Jott is one of the “Web 2.0” services that has become an absolute necessity for me. I use it at least once a day, and have debated putting them into “My Circle.” What’s Jott? It’s a website where you call the free phone number that they give you, say whom you want to “Jott” (I use it almost exclusively for sending myself notes) and then within the next three to five minutes, there is an email in your inbox with your message transcribed. I have told countless people about the service when they’ve seen me use it. To a person, they have been both surprised and impressed that such a service exists.
For example, if I am with a client and I need to remember something to do for them (call about the radon test), I Jott myself, and immediately address the need when I return to my email. It’s brilliant in its simplicity and execution.
Yesterday I received an email from them announcing so many new features, it took me a little while to digest. They’ve certainly stepped it up a bit: Jott to your blog, to Twitter, get a Zestimate (which still aren’t accurate in the Charlottesville market area), and perhaps best for how I will use it, Reminders! Who knew that they would actually listen to the user survey they sent out a while ago? They also know their customers – here’s a page that shows how real estate professionals are using Jott.
John Pollard, the chief executive of Jott, boasts that the service is three times faster than attempting to send a text message or e-mail on the keypad of a mobile device
How might they make money, you ask? Perhaps by pushing ads to your mobile.