WebIS the people who will bring us Pocket informant have released a new application in the App Store. Note2Self is first and foremost an audio recorder and a simple solution for those of us who keep track of their task items via email or to store voice notes on the phone itself. Note2Self allows you to quickly record a voice note, save it and automatically send it to any email address…all without pushing a single button. Instant voice mail!
Why do I need it?
As wonderful as our iPhones are, they still lack an easy way to create actionable items with the most natural method of output we have: our voice. Note2Self lets you record voice notes and save them in a Saved Notes list and/or send them to a preset email address without having to select a contact, type text, or any other distraction that could prove dangerous or difficult while you are driving or full of luggage. For many of us email is our to-do list; if I have an email sitting in my Inbox, I can take action on it. The key to having Note2Self unlock your productivity is to have it be incredibly streamlined and focused.
No Button Operation
Start Note2Self. Bring it up to your ear and start talking. Bring it back down in front of you and the recording stops and is saved or emailed automatically. It’s a one-trick pony, but it’s a really useful trick. Only on the iPhone.
Designed for the iPhone
Note2Self has been designed to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique abilities and interface. We use the proximity sensor to turn off the screen when you bring it up to your face; the accelerometer to toggle recording on and off; and the beautiful-to-develop in Cocoa Touch foundation to bring a gorgeous looking and easy to use application.
What about file sizes?
You can record audio for as long as you have free space. Note2Self gives you two encoding options to help you decide the quality of the voice message. You can currently choose from an AIFF uncompressed format or a 4x compressed IMA4 format. Both are playable with Apple’s QuickTime software. We are currently looking at options to add 3GP, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis support.