Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Elsewhere Online: Epiphany Recorder for iPhone Captures Past Conversations

iPhone new feature-App StoreImage by Liutao via Flickr

I have often wished for a recorder like this, perhaps even integrating photos or video so I could become better at remembering names. Still, I can see some possibilities for this. The trick will be to figure out how to integrate it into my life and work. I still have to start the recorder when I begin a talk or meeting. This could be interesting.

Last night, I gave Epiphany Recorder a spin on my iPhone. The application, which is free (for now) in the iTunes App Store, is at its core level a voice recorder. When you dig a little deeper, however, you’ll see a fairly unique feature in the way it records the past. Sorta.

When you fire up Epiphany, it begins recording right away. That’s a similar function to the DVR in my home: While I’m watching the television, the DVR is recording up to an hour of content automatically. This enables the features to “go back in time” by rewinding what was live programming. Epiphany does the same, but for audio.

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