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5 Applications for Recording Skype Sessions

5 Applications for Recording Skype Sessions

Skype is one of the widely-used applications for audio and video chatting. Over the past few years, it has proven to be one of the best software for personal and professional reasons.

Consultants, freelancers and podcasters are using Skype to give one-on-one consulting sessions along with recording them to repack and resell them as products or training sessions. To do this, they need to record audio in most cases but in some cases they record the video also and for this they use different applications.

If you are someone who wants to record Skype sessions for whatever reason, here is a list of top five applications you can use.

Pamela for Skype

Pamela for Skype is free application to record both audio and video of the Skype session. Pamela has the premium version that contains all the features. There is also a basic version, which is free to use. If you want to try out the premium version, it comes with 30-day free trial.

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The basic version is limited to 15 minutes of video/audio recording whereas with premium version you can record unlimited recordings.

Pamela can automatically record calls and auto reply. You can also use the files in email. It is an ideal application for beginner podcasters and bloggers. The only limitations if you do not want to buy the premium service is that you cannot record more than 15 minutes of audio or video.

TalkHelper Call Recorder

TalkHelper is considered as the simplest Skype call recorder on the market as it allows bloggers to record and save the files easily on the computer and store them for future reference.

What is great about this application is that it gets activated automatically once you open Skype for calling. By just pressing the button you can easily record the call and play it on any player including your mobile phone.

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Sometimes bloggers need to incorporate or upload sessions on their blogs. Therefore, this application is considered ideal due to low file size and ability to play on any of the players.

Evaer

Evaer is a great application to record group calls and sessions. You can save up to 10-way group Skype calls.

This feature enables bloggers and podcasters to record large group sessions while at the same time listening to audio preview. There is the option to record audio as an MP3 file separate from the video file.

Amolto Call Recorder

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Amolto gives you free and unlimited recording capability with the ability to screencast. It has auto start facility and with just one click of the mouse, you can start recording your Skype sessions easily.

Amolto is even recommended by Skype along with Pamela and TalkHelper. It’s free and easy to use, which means that even beginners will find this application easy to save the Skype sessions for later use.

CallNote

CallNote recorder is another free recording software with the ability to record 8-way group calls. What is great about this Skype call recorder is the fact that it can send the recorded notes to your Evernote notebook and seamlessly integrate with your Evernote files and folders.

This is a good application, but it does have some limitations. For example, it may not help you with professional level recordings. You would need to use its professional or premium versions.

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It is also to be noted that this software may slow down your PC, as it has a limited ability to record long calls and save them.

The applications listed above will work well for part-time or serious bloggers and podcasters who need to record Skype sessions for subsequent use and marketing to potential customers. Select the application that fits your situation and you’ll soon be on your way to recording great Skype sessions for personal and professional use.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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