Just a quick post to let you all know that the much requested Facebook Jott Link is here! It’s available to everyone, regardless of your Jott plan, and does exactly what you all asked for - it updates your status using Jott. Add it your Jott account, give it a try, and let us know what you think.
It’s certainly not easy to clearly articulate what you are doing and what you want others to know in just one or two sentences. After all, we are used to the world of email where you are free to use verbose language without any restrictions. That’s why I was so happy to come across an interesting post on Lifehack, giving suggestions on how to write messages in 140 characters. It’s a must read for those of you who love to Tweet and those who like to text (and especially good for when you send text messages via Jott).
My new favorite toy is Tweet Scan, just enter in what you’d like to look for and it will come back with all the public tweets with that item in it. Scanning for Jott usually returns example of people testing out the Twitter Jott Link for the first time. Understandably, people walk into Jott Links a little apprehensively, as for most people it’s their first time posting to a website from their cell phone. I thought in honor of my new found love for Tweet Scan and our Twitter Jott Link, I’d shed some light on a few frequently asked Jott Link questions.
1) Can you create a Jott Link for ______ web service that I love?
We get tons of requests for specific Jott Links, and though we’d love to be able to create them all, we don’t really have the time to do so (we’re only 20 people!). However, you can create a Jott Link all your own! There are directions on how to create your own Jott Link in the Developers section. Not a developer? It may be a little tricky to follow along if you are not familiar with HTML, but you can always write and ask the folks at the other company if they could help, or better yet build it themselves!
2) Where is the Amazon Jott Link?
Already there for you! When we create new features, whenever possible, we like to include an example one so that you can try it out right away without having to add anything to your account. The Amazon Jott Link acts like a global contact- meaning that it is already added to everyone’s account so as soon as you sign up you can give a Jott Link a try. If you haven’t tried yet, give it a go. The Amazon Jott Link is a pretty handy way of getting information on pricing and products from Amazon and was talked about today in Lifehacker’s Top 10 Amazon Power Shopper Tools post.
3) What the heck is a Blogger ID?
We will be adding this to the FAQ soon, but in meantime, here is the definition of a Blogger ID straight from the folks at Blogger themselves:
“First, log in to Blogger. Then choose the blog whose ID you want to find, and click on its name in the Dashboard, just like you do when you want to post to it, or change the settings.
From any of the posting, settings, or template pages, you can find your blog’s ID number. Just look in your browser’s address bar, and you’ll see something like this:
At the end of the address, you can see that it says
blogID=XXXXXX where the X’s represent your blog’s ID. In the example above, this is 5910562.”
If you aren’t up-to-date on all of our Jott Links, this is the time to check them out. We now have 26 different links you can add to your account…and we’re still growing!
The newest addition to this group comes from our friends over at Smartsheet who created a new Jott Link allowing Jotters and Smartsheet users to manage projects and add tasks to spreadsheets while on-the-go. A mobile professional’s dream come true? We think so!
For those of you who resolved to make 2008 the year of productivity and organization, you are in luck. We’re happy to announce that we have added Backpack and Nozbe to our Jott Links!
Connect your existing Backpack or Nozbe account using Jott and access your projects, calendar appointments, ideas and more while running errands, when you are in the car, or any time you’re not near your computer.
To add these new Jott Links to your account, log on at Jott.com, visit the Jott Links tab, and select the Add button next to the Backpack and/or Nozbe icon. For more information about Jott Links and how they work, check out our How To section.
It’s been pouring buckets in Seattle for days, but it’s not stopping us from celebrating the official addition of Google Calendar to our Jott Links! Now when you are at lunch with your friend, you can go ahead and add next week’s lunch date to your calendar while you are still chomping away on that tasty sandwich.
Join us in the excitement by adding this Jott Link to your account…
1) Log on at Jott.com and go to the Jott Links tab.
2) Select “Add” next to the Google Calendar icon.
3) You will be redirected to Google where you will need to grant access to your account.
4) Select which calendar you would like to Jott to and choose “Submit”.
5) You will be redirected back to Jott and can start Jotting to your Google Calendar!
You know the drill… call 866-JOTT-123, say “Google Calendar”, and leave a message with the event you would like created. Google will go through your message and find the date and time, so no need to worry about saying anything in a specific order, or in a particular format. For example, I can call and say “Meet Andy for lunch tomorrow at noon” and it will appear on my Google Calendar as an event tomorrow, at noon. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
You are in the car, driving on the way to work when you hear the DJ talking about the new iPod Nano, and you think to yourself how much your niece would love one. Instead of trying to remind yourself to get that for her for the rest of the trip to your office, let Jott do all the work for you. Starting today you can call 866-JOTT-123 and Jott to Amazon!
When you get to work, all you have to do is check your email and Jott will have sent you the top five results of your search item from Amazon complete with pricing info and customer reviews.
Then just click the item you want, and get sent to Amazon where you can easily add it to your shopping cart (or Wish List if you decide maybe you’d like one too).
You can Jott to Amazon for…
1) Specific brand names and items.
For example: Trek Mountain Bike
Amazon results will show the top selling items for Trek Mountain bikes.
2) The type of item you are looking for. Following this up with a specific will help narrow your results.
For example: book, John Wood.
Amazon results will show the top selling books by John Wood.
For example: movies, Coen brothers
Amazon results will show the top selling Coen brothers movies
For more information and helpful tips about Jotting to Amazon, click here!
This week at Jott Headquarters we…
1) Retired the Daily Jott
2) Were mentioned in the Twitter Newsletter
4) Got some love from the education world
5) Hit new levels of Jott messages and are still growing!!
Starting today, you can Jott to Remember The Milk!
Staying on top of everything you need to do can be a challenge. Thanks to our friends at Remember The Milk and this fabulous new Jott Link, now this is easy for everyone! If you haven’t been over to their site to check out all they have to offer, we suggest you go take a peek. As fans of organization, productivity, and efficiency- we are so very excited about this latest Jott Link!
Being able to Jott to Remember The Milk while in the car with a hands free device, or on the run while cutting across town to pick up the kids, will certainly make life a little easier.
Hi folks. It’s been a busy month here at Jott Networks. We have been hard at work taking all your great feedback and turning it into a better and more streamlined Jott. Be sure to check back in the coming days for updates on new Jott Links! We promise you won’t be disappointed.