My iPhone and Mac have a competition going on to see which can collect the most audio recording apps. iPhone apps are less expensive, but my Mac collection is larger. Here’s the most interesting audio recording app ever. It records audio. And takes notes.
The Voice And Notes Combo
Thankfully, my formal student years are over (my instructors were thankful when I left), but the need to take notes remains. The iPhone may be more useful because it’s a full-fledged recording device that fits in your pocket.
If you’re a student or executive and take formal notes, try AudioNote on your Mac. You’ve not seen anything quite like this. It’s an app that records audio through your Mac’s built-in microphone. And, it lets you take notes to match the audio.
The advantage here is simple. What you write is synchronized to the audio that’s being recorded while you write. Instead of having to listen to a whole talk or meeting or lecture, simple check your notes to skip right to the important audio section.
Even better, there’s a pen mode so you can draw and write. Even better than better, if you have an iPad, there’s an iPad version (and, an iPhone version– I have them all).
What I don’t like is simple. There’s no easy way to send or sync AudioNote files between Mac and iPad or iPhone. Email doesn’t cut it. Still, AudioNote is dirt cheap for what it does, and what it does it does well.