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12-01-2010, 12:15 PM
If want to capture thoughts while I'm freewheeling in my car.
The more I think about it, the more I think a simple single-purpose digital recorder is fine -- all it does is record voice, and that is all.
It should have an on/off switch that I can work without looking.
Am I overlooking any low-hanging vegetables in going this route?
12-01-2010, 02:10 PM
Depending where you live, there are services on offer that you can call, leave a message and get emailed it back in text format. That has the effect of not having a voice-recorder inbox and instead an extra set of info coming into your email inbox.
I cant recall the names of any of the providers (they dont offer their services where I live) but Im sure others will provide names.
12-02-2010, 03:00 AM
if you can make a hands free call, then you could call your own number and leave a voice message to yourself. Depending on how many messages you get anyway and how many ideas you want/need to capture while driving, this might work...
12-02-2010, 09:20 AM
I attached a lanyard to a voice recorder and I wear it around my neck while driving. The recorder has a distinct record button that I can find without taking my eyes off the road. There aren't many USB MP3 Player/Flash Drive/Voice Recorder combos that have this feature so you might want to get a true voice recorder. Sony makes some nice ones that are easy to use.
12-02-2010, 04:38 PM
It sounds strange to describe, but I have successfully used a small clipboard in my car. I leave it on the console between the seats with a pen attached. With a little practice, you can get it out, draw a line, and scribble the note without looking. Tear off sheets make it easier.
Of course, these sheets go into the inbox like anything else.
12-05-2010, 10:34 AM
My cel phone has button on the side that immediately opens up a memo recording app. I hit ok then record, "Buy new bucket for garage", hit ok to save, and I'm done. All memos are saved in "My sounds" which I process later. I tried the notepad thing, too, but the phone is definitely easier when driving.