Absolutely demands access to your email before it will work, even if you don't want it to read your emails. You can't configure it just to read text messages. On the other hand, app developers are prepared to work with you to solve problems like this one. (Turns out you can delete email details later and it will still work.)
App confusing interface, why does it need to show weather? Why does it need to great me? And knows my name-spy ware?? Why does it need different modes of operation? Still can't figure out what active modes for? One feature that's excellent is it knows when I'm driving and turns on automatically. Sorry deleting this app-just drives me nuts
Lots of quirks and at least one serious bug. 1. It does not seem to understand HTML e-mails and read the unicode characters one by one (taking forever). 2. Strangely, it does not read texts or emails over Bluetooth unless "Play over phone output" is selected. 3. Worst of all, if you accidentally swipe a little crooked when making the "next message" gesture, it DELETES THE E-MAIL MESSAGE FROM THE SERVER! An app like this should NEVER delete e-mails without confirmation and possibility of Undo. *** Update *** 3. There needs to be a way to turn off the delete gesture. Eyes-free gesture will never be error-proof and it is a big pain to have to pull the car over to find and move deleted items from the deleted items folder. 4. Android flagged messageLOUD as unusually draining the battery (not good). 5. It is unclear if the text of my private e-mails is being sent to Google or if TTS render is happening completely locally on the device. I sure hope it is done locally so privacy is preserved. *** Update3 *** 5. the app sends the text of private e-mails to Google TTS for rendering as sound, right?
This app works brilliantly now after the recent update. I gave 2 stars previously because it did not play as a phone call when listening to the radio but now that works. Just set the app up initially and forget about it, it just works and works well. Oh and support from the dev is fantastic.
Great app. Makes my driving safer. Worth much more than I paid. I can't wait for the app to send text messages and email.
All I get is a large white title screen and that's it. No choice of drive, active or work no settings, nothing! Used to work, now useless. Had to download another app that reads texts aloud all the time and that gets annoying and isn't very private; especially when read aloud in a public place. Did as told to do in reply. Empty cache, uninstall, turn off phone, turn phone back on and do fresh install. Still does not work.
New in this release!
messageLOUD can now automatically read aloud ALL your messages, including:
And many others.
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