With Lightning Mode, you can stay focused on the class while making quick highlights on your recording. Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Enter Lightning Mode

While recording, click the lightning bolt icon on the bottom right of your screen.

Enter Lightning Mode

This will bring up four reactions you can use while listening. You select these either by clicking on them individually or by using a keyboard shortcut.

Lightning Mode Reactions

Step 2: Reactions (and how to use them)

Hit 1 to create a new Heading. Use this when the professor changes slides or makes a new point. This will make it much easier to structure your recording later.

Reactions (and how to use them)

You’re pretty sure that last point will be on the test… Hit 2 to mark this moment as ‘Important’. This icon will appear on your recording to come back to later.


Need more info on something you’ve heard? Hit 3 to mark that section of audio with a ‘Review’ icon.


The professor has just mentioned an assignment for next week. **Hit ‘4’ **on your keyboard to mark this moment with a ‘Task’ icon.


Step 3: Ready for review

Your recording now has all the key points highlighted.

When you come back to review, you’ll find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

Ready for review

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