We all love technology, but while it has made life so much easier it has also made driving a lot more dangerous. While folks simply talking on cell phones pose enough of a safety risk, those sending text messages or checking email are even more dangerous. Now, when it comes to email at least there’s a solution, as Email’nDrive allows you to send and receive messages without taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel.
Email’nDrive will read emails received aloud to drivers, which allows you to keep up on important messages while maintaining your focus at the wheel. The pro version of the app also supports composing messages via voice, so you can put together a response without ever having to touch your iPhone. It’s a wonderful concept, and one which does a great deal to enhance vehicular safety. The program is designed to work with popular email servers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and more, and can be configured to work with Exchange if you know how to configure IMAP.
Though the app has the potential to be truly revolutionary there are still some bugs which needs to be sorted out first. Many users are reporting crashing issues, so there’s a chance after you download the app that it won’t work properly. Also, Email’nDrive must be actively running in order to work properly, so you can’t just have it sitting in the background while doing other things. Of course, if you’re driving you probably shouldn’t have other apps open anyway, but the type of person who is willing to email while driving is also likely the same type who will be doing all sorts of other distracting things rather than paying attention to the road.
For those interested the basic version of the app is available for free, or you can get the pro upgrade for $5. Enjoy and drive safe!
Released: 2010-10-13 :: Category: Productivity
Tagged with: distractions, driving, driving distractions, email, Email’nDrive