AudioPen is an app that uses A.I. to streamline the process of cranking out text.
What does that mean, exactly?
Well, the website describes it this way:
- AudioPen transforms messy voice notes into publish-ready text
- Draft articles, memos, emails, and more. In a fraction of the time.
After using it, I’m convinced this is a tool that most lawyers will love once they start using it.
Here’s what you need to know…
Simple & Easy to Use
- The application stands out in its utter simplicity and user-friendly interface
- The word that most comes to mind while using AudioPen is “frictionless”
How it works:
- You can try it for free (download the app and be prepared to be amazed)
- It works on a computer or smartphone (It’s best to start by using it on your phone)
- The free version allows you to record notes up to 3 minutes in length, which is enough to get started
- The app refines the spoken content by removing pauses, and filler words, reordering content to make it more coherent
- The app enables you to store recordings, tag them, organize them into folders, or even export them (all with minimal friction)
- After the recording is processed (which takes just a few minutes) you get access to the summary and a raw transcript, which you can copy and paste as needed
Paid Version (called “Prime”)
- Enables recording for up to 15 minutes
- Allows you to upload audio files for processing
- Enables users to customize the writing style and format, ranging from an informal basic style to mimicking anyone’s unique writing style
- Integrates with Zapier so you can have audio summaries automatically emailed to you or sent to a private Slack channel (as demonstrated here)
Why it’s useful
- It makes drafting many emails easier and faster
- Appreciated by writers who dread starting with a blank page.
- Eliminates the challenges that come with creating a summary of generalized ideas.
- Allows you to speak quickly, trusting the app to make corrections and improve your words.
Two Options for Prime
- The first option is $75/year, which is an ongoing expense.
- The second option is $150, which is a one-time fee for lifetime access.
- You also have the option to give someone lifetime access as a gift if you’d like.
- The price has risen over the past months, so it might be good to lock in the current price.
“In the first five days of using AudioPen, it has significantly improved my workflows. I really hate writing from a blank page. AudioPen lets me quickly get the first pass out, and then you edit.
I use it mainly for emails. It is far more effective than traditional dictation methods, where you get distracted by the pauses and rewinding to create an error – just keep going and trust that it will correct.”
I’ve only been using it for two days, and I wholeheartedly agree. It’s a game-changer, especially when using the advanced features in the “Prime” version.
Watch this 3-minute Loom video I recorded to demonstrate my use of AudioPen.
After you do, leave a comment and let me know what you think.