Forgive me for the formal-ish banner today. I’ve spent the last half hour gleefully glee because I finally figured out how to do much more with banners in Photoshop. (That Photoshop is a tough thing to self-learn!) I may soften it up a bit, but it’s nearly midnight, so the formal banner will stay for now…or until Christmas..or New Years or even Valentine’s Day since I live in the South and it’s perfectly acceptable here to leave your Christmas lights up for months, so why not a Christmasy banner, then?
While I’m here, let me tell you about a free site I saw featured in a recent issue of either Woman’s Day (Womens’?) or Better Homes & Gardens…
Reqall, I think, is going to be a great servant to me. Here’s the Lori Version of how it works:
I call a phone number.
An automated voice says “hello,” then asks something like, “Add? Recall?”
I say, “Add.”
The voice says, “Add your item.” Or maybe it beeps. I’m going from memory here.
I say, “Buy garbage bags.”
Or, “Write a post about the free cookbook on Kindle.”
Or, “January 18, 2010, 1:30pm, First drama club meeting.”
I did all of the above today.
Then…Reqall organizes what I say (and keeps the recording so I can later hear myself say whatever I said!).
I can go to Reqall.com to log in and view my organized lists. My lists are: shopping list, to-do, “today”, and others.
Or, I can patiently wait for my daily Memory Jog (I think this is a pro feature. I’m on the free pro trial right now) to arrive via email.
Or, I can look at my Google Calendar, where magically I’ll see anything that was filed by date (such as the January 18th drama meeting).
So. I’m sure my version was quite confusing, so go to Reqall.com to check it out and maybe sign up, too (free!).
I think this will be a big help to me as I’m forever thinking of things — things to write, things to not forget, things to add to the grocery list — when paper and pen aren’t handy. I frequently email or text myself, but this way I can have Reqall not only jot down my note, but organize it into lists.
I’ve only used it for a few days now, but already like it enough to pass on to you. Let me know what you think.