Jawbone releases Thoughts app – Send & Receive Voice messages for Free

Jawbone, renowned makers of some of the most uniquely designed bluetooth headsets around, has just entered the iOS market with the release of their first app Thoughts. It’s essentially a push-to-talk type app that lets you send and receive voice messages to other Thoughts users – all for free.

Jawbone THOUGHTS lets you send quick voice messages to friends and groups. It combines the speed of texting, the collaboration of email, and the emotion of voice – all in one. Share whatever comes to mind – instantly – with anyone or save your Thoughts as drafts to review and send later.

The upside to the app is that even if the person you’re sending “thoughts” to doesn’t have it installed on their iDevice, they’ll still receive an email or SMS with a link to your message. And Thoughts will even transcribe new messages into text if you can’t listen to them at any given moment (like when your wife needs your undivided attention). It comes with 10 free transcriptions and more can be purchased within the app ($0.99 and $2.99 packages). If you’ve always wanted to check out walkie-talkie like apps on the iPhone, this certainly looks promising. Video promo after the cut…

Jawbone Thoughts Jawbone, Jawbone Thoughts, 10.4 MB – Free

App Description

Currently supported on iOS 4.1+
Some issues observed on iPhone 3G devices; will be resolved in upcoming update.

Jawbone THOUGHTS is an amazing new way to communicate with friends and groups without typing or calling.

Just speak your message and instantly send it to anyone in your address book. When people reply your Thought becomes a conversation.

Nothing conveys information more effectively and personally than the human voice. But it’s not always convenient to talk on the phone. And sometimes you just want to leave a voicemail without the fear of someone picking up.

So most of us send emails and texts. That means stopping whatever you’re doing to send even the simplest message.

With Jawbone THOUGHTS, you can quickly share whatever comes to mind — instantly — with anyone, even groups. Brainstorm with colleagues, sing a birthday song, joke around with friends, or share big news with all the people you care about.

It’s the speed of texting, the collaboration of email, and the power of voice, all wrapped in one.

• Send and receive all the Thoughts you want for free
• Start conversation threads with friends and groups
• Send Thoughts to people who don’t have the app (via SMS or email)
• Transcribe to text when you it’s not convenient to listen (credits required)

[via Engadget]

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