Note2Self for Windows Mobile is now free and also end-of-lifed. All support has ended. **
What is Note2Self? (previously named VoiceMinder)
Note2Self is a simple solution for those of us who keep track of their task items via email. Note2Self allows you to quickly record a voice note and have it sent as an email to your email address of choice with just two button presses: start/stop! No user interface to mess with. No complexities. Just drive/walk/whatever and press the user-configured hotkey to start recording and the hotkey again to stop - instant voice mail!
How easy is it to setup
Note2Self offers three ways to send your voice notes:
Using your existing ActiveSync connection
Using your own SMTP Server which you can import from FlexMail or enter manually
Using the WebIS Note2Self Sending Service - just type in your subscription code and you're done!
Why do I need it?
As wonderful as our Windows Mobile devices are, they still lack an easy way to create actionable items with the most natural method of output we have: our voice. Sure, you can record a voice memo, but what then? You have to remember to listen to it later - it requires an additional action from you, and like a lot of us, you just forget you made the recording and find it weeks later. You could open up Inbox Mobile, create an email to yourself, start the voice recorder, make your recording, then send the email...but try that while driving (actually, don't). You could create a calendar appointment, but what if you aren't able to view the screen on your device?
The execution is simple: Note2Self is a single-button push to start, single-button push to finish, fully automated solution that allows you to record a voice memo and email it to a specific email address. Why email? For many of us, it is our to-do list. If I have an email sitting in my Inbox, I can take action on it. The key to having Note2Self unlock your productivity is to have it be incredibly streamlined and focused. It's a one-trick pony, yes, but it's a really useful trick.
What about disconnected PDAs?
Note2Self lets you save your voice notes to a local database for sending later on when you are connected via ActiveSync or Wifi. The scenario there is that when you sync with your desktop PC, Note2Self will use the ActiveSync pass-through connection to deliver the voice memos to your Inbox. The default voice memo recording level is quite space-efficient: a 23 second recording is only 183 KB and with Not2Self you can now record messages with the really tiny Ogg Vorbis encoder.
What about file sizes?
Note2Self gives you several encoding options to help you decide the quality of the voice message.
Who won the VoiceMinder naming contest?
We got over 500 submissions with about 1200 actual names submitted. About 300 of those were some variation of Note2Self but we had to pick the first submitter who is Andy Mason. Congrats!
SSL SMTP support
SOCKS proxy support
Custom Subject with timestamp
Custom To/From Options
Import Account data from FlexMail 2007
Test your account simply
WAV files recorded efficiently
Ogg Vorbis support
Disconnected mode saves recordings until later
Smartphone and Pocket PC support
Windows Mobile 5 and 2003/SE support
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Supported operating systems:
Pocket PC 2002, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6 Classic, Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Windows Mobile 6.1 Classic, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
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