This is going to get
a little nerdy, but if you need to take notes on audio on your phone, it might be useful.
Sorry, this is iPhone/iPad only.
- Castro - podcast player app
- Drafts - note taking app
- Shortcuts - automation app, typically pre-installed by Apple
- control playback from your notes taking app (play/pause, rewind, skip ahead)
- insert current timestamp in note
- export timestamps and notes as named markers to Reaper or Hindenburg
On your phone, click
Get Shortcuthere: RoutineHub • Drafts✖️Castro
Install this: Castro | Drafts Directory
Open Drafts and click either (or both) marked buttons to change the set of available actions to the Castro actions
You should now see these quite self-explanatory buttons
Pro tip: you can adjust the amount of seconds for the rewind and skip ahead buttons by long-clicking them, select
edit, and change the value in the
Define Template Tag step.
The timecode buttons insert either a simple timestamp or one that is linked to the specific time in the episode.
The export buttons save the timestamps and the note that follow them to a file that can be imported as Reaper or Hindenburg markers. (The linked timestamps get converted to simple timestamps in the exported file)
In either Reaper or Hindenburg right-click in the marker manager to import the file.
Another pro tip: If you’re wondering how to play your non-public work-in-progress with Castro, check out its Sideloading feature.