11-23-2016 09:35 PM
60 123
tools
  1. crowt4's Avatar
    OK. I'm a recent convert, having carried a Nokia 1520 for some time. I switched because many of the apps that I needed didn't look like they'd ever come to Windows Phone. That said, one of the functions I'm finding I'm desperately missing now is killing me.

    When I was driving anywhere and someone would send me a text message on Windows Phone, it would automatically trigger my car bluetooth (or headset) and say: "Incoming text message from XYZ, read it or ignore" then I could tell it read it, after it read it aloud, I could say "reply" and voice to text a response.

    This was instant.

    I have the Note5, and some google results turned up Assist, but that seems to be a motorola only app. I've googled other threads and nothing really for sure.. I'm glad I have the other apps, but has anything come along on this.. as right now, AT&T's stupid "Drive" function (which I ended up disabling as it is killing battery and is also seemingly dropping out calls/etc) doesn't work, I'd rather messages pile up then this auto-lock response BS
    10-02-2015 06:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I haven't tried it, but how about ReadItToMe?
    NatalieB2015 likes this.
    10-03-2015 01:43 AM
  3. NatalieB2015's Avatar
    Crowt4. If you use the recommended app will you kindly report back your impressions ?
    10-03-2015 07:22 AM
  4. DOOG9517's Avatar
    I use the app Agent. It is almost an exact duplicate of Moto Assist. Works very well.
    TBolt likes this.
    10-03-2015 02:58 PM
  5. crowt4's Avatar
    Ok. I tried A2DP based on one recommendation. It did read text over bluetooth (pro). Con: It didn't ask me if I wanted it read, it read them automatically, and it didn't ever prompt me to see if I wanted to reply via voice.

    This is a real difference here; because with Wp8, that was a lock.. it would just say:

    "Incoming text from XYZ, read it or ignore"
    You'd respond read it, then it'd read it
    then:
    Reply?

    But on this, it just instantly reads it and doesn't give me the option to reply, also doesn't give me the option to ignore.

    This is kind of important because I don't need texts from things like:

    AT&T Messaging Notice: Thanks for your purchase of a new AT&T phone, if you'd like to blah blah blah"

    I looked at ReadItToMe, but it looked like it hadn't been updated in 2 years and I saw some mixed thoughts on that. But this is a pretty important function for me, I drive about 3-4 hours a day
    NatalieB2015 likes this.
    10-03-2015 09:12 PM
  6. ramiss's Avatar
    It's been a while since I tried, but S-Voice could do this and it's built in. My problem with S-voice in the past is that it couldn't automatically get past the device lock and I wasn't going to look away to unlock my phone while driving.
    10-04-2015 07:35 PM
  7. washaw's Avatar
    Try text aloud-hands free by speakeasy

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    10-04-2015 07:56 PM
  8. CrazyFool_1's Avatar
    Just saw this post, I'm the dev of ReadItToMe which as mentioned above hadn't been updated in 2 years however I'm about to push a massive update which might be of interest to you guys. Reads sms, incoming callers and app notifications, this update adds Voice Reply for apps like Whatsapp, Hangouts, Gmail etc (previous version already did SMS) and a bunch of other features to setup when it runs.

    It's currently in a staged rollout (50%) so it's 50/50 atm if the version you find on the Play Store is the newest, otherwise it'll be fully rolled out by Weds if anyone is interested
    10-05-2015 05:43 AM
  9. cvflowe's Avatar
    Funny, I came from 1520 and this is one feature I miss too. It's handy while driving working out etc... Will try updated app on Wednesday.

    cvflowe
    sent using AT&T Samsung Note 5 64gb
    CrazyFool_1 likes this.
    10-05-2015 06:32 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just saw this post, I'm the dev of ReadItToMe which as mentioned above hadn't been updated in 2 years however I'm about to push a massive update which might be of interest to you guys. Reads sms, incoming callers and app notifications, this update adds Voice Reply for apps like Whatsapp, Hangouts, Gmail etc (previous version already did SMS) and a bunch of other features to setup when it runs.

    It's currently in a staged rollout (50%) so it's 50/50 atm if the version you find on the Play Store is the newest, otherwise it'll be fully rolled out by Weds if anyone is interested
    That's awesome--thanks for jumping into the thread!
    CrazyFool_1 likes this.
    10-05-2015 06:31 PM
  11. CrazyFool_1's Avatar
    No worries I'm always around in the community, mostly on a certain other forum which shall remain nameless haha but I'm happy to help where I can

    FYI I've just pushed 100% rollout so it should be available for anyone in a couple of hours. Any issues, thoughts, comments etc I'm all ears
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-06-2015 10:54 AM
  12. racedog's Avatar
    No worries I'm always around in the community, mostly on a certain other forum which shall remain nameless haha but I'm happy to help where I can

    FYI I've just pushed 100% rollout so it should be available for anyone in a couple of hours. Any issues, thoughts, comments etc I'm all ears
    I downloaded Readittome but I'm having a problem with buying the pro version. The last updates were done on this product two years ago. I'm not keen on buying the pro version only to have it abandoned again. What surety do we have that this will become an updated and maintained product for future phones and versions of android?
    10-06-2015 03:27 PM
  13. CrazyFool_1's Avatar
    The Pro version is now redundant. If you're on the latest update (material design, profiles etc) then you want to be looking at the in app purchase if you'd like to support the app and take advantage of the paid features.

    As to surety, I work on my personal apps in my spare time so while I can't promise new features regularly I can say the app will be maintained for future versions of Android.
    In fact the reason it hadn't been updated in 2 years was that it did exactly what I wanted it too very well, and it's only recently with the emergence of smartwatches (which triggered ReadItToMe as they are bluetooth) that I decided to update it, including adding quick reply which has also only become possible in the last 6 months or so. The actual reason I went for a complete rewrite was specifically to make it much easier for me to maintain as Android evolves.

    That being said, I always say to purchase and support an app based on it's current merits, and not what you expect from it in the future as nothing is guaranteed.. Also in this case you have a 2 week trial (from today's update) of all the paid features so there's no rush to decide
    10-06-2015 06:27 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The Pro version is now redundant. If you're on the latest update (material design, profiles etc) then you want to be looking at the in app purchase if you'd like to support the app and take advantage of the paid features.

    As to surety, I work on my personal apps in my spare time so while I can't promise new features regularly I can say the app will be maintained for future versions of Android.
    In fact the reason it hadn't been updated in 2 years was that it did exactly what I wanted it too very well, and it's only recently with the emergence of smartwatches (which triggered ReadItToMe as they are bluetooth) that I decided to update it, including adding quick reply which has also only become possible in the last 6 months or so. The actual reason I went for a complete rewrite was specifically to make it much easier for me to maintain as Android evolves.

    That being said, I always say to purchase and support an app based on it's current merits, and not what you expect from it in the future as nothing is guaranteed.. Also in this case you have a 2 week trial (from today's update) of all the paid features so there's no rush to decide
    Kudos to you--you're one of the good devs!
    Matt Behnken and CrazyFool_1 like this.
    10-06-2015 07:31 PM
  15. beh's Avatar
    I downloaded Readittome but I'm having a problem with buying the pro version. The last updates were done on this product two years ago. I'm not keen on buying the pro version only to have it abandoned again. What surety do we have that this will become an updated and maintained product for future phones and versions of android?
    I purchased it for a whopping $3.00. I will likely never use it as I prefer SVoice, but the cost of supporting android app devs is dirt cheap. And this helps continue the tradition of "if you want to do it on Android there is an app for it". From just giving it a test drive it is a well designed and easy to use app that provides a great service for those who want or need it. $3.00, man you can't buy a decent cup of coffee for that money.
    CrazyFool_1 and B. Diddy like this.
    10-06-2015 09:03 PM
  16. racedog's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply Crazy-fool it is appreciated. I will make the purchase in the next few days on order to support your efforts even though I don't text much at all, but it will be handy if a text is received while driving.
    CrazyFool_1 and B. Diddy like this.
    10-06-2015 09:23 PM
  17. CrazyFool_1's Avatar
    I purchased it for a whopping $3.00. I will likely never use it as I prefer SVoice, but the cost of supporting android app devs is dirt cheap. And this helps continue the tradition of "if you want to do it on Android there is an app for it". From just giving it a test drive it is a well designed and easy to use app that provides a great service for those who want or need it. $3.00, man you can't buy a decent cup of coffee for that money.
    Thanks for the reply Crazy-fool it is appreciated. I will make the purchase in the next few days on order to support your efforts even though I don't text much at all, but it will be handy if a text is received while driving.
    Much appreciated You guys are what makes the Android community so great!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-07-2015 06:02 AM
  18. hoovermac's Avatar
    I came from a L1520 to a Samsung phone and IMHO S-Voice is vastly inferior to Cortana over Bluetooth on WP. It's one big thing that still makes me swap Sims while in the car or when using headphones. Going to try Read it to Me. Also OK Google doesn't operate over Bluetooth in our vehicles whereas Cortana can be easily invoked with the Hey Cortana or by dialing the contact number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-12-2015 02:40 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I came from a L1520 to a Samsung phone and IMHO S-Voice is vastly inferior to Cortana over Bluetooth on WP. It's one big thing that still makes me swap Sims while in the car or when using headphones. Going to try Read it to Me. Also OK Google doesn't operate over Bluetooth in our vehicles whereas Cortana can be easily invoked with the Hey Cortana or by dialing the contact number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This would all be excellent feedback to give Google--hopefully they can work on bringing these features in future updates!
    10-12-2015 11:12 AM
  20. garak0410's Avatar
    OK. I'm a recent convert, having carried a Nokia 1520 for some time. I switched because many of the apps that I needed didn't look like they'd ever come to Windows Phone. That said, one of the functions I'm finding I'm desperately missing now is killing me.

    When I was driving anywhere and someone would send me a text message on Windows Phone, it would automatically trigger my car bluetooth (or headset) and say: "Incoming text message from XYZ, read it or ignore" then I could tell it read it, after it read it aloud, I could say "reply" and voice to text a response.

    This was instant.

    I have the Note5, and some google results turned up Assist, but that seems to be a motorola only app. I've googled other threads and nothing really for sure.. I'm glad I have the other apps, but has anything come along on this.. as right now, AT&T's stupid "Drive" function (which I ended up disabling as it is killing battery and is also seemingly dropping out calls/etc) doesn't work, I'd rather messages pile up then this auto-lock response BS
    I'm in the same boat as you...jumping the Windows Phone ship from LUMIA ICON to Note 5 (because so tired of waiting on something to happen with Windows Phone) and I totally miss this. I did install Cortana and while she is more useful than expected on my Note 5, it doesn't do this...
    10-19-2015 12:53 PM
  21. dllrogers55's Avatar
    No worries I'm always around in the community, mostly on a certain other forum which shall remain nameless haha but I'm happy to help where I can

    FYI I've just pushed 100% rollout so it should be available for anyone in a couple of hours. Any issues, thoughts, comments etc I'm all ears
    I was surprised at how much different the new update is from the old version. What happened to the REPLY settings? Can you not reply anymore or is strictly reading now? I have the Pro version from long ago.

    UPDATE..... wrote directly to the developer, Rob. Quick response and got my answer. Took me a little while to figure out the newly updated app but I've got it now, AND the "Reply" works better than before! I must have been having a senior moment ;-)
    10-19-2015 08:08 PM
  22. CrazyFool_1's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as you...jumping the Windows Phone ship from LUMIA ICON to Note 5 (because so tired of waiting on something to happen with Windows Phone) and I totally miss this. I did install Cortana and while she is more useful than expected on my Note 5, it doesn't do this...
    FYI, the next ReadItToMe update will have an option to ask you if you want to read the message or not, if that's of any interest to you ...

    I was surprised at how much different the new update is from the old version. What happened to the REPLY settings? Can you not reply anymore or is strictly reading now? I have the Pro version from long ago.

    UPDATE..... wrote directly to the developer, Rob. Quick response and got my answer. Took me a little while to figure out the newly updated app but I've got it now, AND the "Reply" works better than before! I must have been having a senior moment ;-)
    Glad you got it working sorry I missed your original post
    10-22-2015 11:57 AM
  23. hoovermac's Avatar
    Well to add another thought on this thread - on a recent weekend trip (+ 2 hours both ways) I used the L1520 and the Galaxy S4 over Bluetooth in a 2013 Dodge Avenger to deal with some work stuff on both ends of the trip. On the way up with the Galaxy, text messages got read OK with the ReadItToMe app, but only after overriding S-Voice with another app. Still could not get Google Maps to work through BT, nor could I set a few reminders for the weekend. On the way back, L1520 was used with W10 Mobile build 1572. Cortana was seamlessly used to navigate, read and send text messages, set up two appointments in my calendar over BT, and fire up a few reminders for late afternoon. Maybe I am missing something but I have looked to get that level of integration in the Play Store with various apps on the S4 and I couldn't get it to work. Will keep looking - but I may be keeping a Win10 phone for the car until I can integrate Android Auto. Might be grabbing the PRIV as the BB Assistant is quite adept at those functions as well (not as good as Cortana, however).
    Tmabel01 likes this.
    10-27-2015 06:14 AM
  24. CMeys's Avatar
    The Pro version is now redundant. If you're on the latest update (material design, profiles etc) then you want to be looking at the in app purchase if you'd like to support the app and take advantage of the paid features.

    As to surety, I work on my personal apps in my spare time so while I can't promise new features regularly I can say the app will be maintained for future versions of Android.
    In fact the reason it hadn't been updated in 2 years was that it did exactly what I wanted it too very well, and it's only recently with the emergence of smartwatches (which triggered ReadItToMe as they are bluetooth) that I decided to update it, including adding quick reply which has also only become possible in the last 6 months or so. The actual reason I went for a complete rewrite was specifically to make it much easier for me to maintain as Android evolves.

    That being said, I always say to purchase and support an app based on it's current merits, and not what you expect from it in the future as nothing is guaranteed.. Also in this case you have a 2 week trial (from today's update) of all the paid features so there's no rush to decide
    I just tried Readittome on my Verizon Samsung Note 5. It seems that I need to select which contacts I want it to announce calls or texts from. Is that correct? Isn't there a setting to announce all of them? I couldn't find that.
    11-19-2015 05:49 PM
  25. dllrogers55's Avatar
    Go in the profiles drop down. Individual settings are there. You can pair a headset and make a new profile as well.
    11-19-2015 06:00 PM
60 123

Similar Threads

  1. Why is my voice-to-text component freezing?
    By jamieresearch in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-03-2015, 02:12 AM
  2. Recent Contacts on MESSAGE+....BOO. HELP!
    By shoeboy23 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2015, 06:39 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2015, 05:04 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2015, 04:59 PM
  5. Message + Recent Contact Csreen...BOOO...Help?
    By shoeboy23 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2015, 04:26 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD