How do you capture your brilliant ideas or dictate memos when you're on the go? One way is to leave yourself a voicemail message. Even better: Use a voicemail service that automatically transcribes your messages into text, so you don't have to type them up later.
I've done this with some success using Vonage's Visual Voicemail service. I use Vonage for my office phone. And on occasion, I'll call and dictate memos, ideas for articles, and other thoughts as they come to me. The Visual Voicemail feature captures those messages, e-mails them to me as .wav files, and transcribes them, too (for an extra 25 cents per message).
The Vonage transcription is often highly accurate. To see for yourself, read the transcription below and compare it to the voicemail message I left for myself, calling from a cell phone.
"this is a message from my cellphone. i wanted to see how well the vonage service would transcribe my messsage and see if it came out accurately or is it garbled everything and so we'll see what happens. thank you.bye bye."
Actual voicemail message: