Don’t you hate when you know you have to do something but for the life of you, you can’t remember what you had to do?  Well Jott.com is an internet tool that can help you remember, organize, and send emails and texts hands-free.  The basic premise of Jott is simple: Speak into your cell phone and then Jott converts what you say into text message form.  The basic, free service that Jott provides allows you to say anything into your cellphone, converts it into text and sends it off to the recipient as an email.  All reviewers have glowed about how accurate it is, because once your message is finished the audio-file is passed through their automated speech-recognition software.  If they think it might need extra tweaking, it is then passed along to their quality-assurance team. ( I just did it and it was right-on)

Depending on how you set up your account, the transcripts can be used as emails to yourself and others; creating to-do lists to yourself; setting up reminders that are inserted into appointment calendars; used in Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and a variety of other feeds.  This is also a great tool for all of us Californians who now have to use our phones hands-free.  Jott.com creates an easier and safer way to text or email while driving, or to make sure you remember that pesky errand that is on the tip of your tongue.

To begin, you set up your free account at www.jott.com.  Then you call its toll-free number (866-JOTT-123) to activate the account.  They will recognize you automatically from the number you sign up with, create your Jott account and then walk you through the process of creating your first Jott Note.

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