CaptureNotes 2 for iPad - Take Notes, Record Audio, Flag the Critical

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[prMac.com] Miami, Florida - G8R Software today is pleased to announce CaptureNotes 2 for iPad, a major update to their Productivity app that allows the user to type or write notes, while simultaneously recording the audio of the lecture or meeting. Users can mark key points by placing a Flag in the Notebooks as they take notes. The Flags are keyed with an icon, name, and color, and when placed during audio recording, become time-stamped and synced to the audio at that precise point. When later reviewing the notes, audio playback is simple to achieve through the placed Flags. A complete note taking solution, the app now features PDF importing directly into Notebooks, customizable Flags, backup and restore through iTunes and Dropbox, along with the Binder and Notebook organization system.

Hailed by users as one of the most creative features of any note taking app for the iPad are the graphic markers called Flags, which can be inserted anywhere in the user's notes during or after the meeting or lecture. With CaptureNotes 2, Customized Flags have been included with the default Business & Education sets. Users can create their own custom Flags that suit their specific needs and habits by assigning a name and one of over 100 icons to uniquely colored Flags. The custom Flags help to clarify notes, and aid in organizing information, data, questions, comments, etc. All Flags become available through the Filter Flags button once placed in a Notebook, which permits the user to efficiently review their notes by jumping to similarly Flagged sections.

CaptureNotes 2 is very simple in operation, yet includes icons, buttons, and control settings that allow users a customized experience. Note taking is a highly personalized activity - no two people are alike. CaptureNotes 2 gives every user the freedom to take notes in the style that best suits them and then adds a complete audio record of the entire presentation as a permanent reference. Audio recordings can be started, paused, or stopped at any time while working in the Notebook and are immediately available for replay through the Audio Segment Drawer.

G8R Software simplified the process of taking and reviewing notes on the iPad with CaptureNotes 2 by allowing notebooks to remain open to amendments at any time. Class notes, meeting notes, or any type of running dialog can now be captured in a single Notebook. While in the Notebook, the user can choose from blank, ruled, or grid paper styles. The app accommodates writing with a finger or iPad stylus, and the user can type in text using the pop-up virtual keyboard or an optional, external Bluetooth keyboard. There are more than 100 type fonts and four type sizes. Combining diagrams and drawings with text is effortless, with four pen sizes and eight colors. In addition to the default paper styles, the new PDF import allows users to bring documents into a notebook and take notes directly on the PDF, while audio recording and placing Flags - directly syncing the Audio to that specific point of the PDF.

Feature Highlights:
* Focus on what is taking place during a lecture or meeting without the fear of missing something important through audio recording
* CaptureNotes 2 Flags allow users to pinpoint critical parts of a lecture or meeting for quick and accurate audio review
* The CaptureNotes 2 Library permits users to keep all their notes in one place, improving their organization
* Users can share Notebooks with team members, collectively reviewing a lecture or meeting to better all members' understanding of the session
* Reduce paper waste, archive Notebooks for review years later
* Consolidate notes, comments, audio, drawings, and more all in one place

Users manage their Notebooks and Binders in the CaptureNotes 2 Library. Notebooks are individual sessions and Binders are collections of Notebooks. The flexible organization system allows students or professionals to set up Notebooks in advance, and arrive to class or a meeting completely prepared. Users can share Notebooks by easily sending an email of a PDF version.

CaptureNotes 2 supports backup and restore functions through iTunes & Dropbox - valuable data is protected whether the user is connected to their computer or on the road without it. Establishing a Dropbox link within CaptureNotes 2 also provides the user with the ability to import of PDFs into Notebooks.

"We received great feedback from users regarding our first version of CaptureNotes," stated Scott Bryan of G8R Software. "They were enthusiastic about the App and offered excellent suggestions for a better product and experience. CaptureNotes 2 successfully implements the three largest requests our users made; Customizable Flags, PDF Importing and Dropbox integration, and we also introduced an elegant new interface and simplified the workflow. We are quite pleased with the results, and will continue to evolve and improve our franchise product as it makes its way to #1 in Productivity Apps!"

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2.1 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 16.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
CaptureNotes 2.0 for iPad is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.

Located in Miami, Florida, G8R Software is a family owned business that was established in 2010 by Scott Bryan. They are devoted to introducing creative mobile applications for education, business, and fun. CaptureNotes is the first of several planned mobile applications. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 G8R Software, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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