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FAQs

Notetalker App

Q. How do I install the App on my device?

A. Go to Google Playstore, Apple App store or Amazon App store to download the App. You can have a free 30 day trial of the App to see if you like it. You can then pay an annual subscription which can be paid for directly on your smartphone or tablet. If you have purchased the App from a Conversor distributor or it has been provided as part of the DSA funding scheme, then you will be sent an email with a Redemption Code which will need to be entered into the device when you first install the App. You will have a choice of subscribing or entering a Redemption Code, enter the Redemption Code and the App will become active.

Q. I have been given an Apple Redemption Code- how do I Redeem it?

A. Go to Apple App Store. Search for Notetalker EDU. Install Notetalker EDU on your phone and then open the App. You will see a pop up screen for adding the redemption code. Copy and paste the code, or type the code with all characters into the Redemption code area, then click Register. DO NOT purchase the App on the App Store as the Redemption Code has already been paid for.

Q. I have been given an Android Redemption Code- how do I Redeem it?

A. Go to Google Playstore. Search for Notetalker EDU. Install Notetalker EDU on your phone and then open the App. Accept the permissions and then you will see a pop up screen for adding the redemption code. Copy and paste the code, or type the code with all characters into the Redemption code area, then click Register. DO NOT purchase the App on Google Playstore as the Redemption Code has already been paid for.

Q. My Android phone will not allow me to upload Notetalker. What can I do?

A. Android phones which run software version 4.3 or later should work fine. Occasionally we find there is a problem installing from Google Playstore. There are a number of work-arounds. Please contact us on info@notetalker.com and we can provide you with some assistance.

Q. How do I know what all the buttons do?

A. When you first use the App there will be an explanation of what each button does as you start to use the App. Most of the buttons follow the standard recording conventions of a voice recorder and will be familiar to you.

Q. How many Bookmark tags can I make in a single recording?

A. The number is unlimited.

Q. Do I have to name each Bookmark I make?

A. No, the App automatically assigns a numerical sequence to the Bookmark from Bookmark_1 upwards. If you wish to enter your own text just press backspace to delete Bookmark_1 and enter your own text, then Save.

Q. Can I rename an audio file or folder?

A. Yes you can re-name your audio file before recording or after recording, move it from one folder to another, create a new folder and rename any folder. The Folders and files can be renamed, moved and stored just as you do on your PC.

Q. How many hours recording can I get on the smartphone or tablet?

A. It depends on how much other Data you have on your device and the quality of the sound recording you use and the file format. Most new smartphones have memories of 64Gb to 128Gb so there is plenty of room for your Apps, operating software and photographs. Typically WAV files are ten times bigger than MP4 formatted files. So a typical user can expect up to 100 hours of MP4 usage available, and 40-60 hours of WAV file storage in 10Gb of memory storage. It is important to clear down unwanted recordings as soon as you have uploaded them to your PC for subsequent editing and storage.

Q. Can I record using the smartphone or tablet’s own microphone?

A. Yes you can but remember the on-board microphone is an omni-directional microphone which picks up sound from all around the device. This is fine for small discussion groups or meetings but not so good in a lecture hall or conference room where you need a directional microphone to pick up the speaker’s voice.

Q. Can I use a wireless microphone with the smartphone or tablet?

A. Yes you can use a Conversor Pro wireless microphone and receiver to transmit the sound of the speaker from the front of a room to where the device is located. Contact Conversor or email at info@conversorproducts.com

Q. Can I email my audio files?

A. Audio files are quite large and most email systems will not allow you to send emails with attachments larger than a certain size. It is only practical to email very short audio clips. All other files we recommend sending via Dropbox sharing or similar Cloud sharing.

Q. Where can I find a user guide or tutorial for using my App?

A. There is a user guide included in the information section in the App. There are also Video guides on the Notetalker website that are hosted on YouTube.

Q. Can I play my audio files on Windows Media player or other program?

A. Yes you can, but you will not be able to see the Photographs you have taken or the Bookmarks you have made on this program. You will need to upload the recording to Notetalker Edit in order to synchronise these files with your audio recording.

Q. How do I upload my audio recording, Bookmarks and photos to Notetalker Edit?

A. For Android devices Export the audio file and associated images and bookmarks from the playback screen on the App using Dropbox or Google Drive, and for iOS devices usw Dropbox or iCloud.

Q. How much do updates cost?

A. Currently all updates are free.

Q. What if my battery is running low?

A.Notetalker Power Card is a small battery charge back up device which enables you to recharge your phone "on-the-go" See the following link - Notetalker Power Card.

Notetalker Edit

Q. Can I buy Notetaker App and Notetalker Edit at the same time?

A. Yes you can purchase Notetalker Solo which is the App and edit program as one package on our website.

Q. Can I buy the accessory cables and microphones at the same time?

A. Yes you can purchase Notetalker Pro which includes the Universal microphone and cable kit. This includes the Conversor MM1 directional microphone, Standard microphone adapter which allows you to plug headphones or earphones into the device for playback as well as the microphone, and a 4pin connector which is used with certain android smartphones and tablets.

Q. Will this run on a Windows PC and a Mac PC, or do I need a different version on each?

A. When you purchase Notetalker Edit you will need to specify whether you require a Windows PC or a Mac PC program.

Q. How do I install Notetalker edit on my PC?

A. You can either go to the Notetalker website, www.notetalker.com, and download a free trial version for 30 days, purchase directly from the website or from one of Conversor Limited’s approved distributor list. This can be found on the Conversor website, www.conversorproducts.com. A Redemption Code will be sent via email which you enter in the Registration Box when you open the program. Enter the code and click on the Register button.

Q. How do change preferences on a Mac to download Notetalker from the website?

A. Click on the following link to show you how to change the preference settings on your Mac - Change preference settings on my Mac.

Q. If I do not have Java on my PC will I be able to use Notetalker Edit?

A. Java can be downloaded for free from the internet. Instructions will be provided when you install Notetalker Edit if Java is not detected on your PC. Do not use Chrome or Edge to download Java as Chrome does not support Java Plug-ins. For Windows 10 devices please use Firefox or Internet Explorer to download Java

Q. Where can I find a user guide or tutorial for using Notetalker Edit?

A. There are on-screen tooltips which guide you through each button and operation on Notetalker Edit. There are also Video guides on the Notetalker website that are hosted on YouTube. You can access the main User Guide and Video by clicking on the information icon on the Notetalker Edit screen.

Q. I have uploaded my recording to Notetalker Edit but there are no bookmarks or images-what has happened to them?

A. You have either transferred just the audio file via USB or you have not downloaded the complete file from your Cloud Server. Either download the complete zip file from your Cloud server or you need to install Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive or Google Drive on your PC as Notetalker Edit needs to access the Notetalker folders and files on your PC. To install Dropbox type Dropbox into your browser and then click on Install. It will download to your PC and you will then be able to see your files from Notetalker Edit. Files uploaded to iCloud from iOS devices are uploaded as zip files and for the Mac PC these will be saved in Library/Mobile Applications and for Windows PC these will be saved in your iCloud folder. On the Mac PC as soon as you have opened this zip file using Notetalker Edit a new folder will be set up in the home directory for easy access. You can alternatively upload via a USB cable - see our Videos page

Q. I have uploaded my recording to Notetalker Edit but there are no bookmarks or images-what has happened to them?

A. Dropbox constantly syncs files between the Cloud and your PC. As a result it closes the files that you are using in order to properly sync the Cloud based update of the file with that on your PC. iIt can then interfere with Notetalker Edit causing the bookmark not to function as expected. To avoid this we strongly recommend that you either disable Dropbox sync while you are using Notetalker Edit or move the recording folders to a different location on the PC. Make sure you transfer the complete folder with all its contents including the audio, images and database file(conversr.db)

Q. I have used the Appstore to download Dropbox to my Mac and cannot see my recording files-what has happened to them?

A. In order for Dropbox to upload your files to the Mac you must download the Dropbox from your web browser so it and your files become resident on the Mac. Go to Safari, search for "download Dropbox", Download Dropbox and then sign in to your account when requested. As soon as Dropbox is opened you will then see all the files you uploaded from your phone in the Dropbox folder on your Mac

Q. I cannot find my file which I uploaded to Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive or Google Drive

A. You need to install Dropbox, iCloud or Google Drive on your PC as Notetalker Edit needs to access the Notetalker folders and files on your PC.To install Dropbox type Dropbox into your browser and then click on Install. It will download to your PC and you will then be able to see your files from Notetalker Edit. Files uploaded to iCloud from iOS devices are uploaded as zip files and for the Mac PC these will be saved in Library/Mobile Applications and for Windows PC these will be saved in your iCloud folder. On the Mac PC as soon as you have opened this zip file using Notetalker Edit a new folder will be set up in the home directory for easy access.

Q. Can I upload recording files to my PC using a USB cable

A. Yes you can upload using a USB cable for Android and Windows PC.For Mac PC you will need to use a downloadable software program called iMazing from iMazing.com.There are videos under the Videos section of Support/FAQs which show you how to do this. To upload files from Android phone to Mac PC using a USB cable download the Android File Transfer App on your Mac and then plug in your smartphone. The files will appear on your screen for transfer to your Mac

Q. What are tooltips on Notetalker Edit?

A. As soon as you hover the cursor over an icon or control button it will show you what function that button performs. Also when you hover over an image or a Bookmark area or Bookmark flag on the Audio Bar the tooltip will tell you how to do certain things- for example how to enlarge a photograph or image; how to change the background colour of a Bookmark Area; which Bookmark a Bookmark flag relates to and how to get to the text are of that Bookmark.

Q. If I haven’t added any bookmarks or images to my audio recording can I do this in Notetalker Edit?

A. Yes. If you have been concentrating on the speaker and not wanted to divert your attention to making bookmarks, then it is very easy to playback in Notetalker Edit and make as many Bookmarks as you need so that you can then go back to them when adding text notes. You can also add images from your PC or device and upload to the Bookmark image area.

Q. Can I add my PowerPoint slides to Notetalker Edit?

`A. Click on the PowerPoint icon in the image editor control panel and select the slide presentation you want to open. The slides are then uploaded to the Bookmark image area in sequence. If there are more images than bookmark areas, a new Bookmark area will be created to store these images. You can then move the slides or create new Bookmarks to place these images.

Q. Can I move the Bookmark to a different point in the recording?

A. Yes you can click and drag the Bookmark flag on the Navigator bar and drop anywhere else in the recording. The Bookmarks will be automatically reordered on the Navigator bar and coordinated with the order in which they appear beneath the Navigator bar.

Q. Can I copy text from a Word, website or PowerPoint presentation?

A. Yes you can use the Copy and paste function of the text editor to copy the text to the text area of the Bookmark. The formatting and bullet points will not stay with the text so you will need to organise the text layout to suit your notes.

Q. Can I print out my notes?

A. Yes you can, there is a print function on the Notetalker Edit screen.

Q. Can I export my text to a Word or PDF document?

A. Yes you can export your text and images to a Word or PDF document by selecting the Export to Word or Export to PDF icons in the top menu bar.

Q. How do I make the Word document compatible with a Mind Map?

A. When you export the Notetalker Edit text to Word a pop up box will appear which asks if you want to format your notes for a Mind Map. Click Yes and Enter a Title for your document. Then you can match the colours of your Bookmarks or Keywords to a level in the Mind Map program. If you want to select Bookmark headers to be displayed as the branch level in a Mind Map then select Bookmark, or if you want to use a Keyword which you have highlighted then click Keyword. Then save your document. This document can then be opened or imported directly into Mindview, MindGenius or Mindjet mind mapping programs.

Q. How do I import and add Bookmarks to a video?

A. You can either import a video or make a video using the Xbox Game DVR feature which comes with Windows 10. Make sure you have activated Xbox and then click on the Windows button and G when you are playing a video. Then press record and save your recording. You can then import the video into Notetalker Edit and start to add Bookmarks. When the video first starts playing back you will need to adjust the size of the pop up window so you can see both video and Notetalker Edit at the same time. You can then add Bookmarks which you can subsequently use to navigate through the video using your Bookmarks.

Q. How do I update to a new version and how much are much are updates?

A. Currently all updates are free. There is an auto-update feature on Notetalker Edit next to the information button which will have two red arrows when there is an update available. This will be replaced by two green arrows when the program is up to date.

Notetalker accessories

Q. What accessories are available?

A. The standard accessories are a Conversor MM1 directional microphone, Standard adapter cable for connecting microphone and headset to a smartphone or tablet, and a 4pin connector for use with certain android devices.

Q. Are there any other accessories available?

A. Yes there are certain cables and connectors for use with different smartphones and tablets for use with battery-powered microphones, connection to an external audio source, and wireless microphones. These can be found on either this or the Conversor website, www.conversorproducts.com. There is also a Notetalker Powercard which provides backup power for your smartphone if you are running low on battery. See the following link - Notetalker Power Card.

Q. How do I plug a microphone into my laptop?

A. If the laptop has two 3.5mm jack plug sockets, one for headphone and one for microphone, you can plug the Conversor MM1 microphone into the microphone socket. If the laptop only has one socket you need to do a trial and error process to see if the microphone will work on its own. Some laptops can sense when a microphone is inserted and will activate the microphone function, others need the adapter cable CON01ADP to connect the microphone to the laptop, and others will not allow the connection of a standard mono or stereo plug microphone. Where you cannot use the standard jack socket the alternative is to use a USB media card with headset and microphone connections. CON01USB USB Media card can be used with any laptop or PC to connect a microphone and headset where the single socket does not accept a microphone-click here to see this product.