Yap converts voicemails into text which is a trick I’ve always loved because I find it easier to read than listen to voicemails (especially during meetings). The app itself is free and boasts the following features:

  • Quickly Read Voicemail Messages: Listening to long and tedious voice messages is a common gripe. Now, Yap Voicemail lets users glance at their iPhones to quickly preview messages and determine whether they require immediate attention. In addition, users are able to check their voice message in situations like business meetings or loud settings where listening to messages is not practical.
  • Find Important Messages Quickly: Instead of listening to each message until finding that critical piece of information, Yap Voicemail lets users type in a few keywords that describe what they are searching. Yap Voicemail displays transcriptions of all of the voice messages that match.
  • Reply Using Email and Text Messages: Just because someone called and left a message doesn’t mean a return phone call is required. Thanks to reply functionality that is integrated with iPhone’s native SMS and email, Yap Voicemail lets users conveniently and quickly respond to voicemail messages via a text message or email.

iPhone users running iOS4.1 can download Yap Voicemail by going to http://itunes.com/Yap/YapVoicemail. If anyone tries it out, share with the group please.

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