At Dial2Do – we love Evernote. If you haven’t heard of it – it’s a beautiful and deceptively simple service to help you store stuff that you don’t want to forget. Ever. Pictures, notes, docs, business cards. Whatever. You send it to Evernote and they’ll store it securely for you and make it available to you anytime you want, on the web, on your phone, on your laptop. If you want to try it – go there now and sign up – it’s free!
We first met the Evernote Team in 2008 at a Mobilize Conference in San Francisco. We hatched plans back then for how we might collaborate to make it easier for Evernote users to take more advantage of audio and speech in the Evernote service. The Evernote team was working on a new API, “and more”. We started by working with their API to make it easy for Dial2Do users to create audio notes in the service.
Last week, Evernote formally launched their platform – the Evernote Trunk. It lets Evernote users easily access partner services from within Evernote, and activate and add partner services to their account. From the end user perspective, it looks a little like an app store, with loads of cool value-add stuff that helps you get more out of your account.
From the partner perspective, it’s a great way to put our service in front of 3.7 million Evernote Users, who tend to be some of the more technically savvy and clued-in users out there! Evernote ceo Phil Libin (pictured here at the launch event) regularly shares killer data on his blog about Evernote’s conversion rates, usage metrics and more.
Together with Evernote, we created a new dedicated service that works with Evernote, and called it (drumroll please….) Voice2Note.
What is Voice2Note? It’s a value-add service for Evernote users that does two key things:
- It finds audio notes in your account and converts them to text
- It gives you a phone number so that you can create audionotes by dialling a number and speaking. This means that anytime you think of something that you would like to store securely in Evernote, you have yet another way of getting it in there: hit the Voice2Note number and speak.
That’s it! It takes 2 minutes to register and set it up if you already have an Evernote account. Once you’ve done that, you can get busy phoning in audionotes, and watch (as if by magic) as your existing and new audionotes are converted to text!
Like Evernote, Voice2Note is a Freemium offer. You can use the basic service for free (max of five audionotes converted to text per month), or else get a Pro account (unlimited audionote conversions, plus tagging) which costs $29.99 per year or $2.99 per month.
Try it now and tell us what you think. The initial feedback has been great. Thanks again to everyone at Evernote for being genuinely great partners to work with.