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Fill in Gaps in Pear Note

If you ever find yourself zoning out during a meeting or class, only later to realize that you forgot to take notes for 20 minutes, Pear Note makes it easy to fill in those gaps. To do so:

  1. Open your Pear Note document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click on the last text you did type to jump to that point in the recording.
  4. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.
  5. Take notes on the part you missed.

Your new notes will be synced to the recording just as if you'd taken them live with the rest of your notes.

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The new system-wide Auto Save feature of Mac OS X Lion is great for most people, but what about those of us who have taught ourselves to press Command-S reflexively in order to avoid losing work when applications crash? Many Tricks’s Lioness has a solution.Show full article

Microsoft Word 5.1 Returns... to the iPad

Microsoft Word 5 for the Mac was abandoned long ago, giving way to more feature-laden versions of the program, but now Microsoft has revived the software, realizing that the smaller code base is fairly easy to port to iOS, as compared to its later, larger versions.Show full article

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Apple to Offer Subscription Service and Subscription-Based Mac

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Bartleby, For When You Prefer Not To

New software from Scrivener creator Literature & Latte fights writer’s overdrive.Show full article

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