Lecture Notes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cadler, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. cadler macrumors newbie

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    Not sure where to post this but I am looking for a program that records lectures and types them up on my mac book. Someone mentioned a few Dragon programs by Nuance but Nuance said that they only recognize one voice that you have to train it to recognize; then it types what that voice says. So it won't recognize all my professors. So any other ideas? I can type pretty well and transcribe what I record. I just can't take very good notes right now because I had carpal tunnel surgery this summer and I can't write very long as it hurts too much. All and any help is appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. randomdude321 macrumors newbie

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    The best way for you would be just recording the lecture and asking a friend for the notes to the lecture. You should talk to your lecturer about your condition. Who knows. Maybe the lecturer would give you his or her notes to you.
     
  3. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the reason why Dragon Voice works so well is because of the need to "train" the program to recognize a specific voice. But yeah, another way of doing it is using Evernote and a service called Voice2Note. Voice2Note is free, but you're limited to only 5 notes per month. For unlimited uploads, you can pay $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year. I haven't really tested it well (just tried it once in my own room), but you can give it a try using the free, basic plan. No payment info is needed to try it out. Anyway:

    Download the Evernote app for your computer or smartphone. Sign up for Voice2Note (voice2note.dial2do.com) and sync it with your Evernote account. Then using the Evernote app, record your lecture. Hit sync in Evernote, then it'll upload the audio note to Voice2Note. It takes awhile, but the next time you sync your Evernote account, Voice2Note will send the transcription back to Evernote. You can also record the lecture using an iPod Touch or smartphone with the Evernote app OR you dial Voice2Note directly using your phone and record/transcribe like that. Either way, it'll show up in Evernote.
     

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