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Sep 3, 2008 5:18 pm

I want to go back to using a phone to e-mail dictation service.

  In the past, I used Copytalk.  (  I've also used Jott (   Copytalk is about $80/month.  Jott is $12/month.  Copytalk allows 4 minutes for each dictation.  Jott allows 30 seconds.  Does anyone know of any other siginificant differences?  I'm looking for plusses and minusses of both.   Does anyone know of any other services?
Sep 3, 2008 11:38 pm

No. I’m still trying to get over the frustration of Jott “coming out of Beta” and instituting charges.  It was great as a free service.

Sep 3, 2008 11:45 pm

My experience was that I heard great things about Copytalk and used it for a little while.  There were too many times that the turn around time was 24 hours or more.  Evidently, my experience was not the norm.

  My experience with Jott was always very positive, but I got away from using it.  I had no idea that it went out of Beta until I tried to use it recently and could only dictate for 15 seconds.   I won't mind paying for a service, but the Copytalk price is awfully steep. 
Sep 4, 2008 4:15 am

Did you guys ever consider this?   I haven't used it, but a peer swears by it.  It would seem that a one-time purchase with unlimited useage would be an attractive alternative to consider.
Sep 4, 2008 3:54 pm

You should check out:   This is the Cadillac of dicatation services.  Same price as copytalk, but allows all the funtionality of Outlook by your voice alone.  That's right you can send email, add items to your to do list, add contacts to your database.  The cool thing about the service are the call reports.  They are very accurate, timely and most important neatly formatted.  
Sep 4, 2008 5:15 pm

Indyone, thanks, but what I'm looking for is something so that I can dictate when I'm out and about.

Sdewane, thanks.  Are you with the company or do you used this product.  The link didn't work.   it is  It sounds good, but since there is no free trial of any sort, I want to talk to people who have used it.

Sep 4, 2008 5:22 pm

I have used it extensively.  And it works great, just as advertised.  You won't be disappointed.

Sep 4, 2008 6:21 pm

If you work for the company, this is your chance for a free commercial.  If you are just a user, this is your chance to help some fellow posters.  Tell me more, please.

Sep 4, 2008 7:44 pm

I’ve used Copytalk for years and it’s great.  I love being able to dictate for up to 4 minutes at a time and if I need more time, I simply hit the # key twice and I can open another 4 minute session on the same call.  If you need more than 5 dictations on a call you have to hang up and call back.  But who cares!  It’s more than enough time to get comprehensive file notes dictated, to do lists, drafts of letters etc. while everything is still fresh in my mind.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


This is a very cool way to be able to communicate to my assistant what’s going on while I’m on the road without having to interrupt her natural flow of work.


As far as the cost is concerned, I think about what would happen if a claim were brought against me and what I would pay then to make it go away!  In those terms as a business expense this is a no brainer!

Sep 4, 2008 9:09 pm

I think you are referring to MobiDic…if so it is really cool.  It is dictation on steroids.  If you use outlook it is the perfect solution.  Not only can you dictate notes but you can do everything in outlook too.  Send email, add appointments to your calendar, add items to your to do list.  There are no transcription errors, it is very accurate even with a noisy background.

Sep 7, 2008 9:18 pm

Sdewane (or anyone else), how does it do those things in outlook?  It looks like it can send e-mails for me and add contacts to my data base.  It sounds great.  If it does those things, aren't I somehow giving access to an outsider? 

I'm trying to find some reviews from some people who have used the service, but can't find any.  I also don't like that there isn't any way for me to sample the product for a low cost.