Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Visit Useful Fruit Software

 
 
Previous: TidBITS 92 Next: TidBITS 94

SFDialog Extenders Details

Super Boomerang 3.0 ShortCut 1.5 KiwiFinder Extender 1.02 DFaultD 2.22 SuperBoomerang 3.0 Now Software 520 S.W. Harrison StShow full article

SFIntroduction

When I first used Boomerang 2.0, I was in second heaven. Finally, a utility that watched what I did and helped out on its own later! I immediately whipped off an article for the local users' group praising Boomerang to the skies and went on to use Boomerang happilyShow full article

Super Boomerang 3.0

As I said earlier, the beauty of Super Boomerang is the way it works behind your back to make your life easier. Hiro Yamamoto, the author, has done an excellent job of thinking about how people use files and ways that the most commonly used files can be brought to the forefront easilyShow full article

ShortCut 1.5

Like the original Boomerang, ShortCut installs a little button to the left of the drive name for its menu to pop up from. Unlike Boomerang, the 'hot' area extends to the entire drive name, which makes it easier to select than Boomerang's original little boomerang buttonShow full article

KiwiFinder Extender 1.02

Since we also have KiwiFinder Extender, this seemed like a good place to talk about it. Like Super Boomerang and ShortCut, KiwiFinder enhances the SFDialog boxShow full article

DFaultD 2.22

In the shareware arena, DFaultD provides a number of useful functions at the reasonable price of $20. Jon Gotow originally intended DFaultD to assign a default folder to an application, so you could easily switch to this folder when you open or save a fileShow full article

Show the full text of all articles