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By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cool study aid syncs written notes with recorded audio.

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SoundNote is a tool that showcases how cool technology can be. It records a lecture and knows which notes were written down at each point in that lecture, making it easy to review the notes and listen to specific parts of the lecture. The sparse design keeps the focus on the meat of the app: recording audio and taking notes. The search function for the saved documents makes it easy to find notes, even when many have been saved. Teens can easily share class notes with classmates over email. The audio picks up well from across a room, though it's not the quality of a professional recording.

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