Pear Note for Mac

Pear Note for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 2 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


For students or professionals who often have to take notes during lectures, organizing them can prove difficult. Pear Note for Mac works well to track audio and typed notes in one program for later reference and organization.

While the full program costs $39.99 to purchase, a free, 14-day trial is available. Download and installation of Pear Note for Mac were fast, and startup occurred without any user interaction beyond accepting a licensing agreement. No instructions were easily available, but the interface is fairly easy to interpret and use. The program's basic graphics were a disappointment, but the layout of buttons along the top row linked to appropriate functions. Users are able to press Record, which tracks all audio coming through the computer's microphone. A box below the buttons allows users to type in notes as the program records. They can also highlight important notations. When the user plays back the recording, a marker tracks what was typed during a particular part of the presentation. Users can save these files for later reference. Additional features allow the webcam to record along with the sound, and users can also incorporate PowerPoint slides. Overall, the program's functions are well tailored for students who attend lecture classes and take copious notes.

For students who attend multiple lectures, Pear Note for Mac works well to track the lecture audio, video, and notes taken.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Pear Note for Mac 3.1.

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User Reviews

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4 stars

"Simple to use recording/note taking program"

February 25, 2010  |  By jerry.goar

 |  Version: Pear Note 1.4


Easy to use.


Would like a clearer way to use outline form


Highly recommend.

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5 stars

"It's Just Great"

April 26, 2009  |  By macash

 |  Version: Pear Note 1.2


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A very well thought out product - it works a treat. The only minor quiblle I have is that when you click on text to hear what was said at that time, you get the tap-tap of the keyboard keys that went with the notes you were typing as they were speaking.
A minor quibble tho - this is excellent software.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.4
  • Fixed compatibility issues with OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Fixed bug in displaying highlighter color picker
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
Publisher Useful Fruit Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 09, 2014
Date Added October 09, 2014
Version 3.1.4
Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.64MB
File Name
Total Downloads 2,782
Downloads Last Week 10
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $39.99

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