AppStore Picks: Note2Self

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I’m going to start an irregular series of iPhone application recommendations. My first pick is a great little voice recorder called Note2Self. This application scratches a particular itch for me. You see, I have this problem. I’m a scatterbrain. I can be just about anywhere and think of something I need to do. The problem is, a few minutes later I may just completely forget that thought entirely. So there you have my problem. How do I capture those thoughts before I experience my own Ram flush? I’ve used a variety of tools for this problem including Moleskines, Jott, and the ever present Napkin.

Note2Self is my most recent tool in this arsenal. Once you activate the application it gives you a simple screen.

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You can either press the “Start Recording” button or just hold the phone up to your ear and it starts recording automatically.

It is that easy. I hold it up to my ear and empty my passing thought.

“Make plan for world domination with geeky Mac website.”

I then lower the phone and it stops recording automatically and emails the audio file to my chosen inbox. When the personal RAM flushes (it inevitably will), it doesn’t matter because the next time I check email I’ll have a little audio file that reminds me to do something or add a task to OmniFocus.

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You can download Note2Self directly from the AppStore for $2.99. You can learn more about the application at the developer website. Check it out.

15 Comments AppStore Picks: Note2Self

  1. marieboyer@comcast.net

    This looks like a good one. In terms of productivity, though . . . Jott allows you to do the same but it transcribes your audio note into text thereby allowing for instant transfer into OF. With this, you have to take the time to listen to your audio note and then put the task or thought somewhere else, delete the audio file from your computer, etc….

    And doesn’t OF allow for audio notes? (I have not used it yet since my OF is not working properly right now.)

    I know you know all this … sorry for this overly compulsive observation.

    Reply
  2. marieboyer@comcast.net

    This looks like a good one. In terms of productivity, though . . . Jott allows you to do the same but it transcribes your audio note into text thereby allowing for instant transfer into OF. With this, you have to take the time to listen to your audio note and then put the task or thought somewhere else, delete the audio file from your computer, etc….

    And doesn’t OF allow for audio notes? (I have not used it yet since my OF is not working properly right now.)

    I know you know all this … sorry for this overly compulsive observation.

    Reply
  3. marieboyer@comcast.net

    This looks like a good one. In terms of productivity, though . . . Jott allows you to do the same but it transcribes your audio note into text thereby allowing for instant transfer into OF. With this, you have to take the time to listen to your audio note and then put the task or thought somewhere else, delete the audio file from your computer, etc….

    And doesn’t OF allow for audio notes? (I have not used it yet since my OF is not working properly right now.)

    I know you know all this … sorry for this overly compulsive observation.

    Reply
  4. marieboyer@comcast.net

    This looks like a good one. In terms of productivity, though . . . Jott allows you to do the same but it transcribes your audio note into text thereby allowing for instant transfer into OF. With this, you have to take the time to listen to your audio note and then put the task or thought somewhere else, delete the audio file from your computer, etc….

    And doesn’t OF allow for audio notes? (I have not used it yet since my OF is not working properly right now.)

    I know you know all this … sorry for this overly compulsive observation.

    Reply
  5. marieboyer@comcast.net

    This looks like a good one. In terms of productivity, though . . . Jott allows you to do the same but it transcribes your audio note into text thereby allowing for instant transfer into OF. With this, you have to take the time to listen to your audio note and then put the task or thought somewhere else, delete the audio file from your computer, etc….

    And doesn’t OF allow for audio notes? (I have not used it yet since my OF is not working properly right now.)

    I know you know all this … sorry for this overly compulsive observation.

    Reply
  6. david@macsparky.com

    @Marie …

    I don’t use OmniFocus Touch for voice recording because the boot up/sync takes too long and I’m usually on a deadline against the RAM flush. I can swallow the boot up when I want to adjust review OF data but just to get something recorded … too slow.

    As to Jott, I do use it sometimes. I have not had good luck with the iPhone application though. Some of my Jott’s simply don’t make it too me where calling Jott has always been 100% reliable

    So in the end this extra tool is sometimes (but not always) best for the job.

    Reply
  7. david@macsparky.com

    @Marie …

    I don’t use OmniFocus Touch for voice recording because the boot up/sync takes too long and I’m usually on a deadline against the RAM flush. I can swallow the boot up when I want to adjust review OF data but just to get something recorded … too slow.

    As to Jott, I do use it sometimes. I have not had good luck with the iPhone application though. Some of my Jott’s simply don’t make it too me where calling Jott has always been 100% reliable

    So in the end this extra tool is sometimes (but not always) best for the job.

    Reply
  8. david@macsparky.com

    @Marie …

    I don’t use OmniFocus Touch for voice recording because the boot up/sync takes too long and I’m usually on a deadline against the RAM flush. I can swallow the boot up when I want to adjust review OF data but just to get something recorded … too slow.

    As to Jott, I do use it sometimes. I have not had good luck with the iPhone application though. Some of my Jott’s simply don’t make it too me where calling Jott has always been 100% reliable

    So in the end this extra tool is sometimes (but not always) best for the job.

    Reply
  9. david@macsparky.com

    @Marie …

    I don’t use OmniFocus Touch for voice recording because the boot up/sync takes too long and I’m usually on a deadline against the RAM flush. I can swallow the boot up when I want to adjust review OF data but just to get something recorded … too slow.

    As to Jott, I do use it sometimes. I have not had good luck with the iPhone application though. Some of my Jott’s simply don’t make it too me where calling Jott has always been 100% reliable

    So in the end this extra tool is sometimes (but not always) best for the job.

    Reply
  10. david@macsparky.com

    @Marie …

    I don’t use OmniFocus Touch for voice recording because the boot up/sync takes too long and I’m usually on a deadline against the RAM flush. I can swallow the boot up when I want to adjust review OF data but just to get something recorded … too slow.

    As to Jott, I do use it sometimes. I have not had good luck with the iPhone application though. Some of my Jott’s simply don’t make it too me where calling Jott has always been 100% reliable

    So in the end this extra tool is sometimes (but not always) best for the job.

    Reply

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