Back in October '08 we brought word to the CrackBery blogs of reQall, a memory aid app built specifically for the BlackBerry that allows users to enter in reminders via voice or text and easily edit and share them. Today the folks behind reQuall released a premium version, called Quall Pro. reQall Pro is an advanced memory system which provides location-based reminders, voice-to-calendar integration and the proactive reQall Memory Jogger to boost productivity and enhance memory. While reQuall pro will cost you $2.99/mo or $24.99/yr, the free reQall Standard service is still available (and has received some upgrades as well).
New Features in reQuall Pro include:
- Enhanced Memory Jogger - This unique, patent-pending feature constantly watches for opportunities to keep users sharp and well-prepared. It analyzes a user's situation (calendar, time, location), predicts when they'll forget, and automatically delivers relevant, up-to-the-minute reminders.
- Places - Organizes items based on where they need to be accomplished. For example, a task such as "Remember to give Joe the brochures" can be assigned to a geo-location of "Joe's office" and reQall will automatically display that item when the user is near Joe's office.
- Outlook and Google Calendar integration - Enables direct synchronization so that users can add an item by voice or text to their Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar or Outlook Tasks.
- Recurring dates - Allows the creation of ongoing reminders such as weekly meeting notices and anniversary or birthday reminders.
- Universal sharing - Users can send reminders to friends, family and colleagues-even if they're not reQall users.
- Integration with smartphone contacts - For iPhone and BlackBerry users, reQall can access the contact list stored in their device.
- Helping hand - reQall not only helps BlackBerry users remember their tasks, but also helps get them done. reQall recognizes phone numbers, email addresses and links in the content of reQall items so users can call, email and browse directly from reQall.
- Email reQall - In addition to reQall via voice, text, web, Firefox and IM, users who "live in their email program" can now add and update items by sending an email.