Video emails via Eyejot

April 23, 2007

I needed to send an email to my partner, asking about tomorrow’s plans for our two daughters. So, I quickly signed a few sentences about taking the girls to the park tomorrow, added my partner’s email address, and clicked “Send.” My partner watched my message, and replied by signing that he agreed with my plans altho with a suggested change — and then clicked “Send.”Eyejot Logo

Sounds too much like a futuristic episode from The Jetsons? Nope. Quick and easy video emails are here today, through Eyejot.

Eyejot is (for now!) a free web service where you can quickly sign up and more quickly send video emails to friends, family members, enemies, or whoever you want to send email to. They’d get an email notification, and by just clicking on a link they’re then able to quickly view your video email. If they’ve signed up, they can then quickly send a reply to your video email, and you’d get notification that a video email is waiting for you. And so on. Eyejot is set up like an email inbox, so it’s easy to see if you’ve got video email waiting for you.

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Eyejot screenshot

Eyejot is still in beta, so some of its services may not be working correctly. For example, the “Reply” button didn’t seem to work at least one place when using Internet Explorer. Everything is free, at least for now. Soon, there will be an option to pay for a “pro account” which would allow for video emails longer than 60 seconds as well as a mobile version where you can view video emails on your smartphone. (I wonder if one could tape video emails using a smartphone’s video?) No word on how much a pro account would be, though.

Want to send me an email? Great, “see” you soon!

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12 Responses to “Video emails via Eyejot”

  1. Renee Says:

    eyejot.com is not a secured website, so I am not comfortable enough to register and post my password. No thanks.

  2. proudgeek Says:

    You could always make up a new user ID and password. When you enter your regular (i.e., tmail) email address there, it’s just for them to send a notification when you get new video email. No need to also include the password of your regular email address. But you raise a good point — how secure is the log-in process / protection around your Eyejot video emails? Hmmm.

  3. Jeff D Says:

    Hi! Howdy, It is not working for me to click. What is other options. Thanks Jeff D.

  4. proudgeek Says:

    Jeff — perhaps your browser is incompatible, or you don’t have the latest version of whatever plug-in Eyejot uses (perhaps Flash from Adobe)?

  5. LARRY Says:

    Hiya Josh!

    Been reading your blog but never put in a comment. Ofc, been reading Barry’s blog for quite some time.

    Interesting about Eyejot. I’m sure you already know that Comcast allows video emails.

    Anyways…keep it up!

    ta ta…

  6. Proud Geek Says:

    Hi Larry! Good to see you here! I’m a Comcast subscriber myself, and I remember hearing about its video emails. I’d forgotten about that till you brought it up – glad you mentioned it. I’ll check it out and see if it’s as easy to use as Eyejot’s interface. Have a good day!

  7. Daryn Says:

    Hi “Proud Geek” :)

    Thanks for writing about Eyejot. We’re thrilled that you like our product, and please let us know if there is anything you’d like to see us add in the future.

    As far as some of the questions in your post and the comments:

    1. We are looking into allowing you to record video from your mobile phone, and upload it into the eyejot system. Currently, you can view messages on your phone if you first go to the “services” section, and enable the mobile feature. Once you do this, you can click the link from the notification emails on your phone, and view the message, or you can access the “mobile inbox” using the private URL shown on the services tab.

    2.Pro accounts are going to cost 34.95/yr, or $3.95/mo, and will include the mobile features, longer recording times, longer storage of messages in the inbox, and some other advanced options.

    3. Renee is right, we currently do not enable HTTPS (secure) login by default. In the meantime, if you do want a secure experience, everything should work if you go to https://www.eyejot.com.

    4. As far as plugins go, the only thing we require is the Adobe flash player (Version 9).

    5. Comcast video mail is an installed application that only works on windows. We designed eyejot to be accessible from any web browser, easy to use, and compatible with any platform that supports flash.

    If anyone has any questions or comments, they can feel free to send me an email or eyejot directly at daryn_at_eyejot_dot_com.

    Daryn Nakhuda
    CTO & Co-founder
    Eyejot


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  9. Bill Compton Says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks


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  11. AMy Says:

    Can you do what some commercial sites do? Like Talk Fusion?

  12. T.J. Says:

    How secure are the videos when I send them out? Would I have to avoid giving out sensitive information? example: saying my phone number. Can other people be able to find it by simply searching through google?


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