Compose Text Messages with your Voice

Some people hate text messaging simply because of the hassle to compose a message using the cell-phone keypad. You could always upgrade to a keyboard-equipped phone like the LG Voyager, AT&T Tilt, or RIM BlackBerry Curve, but even those models require you to use your thumbs when it comes to text input. Plus, it probably seems excessive to spend hundreds of dollars on a new phone just for the sake of easier text messaging.

How about your voice doing the fingerwork for you? A free service called Jott will transcribe your spoken message into text and deliver it via SMS to anyone in your contact list (which you have to set up in advance on the Jott site). Just speed-dial Jott from your cell phone, say the name of the person you want to contact, and then start talking.



May 11, 2008 at 2:07 PM

I have read many posts with similar ideas of voice activated softwares. The problem arises where there are different voice tones, accents and languages. I am yet to witness a product which "learns" the voice of its user. Jott seems like an interesting service and may make alot of money if marketed to the rigth people properly. I suggest the use of a PR tool called MyPRGenie ( for this purpose. I use it personally and I am very much satisfied by their service.