ATTN: BlackBerry Users & Those Interested In Voice Recognition

Do you Jott?

Jott allows you to send an e-mail from someone simply by calling its Web site on your cellphone and dictating a message. Within minutes an e-mail goes out to that person and a copy is e-mailed to you. I’ve been using Jott since October and I like it. I use it primarily to e-mail myself with reminders, but I’ve can also jott my boss, my direct reports, and my wife. The voice recognition software is accurate about 99% of the time.

You can’t just fire off an e-mail to anyone, you must first go to Jott’s Web site and register their e-mail addresses. Then, when you want to send an e-mail using Jott, you speed or voice dial Jott and tell them who you want to e-mail. You then dictate a message of up to 30 seconds in length.

Today Jott just released a BlackBerry app. If you get an e-mail from someone, you can reply to them using Jott. If you’re sending them a short reply, this works much faster than typing a reply to them.

They’ve created a humorous video which discusses how this app overcomes "Terse Reply Syndrome."

For those organizations using CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, voice recognition similar to this may allow faster and less expensive data capture.

If you’re an 8100 (Pearl), 8300 (Curve), or 8800 model BlackBerry user, check it out.

Bottom line: You’ll be more productive (and less likely to sprain a thumb.-)

Update: It appears that Jott cannot send to e-mail addresses that are not followed by a domain name. For example, Lotus Notes users have an internal address that does not end in dot com or dot org.

One comment

  1. Using Mobivox’s “Send Message” you can dictate emails or sms without downloading any applications. All you have to do is register as a Mobivox user (which is free) and add contacts to your address book. Mobivox also makes your first five sent messages free…I’ve used the service and it works well. I’ve included the hyperlink to Mobivox’s product page (