Why Use Voice Notes
There are many different ways to remember something with Evernote: snap a picture, clip a web page, write it down, copy and paste, capture an audio recording, and more. Creating a voice note is an easy way to quickly capture ideas, conversations, and tasks, especially when you’re on the go. Voice notes can be captured from any mobile version of Evernote, but they can also be recorded on your computer and dragged into Evernote. While extremely simple to create, voice notes aren’t always easily searchable. Enter a very useful integration in the Evernote Trunk: Voice2Note by Dial2Do.
Voice2Note by Dial2Do
Voice2Note, a service from Dial2Do, automatically converts the first 30 seconds of any newly-created audio note into text that is easily searchable for future reference.
How it Works:
- Create an account at Voice2Note.com and connect it to your Evernote account. Voice2Note will provide you with a dedicated phone number that you’ll be able to call anytime you want to create a new note from your landline or cell phone.
- Record a new audio note in Evernote on your mobile device, call the Voice2Note phone number provided to you, or drag a compatible audio file into Evernote on your desktop.
- Voice2Note will transcribe the first 30 seconds of your note and insert the text into your note. You’ll still have the audio, too.
Call in your Notes
One of the coolest features of Voice2Note is the option to record new notes by simply making a phone call. When you’re on the go, you can call your personal Voice2Note number, record your note and hang up. The first 30 seconds of your note will be transcribed and saved into your Evernote account automatically (along with the voice clip, so you’ll have access to the whole audio recording). If you don’t want to worry about tagging your voice notes later, you can organize them by speaking the name of the tag (ex: ‘tag with <tagname>’), and Voice2Note will assign this tag to your note.
Once you start using voice notes, you’ll find them invaluable. Remind yourself of to-dos, capture inspiration, and record mental notes whenever and wherever they strike you. Once your note has been transcribed, you’ll easily be able to search for it by remembering only a few words associated with the idea.
Tip: Think about what you really want to remember when you record your note (for example, if you’ve found inspiration for a work project, start your memo with something like, ‘Work inspiration, new application to check out’). This foresight will allow you to find notes by the most important keywords.
Other Voice Apps in the Trunk
There are many ways to get the most out of recorded notes in Evernote. Other cool apps in the Trunk that let you make your voice notes more useful include Total Recall, which allows you to record phone calls and send audio notes directly from an Android mobile device to Evernote, and Quicktate, which allows you to send existing voice notes or create new ones and have them transcribed for you.