Geek Support : Using your Blackberry as a voice dictation machine

By Mark O’Neill

Serge Nicaudie asks :

I have a Blackberry and one thing I would love is the ability to speak into it and it would write an email for me. Like a dictation machine. I also want to use it for quick notes to remind myself about stuff. Can you see if there is a way to do this?

blackberryjott.gifMark replies :

Ah! A question I can answer! It seems that the best option is Jott for Blackberry which allows you to :

reply to emails on your BlackBerry just using your voice – either speaking directly into your BlackBerry, or while wearing a Bluetooth headset.

It’s apparently free for the moment while in beta but will not be free when it comes out of beta. So get it for nothing while you can.

Has anyone tried out Jott? Is it good? Bad? What features do you like or hate about it? Can you suggest any Jott alternatives to Serge?

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8 Responses to Geek Support : Using your Blackberry as a voice dictation machine

  1. From the Jott for Blackberry site: "Due to overwhelming demand, we have closed the Beta program. Please check back in a week."

  2. From the Jott for Blackberry site: “Due to overwhelming demand, we have closed the Beta program. Please check back in a week.”

  3. I use Jott all the time. I've been using it for almost a year now (though not on a BlackBerry) and it has reinvented the way I use my phone. Its great to be able to send emails while driving and add things to my to do lists through Jott links.

    I don't type out responses to text messages any more (even though I have a QWERTY keyboard on my phone) – I just Jott back.

    I use Jott everyday. Many times a day.

  4. I use Jott all the time. I’ve been using it for almost a year now (though not on a BlackBerry) and it has reinvented the way I use my phone. Its great to be able to send emails while driving and add things to my to do lists through Jott links.

    I don’t type out responses to text messages any more (even though I have a QWERTY keyboard on my phone) – I just Jott back.

    I use Jott everyday. Many times a day.

  5. Do I use Jott?! I don't see myself using a phone without a Jott!!! The integration of Jott and Google Calendar, Mosio, and ability to send Jott to Gmail made my life much easier…

    I send Jott to myself and use the Keywords such as: Expense, Note, Reminder and other. When email come to me in Gmail, the various filters are able to put email where they belong based on keyword I used in beginning of Jott, and it is timed and dated too. Ability to add appointments and other info from Jott to Google Calendar is another thing not to be missed. Also I can always schedule wake-up message with Jott Reminder. I love this thing!!

    Konstantin

  6. Do I use Jott?! I don’t see myself using a phone without a Jott!!! The integration of Jott and Google Calendar, Mosio, and ability to send Jott to Gmail made my life much easier…
    I send Jott to myself and use the Keywords such as: Expense, Note, Reminder and other. When email come to me in Gmail, the various filters are able to put email where they belong based on keyword I used in beginning of Jott, and it is timed and dated too. Ability to add appointments and other info from Jott to Google Calendar is another thing not to be missed. Also I can always schedule wake-up message with Jott Reminder. I love this thing!!

    Konstantin

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