October 3, 2008 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Cedar Park, Texas - WebIS has announced Note2Self 2.00, a major update to their easy-to-use audio recorder for Apple iPhone. It allows anyone to quickly record a voice note, save it in a Saved Notes list and automatically send it to any email address, all without pushing a single button. Instant, hands free voice mail. Improvements include a WiFi web server, automatic level pause during recording, multi-note delete, audio scrubbing, three defaults using Contact Pictures, and many other improvements.
As wonderful as iPhones are, they still lack an easy way to create actionable items with the most natural method of output: the human voice. Note2Self allows anyone to quickly record a voice note, save it in a Saved Notes list and automatically send it to a preset email address. All of this can be performed hands-free, without having to select a contact, type text, or any other distraction that could prove dangerous or difficult to do.
The key to unlocking productivity is for Note2Self to be incredibly streamlined and focused. Start Note2Self. Bring the iPhone up to the ear and start talking. Bring it back down and the recording stops. The recorded message is saved or emailed automatically.
"... collecting short notes to yourself and sending them off - it works extremely well" Jesse David Hollington, iLounge.
Version 2.0 brings Note2Self to the level of the most complete professional level audio recording tool on the iPhone today. It does this by bringing some major new improvements, an updated look and a completely overhauled set of options. A full list of 2.0 features include:
* Built-In WiFi Note2Self Server allows you to record and download nearly any size* voice note to your desktop (Mac, PC, Linux)
* Settings moved into the application itself and redesigned
* Automatic Pause During Recording when Level goes below user setting
* Badge Count is now user configurable
* Support for Landscape mode and rotation (rotation disabled during recording)
* Awesome new Multi-Note Delete/Send user interface
* Now offers 3 Default Emails with Contact Pictures for sending email
* Added ability to specify custom email during initial recording
* New Volume Bar
* Pause and Seek through your audio while playing
* Elapsed time while playing
* Improved Spanish Localization
* Many other improvements throughout the application
Leveraging Apple's Cocoa Touch foundation, Note2Self is gorgeous looking and truly an easy to use application. It uses the accelerometer to toggle recording on and off automatically. Instant, hands free voice mail. Only on the iPhone.
Note2Self can record audio as long as there is free space, and offers two encoding options to help decide the quality of the voice message which are playable with Apple's QuickTime software.
Note2Self Sending Service:
While the iPhone email client is capable of sending attachments, this ability is not yet available to Apple iPhone Developers. So for Note2Self to send email voice notes, WebIS has set up a passthrough server that accepts voice notes via a web service and then sends the email to the recipients.
* iPhone or Second Generation iPod Touch 2.0 with Microphone
Pricing and Availability:
Note2Self 2.00 for iPhone is only $2.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, WebIS, Inc. is a privately funded Corporation founded in 1997 by Aleksei Kac. WebIS, Inc. has focused on the Mobile PDA and Smartphone market since August of 2001 and has risen to become one of top ten developers by sales for mobile devices shortly thereafter. With more than 500,000 users on Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and now the iPhone, WebIS has shown expertise, leadership, and vision in the mobile space. For more information on WebIS or Pocket Informant, please visit their website. Copyright 1997-2008 WebIS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.