Notes and Reminders in OS X Mountain Lion have become must have apps, made more so because they sync with your iPhone or iPad using iCloud. What about audio recordings for Notes and Reminders?
Even though they are two separate apps, they function similarly and differently.
Recorder for Notes lets you record notes in Notes on your Mac, save them as audio notes by using the Mac’s built-in speech technology so you can play back the notes on the Mac or even sync them to iPhone or iPad.
The recorder itself is crazy easy to use. Select which audio file format to save in Notes and click the appropriate red button.
Similarly, Recorder for Reminders works the same way. You type in the reminder and the Recorder uses the Mac’s speech capability to turn the text into audio. Use whichever audio voice you set up in System Preferences.
Both apps cost just a few bucks but the developer also has a Recorder for Apple’s Pages, and another app for PDF2Tape, and yet another called Text2Tape.
Somehow it seems to make more sense to create a single app that records text as audio files and saves them in Reminders or Notes or whatever. An app I use regularly to turn speech into audio files is SayIt, which gives a few more controls.