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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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GraphicConverter 8.8

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Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 8.8 with a plethora of new features and improvements, including support for XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) face tags, the capability to create a new image with URL from the clipboard, and support for exporting a TIFF file with ZIP compression. The graphic conversion and editing utility also improves support for Photoshop plug-ins, adds export of EXIF data to Photoshop files, and improves the importation of EXIF data from Photoshop files. Enhancements include an eraser size increase to 50, updated image capture support, multi-page support when creating an HTML catalog, and a new option to display a combined histogram in the Levels dialog. ($39.95 new from the Lemkesoft Web site or $38.99 from the Mac App Store, 176 MB, release notes).

 

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