CaptureAudio, a new app from G8R Software is set to help users create better note-taking recordings, with a feature rich interface and an intuitive recording style that helps users improve their productivity and note taking ability. The app, which costs $0.99, allows users to record audio, add bookmarks, make text notes, and more. The app works wonderfully on an iPad, but also has great functionality for an iPhone as well. In addition, organization of recordings is a breeze with CaptureAudio.
CaptureAudio App Review
The productivity improvements that the app offers begins with the recording process. Users simply hit the big blue record button that sits at the bottom of the screen when the app is opened, (or in the sidebar on the iPad). When recording starts, the timer starts running, and EQ bars help users to see how well the room audio is being picked up. From here, users see a large circle, with the word ‘FLAG’ in the middle. Around this is a selection wheel, and further out is a set of eight different icons, each corresponding to a different flag type.
During the course of recording, users can tap on the icon, or spin the wheel, to let the app know what type of flag to tag the recording with. Hitting the flag button will add this flag to the recording, so users can go back later and look at their flags. In addition, flagging a portion will bring up the tag title underneath the time bar, so users can go in depth and add notes to the flag that they’ve saved.
For more in depth notes, there is a note-taking section in the big white text space next to the recording sidebar on the iPad, which is accessible on the iPhone by hitting the blue button, second from the left, at the bottom of the screen. Using it on either device allows the user to take notes while recording.
After recording, users can further organize their recordings using the tag function, and the app has the ability to further add flags during playback. In order to do this, a user will simply hit the plus sign in the top right-hand corner of the sidebar during playback, at the moment they want to add it. Tapping on the flag will allow them to change the flag type as needed.
Playback also features the ability to speed up playback, to 1.5x and 2.0x, helping users to easily scan notes for portions that are particularly pertinent to what they’re doing. Users can also, of course, edit flags that they made during the course of recording. Further, users can share the recordings via Dropbox, back them up via iTunes, or even share them through any apps that will allow it through the iOS platform.
CaptureAudio is the perfect app for someone who needs to take detailed, in-depth notes while also keeping them extremely well organized. The only problem is that users can’t search the text of the notes, but the search function only works for the tags, and names of recordings, which would be cumbersome to edit each if users were to forget to keep on top of it. However, CaptureAudio is well worth the $0.99 price tag, and users can take their productivity to the next level with it.