Are you a fan of linking notes to audio? Ever use AudioNote, Notability or a Livescribe pen? Well here's another to add to your toolbox and it's FREE: Mic Note!
Mic Note is great for recording lectures and meetings and typing linked, time-stamped notes that allow you to highlight important bits and review what was said. It has versions for Windows, Chrome, Android, iOS and Linux.
I learned about Mic Note today from Mike Marrotta during his Chrome Boot Camp at ATIA 2016. True confession: I was using BOTH a laptop AND an iPAD at the time he finally got around to mentioning this terrific tool. The iPad was running AudioNote so I could jot down important points and turn on a mic to capture discussions linked to my annotations. The laptop was running Chrome. If only I'd known!
Now Mic Note is an extension on my Chrome profile. It will be available to me on any device I use to access the Chrome browser (that is not an Apple device). That's the beauty of Cloud-based tools, they are available on the laptop I use for work and my old one that lives on our kitchen counter at home... as well as anywhere I travel. Mic Note saves your recordings and linked notes to either Dropbox or Drive. Each recording may be as long as three hours (according to Mike), and a pro version allows for exporting audio. I won't need that. Mic Note's transcription tools, however, will come in mighty handy for working with interviews I conduct for articles.
Thanks Mike! Wish you'd mentioned it earlier, however...cause I felt kinda silly. But technology is like that. One minute you feel really cool and "in the know," the next you realize you are wondering around in dark with extra hardware dangling in every direction.