Two Crazy Sexy Cool Tech Tips
So, when these things came up in a meeting at work a while back, everyone assumed I already knew about them. But I hadn’t. But wish I had. Why doesn’t anyone tell me anything???
So, I am going to assume you have not heard of them either – and if you have – bully for you!
OK, so I used to have this habit. I would call my voicemail and leave messages for myself as reminders – um, like, especially when I heard a song on the radio I liked and so totally had to buy it in iTunes right at my next opportunity. How so totally 1990’s of me! Now I call Jott! Jott takes the message and emails me the note. Or, even better. If I need to harass Bryan about something, I let Jott do that too.
GOOGLE TEXT (46653)
Yeah, yeah, I have an iPhone and it totally rocks. So when I want to look up an address I can use Google Maps. But what about you sad saps who don’t have an iPhone? (Really, you poor poor souls.) Well, here is something for ALL phones with texting capabilities: You can text the name of a place to 46653 (G-O-O-G-L-E), Google will recognize where you are by your area code. For example, I just sent the word “Petsmart” to 46653 and got back several Denver area pet supply retailers. But let’s say I was going to visit a friend in Dallas and really wanted to make sure I could get dog and cat food even though I have neither animal at the present time. I would text “Petsmart 75201” and get big pet chain stores in a city known for all things big. But don’t stop there. Text stuff like movies, weather… even put in your favorite sports team for their schedule and score (I do not recommend this if you are a Colorado Rockies fan). Seriously. I could play with this all day. Just be careful of your texting plan, dudes.
And P.S. while you are goofing around check out my latest Savvy post – showing off Denver’s best places to take the little ones and turn them into skate rats.
Very cool! I have a notebook that I keep in my car to write stuff down as I think of it. But writing while driving? NOT SAFE. Also, I can rarely read what I wrote. I’ll have to use Jott from now on!
I wonder what messed up things I can look for on Google SMS. hmmmm.
What amazing things – both of them!
My 13 year old son showed me Jott a few weeks ago – the kid’s on top of all things internet.
I’ll have to tell my iPhone daughter about the Google thing. And check our texting plan!
Sarah – the Google thing is for ALL phones, not just iPhones. Anyone with texting capabilities!
I just updated the post to make that more clear. 😉
good tips, thanks!
Very cool! Can’t wait to try both of them, especially Jott… (Wish I’d come up with that!)
Cool! Glad to help. Well, the folks at work are glad to help.
Here is another one my co-worker likes:
I could become extremely dangerous with Jott. Or extremely annoying, more likely.
And that Google text feature – that’s huge. Thank you!
this is a cool post and whatever, but i thought it was about sex. hmpf.
holy moly thats cooool!
good thing I have lots of texts in my plan.
I may have to try Jott myself. I’m always leaving myself messages at work to remember to do stuff.
Jott is freakin’ awesome (and I keep dreaming I get an iPhone for my birthday… perhaps this is a sign). Thanks 🙂
Motherbumper… it’s for all phones, I promise!!! Not just the iPhone! Funny how unclear I can be early in the morning.
And JenB, you funny.
The mind boggles. I’ve just mastered the right click, for Crap’s sake!
Thanks for the tips! I think I will find JOTT very very helpful!
I, too, was hoping for some TLC action.
O my God JOTT. What a great way to spew out good writing ideas when you’re driving, etc.
Don’t worry – my Mets are coming to town on Friday and you should get a few wins out of them, sigh!
I am so jealous – I want an Iphone really, REALLY badly – but it is not to be right now.
Oh, man, you jott, too? I can’t figure out exactly what to do with it, but I use it every day anyway…
That google thing is Super sweet… Okay, about the iPhone thing…I was all excited because Tim told me I could get one, once the new one comes out. So I was at the AT&T store playing with the current version and discovered that I CAN’T TYPE ON IT. It’s like my normal sized fingers are transformed into giant fat foam fingers and a simple, “Hello, how are you?” is turned into,” alsjdhfasldjh ahafjiaghheueo?”
am I just lame or what?
it takes a while to get used to, but I am really fast on it, actually., But i am a hunt a peck typer too… I hold my iPhone with one hand and peck with the other. So, like keyboard, like phone.