||There are many situations
when making a voice message might help achieve higher productivity
in everyday work. It's not just the matter of recording your
own thoughts. Take for example communication between an executive
and an assistant, a lawyer and a secretary, a doctor and a
nurse, and so on.
One could simply record a voice message, send it to the
other side for immediate attention and move on to a next
task. As speaking is much faster than typing you can expect
significant savings of valuable time.
To record voice messages with Audio Notes Recorder you need
either a built-in microphone (e.g. some notebook computers
have it) or an external one that you will connect to the
MIC input of your sound card.
Then you should start Audio Notes Recorder, select Microphone
as the sound source and start recording. During a recording
the signal animation line on the program's front panel shows
activity (flat line means nothing is recorded).
When it comes to sending a recorded message you have two
options. One is to export message to a sound file and send
it as an attachment using your existing email client. The
other one is to use the program's built-in dialog for sending
email attachments (this option can not work with web based
email accounts like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.).
Both options, Export Message and Send Message, are available
when you click on Settings and whichever you choose you will
also be able to pick one of three available sound file formats:
WAV, OGG and MP3 (the last one on some technical conditions).
Notes on other programs
- You can use any other of our audio programs to record
voice messages (Claudio, Minutes
of Meeting Recorder, Lecture
Recorder). What those programs do not have is the built-in
dialog for sending email attachments so you would always
have to use your existing email client.
- If you insist on 16-bit stereo sound then try Claudio.
Audio Notes Recorder works only with 8-bit mono sound
and that should be just fine for its purpose with smaller
as a benefit.
- What is specific about Minutes
of Meeting Recorder and Lecture
Recorder is that they can make compressed
directly in OGG sound format during a recording session.