If you own a Pocket PC device, you may have been excited because you could record your own voice notes when you weren’t in a position when you could write down those inspirations. When I first heard about this feature I thought it would be one of my most used features. I get many great ideas while I am in my car or have just awakened. Writing at these times is difficult and in the case of driving, could be deadly.
Much to my chagrin, I found using the standard recorder ineffective for note-taking purposes. The reason was it’s fairly well hidden in the OS. Out of sight, out of mind. So although I could easily record my inspirations as they occurred, I would forget to go back and listen to them when I was in a position when I could write them down. As a result, I used the voice note feature in the Pocket PC less and less. Eventually, I abandoned trying to use it altogether.
However, hope for the voice note feature has been restored. WebIS, the makers of the popular PIM application Pocket Informant for Pocket PC have released a new product called VoiceMinder. This self-described "simple solution" allows you to record your voice notes and then immediately dispatch them to your email in-box. For someone like me who loves the voice note feature, but hates that they get buried in the Pocket PC, this is incredibly helpful.
The only drawbacks to it is it might be a little difficult to set up for people who are unfamiliar with SMTP email setup. There can also be an issue if you happen to be behind a firewall that doesn’t allow SMTP mail transfers. But it does store your messages for sending later once you are out from behind the firewall. In the forums, Alex Kac, the lead developer says they will be adding some new versatile email handling in future versions. But so far, it works great so far. No more forgotten voice notes.
I wish I had thought of the idea.