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[Android] ReadItToMe reads your incoming calls and messages out loud
Posted By Kent On September 12, 2013 @ 9:16 AM In Android | No Comments
No matter how prompt you are when it comes to reading your incoming text messages, there will always come a time wherein you just can’t directly open your phone because you are doing something else. This usually happens when you are cooking or when you are in the middle of performing your daily exercise routines. Even so, that doesn’t mean that you cannot set your phone to read your incoming calls and messages out loud. All you need is a reliable hands-free call and SMS reader app like ReadItToMe. Now, let’s find out if this app can fulfill the role that is supposed to be done by your intelligent personal assistant.
Created and developed by Rob J, ReadItToMe is an advanced type of text-to-speech application that is designed to read your incoming calls and SMS messages. If you have this app, then you can easily set it to your read messages out loud so you don’t have to check your phone every time there is an incoming text or call. Furthermore, this app can also read all sorts of text lingo and it will automatically translate these messages into normal language.
ReadItToMe is ideal for anyone who wants a simple yet effective way of managing their incoming text messages and incoming call alerts. However, it is important to keep in mind that the free version of this app has limited features and if you want to unlock its premium features, you will need to purchase its Pro version for $2.74. Nevertheless, the free version is already good enough. It has all the basic tools and options that you need to make your phone read your incoming text messages. It can even recognize a wide variety of text terms such as btw, lol, atm and a whole lot more. This also makes it easier for the app to translate or convert these terms into their original forms. For example, instead of saying “atm”, the app will read the message as “at the moment”.
Functionality wise, I really don’t have any serious issues with this app. It basically does what it is intended to do. Upon launch, the app will immediately guide you to set your custom preferences such as choosing your preferred user profile, choosing the type of notifications that you want your app to read, etc. You can even set a different setting for each of your contacts and you are also allowed to create some custom voice prompts.
It’s just a bit disappointing to know that the app’s free users are not allowed to read and convert any kind of app notification into voice. So if you are using those free chat and call messengers such as Viberr, WhatsApp or Line, you have to check your notifications manually. Aside from this, you are also not allowed to automatically reply to the messages that you’ve received. So if you want to respond to the messages that were sent by your contacts, you need to unlock the app’s Pro version.
Anyways, what I like most about ReadItToMe is that its text-to-speech function can deliver those voice prompts using its naturally sounding female voice. It also features a lot of options for user customization.
As a wrap-up, I could say that this hands-free text reading application for Android is the best solution for multi-taskers. It’s a great app that will help you manage and read your SMS messages especially when you are too busy to take a peek at your smartphone’s pending notifications.
There’s no doubt that there are a lot of hands-free SMS readers out there but the ReadItToMe app is, by far, one of the best that I’ve ever tried and tested. It is a very stable and responsive application plus it does its job well. It’s free version may have some inaccessible features but its pros has definitely outweighed its cons.
Price: Free – users can upgrade to Pro for $2.74
Version reviewed: 1.2.1
Requires: Android 2.2 and up
Download size: 395KB
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