The default Notes app on iPhone is great but it is a little bare-bones. Noted is a free app that lets you record audioand type notes alongside. You can pause and resume audio recordings mid-way if you get interrupted. While recording, you can add a hashtag for a particular moment in the recording for reference – this allows you to jump back to that moment when listening. You can search all notes for a particular hashtag from the main screen.
When you’re playing back your recordings, you can change playback speed from 0.25x up to 2x – can be quite handy while transcribing. We liked the clean interface and all the extras (customise colour/style, highlight text, add pictures and doodle).
You can even secure your notes with a password and use Face ID to unlock. And finally, it has location awareness – the app notifies you to stop recording when you leave your location. The free version limits you to 5 notes – you can remove this limitation with Noted+ (Rs 1,049/year). Noted+ also lets you export PDFs, adjust audio recording quality and offers improved noise reduction.