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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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OS X Yosemite’s Handoff Will Require Bluetooth 4.0

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Handoff will be one of the coolest features of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, letting you seamlessly transition between workflows on the two platforms, but unfortunately for owners of older Macs, it will require Bluetooth 4.0, which excludes Macs built before 2011, and even many built later. Peter Cohen of iMore explains how to check which version of Bluetooth your Mac has. If your Mac isn’t compatible with Handoff, a USB dongle that provides Bluetooth 4.0 may enable Handoff by Yosemite’s release.favicon follow link


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Michael F.  2014-06-19 09:23
Not totally clear yet that a USB Bluetooth 4 dongle will work - see the comments to Peter's piece. I hope it will, as all of our machines are pre-BT 4.0 Macbook Pros, recently upgraded with extra RAM and SSDs - no plans to get new machines, but would hate to miss out on this feature.