For The Times Jott Isn’t Enough I’m a huge fan of Jott, the voice note service that allows you to call, leave a message, and have it transcribed and sent to you or someone you designate. I use the free service all the time and have recommended it to numerous friends and colleagues who have […]
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For The Times Jott Isn’t Enough

I’m a huge fan of Jott, the voice note service that allows you to call, leave a message, and have it transcribed and sent to you or someone you designate. I use the free service all the time and have recommended it to numerous friends and colleagues who have also become "Jotters". Jott hkwiry1as saved me from forgetting important items numerous times in the past few months and I have come to rely on it quite heavily.

I especially love the seemless integration between Jott and my favorite todo list program Remember The Milk. With the two services I am able to call Jott, speak an upcoming task, have it transcribed and have it added to my Remember The Milk todo list. It is an amazing way to keep on top of important, or even frivolous, items that need to be done. Best of all, together they work amazingly on the iPhone. 

But what if you are in a setting where calling Jott would be the epitome of rudeness or just impossible? What if you are in a place where you can’t speak, like a movie, or where it is so loud that your speech will be impossible for Jott to understand, like the Duke basketball game I am attending next week? (Yeah, I’m a Blue Devil!) That’s where the new, free service kwiry might come in handy. kwiry’s tag line is "text it before you forget it" and that is exactly what it allows you to do. Once you sign up for the service you receive a number to which you can sms any message, note, task etc you might want to remember at some later date. You can then retrieve you new kwiry on your computer. But there is more— the kwiry homepage allows you to categorize your items, it integrates with RSS, Facebook, iGoogle (my personal homepage), NetVibes and more. kwiry has a social networking dimension in which you can allow your friends to see your kwirys and for you to see theirs. You can set kwiry up to email or sms you your new kwirys and the service is "intelligent" enough to automatically search your new kwirys in Google, Wikipedia or Ask.com. If you prefer email over sms you can send your kwirys to save@kwiry.com . If you want to keep your kwirys private you simply add a "p" before the new note.

All in all, this new service looks mighty interesting. As far as I can tell there isn’t any iPhone specific integration but it only launched a few ours ago and the safari browser on the iPhone means it still works, although not as neatly as it might with an iPhone optimized interface.

Personally, i don’t see kwiry replacing Jott (did I mention I am a huge fan of the service) but I can see places in which it might complement it in a big way.

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