|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
TalkMe is a text to speech application. The application gives you the ability to listen to your text messages instead of read them. I will say that when I saw this app in Cydia I was intrigued and although it is a great concept, the app itself needs some work. When you open TalkMe, you get a list of all your text messages. I’m not exactly sure what order the text messages are in. The list has no organization and is almost impossible to navigate logically however, there are a few options that you can change in the Settings that do help a little.
If you select the Info-Setting button in the lower left corner, it will open the Settings page. Here you are able to change the Language, change the voice speed (the higher the voice speed the slower they talk, the lower the voice speed the faster they talk) and turn on/off show only unread text messages. One cool feature is that you can test the app right in the Settings page. Just type any text into the blank below the Test button and then select Test and it will read you the text you have entered….it’s funny! I have found that if you turn on the show only unread text messages option, you are able to at least make some sense out of the list.
When you are back on the list of text messages, you can select a text message and it will open it and being to read the message.
Overall, the application does a decent job of converting text to speech but organizationally…the app needs a little work!