Note to self
How often have you been in a situation where you need to send yourself a note and you’re in the field? Your typing on a smartphone is probably too slow to make the note worth it, and you never quite remember to back and listen to the voice memos you take with your phone with the native app. We’ve all been there, but with a free app called Instacorder, a simple “record” button sends your voice memo to your email the moment it is done recording.
After emailing the file to you, you can organize and digitally file and store any voice memos you need to hang on to. The way it works is you download the app which comes in a free version which has ads in it, or a $0.99 version which removes ads and also allows you to email photos.
After downloading, you’ll give it an email address for sending voice memos, then hit the record button and when you release the button, the memo is sent to your email address.
Bonus: tying Instacorder to other services
Next time you are in front of a client and don’t want to be rude by digging around for a pen and paper, or taking the time to hen peck a text to yourself that you’ll probably forget about, simply send yourself a voice memo.
There are even more ways to boost your productivity with this tool, simply by using iftt.com (“if this then than”), which is a free service that allows you to digitally duct tape unrelated services together.
Because Instacorder instantly goes to your email, simply tell ifttt to do a variety of things when that specific email address sends you a voice memo, for example, you could tell ifttt to send voice memos to your Evernote account with a specific tag so you can keep them archived and organized, or you have it automatically text your assistant when you make a voice memo, or send all voice memo emails to your Dropbox account for storage. Get creative and send voice memos to your Google Calendar to document when you took notes, or have it forwarded automatically by email to your team or even your supervisor.
Do more than just send yourself voice memos in a matter of seconds, take control over where they go once sent – save time and effort by automating your reminder systems or field notes.