Ever been in a note-taking situation where you didn’t write everything down? How about paying so much attention to your notes that you miss what’s actually being said? I think it happens to all of us. Whether you’re a student, journalist, or just at the doctor’s office trying to remember all the instructions she’s telling you, AudioNote may be just what you need to help you keep track of what’s being said.
AudioNote is a universal $0.99 app by Luminant Software, Inc that allows you to take notes while it records the ambient audio. The app will record what is being said in the area around you, and associate it to the notes you are taking.
The advantage of this is that you’ll end up with a page full of written notes or drawn figures, as well as a chronological record of all the things that were said, complete with time stamps.
The app includes a way to syncrhonize your notes and audio, type or handwrite notes, and export the notes via email, WiFi or iTunes, though the last can only happen through iTunes. Your notes and drawings will highlight during audio playback, which is a slick feature for those who need both audio and visual cues to learn better.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive iOS app to take notes and record audio, this might be the one.