IMPORTANT: If you do not want messages to be read turn off the app using the ON/OFF button otherwise they will be read out loud no matter your sound settings.
Note: This app does not work if you receive messages to Google Voice or another similar web sms service.
- Reading Speed: slow, normal, fast
- Auto Reply: a preset message you define to automatically reply to the text messages.
- Name Finder: If the text message's phone is in your contact list the person's name will be said instead of the phone number.
- and more features.
Thanks for using this app, don't forget to rate and leave a comment for features you would like to see.
Planned for future updates:
Options for Text-to-Speech engines
Options for quiet hours
*What does the app do?
ShirkText reads out incoming text messages without the lift of a finger. The app will walk you through the process by a voice dialog based interface.
*The app does not seem to be working at all.
Please check if you have either check box of "Only when connected to Bluetooth" or "Only when connected to AUX output" marked.
When marked, the app will work ONLY IF the corresponding output device is connected.
This is done to preserve privacy. You may not want your text messages being read out loud during classes or meetings.
*Do I have to unlock my phone before the text can pop up?
If you have pattern or PIN unlock set up on your phone, yes, you have to unlock the screen first. Android is really strict with the security stuff.
*The app is not responsive.
ShirkText uses Google Text-To-Speech and voice recognition resources to complete the tasks. The performance depends on (1)internet connection to Google's servers and (2) your device's processing speed.
*Does the app collect any data from me?
All functions of ShirkText rely on native Android functions. I neither collect data from you nor push anything to you. The only exception is this FAQ list which is updated periodically.
ShirkText requires internet connection and may result in cost from your wireless carrier.
*Does the app work with any other pseudo-text messages such as WhatsApp and Google Voice?
Unfortunately not at the moment.
Simplicity of use is a focus: Say It, Spin It, Pick It
Uses voice recognition for setting choices for decision (this is what internet permission is used for, as it uses Google's voice recognition service). The application can also be used without use of the internet, as the choices can be entered manually, or saved ones can be loaded.
Speaks choice picked (if desired)
Flick or Click: Spin the spinner with a flick of the spinner or a click of a button
Save, create, or load possible decisions you have to make over and over.