MOBILE & APP

MOBILE & APP

TALK TO THE HANDSET - THE BEST VOICE MEMO APPS

Just Press Record

Apple's Voice Memos ably deals with the basics on iOS, and will sync memos using iCioud, but Just Press Record takes things further. There's pro audio support (up to 96kHz/24-bit), a snazzy Apple Watch app to make you feel like Captain Kirk, and handy auto-transcription for when you just can't be bothered to type out the recordings you've made.

Voice Memos

When you’re litening back to voice recordings-of yourself or someone else – you want to get to the best bits quickly. That’s the entire point of Vioce Memos.During recording, this otherwise sparse app lets you prod a button to add a bookmark. This means you can later jump to relenvant points in your audio file with the minimum of effort.

Noted

Building on book marking within recordings, Noted mashes a notepad into voice memos. As you record, you can type in rich text and insert 'Time Tags'. Later, tap one of your tags to play audio from the relevant moment Having them embedded like this means you always have context for notes, whether you just need a quick reminder or want to flesh things out.

Otter

Primarily designed for office types working in teams, Otter is nonetheless superb for the solo user wanting to convert spoken words into written ones. Transcription happens on the fly (you get 10 free hours per month), notes can have integrated images and highlights, and the app automatically adds keywords so you can see themes at a glance.

Ferrite

This one resembles a conventional voice recorder, and it's simple enough to use. But go one level deeper and there's a full multi-track editor, to transform recordings into tightly edited podcasts. For free, it's great; go pro and pay for high-end features such as effects, templates, audio unit support, and just possibly worldwide stardom.