Okay fine, I will admit that I use my Blackberry while inside of a car and yes sometimes the car is also moving. Reading an address from an email, Looking at Google's mobile Maps or just plan making a phone call are all common tasks, but driving often gives me time to problem solve, think and plan out projects. But right when I have a good idea there is no easy way to capture the information for future actions.
So I set about trying to solve the problem of "how to manage task when you cannot write", and yes the solution came while stuck in traffic. Luckily I remember the idea long enough to write it down later (not while in a moving car). I also hope that this will assist people with disabilities that seek out task management solutions.
Well this problem would restrict me from using my hands but leaves me with speaking. I don't want to carry an adding device (like a recorder) and I already have a cell phone. Voicemail makes sense but I don't want to spam my own mailbox. I need a collection method, an inbox, context based 'folders' and finally a process for retrieving the information. I chose Google's Grand Central phone solution because its free, very easy to use, setting up multiple accounts gives me my 'folders' and it has a web based interface that is accessible from both a desktop and mobile device like my Blackberry Browser. Read more