Note-taking just got easier with Soundnote

By EMMA REYES

Transcribing notes from an audio recording can be a time-consuming task and going through an entire recording to just find that one important quotation is not any better  – wouldn’t it be great to have a tool that can be of help?

Well, Soundnote is to the rescue.

Soundnote is a note-taking app for the iPad that lets a user tap one word from a section of the interview to play back what he or she missed. The app tracks what the user has typed while also recording audio. The app also tracks any drawings the user does on the note.

If the user wants to share any text, drawings or audio notes, the user can send it via e-mail or transfer it to a computer. The audio notes are recorded in a standard M4A format, which is one hour of high quality audio of 20 MB.

Transferring the audio files is easy, just connect the iPad to the computer and select the iPad from the left sidebar in iTunes then open the app tab and scroll where the file sharing is located. If transferring the audio notes to a PC, the file may need to be zipped before iTunes accepts it.

The app is on sale on iTunes for $4.99 and requires compatibility with iPad and iOS 4.3 or later.

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