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Note Taking Technologies and Recording Apps

High quality note taking and recording resources are available for you at no-cost or low-cost. Additionally, we offer note taking technologies for students registered with SDRC.


SDRC Note Taking Technologies

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Glean is a note-taking alternative able to be used online and offline. It is able to record both in-person and online lectures.

Features include: organize classes and lecture notes, playback key parts of lecture, import slides, annotate notes.

Apple Apps

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AudioNote 2

AudioNote 2 links the notes you take to the audio recorded when you take them. The result is a linked index of your recording that quickly provides invaluable audio context for your notes.

Features include: synchronize digital notes with audio recording, type or handwrite notes, PDF slides - take notes directly on presentation slides and other documents.

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Just Press Record

Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices. You can edit your audio and transcriptions right inside the app and even start a new recording completely hands-free with Siri!

Features include: speech-to-text transcript (lower accuracy in larger areas), record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.

Note: speech-to-text accuracy will be much lower if used to record lectures.

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Voice Memos

Voice Memos uses the built-in microphone on your device to record.

Features include: memos are stored in your Apple iCloud, easy to replace a section, trim the recording, or delete part of it.

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Voice Record Pro

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality.

Features include: set bookmarks of audio during or after recording, edit audio files, adjust playback speed.

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Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

Voice Recorder & Audio Editor is an app for transcribing your recordings with access to editing tools.

Features include: adjust playback speed, add notes to related recordings, download recordings by USB cable or WiFi Sync onto your desktop computer.

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Transcribe – Speech to Text

Transcribe is your own Personal Assistant for transcribing videos and voice memos into text. Leveraging almost-instant Artificial Intelligence technologies, Transcribe provides quality, readable transcriptions with just a tap of a button.

Features include: transcribe any video or voice memo automatically, supports 120+ languages and dialects, exporting to TXT, PDF, DOCX, SRT files.

Android Apps

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Dictomate Voice Recorder

Dictomate Voice Recorder is a high quality licensed MP3\OGG audio recorder and dictophone with bookmarking capability. It gives you the ability to record memos, meetings, conferences, lectures with the added benefit of bookmarking key points in the audio recording. Use your phone as a Dictaphone.

Features include: set audio bookmarks during recording, seamless one click uploading of recordings to Google Drive.

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Easy Voice Recorder

Easy Voice Recorder allows you to record classes and lectures with clear quality, even when the teacher is not right in front of you. Listen to these recordings as many times as you want to help you study for that next exam. 

Features include: no time limits option to choose a compressed format, easy, basic recording features.

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder is a feature-packed, yet easy to use app that takes the mobile sound recording to the next level. The variety of customization options suggest the ultimate user experience and it’s high-fidelity 44 kHz audio sampling makes it miles ahead of any standard recording app.

Features include: available widget to start/pause/stop recording, Wi-Fi transfer feature.

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Voice Recorder

Voice Recorder application is free. It is simple and easy to use. You can reliably record your meetings, personal notes, speeches, lectures, songs. There is no time limits. This application can record most of your voice. You can record a business meeting, a lecture, an interview. 

Features include: edit & trim parts of audio recordings.

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