Have you ever been in the grocery store or stuck in traffic or on
the treadmill and you get a brilliant idea for a blog post or an
article or a new product? It happens to me frequently (not that my
ideas are brilliant, but they do come at odd times). What do you do if
you’re not at your computer or don’t have a piece of paper and pen? Me?
I forget the great idea by the time I get back to my computer.
The last couple of weeks a reminder service called Jott has been brought to my attention. I heard about it awhile ago, then a client who is a productivity consultant wrote about Jott and then someone mentioned it on a teleclass this week. So I finally checked it out.
Jott is a free reminder service. You create a free account and then
you connect your account with your cell phone. There are a couple of
simple steps you go through to confirm your phone number.
Then, when you call the toll-free number (this is for U.S. and
Canada only right now), you leave a message with your brilliant idea
and it’s immediately transcribed and sent to you via email.
I’ve frequently used my cell phone to leave myself messages about
things I don’t want to forget. But this goes a step further because
it’s transcribed and waiting your in your inbox.
Your brilliant blog post is now already written for you and you can
simply copy and paste it into your blog. Voila! But wait! You can also
send the Jott directly to your blog. If you’re confident that what you
say is articulate, makes sense, doesn’t have a lot of ums and ahs, you
can post directly on TypePad, Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, twitter,
Yahoo Groups, Google Calendar and many more sites.
You can create lists to organize your Jotts and you can add contacts so you can send Jotts to others (watch out Patsi!).
If you’re using Jott, what do you think? How are you using it for your business?