It's becoming clear that you'd rather text than talk these days, but when you're on the road? That's a no-no. Instead of risking your life (and the lives of other motorists) on the road, try one of these texting apps that were made to help you kick the texting-while-driving habit to the curb. There's one for everyone - iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android owners unite!
- A BlackBerry app called DriveSafe.ly (Free) reads your incoming text messages and emails to you thanks to its text to speech functionality. You can even create customizable auto-responses for your outgoing messages.
- On the Move (Free), an Android app, was developed to deter avid texters from checking their screens while driving. Acting as an auto-reply tool when you receive a message, On the Move tells the texter that you're driving with a customized alert.
- Not only does the Android-based Otter ($4) send auto replies to texters when you're on the road, but you can also build custom quick responses, so you don't waste time fumbling to text back on your small virtual or QWERTY keyboard.
- ShoutOut ($1), an iPhone app, dictates your speech to a text message, then sends it along to your chosen recipient. This app comes with a per-text cost though, with 50 voice-to-text messages costing $2, and 250 voice texts setting you back $5.
- Meant more for walkers than drivers, the Type n Walk ($1) app works with other apps and programs on your iPhone to give you a view of where you're going so you can stare at your phone all the time. This way, you won't run into telephone poles, mailboxes, and you know, other people.
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