I initially setup my Evernote account in July of 2008, but didn't spend enough time with it to understand its value. I revisited it lately and learned the enormous power it has. I've integrated it into my life in a big way.
Evernote describes their service:
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Last night I finally figured out to force Google voice to send me to voice mail when I call my own GV number from my cell phone. I documented the process on the Google Voice Help Forum.
Remember, Google voice transcribes voice mails and sends the transcription to me. I can scan the written words and get a gist of the voice mail, learning enough to know when I want to return the call.
Google Voice can be set to email me the transcription or text it to me. I have it do both.
The text alerts me quicker to the existence of the voice mail.
I setup a filter in my Gmail account so that any transcription emails from GV are automatically forwarded to my Evernote acccount.
Think about that for a minute. All transcriptions of my voice mails and dictated notes from myself are now stored in one location and readily searchable by me from my desktop or via the web from my phone or anywhere I can connect to the web.
Of course, I can search the transcripts at the GV site too, but by sending them into Evernote, they become part of my overall collection with my other documents and notes. And in Evernote, I then have a backup copy of the transcripts should anything happen to them while they reside only on Google (unlikely I know).
Google Voice is still not widely available. Watch for its public release, and sign-up. It's mostly free (except for international calls).