Note : April 2016: Frankly I don't know if this works anymore. It is 7 years old.
I stopped using this when Google Now became useful on my phone, and I could dictate reminders using it.
I found a way a while ago to use Google Voice to record a personal note, transcribe it, and email it to me. A recent Lifehacker post "Five Things We'd Like to See in Google Voice" lists that need as their #5 request, so I realized what I'd figured out is not common knowledge.
In GV's Contacts, create a Group "Special Transcription"
To avoid listening to my standard voice mail when I call, I recorded a short voice mail greeting for this group simply saying "Record note now"
I added a contact with my own cell phone number as the only number, and made it the sole member of this group.
In GV's phone settings, I edited the settings for my cell phone. In the section "Direct access to voicemail when calling your Google number from this phone?" I se…
Sunday October 11, 2009 I wrote about Evernote in my print column, Family Tech. If you are wondering what is Evernote, and why would I want to use it, start with the column.
I promised in that column this post to help new users get efficient fast with Evernote.
I thought I'd write a quick plan for someone's first day with Evernote. This is really meant for after you've installed the client to your computer, so this picks up after you've gone to Evernote's Get Started Page and created an account and downloaded and installed a client for your primary computer.