Apple’s MacBook line is about as good as it gets to record notes in a classroom or meeting setting. It’s not uncommon to see students and business managers with MacBook in hand, heading or leaving a meeting.
The Mac is good for notes, and it doesn’t much matter the note taking app. What if you want to record audio from a class or meeting? And, what if you want them to synchronize?
A Notepad And Voice Recorder
Apps that record audio are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Apps that record notes are even more plentiful and even less expensive.
What the Mac toting student or business manager want and need is a way to record audio notes and synchronize with notes.
That’s what AudioNote does.
That means you can index classes, lectures, meetings, interviews, and even study or brainstorming sessions and get a complete audio record to match your personal notes.
How easy is it to use AudioNote to capture audio and notes from the keyboard? Think of a notepad on your Mac’s screen with built in audio recording and playback controls.
AudioNote is rather easy to setup and use. Open a new file, click to begin recording. Then, as needed, type in your own observations as notes.
AudioNote knows when you typed your note and attaches it to that moment in the recorded audio stream so they stay in sync.
While you’re recording and typing, drop in text, drawings, photos, and even highlight your own notes on the fly.
You can quickly move to any audio portion of a recording simply by clicking on the notes. The app saves files on iCloud and works with the iOS version of AudioNote.
Other useful features include the option to highlight notes during audio playback, and the unique way that AudioNote records audio within larger conference rooms or auditoriums.
Many students and teachers in the school where I work use AudioNote on the Mac or iPad, though we’ve seen a steady shift away from notebooks to iPad and iPhone in the past year.