Summary: Have used this recorder for one on one interviews as an insurance adjuster. It is easy to use and downloads flawlessly to my iMac (OS10.6.8). I don't know what these other Mac users are talking about when they say it doesn't work with a Mac. I use DSS Player for Mac Version 1.3.3(E).
Summary: As a professional translator who dictates 6,000 to 10,000 words per day, I rely very heavily on my digital recorder. Because the DS330 is hard to find in a local store, when mine broke I tried others. After trying about 7 other recorders, I got online and bought another DS330.
Summary: I wanted to write this review to clarify something, someone else had written; that this doesn't work for a Mac. Maybe the drivers changed since the last review by a Mac user (I hope they have seeing that the last review was 10/03).
Summary: I'm an internal affairs investigator. The quality of sound on this is really quite incredible. I love that you can plug it into my computer and use it that way, without using any of the batteries, either.
Summary: I am a faithful user of the Olympus DS-330 for about 3 years, and have used it to record lectures (at my college). The recorder is great, with about 2.5 hours of recording (SP) it will fit most users needs. It's very simple to use, and the folders keep it simple to keep track of your recordings.
Summary: The main reason I purchased the recorder is so that I could tape my professor's lectures. In fact, it worked like a charm in my Biology class this past semester. At first I didn't think the recorder would be ideal because the playback on the recorder is hard to hear.
Summary: My employment in the legal field often requires recording of conversations and interviews. The interviews become evidentiary in nature. I originally purchased the DS330 two years ago. It has been an excelent tool I use everyday. The unit developed problems after getting kicked, frozen, laid on, etc.
Summary: I've had mine for a week now and can find very little fault with this sleek little device. I've not even hooked up the USB connection to my PC. My purpose in purchasing this device was for simple note taking (dictation and idea capturing) and not for recording meetings.