1. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Need suggestions on a good text to speech solution. I'm a road warrior with at least two hours on the road every day I work. That being said, I haven't found a complete solution for hands free operation in the car. The stock HTC Car mode is very good for everything except initiating a text in the car. I've found other apps that will allow me to initiate a text but not read a reply back to me. So I'm looking for a complete solution, or even a virtual assistant sending and replying to texts that can be invoked by the talk button on my Bluetooth headset..
    The best example I've found is honestly Windows Phones Cortana on my other phone.

    I have the HTC One M8 on AT&T running stock firmware Kit Kat 4.4.4. and using a Motorola Sliver. I also run a Bluetooth adaptor for my music.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    02-22-2015 01:53 PM
  2. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    No responses, is this just a gap in the deep library of applications for Android?
    02-23-2015 02:49 PM
  3. michaelp68's Avatar
    Check out an app called Agent. See if that's what you're looking for. While I'm driving, it reads incoming texts out loud.


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    02-24-2015 08:00 AM
  4. Legobricke's Avatar
    I have been using the HTC Car app and although it needs work, it has handled text pretty well...

    As it does stay open while driving, I use my bluetooth (BlueAnt Q1) to dictate text...

    I use the "Ok Google" command and then "Send Text to" and it works pretty well...

    Now I have also installed an app called A2DP Volume and configured it to have my text read to me... which also seems to work pretty well...

    As this is not a 100% solution, I have found it to operate 95% of the time...
    02-24-2015 09:31 AM
  5. SJBBF's Avatar
    Try app called Text Message Reader. Simple as it only does that one task

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    02-24-2015 05:51 PM
  6. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    I think the HTC car mode would be perfect for texting if it allowed you to invoke a text and use a bluetooth headset to do so. For recieving a text and responding it works well. For initiating a text I've started using OK Google, invoked via the headset using BT GNow app. This allows me to start OK Google with the screen locked . So far so good.
    02-24-2015 10:19 PM
  7. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Thanks for your suggestions BTW.
    02-24-2015 10:21 PM

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