Jott is a very neat concept: after you sign up for an account, you phone a toll-free number, speak a destination (“me” or “mom” or “pat binns”) and then dictate a message. Jott takes your message, converts it to text, and delivers it to the destination you specified.

My first test of the service didn’t work all that well, though. My message was:

I need to contact Diane Griffin about the report for the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust.

The Jott transcription of the message was:

I need to contact Diana Crissine about the report for Allan land trust.

To the service’s credit, the words it didn’t recognize properly were proper names, and I did have the option of spelling those out (proper names are the bête noire of text-to-speech and OCR).