I am a big believer in taking notes and working on my personal infrastructure. I find joy in polishing the “Artur OS” and removing little pockets of friction in my setup. Have a look at my automation philosophy:
Recently, we adopted a dog and I have quite a bit of time spent walking. What if I could use it for some deep thinking?
So I wrote a bot.
How does it work?
A: I record an audio note on my phone:
B: I run my magical code
C: A transcription shows underneath
There are other ways to solve this problem. Particularly, Otter.AI is a great service to transcribe your notes. However, it requires extra manual steps to open the app, export recordings, etc.
If you don’t have an elaborate setup behind your Evernote account, I recommend you check out Otter.
What do you need:
- You need to set up the PHP (Yes) SDK for Evernote
- You need an API key to Google Cloud Speech API. You don’t need a client library! Just follow these steps:
- Enable the API for your project here
- Create a new “API Interface Key” here
This code assumes you already search for a note and pass it in. I tag a note with `Tools`. A cron job periodically checks the label and does certain magical things on the notes tagged with it.
It finds the audio recording in your Evernote note and transcribes it:
More of my adventures in automation: