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July 9, 2008

To Jott or Nott?

We know you're all consumed with getting your hands on a new 3G iPhone... but we thought we'd steer the boat in a different direction and throw a bone to current iPhone owners. (Yes, you'll be able to eat this bone with a 3G iPhone, but it won't taste any better.)

Which brings us to

Jott is a simple little service (yes, you have to sign up, but it's free and they only want an email address and a password--if you're not into sharing your email, you could use one from which lets you take notes, send emails and texts, set reminders and schedule calendar events (in Google Calendar and iCal) with your voice. Just your voice. That's it.

Here's how it works, You dial a toll-free number, speak your note or whatever, and a few minutes later Jott will translate your words into whatever you requested. If it is a reminder, fifteen minutes before the event, Jott will send you an email and a text with an exact transcription of the words you spoke. Utilizing their link to Google Calendar allows you to say "Meeting with Steve on Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00" and a few minutes later, your Google Calendar will have a meeting blocked out on Tuesday from four to six (you can subscribe to this calendar with iCal.) This method is two times faster than finger-flipping through the spinwheels of iPhone's iCal.

You must check it.

--"Tennessee Jimmy B" contributed to this story.

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