Jott

  • No More Free Jott For You

    No More Free Jott For You

    In August voice-to-text service Jott moved out of beta and added a premium feature for $4/month. Since then, the company says, about 30% of Jott's active users have opted for the premium, no-ads version of the service. People use it to send voice-to-text emails and sms messages, send Twitter messages, add calendar items, etc. Voice messages are transcribed into text via software with humans to… Read More

  • Jott Leaves Beta, Continues To Do One Thing Awesome

    When Seattle-based voice to text service Jott first went live in December 2006 I wrote: “It’s very simple – a user calls a specific phone number and leaves a voice message along with a recipient or recipients (an obvious use for Jott will be for people to leave themselves quick notes). The voice message will then be converted from voice into text and delivered via email or SMS. Read More

  • iPhone Application Overview And Demo Videos

    iPhone Application Overview And Demo Videos

    It’s not official quite yet, but the iPhone App Store is live and you can download version 2.0 of the iPhone software – which is all you need to run the 552 applications currently available. We’ve been gathering videos and overviews of many of the applications and have held them until now. We received demo vidoes for dozens of applications, ranging from basic games to complex… Read More

  • Think Before You Voicemail

    Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it. When I first started out in the real world in the mid-nineties voicemail was an important productivity tool. I remember people talking about the pros and cons of various enterprise voicemail systems – which had the best forwarding and group messaging, which allowed for archiving, and how many messages could be stored and… Read More

  • Use TwitterFone For Easy Voice-To-Text On Twitter

    Twitter is certainly usable via SMS on a mobile device, but typing messages on a phone is cumbersome. A service that converts voice to text and then posts it to Twitter could be a niche hit. A number of services have launched to allow users to record messages and link to the recording from Twitter (see Twitsay, Twittergram). And services like Jott and Spinvox are providing tools that allow voice… Read More

  • BFF review: Jott.com

    BFF review: Jott.com

    This morning I got my mytreo.net Newsletter and despite the fact that the page anchors don’t work in Gmail, I read (skimmed) the first paragraph and decided to try the service they were promoting, Jott. The link in the email took me to a Palm page with a longer article that I didn’t actually read and no quick and easy way to get to what ever Jott was going to make me do to use it (sign… Read More

  • Jott.com review

    Jott.com review

    This morning I got my mytreo.net Newsletter and despite the fact that the page anchors don’t work in Gmail, I read (skimmed) the first paragraph and decided to try the service they were promoting, Jott. The link in the email took me to a Palm page with a longer article that I didn’t actually read and no quick and easy way to get to what ever Jott was going to make me do to use it (sign… Read More

  • Managing Voicemail With GotVoice

    Managing Voicemail With GotVoice

    When I first reviewed GotVoice in June 2005, I thought it was an awesome, if rough-around-the-edges, application. Gotvoice’s goal is to bring sanity to your voicemail inbox, and it does that well. Tonight they are relaunching with a much cooler interface and a whole bunch of new functionality. Previously GotVoice was a simple service that used your voicemail credentials and turned each… Read More

  • Spinvox Moves Stateside

    Spinvox Moves Stateside

    London based Spinvox is coming to the US. TechCrunch announced the US launch and handed out 100 free accounts for the voicemail to email or SMS service this morning. See our previous coverage here. Spinvox has mainly distributed their service through carriers, but will also set up customers directly. Pricing is to be determined by carriers. Their UK prices are here. If you would like to test the… Read More

  • Jott to Convert Cell Phone Calls to Text

    Seattle based Jott will launch its new voice to text product sometime this week. It’s very simple – a user calls a specific phone number and leaves a voice message along with a recipient or recipients (an obvious use for Jott will be for people to leave themselves quick notes). The voice message will then be converted from voice into text and delivered via email or SMS. The recipient… Read More