SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with some great new options

SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10
By James Richardson on 6 Aug 2013 09:33 am EDT
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SafeDrive - which is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones has been updated and the new features make the application more customizable which is always a bonus in my book.

If you missed our announcement post for SafeDrive - the application is the perfect tool to have in the car as it will read out your emails and text messages, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. I've used SafeDrive for a while now, along with other similar apps on legacy devices and although they do a great job I did get a bit fed up with having to listen to the whole email if it wasn't anything interesting or urgent. This latest update fixes that little frustration of mine and you will see even more updates to the app in the future.

The new features include:

  • Support more voices for short messages, including: Male/Female voice in US English and UK English, Spanish Female, French Female, German Female, Italian Female
  • Option to choose which part of the email to be read. (i.e Entire message, Subject only, Sender Name only and Subject and Sender Name)
  • Option to limit the number of words of the email body
  • Bugs fixed

For just under three bucks SafeDrive could well prevent you from crashing your car. I'd say that price is a bargain.

More information/Download SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10

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SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with some great new options

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There should be a microphone icon on the period button. (hold the button and speak into the phone and Walla ) I think :)

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If you tap the screen 3 times and say "there's no place like home" you also get magically whisked away to Oz.

I can't get it to read more than the first 5 words of an sms. I have tried changing settings, closing app. Is this all it does?

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Hoping for a Read all Incoming Message feature instead of just Reading Single incoming text or email... why is this so? I think it would be great to have the choice of an all incoming selection or just a single account selection.

On the Underrated Z10

I want to give it a try, but the app is ugly.

I just cannot use an ugly app.

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Well sugah, you ain't all that hot to begin with... Guess nobody's gonna be usin' you in a while..

Does this app do the text-to-speech locally on-device, or does it send it off to some cloud service? I'd be concerned about security of personal contents/data if sent off to a cloud service, and I don't actually send anything sensitive or embarrassing in my email/texts... But just imagine if Anthony Weiner was using this app...

I never even thought of that before you said it but now I'm curious about it.

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I was an early adopter of this app. If it had voice to text, and integration of FB, GCHAT, and BBM it'd be an app even people that don't drive would love.

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I have only had issues running today's updated version and the previous versions and stopped using the app (largely got fixed on a phone reboot). Today's issue is that when a new email comes in, instead of it reading anything useful (from, subject, body), it just says either "new" or "noon". I cannot tell even after hearing it 10 times.

The emails were 1. Twitter sign up confirmation. 2. Twitter Welcome email.

Cannot see anywhere where noon/new could come from anything to do with these emails. If it was "new", I can see how that would be spoken, but its totally failing on reading subject or sender.

Hi.. it is not working on the leak os 2, so is there any update to be released to address this Issue on say it and safe drive? Hoping for the update. Thank you

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Stopped working after upgrade, several friends having same problem. All it does in say "waiting for Email and SMS" Waiting for tech help but no reply so far