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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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9/25/2014 | 9:58:14 AM
A stream of voicemail messages? Sounds horrible
Maybe this app is better than it sounds to me - I haven't tried it, I'm just trying to imagine what it would be like to have voice messages added to a collaboration workspace. Text-based discussions certainly have their limits, but they do have the advantage that you can scan or skim through them to find the ones that are most interesting.

Wouldn't you have to listen to voice messages one at a time, in realtime? Is there voice-to-text transcription in the mix, to allow you to scan a rough summary before playing a message?

Voice as an option certainly could be handy for mobile users, which seems to be the primary context targeted, since dictating a message would be easier than typing it. But users would need lessons in leaving concise messages, not long rambling ones (have you ever gotten one of those voicemails?).

 


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