I'm working on an outlining application that syncs items in the outline to recorded audio. The ideas is that you can play the audio from a specific place in your document, or get to an item from a specific place in the audio.
Therefore, playback would happen in one of two ways: 1) Play audio from current text selection 2) play audio from playhead.
Further, each item in the outline doesn't necessarily have audio associated with it.
I'm trying to design the interface that helps users accomplish all these goals with the simplest UI possible. Looking for clever ideas.
I've thought about having a little audio icon appear to the left of the items with audio. When clicked, it would play the audio from that point. However, this makes the text interface a bit cluttered (items also have collapse symbols and text list symbols).