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 click 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. Click a drawing to select it, or click twice to select an individual stroke. From there, you can drag it to wherever you want, or tap backspace to get rid of it.

• 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.

• SoundNote is enhanced for OS X Mountain Lion, and has full support for iCloud, Versions, Resume, and Retina Displays. It encodes audio using Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) for great quality and small file sizes.

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

Adds compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

sflomenb ,

Great app!

I use this app in college to take notes during lectures. It's great to listen to a part of the lecture that I missed or didn't quite understand the first time. Great app. If you are a student who types up notes, use this!

Only suggestions are maybe to add text formatting, such as bulleted lists or highlighting.

3etina ,

Useful for the first 10 minutes, then not so much...

I use this app to take copious notes when I’m having important meetings or interviewing people. The problem is after the first 10 minutes or so it starts getting really slow, and makes it hard to actually take good notes or get verbatim quotes. So I have to start opening multiple files/windows to keep going at a faster speed. I’m not happy with it, and I’m looking for other options.

MNWild523 ,


It is a great app, a real life saver. but it would be so much nicer if there were text edits like bullet points or highlighting. I use it in college lectures


David Estes
4.4 MB

OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor



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