Tools for Productive Ministry – Part 1 of 3

I have found several online tools that increase my productivity and are quite helpful in my role as pastor. One of them is:

Jott is an online service that is linked to a mobile phone. Jott is basically a short transcription service. You speed dial a number, choose a person from a list, and speak. What you say will be transcribed and sent via email to the person of your choice.

I use Jott most often for hospital visits. When I have several individuals to visit I will Jott myself notes about each visit – care offered, patient condition, other thoughts. This way I do not have to worry about writing notes that may or may not get lost. I also use Jott as a way of remembering notes or tasks that I need to get done – my inbox becomes the place where my thoughts are collected, instead of random pieces of paper.

  1. What do you think?
  2. Do you use Jott?
  3. Do you have any tips or tools to share?

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

6 replies on “Tools for Productive Ministry – Part 1 of 3”

I just signed up for this, and I’m excited about the possibilities. I am, however, a little concerned about privacy issues with this service. So, I will be really careful about using it for the most sensitive information. Other than that, I think this is an excellent service for clergy. Thanks Andrew!

On your recommendation my wife and I both signed up for Jott and have used it several times over the last few days. It is quite humorous how the speech recognition program discerns people’s names, yet this is a truly valuable program. The small print swears they will never spam or sell you name or number. So far, so good. Thanks!

Kel Vick – Great! Thanks for the feedback and details. Do you think it is voice recognition software or there are people some where transcribing? I think that you may be on to something, software would certainly make more sense…

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