Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Capture Stuff with Jott

One of the coolest productivity tools I have adopted recently is Jott. Using Jott, you can record a 30 second voice message to yourself or others. Jott transcribes the message and sends it via email or text message to whomever you wish.

Every time I describe it to one of our CEOs, they jump on it.

Get a free account at www.jott.com and start Jotting. Set up the “J” speed dial on your mobile phone to dial the toll free Jott number. You designate anybody you want to Jott back at the web site.

Here’s what happens.
Hit “J” on you speed dial. Jott recognizes you by caller ID.
Jott answers and asks, “Who do you want to Jott?”
I most often Jott myself, so I say “Myself.”
I speak clearly and hang up.
Before long, I have an email containing my message in text. The voice file is also attached, just in case the transcription is confused.

Jott keeps me from typing on my Blackberry while driving! Aren’t you glad?
I use Jott to record ideas, tasks, reminders (it allows you to set a reminder for a specific date and time), mileage … whatever. I also Jott my wife and my administrative assistant. Believe it or not, they love it.

Jott helps me get stuff out of my head (unreliable) and into a trusted system (my email inbox).
Did I mention that Jott is free? Happy Jotting.

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 2:05 pm

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