For example, let's say I'm recording an awesome conversation or presentation. If I sense the speaker is going to say something memorable or something I want to find easily, I can write something and it will allow me to "track" what's been recorded at the moment I wrote it. Nifty, huh?
While I wouldn't recommend AudioNote for iPad handwriting recognition--for that, I recommend this app, MyScript Memo (free)--it does fit a niche...I wish AudioNote developers would partner with MyScript Memo for handwriting recognition...this would make it a perfect app!
I also occasionally find myself converting EverNote audio. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to open these audio files.
ENHANCING AND CONVERTING AUDIO FILES
After recording a recent presentation--United Way Coordinator meeting--I found myself trying to work with the audio file--Core Audio File with a CAF extension--created by AudioNote. I wanted to convert the CAF audio file created by AudioNote into something a little easier to work with (e.g. MP3, OGG) and share.
I thought this might be a problem to convert, but there are several solutions you can take advantage of such as the ones below:
- Audacity (FREE) - Thankfully, the free open source Audacity audio editor opens CAF audio files and allows you to save/export them to MP3 or OGG format (or whatever else Audacity allows). I also was able to open EverNote audio recording and enhance the audio to make it "louder." (Note: For CAF files, Garageband on Macs will also do the trick!).
- Bigasoft's CAF Converter ($35) for Mac and Windows - Only caveat about this are the limitations, which aren't really elaborated on until you install the software and read the limitations:
- The maximum 5 minutes conversion of a more than 5 minutes file.
- With a less than 5 minutes file, you could only convert half of it.
- Switch for Multiple Audio File Conversions - You can use Switch--available for both Mac and Windows--to convert multiple CAF files.
|Switch audio converter|
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