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How to Take Notes from Podcasts: 4 Streamlined Podcast Note-Taking Apps

It can be difficult to take notes from podcasts. How do you remember key points? How can you find specific information later? With these 4 podcast note-taking apps, you’ll always remember the details.

Elizabeth Butler
Elizabeth Butler
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How to Take Notes from Podcasts: 4 Streamlined Podcast Note-Taking Apps
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Introduction

If you’re like most people, you prefer to listen to podcasts on your commute, while at the gym or cleaning up around the house. Listening to podcasts is an efficient way to learn new topics and expand your knowledge. Podcasts are a great medium for information, but if you're like me, the only thing you remember is the guest and not all that great advice they share. It can be difficult to take notes from podcasts. What do you do with the information once you’ve finished listening? How do you remember key points? How can you find specific information later?

You probably wish that you could take notes from podcasts automatically. While the technology isn't quite there (yet), there are a number of apps that can speed up and streamline the process of taking notes from podcasts– and exporting those notes into your personal knowledge management system, second brain, or digital notes app of choice.

If you want to make the most out of your podcast listening, here are some apps that make it easy for you to capture notes and add them to your personal knowledge management (PKM) system. Podcast note taking apps can be really helpful when trying to follow along with a podcast, but there are so many out there — which one should you use? With these note taking apps, you’ll never miss an important detail or thought again. This article will give you an overview of 4 different ones so that you can choose the best app for taking notes from podcasts for your needs.


Airr

Website: https://www.airr.io/

Save "AirrQuotes" as written transcripts of your favourite portion, then seamlessly integrate into your personal knowledge management system using Readwise.

Further Reading & Tutorials for Airr


Snipd

Website: https://www.snipd.com/

Highlight & take notes from podcasts in one click. Discover the best moments in episodes. Export your snips to Obsidian.

Further Reading & Tutorials for Snipd


Momento

Website: https://momento.fm/

Clip and transcribe any podcast moment from audio into text, with a single tap. Integrate into your personal knowledge management system using Readwise.

Further Reading & Tutorials for Momento


Podcast Highlighter

Website: https://www.podhighlighter.io/

Capture highlights from podcasts you listen to in Overcast, and sync them with Readwise. Currently in beta.

Further Reading & Tutorials for Podcast Highlighter


Build your personal knowledge management system

Hey there– if you're searching for ways to take notes from podcasts, you might be the kind of person who's interested in personal knowledge management. But maybe you feel like you're too busy to create a systematic note-taking system. Even if it will save you time and free up mental energy in the long run.

I'm currently working on building Calmer Notes - personal knowledge management for busy people. This learning bundle (ebook + workbook + PKM app database) is launching in late 2021. If this sounds like the type of thing you'd be interested in, head over to the Calmer Notes website to learn more. Or join the list below to get updates on the project.

Psst... If you want to join my inner circle of early adopters (thank you to those of you who've already pre-ordered - I appreciate your support! ❤️), you can preorder on Gumroad to lock in the lowest early-adopter pricing.

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Elizabeth Butler

Your guide to the world of personal knowledge management. Creator of the Calmer Notes method (calmernotes.com). Physician, PhD, parent, tea drinker.


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