Notification Reader

notification reader review

What is Notification Reader?

Notification Reader does pretty much what the app name says it does. It reads out your notifications for you so you don’t have to read them yourself and it comes with some extra features. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with no in app purchases.

The app is really simple to explain because name does it for me. It reads out notifications you get so you don’t have to check it manually and you can decide whether or not to deal with it right then and there. Some of the additional features include the ability to read text messages to you, announce caller names when the phone rings, and announce missed calls. There are a range of customization features to make it work how you want it to work and it’s really a very simple premise.

Some of the customization features include the ability to set it so that only the app name is announced instead of reading the whole notification, adding prefixes to various things, disable messages from unknown numbers, enable announcements only when headphones are plugged in, and the option to repeat announcements if need be. There is more and you can really make this app work how you want it to work.

notification reader screenshot

It does the reading for you.

PROS
  • It reads notifications, caller names, missed calls, and text messages for you. (Note, this feature is only available to devices running Android 4.3 and up!)
  • A long and in-depth list of customization features to make it work how you want.
  • Simple premise that can be useful to a lot of people.
  • Free with no in app purchases.
  • Developer announces upcoming feature additions and accepts requests.
CONS
  • Some bugs are present. Sometimes the announcements don’t work and for a select few, don’t work at all yet.
Overall, for a free app, this is pretty good. There are some bugs here and there but that’s to be expected this early on in development. The promise of features to come is a plus because it shows the developer is planning to keep adding for a while. It won’t cost you anything to try it, so why not?

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