CourseNotes 5.0 for iOS Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Dear Panda LLC has announced a major update to CourseNotes 5.0 for iPad, the note-taking app popular in classrooms around the world with both students and educators alike. The latest version of CourseNotes introduces support for audio recording, support for iCloud Syncing with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices, and a ton of other new features and improvements.

New audio recording support allows students to record lectures and classroom discussions at the same time as taking text notes. “Audio recording has been the number one request from our users, so we’re thrilled to be introducing support for this functionality – it really makes CourseNotes an indispensable classroom tool for students”, said CourseNotes developer Jonathan Klein.

Support for iCloud syncing means that students will always have access to their notes on all devices across both iOS and Mac. CourseNotes has long supported syncing between devices, but with iCloud syncing, the process is fully automatic and completely seamless. After enabling syncing over iCloud, users’ notes, audio recordings and images are synced automatically between all of their devices for both iOS and Mac.

In addition to audio recording and iCloud Syncing, CourseNotes 5.0 includes a variety of other new features including enhanced rich-text editing support and a full app redesign.

Dear Panda today also announced an update to CourseNotes for Mac. Version 5.0 of the Mac app adds the same audio recording and iCloud syncing features found in the iOS app. This not only allows for students on the Mac to take advantage of the same organizational tools found in the iOS version, but also provides seamless syncing of notes between all their devices.

As part of Dear Panda’s special offer to educators, a limited supply of promo codes are available to qualified educators to download CourseNotes for free. To inquire about the free promo codes, educators are being asked to send their name, school affiliation and how they plan to use CourseNotes in the classroom to Dear Panda.

Feature list
* Take notes, draw sketches and create TODO lists
* True rich-text editing with support for different fonts, styles and sizes
* Record audio alongside text notes and images
* Sync all content over iCloud with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices
* Keep notes organized notes by subject and class meeting
* Take summaries with bullet-lists for better note organization
* Export notes online and via email for sharing, printing and backup
* Purchase study sheets and other educational content from the in-app Premium Content Store

Device Requirements
* Compatible with iPad and iPhone
* Requires iPhone OS 7.0 or later
* 15.5 MB

Pricing and Availability
CourseNotes 5.0.1 sells for $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store for iOS in the Productivity category. Volume discounts are available for educational institutions through Apple’s App Store Volume Purchase Program. Members of the media can get a free copy of CourseNotes for review or evaluation by contacting Dear Panda and requesting a promo code.

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Dear Panda LLC, makers of CourseNotes, is located in Cambridge, MA. With the needs of students in mind, Dear Panda aims to build tools that enable learning and collaboration using mobile and web technologies. Now on it’s fifth major release, CourseNotes is shifting from a simple note-taking app to a must-have classroom tool. For more information visit CourseNotes online. Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Dear Panda LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.