You’re in the Pearl District meeting some folks, it’s going to be hours. But you need to park, and it’s the Pearl so you have to pay to park. Two hours max. So you figure out the green monster and get your two-hour slip, and stick it to your window where it will eventually be sucked inside the passenger door. You pull out your cell phone and make a call: “Remind me to pay parking in two hours,” and go off to your meeting.
Two hours later, you receive a page: “Pay parking.”
Jott is a free service that transcribes your calls and sends them as messages to email or various services. You just call the number, tell it who to send the message to, and it send the message.
I Want Sandy is a free service (Portland-based!) that accepts messages in English and converts them into notes and reminders. It’s the same people as stikkit.
By linking the two, you end up with a very powerful reminder system.
Update: Here’s a page that has better instructions, and it looks like the Jott site’s been updated to include the Sandy hookup link automagically.