StartTalking takes advantage of Google’s excellent voice-recognition and synthesis software to create a completely hands-and-eyes-free messaging system.
It takes a bit of setting up, but once you have things exactly as you want them you’ll be able to send voice and text messages by issuing commands such as “operator, text Mum.”
It’ll also dictate incoming messages, tell you the time and even post comments to Twitter and Facebook. StartTalking isn’t perfect – the set-up’s laborious, the app doesn’t always understand what you’re saying and there’s no obvious way to exit the programme. Still, it’s a hugely impressive tool.
Rating: 3 out of 5