updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri April 24, 2009
Pear Note update
Useful Fruit has announced Pear Note 1.2, an update to its note-taking utility. The software can now record from multiple video cameras, including DV camcorders or webcams that require third-party drivers. Video can be recorded with resolutions up to 640 by 480. The playback interface has been improved, now highlighting a character at the moment it is typed. As a visual reference, the current word also remains underlined at all times.
The program combines audio, video, slides and text notes, with the content stored on a time-line for simple navigation. Audio and video are captured while the user takes notes. Slides can be imported from Powerpoint, Keynote or PDF files.
Pear Note 1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and can be purchased for $40.