August 18, 2009 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Columbia, MD - Useful Fruit Software is proud to announce Pear Note 1.3, the latest version of their note-taking utility for Mac OS X. At its core, Pear Note integrates audio, video, and slides with traditional text notes and stores all of this on a timeline for easy navigation. Pear Note 1.3 adds support for easily highlighting the most important pieces of notes. Pear Note 1.3 also adds a new Quick List feature, enabling users to create lists or outlines without interrupting their note-taking.
Pear Note records audio or video while the user takes notes, allowing the user to later find what was being said when they typed something. They can then play back the entire recording, or jump to the point they need to hear.
Pear Note 1.3 sports many improvements to the note-taking experience. One of the most notable new features is the addition of highlighting support. With this feature, users can call out key portions of their notes by highlighting them. Advanced users can utilize different highlighting colors to indicate different focus areas and easily switch between those color on the fly.
Pear Note 1.3 also includes a new feature called Quick List. While previous versions of Pear Note supported lists and outlines, the new Quick List feature makes this much more seamless. Users can now start lists or outlines with a simple keyboard shortcut or toolbar button without interrupting the flow of their notes.
In addition to these key features, Pear Note 1.3 includes numerous improvements to the interface and bug fixes.
Pear Note feature highlights include:
* Records audio, video, every keystroke, and slide changes
* Playback navigation utilizing text notes or slides
* Search to find notes quickly
* Rich Text notes, including lists, outlines, and highlighting
* Spotlight support for Pear Note documents
* QuickLook support for Pear Note documents
* Spell Checking
* Import and view slides from Powerpoint, Keynote, and PDF files
* Export text, audio, video, and slides
* Import audio and video
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 7 MB Hard Drive space
* Spotlight must be enabled
* A microphone (if recording audio)
* A camera such as an iSight (if recording video)
Pricing and Availability:
Pear Note 1.3 can be purchased for $39.99 (USD). A free fully functional 30 day demo is available for download.
Located in Columbia, Maryland, Useful Fruit Software LLC is a privately funded company founded in January 2008 by Chad Sellers. As a software consultant since 1997, Chad's experience includes both system-level and application-level development on Linux and Mac platforms. Dedicated to creating useful, well-made software for the Mac, Useful Fruit focuses on ease-of-use, user experience, and simplicity. Copyright 2008-2009 Useful Fruit Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.