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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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In Defense of Email: Our Last Best Hope

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Email is far from hip these days. Pundits and investors alike salivate over ways to replace it with something more modern, but The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal argues that email is still the best part of the Internet. Despite its flaws, email is open, universal, decentralized, mobile-friendly, and decidedly less commercial than alternate communications technologies. Madrigal argues that email may be our last best hope of keeping the large tech firms from imprisoning us in their proprietary walled gardens.favicon follow link

 

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Hans-Ulrik Karln  2014-08-26 02:39
Rather than the friendlier "gardens", call them gated communities, including registration of who/where/when (with different links).
dbrugger  An apple icon for a TidBITS Benefactor 2014-08-26 18:27
Email is all I can use because it allows me the multiplicity if resources I like using on my MacBook Pro. My old fat fingers are too fat for the phone. The iPad is difficult to use because it is so hard to go from one application to another. On my computer I can have six programs open and tiled to get easy access from one to another. I do not tweet or use other social media because I simply do not have the time for idle one liners and yet another way to waste my time. I also do not want to miss the world and universe that passes by each day as I watch all of these other humanoids staring at their small screen and nearly getting hit by traffic. Time is short and nature is beautiful.