Jott was a voice-to-text transcription service which allowed its users to call a toll-free telephone number and speak for up to 30 seconds. The speech is then transcribed to text using a combination of software and human transcribers who work in a "sterile environment which also includes medical dictation." The message can be sent back to oneself, turned into a reminder, sent to a contact or group, or sent to a third-party "Jott link" such as LiveJournal. Transcribed messages can be delivered to recipients via email, text message, or both.
Jott was founded in April 2006 and gained $5.4 million in venture capital in May 2007. Investors in the firm include Ackerley Partners and Draper Richards.
As of July 14, 2009, the company was purchased by Nuance Communications.
On April 4, 2011, it was announced that the Jott.com service would be ending on May 3, allowing the company to instead "focus our voice-to-text service investments on carrier and enterprise distribution".