Listening to voicemails is a huge waste of time. That's why apps that transcribe your voicemail to text are a godsend. The new Yap Voicemail app is now available for the iPhone. You route your voicemails through Yap . It transcribes them for you using only speech-to-text technology (no humans), which allows it to offer the service for free (with ads at the bottom). The transcriptions are not perfect—it mistook "Leena" for "Nina" and "drafts" for "trust" in one message, but Yap gets enough of the words right to figure out what the message is about. And you can always play the message in the app to listen to exactly what was said. Every time you get a message, a notification pops up with the name of the caller and the beginning of the message. Since it is completely automated, the message appears almost immediately after it is left on your voicemail, just like a text message. You can respond via email, SMS, or a phone call right from the app.