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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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Installation

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The Drive 2.4 and Rapport both came in large boxes with plenty of foam padding and electrostatic protection bags. I was a bit surprised to receive such a large box containing the two of them, but the volleyball games at the shipping warehouse would be hard put to damage either piece. A 1.4 MB blank disk (nice touch!) and an 800K floppy disk containing the software ships in the Rapport box, and both boxes contain the same manual. The Drive 2.4 box also includes a shrink-wrapped copy of Fifth Generation's FastBack II backup program, which I'm not going to get to reviewing. Rapport can work alone to provide some extra features to the internal drive or to an external Apple drive (more on this later), which is why Kennect packages and ships the two items separately.

The floppy disk contains a System Folder, the Rapport INIT, Apple File Exchange, and a Read Me file that gives a version history for the INIT. Installation was simple and needed no instructions. I connected the Drive 2.4's cable to the Rapport, attached the Rapport to my Mac's floppy port, dropped the Rapport INIT in the System Folder, and rebooted. Actually, that's not entirely true, because I wanted to see if anything would happen with the Rapport and Drive 2.4 connected without the INIT installed. Nothing did.

The installation procedure couldn't have been much easier, although the manual says that some Macs are lower to the ground than others. For those Macs, Kennect includes a new set of rubber feet to raise the Mac slightly so that the Rapport unit isn't running into the desk surface. This wasn't a problem for me, since the Mac sits on my hard drive. Still, it's something to keep in mind when installing Rapport.

 

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