If you devote much time to working on your Mac you probably have an app to take notes. Notes can be anything. Scribbles and doodles. To do list. Reminders. Snippets.
I found a Mac and iPhone app that blends chocolate and peanut butter. The best of two worlds. A notepad app that lets you type or draw. And the same app is an audio recorder.
Two-Trick Pony Times Two
The trend in Mac apps is clear and growing. We see more inexpensive apps that have clever, distinct, highly useful functionality. And, there’s both a Mac and iPhone version.
AudioNote is a Mac (and iPhone) notepad and audio voice recorder.
Simply put, AudioNote is a notepad which lets you type notes from the Mac’s keyboard.
It also has a drawing mode so you can draw on the notepad. And, there’s a built-in audio recorder so you can embed audio notes in the AudioNote document.
What you see is what you get. Chocolate and peanut butter (paying homage to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; dark chocolate is my favorite).
Type notes or draw while you record an audio note. Easy enough, right?
AudioNote can be very handy in meetings or classrooms because you can type notes while recording someone else’s voice (legal ramifications may apply). The note function has copy, paste, and draw.
What AudioNote doesn’t do is record your voice and transcribe what you say as a written note.
The secret is to use AudioNote to record audio while you draw or type. Audio notes. Typed notes.
Then, in playback mode, the audio is synchronized with what you typed (and your drawing). What you see in AudioNote appears like a movie on the notepad. You can even type notes and go back later to insert audio to match.
Free Is Good
The AudioNote Lite version is free but has an audio recording time limit. There’s also AudioNote for iPhone.