There are only a few (higher level) things I need in life to comfortably pass through my day. I must have a cell phone, a laptop with internet and the newest addition, Jott! You’re probably asking yourself, “What is Jott and why is it so imperative to your life?” Well, it’s a dynamic voice messaging system that helps you organize your schedule! It’s one of the most useful services I have stumbled across in a long time. It lets you call in and leave messages to an individual, a specific group of people or even yourself. Now you’re probably wondering, “What makes Jott different from any other voice mailbox? Well, unlike your ordinary voice mailbox system, Jott transcribes, I mean, accurately transcribes your message and then sends a copy of that transcription to your email inbox along with your actual voice message. It’s a neat combination of features, especially for those who are very to-do list and email inbox oriented.
Let me set up the scenario:
On a typical day, I’m usually running around trying to get as many things done during my waking hours. I could be at the grocery store, at home, at the gym, at the post office or in my car when I think of another item to add to my to-do list. As this happens quite frequently, before Jott was apart of my life, I always carried around a post-it note pad and a pen (yes, I realize how absurd that sounds but it’s how I got things done). This wasn’t dorky as much as frustrating. The old school method of using paper and pen was fine when I wasn’t driving, but when I was (which was usually the case) it probably wasn’t the safest method. I don’t know why it was, but my mind liked to generate new things for me to do while I was in the car and since I don’t trust my memory like I used too, in the moment it was very important for me to write it down. I remember peeling off sheets of the little stickies with one or two words that took up the entire square in writing barely legible. Ha-ha. Those were the days. Now all I do is dial into Jott with my handy dandy cell phone, leave myself a quick voice message and I’ll know I’ll have the little message waiting for me at home in my inbox. It’s really a cool system. No more digging through my purse for a pen and my pad of post-its and no more writing on my steering wheel and accidentally honking the horn. Jott has made my life a lot easier to manage and also a safer driver.
It’s still a public beta, so if you’re at all interested in Jott sign up!
People have asked me why I don’t use Twitter, and my answer is a) it takes longer to text on a phone than using the conventional paper and pen method and b) it’s not any safer texting when you’re driving.