When do you get your best ideas? Many people say in the shower. Others have flashes of brilliance while exercising. And, an untold number have great ideas while commuting. All the locations have 'inconvenience' in common. Since these are 'best' ideas capturing them would be valuable. Jott.com offers a great way to write yourself a reminder email from your phone. You leave a message, similar to leaving a voice mail message, and jott.com converts it into an email. The process is easy, quick, and results in an email to you. To remind you of the great idea – whether it is to get the car tuned up before too long or a project that will move you toward the next promotion at work – jot yourself a note. By the way, Jott.com is free – at least for now.
Here are the easy steps to using jott.com
- Sign up for an account
- Be sure to give jott.com all your phone numbers – cell, office, home because it will send your emails based on the phone number from the jotter / caller id (you)
- Call 1-866-jott-123 (1-866-568-8123) and leave yourself a message up to 30 second long
[Jott converts this into an email using voice recognition software verified by a human somewhere labor is inexpensive]
- Sign into your email and read the message you've sent yourself
- Act on your reminder [drag and drop to your calendar, make a phone call, etc.]
Why would you use jott.com rather than a piece of paper or the record function in your phone?
- You can jott a message to more than one person. Perhaps you need to tell your business partners that an urgent situation needs to be handled. By programming a list called 'partners' you could reach all of them with one short message you speak to jott.com en route.
- You save yourself the time of transcribing voice mail messages to yourself
- Emails are searchable
- Emails can be filed
- Emails don't expire
- Emails aren't little slips of paper that become pocket trash or purse pollution
- You can program jott.com into your speed dial and be much safer driving and making notes
Friends told me about this service this weekend. They're my 'tech buddies' and always have something they're experimenting with. This they've used for a while. I've played with and think it's a handy tool that you might find useful.
If only we could doodle on jott.com too.