Cool Apps: Total reQall

For the most part, most of the tech stuff that I look at and test falls under the heading, "Mildly Interesting." Every so often, though, I stumble across something that absolutely blows me away. I had that experience a couple of weeks ago.

I have been blown away…by reQall.

Before I get into the ins and outs of what it does, though, let's chat. Now, I'm sure that there are those of you out there who are hyper-organized, who never have any trouble remembering anything. All of your ducks are in their respective rows and every tiny detail is in its place. Well, most of us are not like that. Most of us have great ideas, but we have them when there are no Post-Its on which to jot them down. We make appointments, but can't remember them. We know that there was … something … that we were supposed to do, but we can't quite remember what it was because we haven't had a quad shot gargantulatte (no whipped cream on that, thanks) with a side of Red Bull.

For those of us who are dealing with that grim reality? reQall is at our beck and/or call.

With applications for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Outlook, GoogleApps, email, Evernote, SMS, IM, and even an extension for Firefox, reQall is there, wherever and whenever we need it.

What it is is a high-toned, get-your-backside-in-gear memory aid that's an organizer, a reminder system, and a productivity assistant, all rolled into one. Have an earth-shattering idea while on the road? Call reQall from your mobile phone and your recording is transcribed into text. Suddenly remember an appointment that you forgot? Record it with reQall and it'll appear in your Outlook or Google calendars.

reQall is smart. If you say, "Meet with Jack Bauer every Tuesday night at 8," reQall knows that it's a meeting, and that it's every Tuesday night at 8. It'll also record it accordingly in your calendars. If you say, "Remember to buy milk" it'll record that in your shopping list.

Here's where it gets scary smart, though: reQall will remind you of things at the precise moment you need to remember them. Let's say, for example, that you want to buy flowers for your wife on your anniversary. Create a reminder in reQall and when you're near the flower shop, it'll remind you to stop. Right then. I know. Crazy, right? But in the best way.

There are a ton of things that you can do with reQall, each of them cooler than the thing that came before it. Sign up for an account today and see just how organized you can become. You'll have total reQall.