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Sorry to see you go, Jott

We were surprised by the news this week that Jott was to close its service, effective from May 3rd. Dial2Do and Jott are often mentioned alongside each other as being “in the same space” (as the analysts like to say :-)), although both companies really focused on slightly different things. Jott concentrated on speech as a core UI for productivity tasks, while Dial2Do has focused on the Handsfree experience: making it as easy as possible to get what you want to get done, handsfree.

We’ve tracked Jott’s progress from startup through to acquisition two years ago by the “Big Gorilla” of the Speech Universe : Nuance. It looks like the plan is to focus their energies on their carrier channel, and end the consumer facing Jott.com service.

So what’s a Jott user to do? Or should I say, 2DO ?? 🙂

Well – Dial2Do makes a great replacement for Jott. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out –  you can head straight to Dial2Do and get started for free! Many Jott folks were especially keen on reminders – which is included in the DialDo Basic plan for just $25 a year.

Jottsters might also choose to use Dial2Do bundled by one of our partners:

  • Voice2Note: if you’re one of the 5M+ Evernote Users – you can have your Evernote Voice Notes converted to text by Voice2Note
  • Jabra: You can get the Dial2Do Handsfree Assistant with any of the Jabra headsets from the Jabra App Store
  • JawBone : Add the Dial2Do Handsfree Assistant to your Jawbone Headset in the Jawbone MyTalk zone.
  • Plantronics: Buy a Plantronics headset and get Vocalyst free (powered by Dial2Do)! Reminders, email and much much more!
  • SuperTooth: Have just announced the SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant (powered by Dial2Do) – about to hit the stores soon – details here.
  • DriveNTalk: Offers Dial2Do Handfree Assistant bundled with their Car Kits

And of course – you can always go straight to Dial2Do and try the Handsfree Assistant. It works on any phone, it’s live in lots of countries worldwide, and it’s free to get started! Plus, our apps are available free on Blackberry and Android today. Try it now.

Review of JawBone Icon and Dial2Do at Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal reviewed the JawBone Icon and the DialApps, including Dial2Do, yesterday:

Dial2Do and the JawBone Icon : one touch access to the Dial2Do Handsfree Assistant!

Aliph, the people behind the Jawbone suite of Bluetooth Headsets, have just announced their new line of headsets: The Jawbone Icon. And we’re delighted to announce that Dial2Do is one of the launch partners for their new “Dial Apps” concept.  CNET has provided an in-depth review of the new line-up here.

Aliph has really gone to town on this new line-up of headsets, and has several innovations on board, which they have grouped under the name MyTalk. MyTalk lets you can customise core features of the Icon headset from the web at mytalk.jawbone.com (live soon), including voice personalities, and a new range of Dial Apps – essentially one button access to some of your favourite services – including Dial2Do!

Users can log in to MyTalk and set Dial2Do as the default app to be called when the Talk button is held down. This provides one-touch access to the Dial2Do Handsfree Assistant from the JawBone – simple, convenient and safe – especially if you’re driving.

We’re delighted to be one of the Dial App launch partners for the JawBone Icon, and we look forward to bringing one-touch access to all your favourite services – email, text, twitter and more – to JawBone users everywhere in 2010 and beyond.

Late addition: in depth review from the Wall Street Journal here.