipes, etc. are detailed under Talkler Tips onboard the app.  “Most of the improvements came from user requests,” Korn says.

"A satellite installation technician told me that Talkler allows him to respond to emails while he’s installing satellite dishes on rooftops."

 He has also heard from users who are visually impaired, physically challenged or have difficulty reading or writing.

Although the app works with Bluetooth headphones and speakers, Korn recommends using wired headphones or earbuds with a good in-line microphone.

Talkler is free in the iTunes store, but users have to periodically listen to ads.  Users can upgrade to TalklerPro to avoid  the ads for $1.99 a month or $19.99 annually.

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