Thanks @badmonkey23. Maybe you and I could chat so that I can get the app tuned just right with some of the features you say you've already implemented.
BTW, I did get approved to use the Voice Recognition code in the app, but it requires internet in order for it to work, as it sends your audio to a server that transcribes and sends back, and on top of that, it has a fee for each use (they refer to as transaction). I don't think I will end up using their service for right now, as it does have an initial cost and other things that I'm not financially able to afford right now.
Also, I have been out this week with a bad back pain, and this is the first I've been back on my computer since Sunday (it felt so weird without a computer). I am waiting for my graphics guy to finalize his mockup, so when he gets those to me, I will post them here.
I was wondering if I could take a poll on what orientation people are considering. I plan to make it work in all orientations, but for the initial testing phase I'm planning on one orientation.