Pear Note

Pear Note 2.1

An all round multimedia dictaphone style solution

There's been a long time need on the Mac to have a simple application that can record anything you throw at it - text, video, audio, images - a multimedia dictaphone if you like. View full description

PROS

  • Records text, video, audio and slides
  • Ideal for note taking in presentations or class
  • Timeline associates images and video with text

CONS

  • Can't record screencasts

Very good
8

There's been a long time need on the Mac to have a simple application that can record anything you throw at it - text, video, audio, images - a multimedia dictaphone if you like.

Pear Note fills that gap by integrating audio, video, and slides with traditional text notes. As a result, you have an application that can record anything simply by clicking record or entering text. It's an ideal tool for anyone that's taking part in an important meeting, in class or making a speech of some kind. The really clever thing though about Pear Note is that it can synchronize notes, video and audio with what you type.

So for example, let's say you're taking notes during a class. When you scroll to a part of the text where you noted a particular point, the audio that you heard at the time will be played back to you. In this way, you'll never again have notes that you wondered where they hell they came from. Pear Note also features an easy to access search box to bring up your notes by keyword or in chronological order.

The same applies for slides used in Keynote or Powerpoint presentations - just drag them in and type your notes next to them - the text you write about them be forever associated with them in the timeline.

Pear Note is incredibly simple and yet extremely effective at what it does. If you need a multimedia dictaphone, or are forever forgetting what your notes relate to, you won't look back.

Changes

  • Updated file format to work with upcoming Pear Note for iPad
  • Fixed major incompatibility with Lion which could cause recordings to disappear in certain situations
  • Fixed bug that prevented QuickLook from reading Pear Note documents on Lion
  • Fixed bug that prevented Pear Note documents from showing up in Spotlight results on Lion
  • Sped up quitting
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Pear Note 2.1