I love it when I find a great new application that helps me. My most recent find was “youmail”- www.youmail.com. It is a voice mail application that allows you to customize your voicemail message for individuals and it can also be automated. One of the best features is that it email’s you a message that you have a new voicemail, in the email (if you choose) it will translate the message into text.
I was able to view a voice mail from a colleague while in a meeting and determine if it was important to respond.