Great suggestion! Can I add a request : a keyboard shortcut to pause/rewind/fast forward audio in Evernote, so you don't have to leave the text window to control playback. My work around is hovering the mouse or mousepad above the play button and hitting stop once in a while while typing. It's not very accurate though.
A shortcut would be great. This WORKAROUND might help in the mean time: I point my mouse at the play/pause button and start typing. I hit the Apple Touchpad everytime I want to stop or start the audio. When I type or navigate through the text I only use the keyboard. Works with a mouse as well but that requires more accuracy.