Dial2Do. If you’re not using this already, stop what you’re doing and signup.

Dial2Do. If you’re not using this already, stop what you’re doing and signup.

picture-392Dial2Do lets you call a given phone number , leave a message that then gets transcribed to text and sent to your favorite web services. It’s not often I start reviews with such bold statements, but this product well and truly deserves it – Dial2Do is wonderful.

I was one of many who were saddened to learn Jott, a similar service launched in 2006, was only being made available to US users. That being so, I promptly tuned out all news and discussion about the service. Not long after, I stumbled upon a similar service called ‘Dial2Do’, interestingly the product appeared to be free and available in over 24 countries . Upon testing the service, I was delighted to find it worked as described – possibly better.

At the time, despite my excitement, the one major limitation was the lack of services Dial2Do integrated with. However, upon revisiting the service yesterday, I was delighted to see integration with over 40 different web services including; Google Calendar, Twitter, Toodledo, Ping.fm and many others.

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The service can also send email and text messages on your behalf, simply enter the details of your favorite contacts and writing messages may soon be a thing of the past.

There’s more. Dial2Do can also read stories from your favorite websites as well as your RSS feeds – so wherever you are, news is literally a phone call away.

Despite the number of integrations and features, the beauty of the service lies in it’s ease of use and quality of transcription. Dial2Do have done a splendid job at making setup and actual phone call procedure, a breeze. If there’s one gadget most individuals own nowadays, it’s a phone, and with transcription quality and set up so easy my mother could do it – I simply can’t understand why anyone isn’t using this.

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