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Add Notes to Pre-existing Recordings in Pear Note

While most people think of Pear Note as a tool for recording notes live, it can be used to take notes on pre-existing recordings as well. If you have an audio or video recording that you'd like to take notes on in Pear Note, simply:

  1. Drag the audio/video file to Pear Note and import it into a new document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.

Now you can take notes that will be synced to the recording, just as if you'd recorded them live.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 January 2011

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.9 -- Rogue Amoeba has updated Audio Hijack Pro to version 2.9.9, fixing problems customers ran into when using Skype 2.8 and Skype 5. ($32 new, free update, 6.8 MB)

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Typinator 4.3 -- The fine folks at Ergonis Software love to save you keystrokes, and to that aim, they’ve updated Typinator to version 4.3. One new feature offers quick definitions of your saved snippets directly from the Typinator menu, or via configurable hotkeys. Issues with expansions in FreeHand, Sparrow, Google Docs (in Firefox), Google Chrome, RubyMine, Sigil, FocusWriter, and TeXworks are all addressed. An incorrect startup log message on Mac OS X 10.4 is also fixed. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.3 MB)

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