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Jott

Friday, October 12th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized
 
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Q:
Do you know anything about a new program called Jott? If so, can you please fill us in?

A:
I sure can! I’m actually really excited that you asked me this, because Jott is a pretty neat program. I haven’t known about it for too long, but I always seem to hear people talking about it (and they’re saying good things about it, I might add!) Jott is a program that’s perfect for anyone who likes to make lists to help them remember certain things they need to get done or someone who just needs a little reminder now and then. If you like to stay organized as much as possible, Jott will also be good for you. Okay, so let’s check it out, shall we?!

Basically, Jott is a service that is able to convert your voice messages into either an e-mail or a text message. All you have to do is call a special phone number, leave yourself a voice message and then Jott will take over. But let’s take care of first things first. You will need to become a Jott member in order to use their services. To do so, just visit this Web site and then click on the button that says “Start Jotting Now.” You just have to type in your first and last name, your e-mail address and a password of your choice. Checkmark the box next to “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” and then hit Continue. You will then be sent a confirmation e-mail to confirm your address. You will need to click on the link in that e-mail in order to finish your registration. (Note: If you don’t see the e-mail in your Inbox, make sure you look through your spam folders as well).

Once you click on that link, it will tell you that your e-mail address has been validated and you can then just click on the Continue button. Next, you will be asked to enter in your cell phone number. You will then be asked to call a phone number to confirm it. When you call, you will just hear a short automated message to let you know that your number has been validated. When you’re ready, hit the Continue button again. You can then add in the names of some of your friends that you might want to Jott. If you don’t want to do that though, you can either click on the “Remind Me Later” link or hit Done.

When you’re all done with that, you are now ready to start Jotting! To do so, call this number from the cell phone you just registered: 1-866-JOTT-123. You will then be asked “Who do you want to Jott?” If you want to Jott yourself, just say “myself.” If you want to Jott someone else, say their name. It’s as easy as that! You can leave a message up to 30 seconds long and within moments, you will receive the message you left either in your e-mail or through a text message, whichever way you chose to go. How cool is that?!

So, why should you use Jott? Well, for one thing, if you’re out and about and you think of something you need to do when you get home, you can call the toll-free number, leave yourself a voice message and the reminder will be waiting in your e-mail when you get home. Or, let’s say you don’t really like to text message on your cell phone. You know, maybe you find it difficult to type with all those little keys. If that’s the case, what do you do when you need to send a text to a friend or family member? Up until now, you probably either didn’t do it or you forced yourself to deal with it. Well, you no longer have to do that. Just call up Jott, leave a voice message for your friend or family member and have it sent to their cell phone as a text message. As long as you know their cell phone number, it’s as easy as pie!

Jott is also a safer alternative to text messaging while driving (unfortunately, we all know people do it!) If you have an urgent message you need to send to yourself or someone else, just call Jott and they’ll take care of it for you. That way, you never have to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. There are so many uses for Jott. Whether you need to remind yourself about something or get ahold of someone else quickly, Jott is the way to go. There are several different uses listed on Jott’s Web site, but even more, I’m sure you can think of your own if you really thought about it. As you can see, it’s so easy to use and it’s beyond helpful in those tight situations!

Jott is currently in its beta stage, but you can still use all of its features without any trouble. It’s also 100 percent free to use, so give it a try today. You never know how Jott could save your life, time and time again!

~ Erin

P.S. – Here’s the link for you again, just in case you missed it the first time. Enjoy!

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