Maxx Illiteracy?

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  1. dmont

    dmont New Member

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    Why can't my Maxx read?

    I have tried Drivesafe.ly, Text'n Drive & a couple of others. I still cannot get my Maxx to read text messages out loud. It will read email, but not SMS.

    I depended heavily on this service on my Droid X. Not having it available of the new phone brings *Massive* frustration.
     
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    Did you turn on accessibility in the settings?
    Try using Handcent.
     
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    Yes, to both.

    Handcent is my text app of choice. I used it with DS.ly on the X with no issues (except the 'DS.ly can't read texts from Twitter' thing).

    Because no app will read, I suspect the Maxx but can't imagine why it would be the problem.
     
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    I used Eva Intern, she read text msgs. The problem for me was she drained the hell out of the battery even the maxx battery
     
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    I've used SVOX with very good results. I've also used ShoutOut and was impressed with it as well. Text to Speech Extended has a large download number (popularity is usually a sign of performance, but not always). I also found that IVONA voice engine has some very nice sounding voices and often does a much better job of giving directions on Navigation than the stock voice.

    There are many different Text to Speech tools for SMS, MMS, Email, Navigation and basic text. What you may not have realized is that when you find a result in search on the Play Store that fits the search, but isn't quite what you wanted, if you scroll down the page for the app, you'll see on the left a list of a few other apps that people have downloaded when looking for the same thing you are. Often times I find those alternate choices to be better than the one I found.

    Good luck! :biggrin:
     
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    I use SafeReader (within Vlingo) and GoSMS Pro as my messaging app, and it reads back both texts & emails very well.


    **tap'n**
     
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    I use My MotoSpeak. It reads my text's and understands my TN/NY accent enough to be able to send a reply back. I use GoSms Pro as my text app.
     
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    Yeah, MotoSpeak was another one I forgot to mention...good call! I still have it installed, but like most everything I gyrate between a couple apps for a particular purpose. I don't know, I guess I'm just fickle! :icon_eek:
     
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    After several days I think I have it.

    Thank you for all the suggested apps. But it seems the problem wasn't the apps themselves. None of them read my texts.

    I finally started deleting other apps that have voice functions and when Waze was gone everything else cleared up. I have reinstalled DS.ly and it works fine.

    Too bad. I really liked Waze.
     
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    Still working?

    Is it still reading text messages? My maxx HD has never read messages and Handcent and drivesafe.ly were the first two apps installed
     
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    Not in that configuration. Drivesafe.ly became way too unreliable and unpredictable. I have reloaded Waze and now use Dragon Assistant. It's not as seamless as DS.ly use to be, but performs acceptably.
     
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    I will check it out, Thanks
     
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