Remember those films when they’d show a kid screaming, “Extra, extra! Read all about it! (insert cool thing here)!” Well, I’ve been using the brand new reQall Pro and I have to tell you that it is indeed something you should “read all about!”
The team at reQall have had their heads down and working late nights in the office to build their newest and most comprehensive tool to date.
Does this sound familiar? Every time you drive past your accountant’s office, you think, “Drats!!! I need to get my tax documents pulled together and get them to Frank before it’s too late! Why can’t I remember to do this?! I don’t want to be running around frantically at the last minute like I did last year. ACK!!” Okay, well, that’s what I sound like anyway…
And imagine this: I’m driving past Frank’s house and an alert comes onto my phone. I stop the car (because you wouldn’t read and drive at the same time, would you?) and check to see what’s up. Oh man! My taxes! Cool! They’re right in the back seat and I’m going to pull over and see Frank now. What a relief!
Then I’m heading home and remember I have to pick up some laundry detergent. But I know there was something else I needed to get. Maybe some Gingko to help my memory…. No! I look at my BlackBerry and reQall knows I’m in Safeway and reminds me to buy OJ, dog food and three Cadbury eggs. Life saver!
We all have our memory lapses and we could all use a bit of help from time to time. reQall makes it easy by turning your phone into a back-up brain. Just talk into the reQall app and it transcribes your voice into reminders to be sent to your calendar, email, IM, etc. Want to remind your hubbie to pick up your dry cleaning – reQall will do that for you too! Kids need reminders to clean their rooms? reQall to the rescue. You just tell reQall and reQall figures out the best time and place to do the reminding. So you can get on with your life with one less worry. And that’s a good thing.
I’m now back from attending DEMO’09 where I had a chance to catch up with several people I haven’t seen in a long time. Last night was especially fun as Don Clark of the WSJ rallied a group of musicians together and rocked out the crowd. It was a wonderful end to a productive day of new company launches and networking, many of which were focused on saving time and money – probably a smart thing during these shaky economic times.
This week we’re preparing some new stories and will have announcements coming up.
We’re now in Palm Desert and enjoying all the palm trees and desert weather! The presenters for DEMO ’09 are now here and the attendees are registering and getting settled. The official program kicks off tomorrow with 39 companies launching their latest innovations. The last time I was at DEMO, there were almost 80 companies presenting, with several on the waiting list, so the recession is palpable simply in the numbers of CEOs staged for their 6-minutes of DEMO time. Meanwhile there are almost 70 members of the press here, so the companies should be happy that they will likely get face time with journalists.
DEMO just informed us that they are broadcasting the entire conference live on the web starting at 8:30AM PST on March 2nd and 3rd here: www.demo.com/live