SoundNote is the best way to take notes in meetings, lectures, and interviews. It tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you'll never worry about missing an important detail. During playback, just tap a word: SoundNote will jump right to the proper time in the audio.
• Use SoundNote's powerful drawing tool for quick sketches. It's easy to edit them, too. Tap a drawing to select it, or tap twice to select an individual stroke. From there, you can drag it to wherever you want, or tap "Delete" to get rid of it. Use two fingers to zoom and scroll.
• SoundNote is perfect for students. If you ever fall asleep in class, don't worry — SoundNote's got your back. Just tap what you wrote while you were awake, and SoundNote will play the audio to help you fill in the blanks.
• SoundNote is also great for journalists. Ever miss an important detail during an interview and have to skim through your entire recording to find out what it was? With SoundNote, just tap a word from that part of the interview — it'll play back what you missed.
• When you're done, share your text, drawings, and audio notes via email, or transfer them directly to your Mac or PC. Audio notes are recorded in standard M4A format: One hour of high quality audio is only 25MB.
Fixes for Dropbox support. This update will be required to continue using Dropbox after June 28th, 2017.
Ratings and Reviews
This app alone makes the iPad worth every penny
For journalists/lawyers and pretty much anyone who has to attend meetings, listen to speakers and take notes, you could probably charge the cost of an entry level iPad for a device which did nothing more than this application. It is, of course, stunningly simple - yet performs a task that is so useful once you have used it in anger, you'll never want to go back to pure recording or note taking again.
Thanks to the iPad's inbuilt microphone quality and long battery life, it's genuinely useful. Everyone using an iPad for work should have this application. Every iPad review I have written has this high on the recommended "first apps".
It's £2.99. Cheaper than a decent pen and a pad of paper, let alone a dictaphone. Why are you even reading the reviews?
Multitasking, me? Nah!
The one thing I can't do in meetings is take minutes and participate in any meaningful way. With soundnote, I can record the meeting and finger or stylus write bookmark style notes. Then when you play it back and tap the bookmark, bang, there you are, right where you were when you wrote it. This app has changed my working life and made post meeting report making waaaay more accurate and quick. 10 stars for this! iTunes export (that exports in soundnote format for moving between ipads and backup etc) and the ability to use a linked iPhone as a remote mic.. Well, that would get you 20 stars;)
I downloaded this app and tested it on a tv programme about the history of opera, as if I were taking notes in a lecture hall. It worked perfectly, and playing back particular parts of the programme was easy. The only difficulty was my lack of speed typing skills on the iPad. Wish I had downloaded the app a few days earlier and used it to record talks given at a work training course.
- David Estes
- 7.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010-2017 David Estes
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.