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…
The Evernote world is aflutter this week after Tech Crunch said that following the departure of several key high level people, Evernote might be in a "death spiral".
While I hope that does not happen, even if they do survive, we should all plan for their demise. No app and no company is forever. Indeed, for every piece of software we use, we should ask ourselves, "Is any of the data managed by this program something I would need if this program no longer was being updated?" And in the case of software like Evernote, if its back end servers were turned off forever.
If the data is required, we need to figure out how to get the data out of the program, and readable without the program. One should actually ask and answer the question before they begin using a new piece of software and loading our precious data into it.
I'll be writing more about this topic and Evernote. For now, know that even if Evernote shut off its servers tomorrow, your data remains in your…
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.