The Philips Dictation Recorder for BlackBerry 10 is a real gem of application, both for business users and for 'normal' folk that just want to record voice notes and it won't cost you a penny to download.
As you would expect from a BlackBerry 10 app, the user interface is simple to use and navigate, along with looking pretty sweet on a black background. Once you launch the app you will be taken by default to the dictation page. Here you'll see four large tabs on-screen allowing for quick and easy recording, playback and forward/back controls.
Once a recording has been made you can then utilize the tabs at the base of the display to edit, send or prioritize the recording. Jump into edit and there are a range of things that can be changed - from the name of the file, to attaching an image from your gallery to it. Once you are happy with the changes you just press the 'save' tab and you're done.
Press 'Send' and you'll be able to share your file via email. You're default email account will open, but you can use the drop down box to switch email addresses if you desire.
The tab at the bottom left of the screen will let you dive into any recordings you have as drafts, or view sent items as well as a list of all. Up until this point everything is pretty simple, but open up the settings and there is even more to offer.
The app works in conjunction with the Philips SpeechExec Mobile Server to manage secure dictation file delivery. This is clearly only going to be an option for large companies as there will be a cost involved, but for some people this could be a fantastic way of making your business for effective. Once an audio file is transferred to Philips SpeechExec Mobile Server, it is sent automatically to the right transcription workstation within your company network. The software is location specific, but to find out more click here.
- The Philips dictation recorder for BlackBerry offers editing functions such as insert, overwrite and append for professional recording control
- Priority setting for getting urgent jobs processed first
- A clear user interface intuitively guides you through the dictation and download process
- Easy-to-use touch screen control for intuitive operation
- File encryption for maximum security
- Filter function to find relevant dictations faster
Philips Dictation Recorder is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphone and is free to download - spot on.