Killer app for cell phones: Jott

Have you ever been driving, remembered something you wanted to write down or remember for later. What do you do? Safest is to pull over and write it down. But, by that time maybe you have forgotten it (I’m often on the freeway and can’t pull over quickly). Another way is to simply use Jott. Call the Jott number, it beeps, you leave a message.

To yourself.

Then Jott goes into action. They send your audio recording off, get it transcribed (my video explains how), and send it back to you as an email with both the original audio as well as the text of what you said into the phone.

My friend Buzz Bruggeman swears by this service.

Here’s the video I did with Jott’s founders.

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58 thoughts on “Killer app for cell phones: Jott

  1. While the technology is already pretty useful, especially with the recent Google Calendar integration, the usefulness would increase by an order of magnitude if it were to be integrated with a device or a platform.

    For example, I own an iPhone, and one of the major points of frustration is the keyboard and the amount of time it takes to enter a reminder or even to google something.

    I’d love to be able to simply speak “google Robert Scoble” or “lunch with John at 5pm tomorrow”

    adk

  2. While the technology is already pretty useful, especially with the recent Google Calendar integration, the usefulness would increase by an order of magnitude if it were to be integrated with a device or a platform.

    For example, I own an iPhone, and one of the major points of frustration is the keyboard and the amount of time it takes to enter a reminder or even to google something.

    I’d love to be able to simply speak “google Robert Scoble” or “lunch with John at 5pm tomorrow”

    adk

  3. Wanderley: This is by no means a way to convince you to like Jott, BUT for those who are stumped with the question “why is jott so speacial?” I have found many uses with Jott ( for my self and what others have come up with). As for me, I use it as a musician tool. I am forever coming up with ideas for guitar riffs and when I get to my guitar, I FORGET IT! Jott has allowed me to, haha, sing to jott and I can listen to the audible version of it at home…because 99 percent of the time the transcriptions are just a bunch of blahblahs.

    I’ve googled a guy that has integrated Jott with his personal blog and uses Jott to blog anywhere he may roam! However, the blogs are only 30 seconds worth, he seemed to get something on the go! Check it out… http://res.realestateshows.com/jott/.

    Anywho… I’m sure one can find their own personal use for jott. Good to see jotters out there!

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