Posted on December 10, 2012
For example, if I want to interview a Digital Media expert at a conference I am attending, the iPhone is an ever-present tool for recording the interview so that it may be released later as an audio podcast. Alternately, I may simply want to record the interview to be certain I don’t miss any key points when I later might choose to write a summary of the interview.
Even in college it was difficult for me to keep notes synchronized with lecture commentary. I simply could not write and spell fast enough to keep up. Thus, a voice recording is a great option and the iPhone is a handy tool.
Apple provides its own App for iPhone voice recording. However, it is not easy to get the recording off of the phone and saved on my computer for later editing. Thus, I have chosen a free App from Griffin entitled iTalk. Today’s video podcast demonstrates how iTalk works. There are two steps.
First is to download the iTalk App to the iPhone. Second is to download a separate program, called iTalk Synch, to the computer. The purpose of iTalk Synch is to transfer the recording from the iPhone to the computer, which it does via WiFi.
The iTalk App works consistently as advertised on the iPhone. Unfortunately, iTalk Synch sometimes is unable to “locate” the phone or transfer the recording. I had to restart the computer on a few occasions to get iTalk Synch to do its job. Since I have an iMac the restart procedure is not nearly as annoying as it is for a Windows machine that can take five minutes, or more, to restart. Nonetheless, even on an iMac the restart procedure is grating because it should not be necessary.