I'm interested in note taking. At my new job, I'm taking in a lot of information and I need to get better at taking notes. I need to be able to freehand write, draw and record audio. My main note taking device is my Note 3 - it has a pen, although pen support isn't a requirement for me.
I've begun using Evernote, but it doesn't seem to be 100% what I want.
Main things I want:
- Freehand writing/drawing. Text recognition after the fact would be nice, but I'm more concerned with drawing diagrams, work-flows, etc.
- Recording audio - raw audio for later review.
- Windows & Android
- Online sync via Dropbox or OneDrive (Google as a third option)
I can do freehand drawing. I can record audio and use the keyboard. I can't freehand + record audio at the same time. I don't seem to see a limit to audio recording length (Did a ~2 hour recording last week). Does do "cloud", but not Dropbox/Onedrive (that I've seen) - not a dealbreaker, but not as open as I'd like.
I can do freehand drawing/writing. I can record audio, but can't do anything while recording audio. Audio recording seems to be limited to 3 minute chunks? Obvious OneDrive integration.
Least flexible option I can see. I can take notes, but not freehand. I can do audio, but can't seem to record raw audio. The Audio seems limited to "translation to text" service. Obvious tie in to Google Drive.
Office 365 (Word/Excel):
Can do text, can't seem to record audio. OneDrive.
That leaves me...
Right now, Evernote seems the best fit. Audio recording while taking notes, but unable to freehand draw/write. Evernote also has a data limit I'll hit easily at this rate pushing me into a monthly fee. It's affordable, but I'd rather not pay for something that isn't meeting my wants even if it is better than the rest.
Are there any alternatives that I haven't seen, that might have what I'm looking for?
Edit: After looking around, I might have found something in my area: LectureNotes. Not sure if this is 100%, but it seems to have everything I want: Freehand, keypad, Audio, OneNote export (which might as well be OneDrive). There is an extension they have: LectureRecording - but I don't think it's needed. Will be testing this over the next couple days.