Pear Note for iOS review

Pear Note is an indispensable tool for anyone who uses their tablet to jot down notes. Pear Note records both audio and your keystrokes while you’re taking notes during an interview, lecture or presentation. If you find that your notes aren’t detailed enough, just tap on the text in the app, and the QuickTime recording jumps to that precise moment, allowing you to revise your notations.

During playback, the app illuminates the keystrokes in time with the recording. Plus, if during a recording, you find you need access to another app, Pear Note will record in background mode while you jump to Safari to fact-check.

Keyboard controls let you render your notes in rich text, with bullet points and highlights among the available features. Best off all, the app syncs easily with Dropbox so that you can have desktop access to your iPad notes.

You can’t edit your notes while listening to the recording. Also, you can’t record video directly in the app yet, only audio.

OUR VERDICT

Pear Note is great - it’s just not quite perfect yet.

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