Taking notes on your laptop is one of the most popular ways of keeping track of things. But, is there ever a particular phrase that needs a bit more attention than just a text file? If you're a heavy iPod user and need to be reminded of things audibly, CarryoutText is probably a tool you could use.
The site takes a 40-character phrase and turns it into a small audio file that reads the message to you. Granted, it's one of those robotic text-to-speech voices that we all laugh about, but the service itself works like a charm, and having audible reminders can help a lot of us stay on top of things.
All you do is type or copy-paste your 40-character message in, and CarryoutText will auto-generate an mp3 file for you to download. You can save it to your iPod, Zune, or any other mp3-enabled device you use, so that it will play for you at some point and remind you of what you need to do.
The service provided by CarryoutText isn't, by any means, revolutionary. Text-to-speech technology has existed for years. But, there's never been a website that makes it so easy to get audio files of your most important reminders. If you're the type of person that needs to physically hear a reminder, go give CarryoutText a try, and let us know how it worked out for you in the comments.