This week I'm travelling to Illinois for some corporate training which just happens to be the home of our very own Kerri Neill. As you can imagine I'm always thinking of last minute items to pick up or pack. Only problem is its usually while walking on a busy Manhattan street. Rather than risk serious bodily harm stopping in the middle of foot traffic to jot down a quick reminder by typing the whole thing out, I thought about using voice notes. Wouldn't it be nice if you could record a message and add it to your tasks or calendar application? That way when the reminder pops-up up all you'd have to do is listen? Now you can with iVoiceNote by iDong. Keep reading for more details and screenshots.
iVoiceNote is a simple and easy to learn application. With just a couple of clicks you can record a message and import it. As soon as the reminder notification appears open the item, press the menu key, and click on Play Voice Note. Now instead of typing out each to-do you can just listen to the note. Users can manage their recordings and choose whether to store on their device or SD card. You can erase, rename, or listen to your messages anytime.
As a fan of Dragon for Email I find this application useful with a lot of potential. I think it's a great handsfree solution for setting reminders and tasks without sitting there typing it out. At least with this I can remember to pack my device chargers without getting hit by a pedestrian or a NYC cab (I'm guilty of looking down at my BB while walking). I do feel the interface needs a little improvement when it comes to maneuverability but it's not that bad once you get the hang of it. You can modify the name of each reminder so don't think you're stuck with the default title.
Record voice note and save it into calendar event or task
Listen to recorded voice note when reminder pops up
Voice note can be saved into SD card or device memory
Recorded voice notes management - remove single selected voice note, remove all voice notes with associated calendar event or task, rename voice note, send voice note as email.
iVoiceNote comes with a three day free trial and is $2.99 at BlackBerry App World. It is compatible with devices running OS 4.5 and higher.
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