Last Wednesday, me and @sapreston were discussing how to configure my Outlook to get it to use a voice command. All were too complicated and NOT EASY TO IMPLEMENT.
So me and the two other geeks were discussing this on our way to SBOT. They didn’t have a solution either.
So geeky me spent my Friday evening trolling through all the free Blackberry apps available on my phone.
To my delight, I found drivesafe.ly, a free app available to Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile users.
I just have the basic plan, which reads the sender’s name, time and 25 words of the message. I did run into problems if the message was formatted in a table and it read the HTML code instead.
But I have been really, really happy with it.
There is about a 30-second delay between delivery and reading but that’s cool.
You can, of course, upgrade to a paid version that will give you Caller ID, more words read, ability to change the voice and the reading speed, plus the creation of an ad-free auto-response. The price is $3.99/mo. or $13.95/yr.
They also have an enterprise solution that gives SSL encryption, allows you to download through mobile browser or push through BES. Plus, multi-user discounts and HIPAA compliant versions are available. The price for this is $7.99/mo. or $79.90/yr.
Like I said, I have been really pleased with drivesafe.ly.