App Addict
May 24th, 2024

Just Press Record

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According to my notes, I bought the audio recording and transcription app, Just Press Record nine years ago. It's had a place on my Mac, iPhone and Apple Watch ever since. For a one-time purchase price of $4.99 it gives you the ability to record an unlimited number of audio files that you can leave in iCloud or download onto your Mac. You can edit both the audio itself and the transcription right in the app. Using the share sheet you can export the text and the underlying audio wherever file storage is permitted on your setup. If you are recording a podcast, you probably want to get something more sophisticated, but if you just want to dictate into your watch or iPhone and edit on your Mac, this is the app I recommend. Unlike some free apps that handle dictation and transcription, the developer of Just Press Record doesn't collect any data on you or your device. Zero. Nada.

There are too many features to list them all but here are the highlights:

  • Record in WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC) formats
  • Adjustable playback speed
  • Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device's language setting
  • Text - make corrections and add new text to your transcriptions
  • Print a hard copy of your transcripts
  • Search by filename or transcription content
  • Just Press Record does not record calls or audio from other apps


Just Press Record on the App Store

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