Eliminate Dangerous Distractions While Driving - Netted
Article • October 6, 2010

Eliminate Dangerous Distractions While Driving

Text'n Drive is a safe way to drive and stay in touch

There’s no two ways about it: emailing while driving is extremely dangerous. But for many people, going radio silent for the duration of a long drive doesn’t seem to be an option.

Luckily, there’s Textn’Drive, a mobile app that reads incoming emails aloud to you so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Just download the free app (available for iPhone and BlackBerry with Android coming soon) and input your email account information. All email providers are supported, with easy setup for Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and MobileMe.

Turn the app on when you get behind the wheel. From then on, whenever you receive an email, you will the message read aloud to you.

The premium version of the app allows you to respond to the email by saying “reply” when prompted. Simply speak the message you would like to send, and Textn’Drive will transcribe and deliver it (the upgrade costs $9.99).

Unfortunately, the app cannot talk you out of speeding tickets.