July 26, 2006
Voice Notes a la Backpack
The problem I have, as can be noticed by the litter of scribbled on receipts and note cards in my vehicle, is that many of these podcast have such great content (why else would I invest my time listening to them) that I want to make note of things directly in the show or ideas that come to mind as a result of hearing the show as I don't want to risk forgetting about them.
Well, I think it is obvious, scribbling notes on the back of receipts while traveling 70+ mph in traffic is not only going to produce near illegible text, but is also not the safest thing in the world to do. I hope my car insurance agent doesn't read my blog…
Anyway, there is a new tool mentioned by Jason at the 37signals Signal vs. Noise blog that will allow you to simply call a number, leave a message, and have it show up in your Backpack for later reference. What a fabulous idea.
I think it is the single idea that will get me using Backpack. I am a big OneNote user and store all the other Backpack type information in OneNote and until now haven't had a use for it, despite its appeal.