The answers are many and varied and range from a new MacBook Air to an iPad to an iPod touch to my favorite inexpensive Mac app for students who already have a Mac. If your favorite middle school, high school, or college age student has a Mac, they need this app.
Notes, Drawing, Audio, Oh My!
Students have a need to take good notes during classes. Pencil and notebooks work OK, but even better is an elegant Mac app that’s worth the $5 price tag.
It’s called AudioNote and the title is descriptive. It’s a note taking app that also records the audio from a classroom (or any event where a Mac is allowed).
In other words, type notes into the Mac while recording the audio of the class or meeting.
Now, here’s what sets AudioNote apart from simply recording audio or taking notes.
AudioNote synchronizes the notes on a timeline with the audio recording. Scan down and tap the notes on the timeline and the audio matches.
Wait. There’s more. AudioNote also does drawings, photos, and highlighting.
The ability to synchronize the typed in notes with an audio recording is priceless. Notes can be saved and backed up on iCloud.
The audio recording is specially amplified to make it easier to hear recordings made in a larger conference, classroom, or meeting room.
If there’s a better note taking app for students with a Mac, I don’t know what it is. Even better, there’s actually an iPhone version and a Windows PC version from the developer.
This is a great gift idea and it costs less than $5.