Armadillo Audio Notes
By Jaroslaw Szpilewski
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Create complete lecture and meeting recordings with Armadillo Audio Notes. Record audio and make text notes - simultaneously!
Armadillo automatically synchronizes live recorded audio with written text and creates an archive of knowledge you can later always rely on. It is perfect for recording lectures, meetings and presentations.
Just hit record and take your notes. Armadillo Audio Notes will link your notes to the recorded audio. Later you only need to click on a time link to start playback of the matching audio.
Armadillo Audio Notes features a full blown text editor with support for text formatting and media embedding. You can customize the style of your notes and even embed other files into your notes: Embed charts, spread sheets, images, PDF files and video clips by simply dropping them into your note.
For sharing your notes Armadillo Audio Notes features a built in PDF export function which makes sharing a breeze. And if you need to print out your notes: The print-out will look exactly like what you see on screen.
- Synchronization of audio and text
- Full Rich Text Editor
- Support for bullet lists and tables
- Support for embedding images, charts, diagrams, audio, video and PDF and many more
- Integrated spell checker
- High quality audio recording with special speech enhancement algorithms
- PDF export
- What You See Is What You Get printing support
- Retina Graphics
What's New in Version 1.2.2
Minor bug fixes.
Does the thing, but nothing else
This app will mark notes in your recording for you to go back to. It is great for that (and is the only app I’ve found that does it). It also helpfully rewinds 5 seconds from when you actually type record, to take into account typing speed and human processing time.
This app will not:
1. Let you play the recording back at different speeds (would be extraordinarily nice for any recording app to do this).
2. Let you play the recording back in a different app (proprietary file format UGH if I’d known in advance I would have not purchased it)
3. Let you change the default formatting of your notes (it splits what you’re typing into multiple ‘pages’ when what you type goes on for too long. This is an example of skeuomorphic design I find baffling and annoying. Why on earth would I want ).
The “record this moment” button is Cmd-1, which is SUPER CLOSE to Cmd-Q which will make the app quit. I have accidentally hit the wrong key several times while recording important meetings/events, and I am disappointed that the hot-key is not customizable, or farther away from this dramatically catastrophic error condition.
Best So Far
This app is pretty great. It does exactly what it says it does, is easy to use & is handsome to boot.
My only complaint is that you cannot format the document as you want or change the default format settings. The developers explain on their website this feature would be distracting. To which I would like to say “That’s why I am recording my lecture, dork. I know I have the attention span of a gnat.”
In order to get around this I end up copying & pasting all lectures into a Pages document in order to format & print.
If you aren’t a formatting nerd like me, or if it doesn’t bother you that the programmers are trying to restrict your inherent formatting freedom, I would say this would be a very good app for you.
However, if you enjoy color-coding your notes or believe man should be free to choose his own default settings as god intended, keep looking.
It's a great app, for the most part. There are, however, several bugs which could use addressing. Other reviewers have mentioned them, but the text formatting could use improvement (and the weird alignment of tiered bullets), also the program could filter out tying noise, but I realize that might be a pretty tough feat.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 08, 2013
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 22.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jaroslaw Szpilewski
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor