Drafts vs AudioNote
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Text begins out in drafts. Text may be quickly captured and sent practically anywhere! Drafts is an all-in-one writing automation tool, rapid notebook, and practical editor that transforms text into action with virtually endless possibilities. With just a few taps, you can send all of your writing from Drafts to other apps. Simply launch it and begin to type! Drafts has won numerous awards! ** - TIME Magazine's Best Apps, App of the Day - "Reader's Choice Award" from MacStories Why drafts are great: ## INVEST EVERYWHERE: Drafts starts a new page and has the keyboard open, ready for your words. Alternately, use dictation to work hands-free. Drafts enable you to capture ideas before you forget them, ensuring that they are constantly available. Your text will be available everywhere if you capture it on an Apple Watch, an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac, or any of these devices. THE WORDS YOU CHOOSE Text in Drafts can be copied, shared, or deep linked into other apps and services via actions. Drafts integrates with a ton of your preferred apps and services, so you can write a tweet, draft a message, create a file in Dropbox, or assign a task to Reminders. AVOID FORGETTING IT NOW OR LATER: The Inbox receives new submissions. Once there, you can organize them by tagging them, flagging them for significance, or archiving them for later use. RAISE THE STAGE OF YOUR TEXT: Create a unique look and feel for Drafts by adjusting the interface's many features, including the ability to choose your own fonts and set margins, line heights, and spacing. To swiftly convert, manipulate, and transform your work, use the programmable buttons above the keyboard. Do you use Drafts as your primary mailbox for all of your text? Utilize special features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and text manipulation operations to process everything swiftly. UTILISE YOUR WRIST COMPUTER'S POWER: Your ideas will be ready to be developed on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac when you use your Apple Watch to swiftly capture text using only your voice. WORD PUBLISHING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER: Drafts is similar to post-its updated for the smartphone era because it opens really quickly and supports capture via Siri, the widget, share extension, file import, and dictation.
Excellent tool, but watch for glitch I use this tool constantly, daily. I highly recommend it to anyone who would prefer to focus on a conversation or professional meeting without taking verbatim typed notes. Do be aware of your state's laws around recording meetings and whether you need to inform others that you are recording. The glitch is that sometimes I will open a new audionote and press "record" and then turn my attention elsewhere only to return to the audionote and see that, although the "record" button had gone from red to white-ish, there was nothing recorded. That has been frustrating. I now watch to be sure that the recording time begins to count up before turning my attention elsewhere, but I do forget sometimes.
Dr. Kim Sherman
Record audio and notes that are synchronised with our most popular note-taking app! A notepad's features are combined in AudioNote. A useful tool that can help you save time and improve the quality of your notes, AudioNote combines the features of a voice recorder and notepad. It's the ideal app for businesses or students. AudioNote automatically indexes your meetings, lectures, interviews, or study sessions by syncing notes and audio. Need to go over the deliverables discussion from your upcoming project? Trying to recall what the professor said on a crucial topic? There's no need to waste time listening to the complete audio to find out with AudioNote. Each note serves as a direct link to the moment it was recorded, bringing you right to the content you're looking for. Did not record any meeting notes? No issue; just add them afterwards. AudioNote is a fully featured note-taking program that also improves the value of your notes. During playback, see how your words, drawings, and images highlight to help you recall the scene from which they were shot. You may use AudioNote anywhere, including conferences, meetings, interviews, lectures, and study sessions, thanks to the ease of the iPad or iPhone. Use it even to record notes to yourself as you make notes on fresh ideas. Join the tens of thousands of educators, corporate executives, and other professionals who have already realized how valuable AudioNote is.
This app helps one get a lot done on the iPad (or iPhone) that wouldn't be possible otherwise---even the free version. Paying a subscription has been worth it too. You just have to try it to see how it might be useful to you personally and if that justifies the price. I do less with the tag and workspace features than I perhaps could because I tend to use Bear for reference. Fortunately, there are users who know how to script and have come up with actions to make Drafts play well with Bear. Ditto other apps, including email. In the end, Drafts is kind of like a work environment in which one can begin all work with text. It's also good for cleaning up text from other sources. I have loved this app through several versions. One reason, I suspect, is because it continues to test the boundaries of what is possible in iOS. And one can actually customize one's work environment a bit. In other words, the app takes both the operating system and the user seriously. The subscription model has also led to a viable business plan, it seems, whereas I've seen other solid apps go neglected or get killed off for lack of ongoing funding and attention in a constantly changing computing environment and app market.
- Mark Stoneman
I’ve been using drafts since version 4 came out. It changed the way I work, and I love using it to enter and manipulate text. I’ve been playing around with Drafts 5 and the app is amazing. There’s so much power in the free app, and the pro subscriptions adds some great options for power users. Thing is, I’m not a power user, but I’m more than willing to pay for the features I use. My biggest issue is that I dislike and avoid app subscriptions. I like that when I pay for an app, even if the company disappears tomorrow, I can continue to use the app for years to come. I’m also not thrilled that dark mode is behind the subscription wall, I’d pay a few dollars to have a dark mode, I find it much easier on my eyes, but can’t justify the subscription just for dark mode, since it’s the only tool I would use from the subscription. Fortunately, I can continue using drafts 4 with its dark mode. Sure, I’ll miss out on all the new features in the free app, but that’s how much I dislike day mode. Just writing this review is burning my eyes. But my issues say nothing about the app itself which is wonderful. Definitely give the free mode a spin, and if you like scripting and having full control and aren’t opposed to renting apps, the sub is a great value. But for me it’s less than ideal as it’s currently set up. Hopefully down the line, the developer will consider making dark mode an optional in app purchase for those that don’t or can’t subscribe.
I never thought I needed an app like this, then I hear them talk about it all the time on Mac Power Users and Automators podcast so I thought I would give it a try. It seems overwhelming at first with all of the options but once you configure a few actions you’ll never go back. There is enough free to the app that you could use it without the IAP - I wouldn’t recommend it though, the customizable nature of the app is unlocked when you subscribe. Also, this dude is an indie dev so there isn’t multi unicorn level of funding keeping this product alive - you’re literally making this viable for him, so hit subscribe - you’ll thank me later. Also, the quick dictate function on the watch is a GAME CHANGER. Tap the complication, tap the microphone and record your thought. Then when you have time to process, open the app on your iPhone/Mac and manipulate the text with the actions. It literally lets you dump what you’re thinking into an app with the least amount of friction. The best part is the text isn’t stuck in this app, which is the whole point. Give it a go!
- news.ycombinator.com | 1 Mar 2022
Needs a few things to be perfect I love this app but I can’t zoom in and the highlighter only works when you type not when using the apple pen. Those are the only problems I have with this app. Please fix that.
- NBillu , 02/16/2019, Appstore
Near Perfect I can almost give AudioNote 2 a 5-star rating, and for the life of me, I do not understand how anyone could rate it 1 or 2 stars. I think that reveals more about user incompetence than it does about this excellent app. All in all, it’s nearly perfect. In fact, I hesitate to list what I think are its shortcomings, because it performs so well. But there are 3 aspects where I see room for improvement. 1. Better iPad integration with Apples Files app. I keep my current AudioNote work on my MacBook desktop, and I’d like to be able to open it on iPad and immediately edit. Instead, I have to download the whole audio file first. 2. Like nearly everyone else, AudioNote now requires a subscription to use advanced features. But I think the fee is unreasonably high. (And it would have been a good move to offer us early adopters of the original product a discount or some similar incentive. Nonetheless, the fee is too high.) 3. BIGGIE: Less complicated playback speed controls.
- jginfl , 04/06/2018, Appstore
|Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
|It tends to freeze when sharing large files
|Simplify feature deletes important information
|Only available for apple devices
|Take notes with recorded audio using 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
|Download it today!**************************************************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, over WiFi, or through iTunes- Desktop support: view your .audionote files on Mac or PC
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