Please improve audio support

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08 May, 2019 05:59 AM

It currently takes 9 (nine) taps to go from browsing a deck’s cards to adding audio for one side and go back to the card browsing view, ready to open the next card to add audio to.

Making matters worse, the screen where recording finally happens no longer shows the text one wants to read in order to record it.

It’s a usability disaster!

I suggest a link “batch record audio” to pre-select a number of cards to add audio to, which defaults to both sides of all cards in the currently opened deck which don’t already have audio, allows me to deselect one side of all cards at once, then shows me the first sentence to read with a record button I can tap and hold while I record and which, upon release, moves to the next sentence automatically. If I screw up, I can swipe to go back.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 08 May, 2019 06:06 AM

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    Are you sure you are using the most efficient approach? I guess you are on iOS, right?

    If you tap Save+, then recording should be a two tap thing, I think. So adding many audio takes should not be very many taps.

    The trick when batch editing is not to go back to the list of cards. Just stay in the editing mode, and keep adding notes there.


  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 08 May, 2019 06:06 AM.

  3. Frank re-opened this discussion on 08 May, 2019 06:38 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Frank on 08 May, 2019 06:38 AM

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    Save+ only works for quickly adding new cards after the one currently being edited. I am talking about adding audio to a large number of existing text-based cards such as many users are likely to import from Quizlet using your app. Try doing that and you will see how incredibly cumbersome the process is.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 08 May, 2019 06:46 AM

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    It shouldn’t be that much different. Press Save, navigate to the next card, and press Edit.

    Yes, it could be faster, but this is not a regular pattern for creating new notes, so we don’t optimize for that. I think you are probably the first person to ever ask for this.

    If you have a Mac, it should go a bit faster. In that case, you don’t need to tap Edit, but can immediately begin recording.

    In any case, we appreciate the feedback.

    Kind regards,

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