Secretary tweak

Looking for a new way to sort through notifications on your iPhone? If so, you might want to check out Secretary, a new jailbreak tweak that will read your notifications aloud to you upon connecting your device to a Bluetooth speaker or headset.

Once activated, the tweak can tell you how many unchecked missed phone calls and messages you have, as well as the number of impending calendar events. It can also read your text messages aloud to you using text-to-speech, similar to Siri…

With it installed, all of Secretary’s options can be configured from the Settings application. And these options include the volume level of announcements, which events you want announced, and which device accessories you want to trigger the tweak.

As far as its text-to-speech (TTS) functionality goes, Secretary can read both SMS and iMessages. And since the tweak can speak all of the TTS languages supported by iOS, you can choose from a number of different global languages and dialects.

For me, this is one of those tweaks that sounds cool, but it’s not something I would really use. But if you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, you can find it in the BigBoss repo for $1.99. Just make sure you have a jailbroken device on iOS 6 or later.

Have you tried Secretary yet? What do you think of it?

  • Cool. I prefer buying velox than this hahhaa

    • I find velox useless as it does not work with folders.

      • SweKiwi

        Agree.

      • Your backwards. Velox is really more like the way shits suppose to be. Fast access to app & no multitasker that keeps them open. Velox is future of phone apps.
        Folders are whats useless

      • I like to have everything in order not spread out over pages for quick access.

        Also, shits are not supposed to be fast. That is one way you get hemorrhoids.

      • Yea everyone had to set it up like that & DL bunch of tweaks but now w stuff like velox & springtomize everyone can stop doing extra backwards stuff that apple makes us do

  • Pat

    It is an awesome tweak !
    In the shower, while driving, etc… it reads your texts or give you one of many notifications.
    Sucks it doesn’t read multiple languages for texts and doesn’t seem to be working with hands-free control 3.0.
    Activate HFC 3.0 >> Secretary isn’t “talking”.

    (From my experiences).

  • Dylfo

    It just sounds like a more annoying siri

  • gonna give it a try.

    speakevents does the same but the devs behind do not really evolve SpeakEvents. no reactions on feature requests or bug reports – a shame despite that tweaks is not for free.

  • Ryan

    This was a cool tweak when I used it. It could read my texts and calendar events while I was driving and use Siri to respond to them hands free. Some of the updates would make it unusable. This tweak is headed in the right direction with more time needed to get all the kinks out of it. I will try it again after a few more updates.

  • weztimonial

    Aloud and notifier works well together.

  • I have the tweak Aloud currently installed. Wonder if this is better

    • Wish aloud respected do not disturb! I just want name person calling or texting or emailing to be said with ring/alert tone & to respect DND!
      Also like how aloud says whatever app is sending notification

  • Dmaez

    I have had the aloud tweak for a while now as well and I like it because it has SB settings toggle it can be used in SBprofiles but is this one any better?

  • Guest

    Didn’t work for me.

  • Didn’t seem to play well with CarMode; crashed and froze instantly ;-(

  • I’m really satisfied with this tweak. Having your messages read to you is really practical. You don’t have to take it out of your pocket, or even look at the screen if you’re doing something else. The little “briefing” you get when connecting a headset is also very nice. In norwegian the voice sounds so bored and careless it’s actually funny. When it stops being funny, I would like to be able to select another voice I guess.

    • Some peoples texts cant be read outloud.

      Alls im looking for is some that will say name of person calling/texting/emailing/any app that sends notifications….. While still playing the ringtone/alertone….& that respects the do not disturb

      I have aloud but doesnt shut up when DND is on