The further we progress in work and education, the greater the need to take accurate and detailed notes becomes. In fact, the quality of your coursework or revision notes, or the ability to fulfil a managers or clients brief, can be directly related to the detail and quality of your notes. If you find taking notes with a pen and paper difficult, one solution is to make an audio recording in the meeting or lecture instead of taking written notes. This means you have a comprehensive detailed record of your meeting or lecture. The down side is you have a long audio recording to deal with. If this sounds familiar, audio note-taking could be the solution to your note taking dilemma.

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Audio Note taking apps allow you to make user friendly, enhanced audio recordings, by adding markers, text, images or colour coding audio chunks when recording on your mobile or laptop. When these enhanced audio files are added to the desktop versions of the software, your audio notes become a multi-media reference tool, perfect for revision, report writing, or blogging. Take a look at the video above to see how this works in action.

You can download a free trial of the software we used in this video:

Conversor Notetalker Edit:

Sonocent Audio Notetaker:

Video produced by Sean Douglas

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