This is where you can find hints, tips, and problem-solving advice for EditPoint
What is it 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 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.
The audio file could be anything: a podcast, a radio play or even a song.
The basic workflow is
- Load up an audio file
- Press the Play button on the transport
- Tap the large white buttons if you hear something that needs attention
- Tap the red button if you need to type a custom note (keep it short)
- When you have finished, tap Menu > Share Event List.
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 other location supported by the Files app on your device. Then tap “Load” in EditPoint to select and load up the appropriate file.
TIP: If you have previously created any markers for a file with this name on this device, they will be reloaded with it (So you can switch between work on several different files, without worrying about losing your work.)
How Do I Mark Changes?
The white buttons represent your most common issues (such as to fix an audible glitch, delete something, change a volume or close a gap.)
Just tap the appropriate button whenever you hear a problem. EditPoint will create a marker, and record the time it occurred. (If necessary, use the transport keys to skip back 4 or 10 seconds before creating a marker.)
We have chosen commonly-used text for the white buttons, but you can customise them 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, without needing a detailed explanation.)
You can enter custom text for a marker by tapping the red button. Playback will be paused as you type (you can disable this feature 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 Navigate Through A File?
Use the transport buttons to Play, Pause, Skip forward or Back 4 seconds, and Fast Forward or Back 10 seconds.
A waveform at the bottom of the screen represents where you are in the file. Tap the waveform to jump to a position.
Tapping a marker will play from that point in the file.
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 send my 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, Facebook post etc. or open up Notes or Pages and paste into a text file or to a printer.
You can add further notes before you send or print, if necessary.
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.
What sound formats are supported?
This is done through iOS’s libraries. 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.
Please let me know if you find a format it does not play, and I will list any unsupported formats here:
How can I contact you?
If you have any problems, or questions, or would like to make a request for a feature for future consideration, please drop me a line using “Menu > Email Support” (This will also send me some useful diagnostic information)