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[iPhone] AudioNote is an audio recorder and notepad all in one app
Posted By Tucker On November 18, 2012 @ 9:00 PM In iOS | No Comments
AudioNote Lite is a free iPhone app that combines an audio recorder with a digital notepad. If you want to record a conversation with a client and take notes at the same time, this could be the app for you.
AudioNote Lite records audio, while providing you with a place to take notes about the conversation, as well as tools for drawing. Each note links to a relevant point in the audio recording, making it easier to find important quotes in the recording at a later date.
In case you were wondering, the Full version of AudioNote differs from the Lite version in two main ways: unlimited recording, and the ability to share notes over WiFi and email.
If I had my way, there would be a new naming convention for titles on the App Store. There really needs to start being a distinction between Lite apps, and apps that are a Trial Version of the Full app in disguise. For me, a Lite app is still a functional app, while a Trial-masquerading-as-Lite app gives you a taste of the Full version, but is otherwise worthless.
In my eyes, AudioNote Lite falls into the latter category. True, it is a great idea for an app, and has some very cool features. But by only allowing users to record 10 minutes at a time and capping the total audio recording time at two hours, the app becomes useless in common situations like conference calls or classroom lectures, which almost always run longer than 10 minutes.
Don’t get me wrong: AudioNote Lite definitely wet my appetite for the Full version of the app. But honestly, I’m more likely to download a different notetaking app than the Full AudioNote app. It would be great if AudioNote Lite could stand on its own merits.
AudioNote Lite deserves serious praise for its varied set of drawing tools, which really enrich the quality of your audio recordings. It’s a great app for when you need to augment the auditory with the visual in order to jog your memory at a later date.
AudioNote has a good array of notetaking features, but the features themselves feel a bit hamstrung by the limits of the audio recorder. For penny-pinchers who don’t want to pay $4.99 to upgrade to the full version, the ten-minute/2-hour recording limits of AudioNote Lite is a dealbreaker.
Version reviewed: 2.08.1
Requires iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, iOS version 4.1 or later
Download size: 5.4 MB
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 AudioNote Lite on Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-lite-notepad-voice/id379301403
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