App DescriptionMesssages Aloud is a personalized â€śNews Radioâ€ť that can read aloud your friendsâ€™ messages directly to you. Messages Aloud reads your latest Facebook messages aloud so that you can stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. Using state of the art text-to-speech technology, you can listen hands-free to everything your friends say in a soothing voice when youâ€™re driving, walking, working out, or just relaxing.
MacWorld said about its sister app Friends Aloud: "Facebook has been striving to be all things to all people: an e-mail service, a newspaper, even a place to share videos. But it hasn't been a radio stationâ€”until now."
Wall Street Journal said about Friends Aloud: "If you need to be abreast of the updates that continually bombard your Facebook account, a new iPhone application has been released called Friends Aloud which might help you stay on top of all those updates, by reading the your Facebook updates out loud to you."
Messages Aloud features:
â€˘ Read aloud your latest Facebook messages in a pleasant, easy-to-understand young womanâ€™s voice
â€˘ Display each message on the screen, so that you can tap around to read messages at random
â€˘ Automatically shift to reading only new incoming messages for as long as you leave the app running
â€˘ Intuitive play, pause, and skip forward/back buttons, just like the iPod
â€˘ Continue reading aloud while in the background, just like the iPod
â€˘ Understand and read some common computer jargon such as smiley faces, texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, etc.)
â€˘ Mute messages from friends or â€śliked pagesâ€ť that you prefer to skip
â€˘ Use standard Facebook login to connect with your friends
â€˘ Read as far back in time as you wish by tapping â€śOlder messagesâ€ť
Why use Messages Aloud?
â€˘ Listen to your friendsâ€™ messages while driving, walking, in a meeting, at work, anywhere your eyes are otherwise occupied
â€˘ Keep your eyes on the road so that you donâ€™t get pulled over for â€śtexting while drivingâ€ť or â€“ worse â€“ cause an accident
â€˘ Relax your eyes by listening to, instead of reading, your friendsâ€™ news
You can try some of these great features via the free Messages Aloud Lite. It has many of the same capabilities of Messages Aloud and reads aloud using the same easy-to-understand voice, but it contains advertising and is limited to reading aloud only the latest 10 messages at any one time.
January 08, 2012 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
August 24, 2011 Initial Release