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Featured app: Speak Here Now

Friday, March 15, 2013 by Brendan Ganley

Speak Here Now

When you're on the go, you can sometimes find yourself in a situation where typing a task into your phone is inconvenient or even impossible. But that shouldn't stop you from getting it into your task list. Anyone with an iOS device that has Siri capabilities can use our Siri integration to create a task using voice input. Android users can do something similar using an app called Speak Here Now by Michael Kendle. The app requires Android 2.2 or later, and is available from Google Play.

Speak Here Now is actually a platform which developers can use to connect their apps to voice commands on Android devices. Out of the box, it comes equipped with several commands, including the ability to add a task to Remember The Milk. To create a task, tap on the Speak Here Now icon and start your phrase with "Remember…". Everything that follows will be the task name.

The first time you use the app, it will open a page in your browser which you can use to authenticate the app on your account. This is a one-time process and, going forward, you'll simply receive a confirmation message each time you add a task. Note: The authentication process must be completed in the default Android browser.

By default, the new task will be added to your Inbox list. However, you can say the word "list" to specify another list by name. This word actually works much like the # Smart Add shortcut, so you can use it to specify both lists and tags. The word "due" is also understood and is used to define a due date for the task.

Hungry for more tools to help you work with your tasks? Check out our Apps page to find something that fits with your workflow!

Posted in: Featured Apps