Smart phones have become the mainstream. I’ve found my iPhone is only as limited as my imagination. I can find new and productive uses for it all the time. The other day I realized how handy the Voice Memos application is that is standard on it. To often thoughts come to me and I am no where near my computer or pad and pencil. But I always have my iPhone with me. Thus began my audio journaling. I found it easy to quickly record my thoughts on a voice memo. It was great because when the thoughts strike me if I don’t record them some how I lose 75% of them. Its just to busy a world and my memory too over crowded as it is to keep everything in. Now that I had my audio journal going I came across the problem of “How do I index them so I can find the one I want?” This lead me to transcription and How to Transcribe iPhone Voice Memos with Dragon Naturally Speaking along with a free way iPhone m4a Transcribing (Switch Audio Converter and Express Scribe Transcription). Either way works nicely. In the end I have the audio recording and a transcript of it that is searchable. I edit the transcriptions to fill in the gaps and clear up what is said on the audio. I then reference the audio records that make up the transcript. All in all I really find it easier and more enjoyable then typing my thoughts up after the fact or at the end of the day. Please see my first post on journaling at: How to Keep a Journal for BJJ.
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