AudioNote Lite - Notepad and Voice Recorder 4+

Luminant Software, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 12 Ratings
    • Free



Newer app available. Please download AudioNote 2 instead.


AudioNote 2:

Record notes and audio synced with the best note taking app in the App Store!

AudioNote combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes. It’s the perfect app for students or business.

By synchronizing notes and audio, AudioNote automatically indexes your meetings, lectures, interviews, or study sessions. Need to review the discussion about deliverables on your next project? Trying to remember what the professor had to say about a key point? With AudioNote there is no need to waste time searching through the entire recording to find out. Each note acts as a link directly to the point at which it was recorded, taking you instantly to what you want to hear. Didn't take any notes during the meeting? No problem, you can add them later.

A fully functional note application, AudioNote also increases the value of your notes. Watch as your text, drawings, and photos highlight during playback, helping you to remember the context in which they were taken.

With the convenience of the iPad or iPhone, you can use AudioNote anywhere: meetings, interviews, conferences, lectures, study sessions. Even use it to record memos to yourself as you jot down new ideas. Join the thousands of students, teachers, business executives, and other professionals who have already discovered what an indispensable tool AudioNote can be. Try it today!

Note: AudioNote Lite is intended as a free viewer for AudioNote files and also includes demo recording functionality, limited to 10 minutes of audio per note and 2 hours total. For unlimited recording and improved sharing options, upgrade to the full AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder app.


AudioNote Features:

- Synchronized note and audio recording
- Seek directly to audio by tapping notes
- Highlighted notes during playback
- Insert text, drawing, photo, & highlighter notes
- Audio amplifier for recordings made in larger conference rooms
- Import and take notes directly on PDF documents (iPad only)
- Share with iCloud, Dropbox, or through iTunes
- Desktop support: view your .audionote files on Mac or PC
(see our website for more info)


Featured in Gizmodo's "The Best Note Taking Apps":

"AudioNote has one trick, and it's a doozy. Aside from functioning as a basic note-taking app, AudioNote can make sound recordings at the same time, and keep them synchronized, note by note, with the text. You can, in effect, relive a lecture or a meeting through sound and notes."


What Customers Are Saying:

"The best note taking application out there!"
- Bill K.

"I've been looking for a note taking program. Tried several. This is the best by far."
- Steve S.

"GREAT JOB, use this for all my meetings!"
- Jason T.

"This program is sooooooo useful. ... I would recommend this to ANY student for any lectures."


What’s New

Version 6.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

James Nachbar ,

Exported files don't sync audio

This app works pretty well, but the exported files have audio clips and a pdf.

The file is an .rtfd, which opens in TextEdit on the Mac with embedded audio files - in my test case, there were five audio files embedded, labelled "Audio part 1" etc. There was also an embedded PDF in the .rtfd file. The PDF had timestamps for each typed line, but no way to correlate the timestamps with the audio file, although a different app than TextEdit might have been able to figure it out by knowing the length of each audio file.

The audio files were probably broken up because I recorded in several separate segments.

However, the audio clips are not synchronized with the typed or drawn notes. Of course, they are sync'ed on the iPad, just not on the MacBook. I don't know if there is a standard file format for that, or if they need a Mac app to be able to read the files. I use Pear Notes on the Mac, but I haven't found a solution that let's me take the notes on the iPad and review the sync'ed notes on the Mac.

Thumper124 ,

Great App

This is one of the best note taking apps I've tried. I have deleted every other app I installed on my ipad since trying the free version of this app. I am going to upgrade to the full version which will allow for emailing notes to others. I especially like the recording feature, and the option to type your notes instead of writing if that is what you prefer. Used this app during a teleconference with my supervisor and one other attendee. At the end of the call, which I recorded while jotting down notes as well, my supervisor asked a lot of questions about how this app worked. I think she's going to get it as we'll.

Although the recording time on the free version is only 10 minutes per note, I just kept adding new notes. Reviewing each 10 minute note was as easy as flipping a page in a book.

Love this app!!


Works decently, way cheaper than LiveScribe but apparent bug

I was looking for an app that would enable me to use the iPad instead of investing in a LiveScribe pen and expensive paper option that would record audio while taking notes.

This app seems to fit the bill. Even though I have to say despite not having the best handwriting, writing on the tablet even with the stylus is a far cry from writing on paper.

Having said that I also found a strange bug in the app. If you click on the Folders button and click Edit (which is where you would select notes to delete etc.), if you happen to tap the Folders button again it basically grays out the whole app screen and you cannot get back into it. The only option seems to be to press the iPad button to exit to the system and force quit the app and relaunch it. Try it out.

Glad I tried the free lite version before spending $5 on the full version, which I am likely to buy if these minor annoyances are fixed.

But those moaning about the recording time limits on a free version, try yourself developing an app that does something like this and give it away free, then complain. Those who expected it to transcribe dictation, consider reading descriptions before buying an app. Thanks.

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