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Create an iPad version.

As a lingstic anthropologist I take my iPad into the field to take fieldnotes, use it as a recording device, etc. Then on the way I home, I would like to start working on the transcripts, but I can't because there isn't an inqscribe ap yet. All I really need is a way start and stop with ease while transcribing and add time codes. Then I need to upload the transcript on my desktop inqscribe program in order to make my files subtitled there. Considering that most of the linguistic anthropologists I saw at the American Anthropological Association conference this past week had iPads, I am most likely not the only person who has this need.

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  • Sayre Ambrosio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I know that this is an old thread, but I would love an iPad version to work while on the go. Especially if the desktop and iPad app played well with each other. I keep all my IS files in iCloud so they sync between devices. I can start one on my iMac and finish it up on my laptop if needed. Having an iPad play into that workflow would be amazing.

  • Sebastian Blanco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's been years since this topic first came up, but I, too, would appreciate a version of Inqscribe for iPad. In fact, Inqscribe (or a similar app, which I can't believe doesn't exist) is the last work flow item that I need to pretty much do all of my work on an iPad Pro instead of a laptop. I use AudioNote to record talks and get some of the quotes, then export audio into Inqscribe to fine-tune. Right now, that still requires a laptop, but I wish it didn't.

  • Aliska commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm definitely still interested. I watch videos on the subway, and would like to take notes on the video as I watch. Picture in Picture allows a clunky way to do this, but then I can't use timestamps.

  • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My own response to Ben's questions to Sable...
    1. Yes, I type fieldnotes on my iPad Pro. And basic analysis codes would be just fine (I try to keep my coding very simple to begin with).
    2. I record both audio and video with my iPad and/or iPhone, but mainly video using the iPhone or iPad's native camera app.
    I also record my Skype calls (several each week) as audio-only. Sometimes I use Audio Hijack app (if doing call on my Mac) or, if recording audio on my iPhone or iPad (when call is on the other mobile device) I use AudioNote app or Notability app. Here too an iPad version of InqScribe would be much appreciated.

  • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use an iPad Pro for most of my computing. I would very much appreciate an iOS version of InqScribe!

  • missmh2k commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another +1 for iPad version. Ditto in re: heavy laptop vs. light iPad mini w/ bluetooth keyboard, especially when out on assignment. Thanks for considering this!

  • mjscox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Basically, just lazy, would rather not lug around laptop when I have the iPad. I can use the app on the laptop so I'll just have to do that for now. But the iPad version would be great.

  • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 for an iPad version. We use Inqscribe extensively for breaking down music into lighting cues, and use it during programming to jump to particular sections of music. Being able to have the ipad actually on the console and being able to see any reference videos etc would make life a lot easier than having to refer back to a laptop constantly.

    A playback only version would be pretty useful as an interim solution.

  • Laura Willcox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am very very interested in an iPad version!! My laptop is heavy and my iPad is not. I have some transcription software for my iPad but it sucks so I never use it.

  • AdminInqScribe Support (Partner, InqScribe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Sable,

    We've been talking about this idea for while now.

    A few questions about your workflow:

    1. Do you type your fieldnotes on the iPad? Or would you prefer basic analysis codes that can be entered with a button click?

    2. How are you doing your recording? Are you recording video or just audio? Which app are you using to do the recording?

    Thanks for the suggestion. This is definitely on our radar.

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