Speak your email with Speak-A-Message

runs on Windows
screenshot of Speak-A-Message

Email is certainly a simple way to communicate. Type a few characters—or a whole bunch if you prefer—and send your message on its way. One of its great benefits is that you can communicate asynchronously—you can send your message when there's nobody there to receive it. When you make a phone call, you need to be able to talk to your recipient, as well as remember what time it is on their end—nobody likes to get a phone call at 3:00 in the morning, unless it's very, very good news. Unfortunately, sometimes email can feel rather impersonal, and sometimes a message just doesn't lend itself to being expressed in writing.

Speak-A-Message adds the ability to communicate by voice to your email messages. Record a message in your own voice and send it along. Or if you prefer, you can just hit the high points in audio, while you still send your typed message. For sensitive messages, you can flag them so that you recipient will know that they ought to use headphones to listen to what you have to say.

Along with the Speak-A-Message software, all you need is a sound card with speaker or headphones, a microphone, and version 9 or later of Windows Media Player.

Speak-A-Message is a Windows app, and is compatible with systems running XP or Vista.

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One Response to “Speak your email with Speak-A-Message”

  1. QA says:

    Ooh, this sounds interesting! Neat find, thanks!