One of my areas of passion in recent years has been looking for tools that enable me to capture my ideas, any time, anywhere. Thanks to the Black Belt Productivity blog, I’ve just learned about a new tool called Jott, which looks really promising.
Here’s how Jott works: It provides you with a toll-free (877) phone number, which you can program into your cell phone’s contacts. When your muse strikes, simply dial the number and dictate your idea. The Jott service transcribes your voice into text, and e-mails you the results (along with the audio file, in case there are any problems with recognizing your voice input). When you return to your office or home, your idea is waiting for you in digital form in your in-box, awaiting further development.
Right now, Jott is in beta testing and is a free service, but I do expect at some future date that its developer will start to charge for it. I’m now signing up for a free account, and will let you know what I think.