Here you can find hints, tips, and problem-solving advice for EditPoint
What is EditPoint for?
EditPoint is designed to let you review an audio file, and mark up any problems for later fixing. You can then easily send the list of these changes to yourself, or someone else.
Typically you might use it when walking or travelling, or any time when you are doing something else, and just want a quick and easy way to make a note of any problems you hear, with the timecode of any problems recorded automatically.
The audio file could be anything- a podcast, a radio play, an ad, or even a song.
The basic workflow is:
- Load up an audio file
- Press the Play button
- if you hear something that needs attention, tap one of the large white buttons
- Tap the red button if you need to type a custom note (keep it short)
- When you’ve finished, tap Menu > Share Event List if you wish to send the changes to someone.
How Do I Load An Audio File?
Place an audio file in any common format, such as .WAV or .MP3, into iCloud, Dropbox (or any location supported by the Files app) on your device.
Tap “Load” in EditPoint to select the file. TIP: It takes a few seconds for the waveform to draw, but you can start playing it, or even enter markers while the waveform is still being analysed.
TIP: If you previously created markers for a file with this name they will also be reloaded (So you can switch between several different files, without worrying about losing work.)
What sound formats are supported?
In addition to the very popular MP3 and linear PCM (WAV) files, the app can load and play files in AAC, HE-AAC, AMR, ALAC, iLBC, IMA4, μ-law and a-law formats.
What about when I return to the app?
You will be asked if you want to continue with the previous file. If you want to update it, or work on a completely different file, skip the reload and tap “load”.
PLAYBACK & NAVIGATION
Use the transport buttons to Play, Pause, Skip forward or Backwards by 4 seconds, and Fast Forward or Backwards by 10 seconds.
A waveform at the bottom of the screen represents the current playback position. Tap anywhere on the waveform to jump to that position.
Tapping on a marker will jump to its timestamp.
The white buttons represent the most common issues (such as an audible glitch, something to delete, a volume change or changing the length of a gap.)
Tap the appropriate button whenever you hear a problem. EditPoint will create a marker, recording the time it occurred at. (TIP: If necessary, use the transport keys to skip back 4 or 10 seconds before creating a marker.)
We have chosen common issues for the button text, but you can customise these for your own needs by tapping “Menu > Settings” (keep the text short- listening to the file at the time given, and reading the note should make it obvious what needs doing, in most cases without needing a detailed explanation.)
Tap the red button to enter or dictate custom text for a marker. Playback will be paused as you do this (you can disable that behaviour from the EditPoint page in Settings.)
How Do I Delete or Edit a Marker?
Delete a marker by swiping from right to left, and tapping “Delete”. Edit text by swiping from left to right and tapping “Edit”.
You can delete all markers at once, using “Menu > Delete Marker List”.
How do I save markers?
Marker lists are automatically saved when you switch away from the app, or sleep your device. They reload when you reload an audio file.
How do I clear a list of markers?
By default, loading a new file will clear the marker list. But if you reload a new version of a file with the same name, you can select “Menu > Delete Marker List” to clear them.
How do I send marker lists to someone else, or another device?
Tap “Menu > Share Marker List” to share a list. This will open up a window from where you can create an email, text message, post to Facebook (!), paste to a Notes or Pages file, or send it to a printer.
You can enter further notes before you send or print, if necessary.
The free version allows you to place up to 5 markers, within the first 20 minutes of a file. If you exceed those limits, you will be offered the opportunity to subscribe to the app to remove them.
Subscriptions are available for renewal at 1 month, 6 months and 12 months, with a discount for longer periods.
An initial free period of 14 days of Full Access may be offered, in which case you will not be charged until within 24 hours of the end of that period.
Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.
If you have any problems, or questions, or would like to make a request for a feature for future consideration, please drop us a line from the app, using “Menu > Email Support” (This will also send me some useful diagnostic information)