By Anshul Bhagi
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Ummo is your personal speech coach. Whether you are practicing for a presentation or looking to improve your day-to-day communication, use Ummo to track your filler words ("Umms" and "Uhhs", “like”, “you know”), pace, word power, clarity, and more.
Ummo is easy to use and customizable. Just click the record button to start listening and click it again to stop listening. Ummo will analyze your speech as you talk and show you how you did when you’re done. If you want to track any specific word or phrases, just add them in the settings tab!
What's New in Version 1.0.6
1. UK Dialect support: you asked for this, and we listened. If you speak English in a UK accent, go to the Settings tab, click on "Language /Accent", and select "English (UK)" from the list. Spanish, Portuguese, and more coming soon!
2. "Start Over" button on the recording screen -- restart your recording at any point without having to go through the results screen.
3. The real-time beeping when you say filler words is turned off by default in this version. Turn it on at any point in "Settings" > "Play Sound on Filler Word"
This app is incredible. All audio is transcribed and analyzed. Within the analysis, I can see nonwords, volume, language variability, etc, all with detail including the text spoken at that moment.
I would really like two additional features. 1) save all info per recording, and 2) add a pitch analysis to capture when the tone is higher vs lower.
Overall, this is a winner.
Great but plenty of room for improvements
I like the app it does exactly what I want it to do but there's room for improvements.
It should have that feature that prevents the iPhone from shutting off when it's on ( the apps I use for speaking notes have it). I speak for up to an hour at a time and when I rehearse the phone turns off which makes this app pretty limited.
Works for me
The filter words seem to work for me and I am not a native English speaker. To me it is not doing so well in "helping me improve" the speech, but it does the job of tracking what I said and counts of some of the words. And from the transcript I know which word I did not correctly pronounce which led to the system recognized as a different word. Could have had more features for the money.