It’s not too often that I find a really useful and free service that I can see myself using almost daily. Today I found one. Even with the wide spread use of mobile email, at times it still not practical, safe, or possible to take down a quick note on your smart phone and email it out. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a personal secretary that we could call to transcribe our note and then email it out? But who could afford that…right? Now we all can!
Jott is a essentially a note taking service that allows you to call a toll free phone number, record up to a 30 second note, reminder, idea, or whatever and then have it emailed to your inbox…fully transcribed! Even better, set up other people in your account and have the note emailed to them instead (or sent as a text message to their phone). Group people together and send a note to the entire group. And if you can’t wait the few minutes for the message to be transcribed, send it as an audio attachment! Jott even makes it easy to pull in your contacts from other services.
Jott is so simple, it’s brilliant!
I also love how the “Jott in Action” section on the website simply explains how the system works. If you know how to use a phone, email, and web browser…you can use this service.
Jott has been around for about a year now, and have a great service up and running in that time. The current restriction is that it’s available only in the United States. But I assume that this restriction won’t be there for too much longer.
I will definitely be using this service almost daily!