Dictare is an iTunes plugin which allows control of iTunes playback via a foot pedal (or the keyboard), no matter which application is active so that you can control iTunes playback while typing in a word processing document, for example. (NB: For use with a foot pedal, the pedal must come with software for configuring keypress(es) that it can trigger).
The principal use of Dictare is to enable the use of iTunes as a dictophone. Once your audio is available in iTunes, you can then control playback the same as you would with any other dictophone. To get your audio into iTunes, you can use a variety of recordable digital audio devices, such as an iPod with a microphone, or any other recordable MP3 player which iTunes can read (or import) audio from.
What's new in Dictare
Playing now resumes immediately after skipping (if not paused before skip), when "Audible skip during pause" enabled