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Record Online Meetings in Pear Note

While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:

  1. Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
  2. Download LineIn and install it.
  3. Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
  4. Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
  5. Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
  6. Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
  7. Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.

This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.

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Fantastical 1.2

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Flexibits has released Fantastical 1.2, an update that brings a number of improvements to their popular calendar utility. Enhancements in this release include improved entry of recurring events using natural language, dimming of timed events that have already occurred, automatic URL detection when entering an event, and display of event end times in the event list. The update is rounded out by localization for French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages and various bug fixes. ($19.99 new from Flexibits or the Mac App Store, free update, 8.7 MB, release notes)

 

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