Ever made plans or laid out action steps in your head while on a business call, and later wished you had taken notes?
Maybe you were on your Bluetooth headset while driving, or you couldn't find a pen. Or maybe you just plain hate scrawling anything on paper at all.
Enter Tote Notes, a brilliantly conceived app that pops up after voice calls so you can dictate notes before you forget any important details.
Here's how it works. Whenever you get off a call, a Tote Notes dialog box pops up asking whether you want to record a note. Say yes, and your note will automatically be recorded and e-mailed to you as an MP3 file, along with the contact info of the caller (if it's saved in your phone's address book), and a transcript of your recorded note in the body of the e-mail. In all of our trials, the app worked like a charm, and the transcriptions (powered by Google Voice) were more or less spot-on.
If you're a busy professional who often arranges meetings, makes deals, or discusses other important details over the phone, Tote Notes might be just the app for you.