Why aren’t you free anymore?
We are: Jott Basic is there and is a free offering! The premium accounts were added primarily for people who don’t want ads, or for those who need longer, more expensive transcription.
Why did you make your free offering useless by taking away email?
Jott Basic is still free and includes unlimited voice-to-text notes. You can view those notes online like many web apps, and we’ve added the new desktop app Jott Express (which works online and offline, syncs with the website and the Jott for iPhone app), and we still deliver Jotts in emails via the Daily Jott.
These prices are outlandish, did you even think about them?
We thought about them for two years, and feel $3.95/month is a great value for everything that is provided. We were very honest from the get-go about charging once we were out of Beta and always having a free version and we have stuck to that promise. If you go out and do the comparisons of other companies that charge for transcription, you’ll see that we are actually VERY reasonably priced. It’s true that some of our competitors who are still in beta are still free, and though we can’t speak to any of their business models, at the end of the day they face the same cost realities that we do. $0.13/day is an extra expense, but it’s also a high value one that saves people from stress, lets them send hands-free messages, and keeps them organized.
Why don’t you have annual plans?
In part because we wanted people to be able to try the other services for a month, see what works for them, and then make a decision. Since the demand for this has been so high, it’s definitely something we’ve been considering adding in as a base offering as well. Realizing that our current customers would probably want an annual subscription we offered them just that with a pretty big discount- by entering in your phone number as the promo code you can get a year subscription of Jott at 26% percent off. For those who would like Jott Pro, enter your phone number with a plus sign (+) before it for the same 26% off.