It’s been a while since the last update to the Jott service (over six months!), but last night we made up for it in a big way. This is an incredibly broad release for us, touching many different aspects of the service, and we think you’re going to be pleased.
Read on to learn about all of the great new features we added…
Jott Refer-a-Friend Program
The Refer-a-Friend program rewards you for getting your friends to sign-up for Jott. It’s something we’ve been meaning to do for a long time: since Jott’s growth has come from word of mouth, and this rewards what many of you have already been doing.
Simply invite your friends to join Jott – we make it really easy. We’ll give each of them a free month of service and, better yet, for each new friend that signs up you’ll receive reward credits towards Jott.
Start inviting your friends here: http://jott.com/invite.aspx
For more information, read this FAQ.
Jott Assistant Product Improvements
Voicemail Snapshot turns, well, a snapshot of your voicemail into text and sends it to you by email or text message. Best of all, it’s free for Jott Assistant customers.
Set up Voicemail Snapshot here: https://jott.com/selectplan.aspx?v=v
Salesforce Lite Jott Link
On the heels of launching the popular Jott for Salesforce service, we’ve added a Salesforce Lite Jott Link that lets you update your Salesforce.com to-do list w/ your voice. And, like Voicemail Snapshot, it’s free for Jott Assistant customers.
Add the Salesforce Lite link here: http://jott.com/myjottlinks.aspx?v=business
Setting reminders that repeat at daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly intervals has been one of the all-time most requested features – and now it’s available.
Recurring reminders are perfect for birthday, anniversary or weekly meeting reminders.
To set a daily or weekly recurring reminder, just call Jott (1-866-JOTT-123), say “Reminder” and say “every day” or “every Tuesday” when asked “Which day?”.
You can set a bi-weekly, monthly or annual recurring reminder online at Jott.com. Just choose your interval from the “Repeat?” drop-down when setting a reminder.
Set Reminders by Email or SMS (aka I Want Sandy features)
Like a lot of Jotters, we were disappointed when I Want Sandy closed her doors last year. So we’re very happy to add one her best features into Jott – setting reminders via email or text message.
To create a reminder to “Eat lots of turkey” on Thanksgiving, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject:
Eat lots of turkey @ 11/26/2009 4:00PM
You can create the same reminder by texting the subject above to 40101 (the Jott short code).
For more information, read this FAQ.
Ping.FM Jott Link
Ping.fm lets you update all of your social networks at once. And now, the Ping.fm Jott Link lets you update all of your social networks with your voice.
Add the Ping.fm link here: http://jott.com/myjottlinks.aspx?v=social
Jott Voicemail Improvements
Voicemail 80 plan
For our avid Jott Voicemail customers who’ve been asking us for a larger voicemail plan, we added the Voicemail 80 plan which includes 80 voicemails per month.
Add the Voicemail 80 plan here: https://jott.com/selectplan.aspx?v=v
Voicemail Call History
Your Jott Voicemail email notifications now include a summary of the last 3 voicemails you’ve received from a given caller. This is great if you forget exactly when you last heard from somebody, and makes it a snap to go back to check it out.
Link your Voicemail to Salesforce
For those professionals that essentially live in Salesforce.com, you can now have your transcribed Jott voicemails automatically forwarded to your Salesforce.com account. This is included in any Jott Voicemail package, and is a great way of staying on top of your communications.
To link your voicemail to Salesforce, just add the Salesforce Lite link and update your voicemail settings here: https://jott.com/settings_voicemail.aspx
Jott for iPhone Improvements
Jott for iPhone v3.0
In addition to working with the iPhone OS 3.0, version 3.0 of the Jott for iPhone app is 5x faster (thanks to audio streaming), has a streamlined recording process (1-click to start recording) and sports an improved user experience.
If you haven’t already done so, download the app here.
Anyway, that’s a ton of new stuff, and there is more on the way.
John, Shree and the whole Jott team