Jott, of Seattle, allows you to call a number, record a message, and then have that message translated into text and e-mailed to you or one of your contacts.
Founder and chief executive John Pollard won’t disclose numbers of users, but says response has been strong without a penny spent on marketing. People are using Jott to manage soccer teams, communicate with their families, and to send themselves book or movie ideas they’ve schemed up and don’t want to forget, he says.
Jott is still free, and doesn’t plan to be otherwise for at least the next few months, after which it will consider using advertising or an ad-free premium service to bring in cash. Among other reasons we detailed in our earlier post, this makes it more appealing than its competitors SimulScribe and Spinvox.