Ever notice how your best ideas always happen at the most inconvenient times? You have your best ideas in the shower, while driving or at some other time when it’s almost impossible to write them down. And of course, no matter how much you think you’ll remember it, you don’t, and that brilliant idea is long forgotten.

Thankfully with the use of technology today, you no longer need to carry a pen and paper around with you in order to remember your great ideas. Instead, you can capture your great ideas with the push of a button—even when you’re on the road. The following are the best tools to help you capture your innovative ideas without writing them down.


If you have an iPhone or iPad that offers Siri, you can use that to help capture your innovative ideas. If you don’t have the option to write something down, simply use your smartphone or tablet to let Siri know to remind you. For example, you can tell Siri to send you an email or text message containing the content you want to remember, or you can tell her to add events to your calendar, set your alarm clock, or even set reminders for you. This way, with the push of one button, you can easily remember everything you need to remember without having to write it down.

Voice Dictation

Apps have helped to make life easier, and the Voice Dictation app can certainly help you think aloud and capture your best ideas. This app will record your voice so you can save notes on the things or events you want to remember. Using Voice Dictation is five times faster than typing on a keyboard, and the intelligent speech recognition software continues to improve the more you use it. (That’s right. The app learns your voice to help decipher exactly what you’re trying to say.)

One of the best features of Voice Dictation is that it offers automatic grammar correction, so if you stumble on your words or use the wrong grammar, the app will correct it for you so you don’t have to. You can use the app to record content and place it into an email, text message, social media platform, a word processor or even into another app, making this a completely versatile and must-use tool for anyone on the go.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Naturally Speaking has been a popular computer program for years, giving people the ability to speak their content instead of type it. Now, the program is available in the Dragon Dictation app, giving the advantages of dictation to people on the go.

With Dragon Dictation, you can send notes and reminders to yourself by speaking them into your phone. You can use it to send emails or text messages, and you can also update your social media profiles using the app too. Dragon Dictation offers editing features to help suggest different words for you to use in your emails or messages, and it also features a talk-to-text feature that allows you to have your audio files transcribed and sent as an email, SMS or pasted into clipboard applications.

Rev Voice Recorder

Being able to talk and record seamlessly is important when capturing ideas, and the Rev Voice Recorder app can help you to record whatever you want with ease. This app will record your voice, or it will record the voice of someone else in the room giving a lecture, speech or simply talking. The app will then save the audio files to the cloud so you can access them from anywhere, and you even have the option of editing your recordings as necessary.

Rev Voice Recorder also offers a talk-to-text functionality that allows you to submit your audio files to a professional transcription service to be transcribed. You can then receive your transcription in a variety of different formats (Word, HTML, PDF, etc.) via email within 48 hours, and the transcription is guaranteed to have a 98% accuracy rating, making it extremely beneficial for those individuals who need to have a hard copy of their audio files.

About the Author

Amber Ware is a successful business woman and a busy soccer mom. Amber relies on technology and gadgets to keep her organized so she can balance her busy life.

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