Originally Posted By: pdacey
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I’ve been trying out a new method for taking notes on site and thought I would share it.
I started using a digital voice recorder. I can speak a hell of a lot faster than I can write or type. I carry it in a small holster on my belt and just record my thoughts on what I see as I go through the house. I carry a blank report to refer to just as a backup but all of my notes go on the recorder.
After the inspection I hook the recorder up to my computer, listen to my notes as I create the report and then save them in the client folder on my computer.
I've been using the recorder for three weeks now. It took a little getting used to but I think it works great. It has taken about 20-30 minutes off of the on site time for my inspections and has added no additional time to filling out the reports.