Just Press Record is the ultimate audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices. You can edit your audio and transcriptions right inside the app and even start a new recording completely hands-free with Siri!
Life is full of moments we would rather not forget - like your child’s first words, an important meeting or spontaneous idea. Capture these moments effortlessly on iPhone, iPad, Mac or for ultimate convenience, Apple Watch.
• One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
• Start and stop recording from Shortcuts, Siri, the Widget, a 3D Touch Quick Action or via the URL scheme.
• Unlimited recording time.
• Record discretely in the background.
• Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.
• Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.
• Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
• Adjustable playback speed.
• Turn speech into searchable text.
• Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device's language setting.
• Synchronized text highlighting and audio playback.
• Format as you record with punctuation commands.
• Audio - visualise your audio in the waveform view and cut out the parts you don’t need.
• Text - make corrections and add new text to your transcriptions.
• Share audio and text to other apps.
• Share easily to social media as a video clip.
• Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via USB cable.
• Print a hard copy of your transcripts.
• Share audio files from other apps to Just Press Record.
• View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time.
• Search by filename or transcription content.
• Dedicated tab for quick access to recordings made on Apple Watch.
• Rename recordings.
• Slide Over and Split View support on iPad.
• Add a badge to the app icon showing the number of unplayed recordings.
• Choose to store recordings in iCloud Drive or locally on-device.
• Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your devices.
• Recordings stored locally benefit from Files app integration and automatic iTunes File Sharing.
• Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.
• Support for stereo recording from the built-in microphone on supported devices.
• Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning Port.
• Customisable Audio Settings to enhance your recording experience.
• File types include WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC).
• High quality audio up to 96kHz / 24-bit.
• VoiceOver support throughout the app.
• Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording.
Just Press Record includes an Apple Watch app that gives you the freedom to record anywhere, even when your iPhone is not around.
• Start recording with a single tap on the Complication.
• Record discretely in the background.
• Unlimited recording time.
• Recordings automatically transfer to iPhone for transcription and iCloud syncing.
• Listen to recent recordings through the built-in speaker or AirPods.
• Adjust volume with the Digital Crown.
• Pause recording with a downward swipe.
• Accessibility support with VoiceOver, reduced motion and support for the extra large Complication template.
• Just Press Record does not record phone calls or audio from other apps.
• Transcription requires a good, clean audio signal. Avoid recording in noisy environments and ensure the microphone is positioned close to the source.
• Recording from AirPods is not available on Apple Watch.
• URL scheme implemented by Just Press Record can be found on our FAQ page.
Just Press Record Positive Reviews
It’s a snap to use, love the Cloud syncI’ve had the app on my phone, watch and laptop since last summer, and it has been a real game changer in terms of capturing ideas, and to do items on the fly. I have a little complication on one of my watch faces and several times a day I press it to capture some random thing that pops into my brain. I have a reminder that pops up on my phone each morning so that I remember to open the app either on my phone or my computer and paste the transcriptions to my to do list. I agree with other reviews that the laptop app could use some work. The layout isn’t super intuitive, and for some reason it can take a while for the laptop app to find the recordings that are uploaded to the cloud. they do have a place in the preferences under the advanced tab where you can re-index recordings, and that often helps. Except when it doesn’t. I know people like apps like this to be free, but this is so worth the money..Version: 46.0
Awesome app.I absolutely like this app. I'm using it right now to write this review. It seems silly, but it's totally awesome to have constant dictation working , Recording in the background even. I can just keep talking and talking, and when I'm done recording I can get a transcription of what I said. This is the only apple I've seen that doesn't offer a subscription just to use their transcription features, or doesn't continue to ask you to purchase even more other software, or have annoying ads on it. Just a one time purchase, and you're good to go. I absolutely like the Apple Watch version of this app. I can record anytime I want to , From my watch, easily and quickly. I also like that the i WhatsApp is accessible with voiceover, as well as the iPhone app. I am blind, and having this app around to transcribe long pieces of what I want to see without stopping, without interrupting i am currently thinking or what I want to see, it's totally awesome. This is totally the best app out there on the App Store. It uses Apple's speech recognition functionality. Which means you have to say punctuation marks etc. when you're dictating. Just as if you were dictating on a text box with your iPhone..Version: 36.1
Blind 360Not going to mince words here-but I do not regret purchasing this app at all! I’m blind as a bat but I was able to figure this app out after I downloaded it a few days ago. It met my expectations. It’s really cool & thoughtful of the app developers to make sure that it’s fully supported by voiceover. Too bad not many developers Think about people like me who have a disability. It’s user-friendly and like I said well worth the price. Just have a few suggestions-In future updates maybe it would be possible to make categories for the recordings. Create folders within folders. Append to existing recordings even if some time has passed before you decide to add to the recording. Add more export options. Make more import options. Lastly, add more to the languages selection. I’m Filipino and sometimes I have to dictate or talk to someone or record a conversation in Filipino but it’s not supported. Otherwise it’s a great app and you guys did a good job. Kudos and a big thumbs up! Hope you’ll hear my suggestions out and consider them. Have a great day!😃😉.Version: 3.3.3
Awesomeness 🌈🌠😎🌞I use this on my iPhone and Apple Watch. It works great and I must say that it is working really great and having it on my Apple Watch is wonderful and it does sync to the iPhone fairly quickly one of the cool things about this app is on the iPhone you can have it auto transcribe your recordings, and then you can tap on the text for that transcription to jump to a certain part in the recording. Another thing that I found handy as you can create a shortcut and have the action button on the Apple Watch Ultra to create a new recording by pushing that button. In order for the shortcut to show up on the Apple Watch, you have to I believe it’s press and hold on the shortcut on the iPhone then select details from The pop-up menu and then choose the toggle to show on Apple Watch.
Then, in the watch app, you could set a shortcut for the action button, and then choose that shortcut to create a recording.
Of course, this app works on the iPad also wonderfully.Version: 47.1
Love it. But one annoying problemI am a photographer and am having to constantly capture names and other info for captions and that “bright red candy-like button” (to quote Ren & Stimpy) on my watch is the way to do it. Transcriptions are often shaky, so keep working on that, but that is often because of crowd noise, and If I can’t read because gibberish I can always just listen to the recording to get the information. The problem has to do with the iOS widget. I am using it on a latest, greatest iPad and it usually fails to list the most recent recordings, or any. Just blank lines where info on the widget should be. Sometimes it does work, but seemingly at random, and more often blank than working properly. Even opening the app, and even playing those recents does not solve the problem, neither does rebooting. As so as soon as I notice the widget works as it should consistently, I will upgrade this review to 5 stars..Version: 46.2
(Almost) perfectLove the simplicity. Love that I can record easily with my wireless microphone the phone itself or my watch. Love that I can activate the app with shortcuts on my watch so I just press my action button and make a quick recording for my notes. I do wish I could have my recordings geotagged or at least have the option as I travel a lot in a day and remembering where I was based on time is harder than if the location was stamped in the recording name. The interface is simple however I also wish while I was recording that the “waveform” thing they have on screen was actually useful instead of the stylized but ultimately useless wave you see. I often find myself turning the app on to record then moving to my microphone app to make sure my levels aren’t peaking. Would be nice if I didn’t have to jump around to do that. Overall though a great app..Version: 47.3
Great AppIt’s a great app. 4 stars due to some issues I listed below.
I’ve been using the app for about a month and it was extremely helpful. I love the fact you can organize your recordings in iCloud, name them and organize them into hierarchical folder structure that the app understands and displays. I love it’s watch companion that even has a complication you can add to the watch face to start recording on the fly.
Here are a few needed improvements that would make it probably the best app available for voice recording:
1. Accuracy of transcriptions isn’t best. A lot of misidentified words or skipped words even in a perfectly clear and clean voice recordings. Not sure if this is Apple issue or the apps issue. But perhaps the app could use a choice of voice transcription APIs from multiple providers to be able to get the best quality of transcriptions. I’d be willing to pay for an in-app upgrade if needed.
2. It’s annoying that the app stops transcription process of the app is not running in a foreground. I know that in the past it was impossible do have background processes in iOS. But I believe iOS does now provide a way for background processing.
3. It would be great if the app shortcut to record or to open the app would be available in the iOS Control Center. Just like the VoiceMemo or other buttons and similar to the Apple Watch complication..Version: 41
Pretty darn good, wish it had a few things.This app is easy to use and the results are spot on 99.9% of the time. I've had no issue with speech to text translation. It's really accurate. I have only two complaints. The first is that you have to do the recording and transcription in the app itself. I think the greatest feature would be if I were to open my email app or other app and then have a way to invoke the functionality of just press record inside another app. The way it works now, is that you have to use the app and then copy the paste and text into the app that you want to put it into.
It works very well though and I like it a lot. I will use it often. I am also using it right now to write this review.
I also wish they had a desktop windows version of this. I would use it in the same manner. To type all my emails and other documents using just press record.
The other thing I like about it is the fact that it will record forever. A lot of voice dictation apps like the built-in windows 10 one, will stop listening to you after a certain time. Or if you mute the microphone and unmute the microphone a couple of times it will freeze up or stop working. At least, that is what happens to me on multiple windows 10 pc’s for me for years now..Version: 42.2
Great but more organization options missingOverall great app. I do wish there were more options for organizing recordings other than just in folders by date. I would like to keep separate folders for personal and work with the ability to have nested folders for each or tags. For instance, saving a recording regarding Client A could be saved in work>client a>date or project. Or it could be saved in my Work folder and be tagged “client a” with additional tags as needed. Using tags you could also flag recordings that you need to follow up on with additional information or recordings that you need to share with others once the transcription is checked, etc. Organizing recordings by date may be helpful for some, but personally I don’t want to have my personal recordings intermingled with work related recordings..Version: 3.3.3
Fantastic appI've been using 'Just Press Record' for a few years on both an iphone and the Mac for transcription and it has been such an incredibly useful app to me. Aside from the solid transcription accuracy I really appreciate the extra attention to detail the developer put into the design. It's easily the most pleasant UI experience that I've seen in a recording/transcription app. And the transcription works really well if you voice your words clearly and at a slightly slower pace than you might normally talk. I used to use Dragon Dictate and this is in roughly the same ballpark of accuracy.
The only suggestion I have is give the user the option to choose Apple's on-device transcription API (vs. sending the audio to apples servers).
But I’ve been extremely happy with Just Press Record. And I’ll continue to use it daily. It's a bargain..Version: 41
Reliable & Sturdy AppI am writing this review because when I was updating this app, I was kindly asked to review it. This app doesn’t have popups or interruptions. I podcast & record on the go. I was having some issues with the stock recording app on my iPhone. I have recorded segments over an hour in length using Just Press Record. With the other stock app on my iPhone, I lost multiple recordings when pausing & recording, pausing & recording over the course of the day.
I have never had that happen with Just Press Record. I have never lost a recording & use it very regularly. Daily. Very reliable.
Intuitive & easy to navigate. Different recording qualities & microphone options with different phones. This app is one of the best I have used & I rely on it for my podcast. Very happy with my purchase!.Version: 43.3
Life saver!I have a teenage son with autism that just entered public high school. We are having to jump through hoops to get accommodations made and we have to document everything. At our last virtual meeting I was having trouble recording the meeting. I forgot I even had this app but I found it and used it to record the meeting. It worked perfectly. When I sat down to see what I could write down/note from the meeting I discovered it would transcribe the entire meeting. It’s going to take a little work to sort out the wording and who is talking but I am SO GRATEFUL I had this app on my phone. Even better I found I formerly had the desktop version as well and re-downloaded it to my laptop. Thank you so much! I’ll be using this a lot from now on..Version: 45.0
Almost love it!I want to love this app but I have just a couple issues. Some of my recordings I can’t change the name, no matter how hard I press on the default name they give the recording. And Speaking of how they name the waves, it’s confusing, they should at least use the current date and time I do not understand their numerical system. Also recording from the watch is cool, but that too, you got to hit the record button a lot sometimes, just to get it to record. And sometimes it takes a while for the recordings to go from the watch to the app. Transcription isn’t the best, it only transcribes the first part of the recording even with the setting set to record all... I wish they would let you tag the waves, that would be cool..Version: 3.3.1
A perfect app for me and with the BEST customer support.I installed this all 18 days ago and found it functions as described and meets my expectations, with one exception. That is when recording with AirPods transcription hangs, with an endless spinner.
I reported this to the developer and received a next-day response. After looking into my report, the support person concluded I had reported a bug and that they would look into getting it fixed. That commitment was made the following day, 09/25.
Fourteen days later, 10/09, version 3.3.1 was released which fixed the problem I reported. Recordings that had hung were transcribed as well as new AirPod recordings. I am pleased and overall, I think the response was excellent.
In addition, the next day, 10/10, I received a follow-up email from the customer service representative who responded to me before informing me of the release and the thought that my reported problem had been addressed.
I am pleased to say I answered in the affirmative and expressed my appreciation and congratulated them for “Great work.”
The Open Planet Team is clearly deserving of this 5-Star rating. Special thank you to Diane of that team. Best!
If you have an Apple Watch, get this App!I get my best ideas about solving the problems of the world while I’m driving or out walking. When driving, I need to record a thought with as little distraction as possible. When walking, I just want to press one button on my watch and start talking. And when I’m having a conversation with someone, I sometimes need to remember a fact they’re telling me, without pulling out a notebook and pen. This app satisfies those needs perfectly.
Other apps let you control directionality, noise reduction, etc. and are much better for lectures and meetings. In fact, I use one of them. So I hope Just Press Record doesn’t try to add bells and whistles to compete with them. Its simplicity is its strength..Version: 35.1
I’m dumb struckOh wait, I’m gob smacked. Although I have not tested this in the most trying conditions namely driving with car motor and road noise and the air conditioner on, it’s going to be better than the experience I’m having working with my iPhone recording software.
My first test came out exactly as I spoke it. And! This is the big deal: it will transcribe what you said right there on your iPhone or iPad. I was ready to buy special transcription software or hardware. I am so glad that there were enough reviews on this app for me to check it out. It turns out I’ve had it on my iPhone and my iPad for a long time. I never eve opened it or tried it.
I’ll be back after I tried this in the car with the air conditioner on..Version: 3.3.7
Best app you’ll buy this yearIf you're like the rest of us and find yourself losing an idea or thought that you forgot to write down, a song name you can’t remember, another to-do item that slips your mind, etc...look no further. Especially if you have an Apple Watch, this is the quickest and most intuitive way to solve a multitude of problems and even get ahead on your work on the go with the dictation feature. Transcription from voice to text is ridiculously accurate, even in a Starbucks or someplace with background noise. I am currently studying for the bar exam, and it is incalculable how much time this app has saved me in the process. Finally an app purchase you won’t regret..Version: 3.1.1
Love it but wish file organization was different.I originally gave Just Press Record a 5 star review but lowered to 4.
First it's a great simple easy app that does what I need so buy it. You'll be glad you did. I've tried most of the more popular recording apps with Apple Watch integration and this one is best.
I just wish I could choose to have all the files sync to iCloud and store them in one folder. They all go into folders by day. I use this to record mileage and then at the end of the month I go through them and create a spreadsheet to turn in to my work. It would make my life so much easier if the files were in one folder..Version: 3.3.7
Program excellent, But could use a critical improvement…It would be fantastic if an option could be added to automatically dump transcriptions and recordings right into an apple note. To make it actually visible on my Mac computer. And easily viewable on my devices. Reading files in the app is clunky. Having to expand them to read them becomes a nuisance. Viewing on a Mac computer is all but impossible. Totally useless as a practical matter. Another good improvement would be to fix the option to send both a transcript and a recording somewhere. That is not working properly. I just get the recording another text..Version: 41.2
So simple yet accurateJust Press Record has such a simple interface, works so cleanly, that at times I have a hard time believing it’s actually running. It’s a great app. The most useful function for me is it can import an audio recording made by another recording device and Just Press Record will transcribe it, accurately. Other applications that do this are very expensive. Of course the clarity of your voice and how you pace your dictation are crucial. I dictate punctuation. After 30 years using dictation, starting with Dragon, I have learned to keep my voice slow, steady, and flat without inflections. That yields more accurate results..Version: 42.2
Fantastic: indispensable for staying organizedI’ve never reviewed an app until now but these guys are a small outfit trying to help people so I’ll give ‘em some love. The app just WORKS as they claim it does. I added it to my watch face as a complication for quick access so I can make a note of something I need to remember when I’m unable to pause and tap out text with my thumbs. The transcription from audio to text isn’t perfect yet but I have not found an audio to text transcriber that is perfect… or that’s this inexpensive. So for a one-time $5 fee I won’t complain. Good grief that’s what it costs to add guacamole to a burrito at some places lol.Version: 46.2
Great with Apple WatchThis is a great, simple, easy to use app the with the latest dark mode update looks fantastic on the iPhone X, and also has great integration with the Apple Watch for simple recordings. Just hit the button and it automatically starts recording even in the background. It really needs a few things though.
1. A better tutorial explaining how to do things like rename files. 2 of the 3 features I was going to ask for are already features! And I just now found them as I’m writing this after weeks of using the app.
2. It would be nice if there was an option in the app to “just press record” like on the watch where opening the app goes into a 3-5 second countdown timer and then starts recording (so it’s easy to cancel if you don’t want to) this should be an option though.
3. My third was going to be about playing back recordings on the watch, which unless this update just added that I didn’t see you could do. This app just got even better AS I’m writing this review. Awesome..Version: 3.1
Not perfect, but perfect for my needs.I work from home and go into plenty of meetings and personally like to capture meeting minutes for my reference and to document later action items. This app has allowed me to just press record and refer to the voice to text transcriptions for items I may have missed.
While the transcription is not perfect, this app is great considering that it does not have any subscription model and you just have to pay $4.99 for its entirety versus other apps I’ve researched in the AppStore.
Do yourself a favor and stop looking at other apps and get this instead..Version: 43.4
Reliable APP for years!I’ve been using this APP for a few years now. I have never had any problems with it… so I’m confounded by the problems reported on some of the bad reviews. It’s been reliable and convenient. By biggest problem is remembering to use it at times. They keep improving it. My “wish list” would include the ability to record phone conversations; but I know the laws are different in every state. (I think it’s up to individuals to determined the lawfulness, and get consent from the other party, rather than shut down all recording).Version: 43.2
Best app for getting ideas saved quicklyIt’s true that Just Press Record does not have the best transcription, but that’s because it’s free. There’s a reason most transcription services charge: doing it well is hard, and often requires human beings.
I never bought this program to transcribe for me, I bought it to save my ideas quickly and on-the-go, and this does exactly that, all while looking beautiful at the same time. Oh, and they don’t charge for iPad and iPhone separately, they just give you the great app on the other when you buy one.
Don’t listen to the haters, this app is hot, and worth every penny!.Version: 3.2.2
Get this!I love this app! As a writer, it has literally saved my wrists from RSI and carpel tunnel injuries. There’s no limit to how many transcriptions it can do. Other apps charge per minute, but this app is ONLY a one-time fee! Pay once and you’re done. Just how it should be.
I love how it syncs using iCloud. And if you get the Mac desktop app, then all of your audio and text can be accessed there. That makes it so easy.
I usually use my Apple Watch to record while on the go. Then either use my iPad or iPhone to do the transcriptions. With a simple copy and paste the text is now in whatever project I’m working on..Version: 35.1
Missing 1 or 2 ThingsFirst off, I love this app and it’s quick start features. I don’t completely regret the purchase. But for 5$ I kinda wish for more. Perhaps level readings/control and the ability to rename the recordings quicker. It seems I have to tap the file after, then tap the generic name it’s given to edit. Not very intuitive. The stock voice memo app asks right away for a name, which I find annoying and obtrusive. Just looking for something in between that is easy and quick.
Otherwise, I like that it puts them in a folder by day and automatically uploads them to iCloud for access on other devices..Version: 3.2.4
Much better than iPhone Voice memo appI did a test and recorded a 60 second recording from my Apple Watch using Just Press Record while recording simultaneously on my iPhone 8 with the built in Voice Memo app. Of course the recordings from JPR on the Watch transfer to the phone. I listened to both from my phone and JPR trounces the iPhone voice memo app in sound quality and clarity. Hard to believe that the quality of a recording from a WATCH! is better than the phone, but it is and it’s not even close.
JPR is particularly useful and functional for the watch. Very pleased. Highly recommend..Version: 3.2.4
Great App, need ability to edit transcriptsGreat for dictating notes and reminders. Of course the transcribing isn’t always perfect, nor do I expect it to be. My issue is that there is no way to edit the transcription in the app. Meaning you need to share the transcript with another app (the developer suggested Notes) in order to edit any words that were not correctly transcribed.
The developer said that this feature may be added in the future, although they have no immediate plans to do so.
Not a deal breaker for me, just extremely annoying. Just think it’s something people interested in this app should know..Version: 3.1
I’m happy I bought itI was on the fence on getting this one... went back and forth for awhile. Once I finally pulled the trigger, I am glad I did. It does just what it says it will. It allows recording on the Apple Watch without being tethered to the phone. This is a huge win, and extremely usable for capturing thoughts on the go.
I’m an electronic musician, and it’s nice to be able to sample audio from my wrist for using later.
I also love that it syncs to iCloud Drive. From a desktop Mac, you can easily browse the file structure and clear files out or move them. Great purchase!.Version: 34
Use it everyday!Absolutely the best app for recording anything, highly recommend. I’m in the service industry and a lot of the time driving so when I receive a call over bluetooth in my truck, I can just hit the complication on my watch and get the details of where I’m going next without having to pullover and write it down...
One hick-up I’ve found, which is not a big deal at all is when I delete a recording on my watch it deletes the recording but I still have a file for that date showing in iCloud in files app even though it’s empty..Version: 3.2.4
GREAT for writers!I LOVE this app! I've been doing NaNoWriMo and using it (hands free!) when I have to be in the car. Those are the days I get way over my 1,667 words done. One of the best things is that I can hesitate while trying to think of what I want to say next, and it doesn't shut off––a VERY important feature for someone trying to write orally.
I had an issue with spacing after punctuation and almost instantly received a personalized email - they’ve been very responsive. I don’t tend to spend money on apps, but this one was well worth every penny for my needs..Version: 41
Beautiful simplicity, but...I would really like to see the ability to create folders and organize recordings other then by date. To have everything in its own folder by day is handy until you can get around to organizing the way you want. Unfortunately you have to go into iCloud if you want to create custom folders. Seems like something that should be able to be handled within the app itself. Please consider this, if that was in place I would give this app five stars for sure! Everything else about it is absolutely wonderful. I love the Apple Watch app, it works very well..Version: 3.3.3
Great for transcribing dreams with Apple WatchJust create a watch face with one big button for Just Press Record. Switch to that watch face when going to sleep and when you wake up...voila! Record that dream that’ll you’ll probably never go back and read. I import my transcribed dreams into Day One app. That way I can search keywords and see how many times I dreamt of something. One thing I realized is I don’t have to rush my speaking when using the app like you do with a Siri command. Long pauses in one’s speaking doesn’t make it automatically stop or anything..Version: 40.1
Great and usefulThis is a great app especially when using with an Apple watch. In a meeting press the record button on your phone and the meeting is recorded sent to your phone and transcribed. I gave it a 4* only because it keeps launching by accident on my watch. I would like to see an option to confirm start recording and possible haptic feedback to remind you there is a recording going on. Should be optional because not all will agree with me. One other feature i like you can begin recording from your watch then return to your selected watch face with no indication you are recording..Version: 3.3.2
Settings to Make Stopping Recording More DifficultThe overall app design is fantastic. It does everything it says it does from the iPhone and Apple Watch. The one thing that would make it KILLER to me, would to make it optionally more difficult to stop recording.
For example, options to require hitting stop 2-3 times to prevent accidental stopping. Even more innovative, require a passcode to stop recording. That could make this app perfect for recording interactions with unwanted people, maybe an abusive ex, maybe interactions with police. They then couldn’t easily stop the recording.
Great work and great app though!.Version: 3.2.4
Very convenient but notifications on watch erase the recordingMy title says it all. When it works it's great, but if you get a text or something during a recording on the watch, the whole recording just disappears. The only way to make it usable during long recordings is to first put the watch in DND mode. Why can't the developer either make it so that notifications don't stop a recording, or at the very least save the recording up to that point?
I'd also love a stealth mode - I don't always want to draw attention to the fact that I'm recording a meeting for instance. Maybe just a dark screen, or better yet, record in the background once I press the complication!
UPDATE: Thanks for the response. I'm looking forward to the update! Until then, would it be possible to auto save a backup every 30 seconds or minute, just in case a notification comes in? Then we won't lose the ENTIRE recording. Thanks for your help. -Matt.Version: 2.3
GET RID OF THE GRADIENTSMaybe this is a nitpick, maybe I’m being obsessive about it, but gradients are a bad look for this app. Especially the one that appears when you turn on the dark mode, just over the record button and input device display. It makes the app look dated by several years.
That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate the app’s dark mode. I love dark modes, that and the speech transcription were why I bought the app in the first place. But I think the app’s UI design could be a lot more successful if the gradients were replaced with flattened UI elements, as is the usual iOS aesthetic..Version: 3.3.7
Excellent recording app for my Apple WatchNo complaints here, this program works and it works almost flawlessly when I need it. Easy to use too, just press the little red button on my Apple Watch and I can record the entire conversation privately right on my Apple Watch.
The translation feature works about the same as other apps out there for me anyway, some words it gets, others it doesn’t, I think it’s my Dutch accent that’s hard to understand. 😀.Version: 41.2
Fast, accurate voice transcriptionsThis is a quick way to record a voice memo and automatically have it transcribed. Works great. I’ve set up a Siri shortcut to “take a note”, which launches Just Press Record and automatically starts recording.
Works great on the Apple Watch too. I’ve added the complication, so it’s a single press to start recording.
Would love to see an option to automatically send me an email transcript of every recording. That would make it very nice for taking notes while driving..Version: 36.1
ExcellentIt’s a hidden gem. I first bought it before it offered transcription. Now it’s one of my MUST HAVEs. This simple app has solved one of my biggest recording problems. The app works extremely well on my Apple Watch and iPhone. Its simple and does exactly what it advertises. The playback volume from the watch is very low (probably due to the smaller speakers on the watch), but listen to the same recording that’s automatically saved to iPhone from iCloud and the quality is awesome and loud. I like this a lot. I highly recommend this app..Version: 3.1
Great on watchWatch app is fantastic - swipe to a face that has the Just Press Record complication, tap on it, and app automatically begins recording EVEN when not connected to my phone.
Version 3.x has brought some improvements to the Watch app and to the iPhone BUT has dropped support for swiping to delete recordings and folders, thereby making the process of managing large numbers of recordings a bit of a pain - you have to tap on the recording, then tap on delete, then tap on delete recording, then tap yet again to confirm deleting from iCloud.Version: 3.3
Voice of experienceOver the years I’ve tried many ways to capture ideas and action items while driving, exercising and doing errands. For example, there are apps that automatically email recordings, and you can always text yourself messages using Siri. With Just Press Record you get both audio and transcribed versions of your notes. Just Press Record is especially useful if you use an Apple Watch..Version: 46.2
Most Valuable AppI have to say this app has been a game changer in my life. Thanks to the ability to use it via my watch, I was able to legally record & document interactions that otherwise would have been denied in court. These recordings are literally the difference between life & death. Also the fact that it’s free is also the whole reason I was able to use it bc during that time I was unemployed.
Recordings are crystal clear & accurate..Version: 42.2
Great qualityI bought this app so I could record a conversation with someone that has a tendency to “gaslight” people. There were going to be no witnesses to our conversation so I thought I should record it. I turned on the app ( it’s great because the lights go out and there is no blinking icon to signal someone that you are recording them) put my phone in the outside pocket of my purse with the bottom end (microphone) pointed up. It recorded perfectly! No background noises, just voices! Amazing quality!! Easy to transcribe!.Version: 36
Great app - one tweak requestedI find this app one of the most useful except for one quirk. To play back a recording from the watch face complication, I have to make a useless recording that I have to discard. Why? Because the app starts auto-recording when I press its watch face icon. I have to stop the recording and then scroll to playback. Just Press Record support explains that I can click the crown, find the JPR icon among all the icons there and click it to open JPR without auto-recording. But that is too clunky. I would rather be able to go directly from the watch face to record or play back. If the developer provides a better solution, I will rate Just Press Record as five stars..Version: 3.3.7
Stable mature productI bought this app quite a while back, and subsequently been updated numerous times and is my go to application when I have something very quick to say that I want to transcribe later. Or, I have something much longer to dictate that Siri would tend to interrupt and break the flow of the recording. This app doesn’t interrupt my thought process and flow, transcription later is fairly accurate, likely ranging somewhere between 70 and 90%. Having a quiet background and speaking clearly and slowly into the microphone produces the best result.Version: 3.1
Love itI love this app. I use it all the time for recording music ideas to recording important detailed information when I can’t write it down. It works awesome with an iPhone for picking up sound. So you can hit record put down your phone, and then start taking apart something and just narrate what you are doing so you can go back and follow what you did step by step. But it can pick up what I say clearly from across the room.
The ability to reorganize and rename files/file names is awesome . I can record and classify what I’m working on into file folders so that I can locate what file I’m looking for in seconds. It backs up to iCloud or google one/drive and is retrievable from all of your devices. This is the one app I must have on my phone at all times and I would be upset if it wasn’t available anymore.
Having said that if they moved to a subscription model like all of these other idiot apps out there - that would be the line where I would download all of my info and delete the app.
So to any of you ‘greedy app developing subscription pirate money grabbing monkeys’ follow this developers example...because if your app is not on my phone it’s because I read the ultimate swear in your description....the ‘S’ word. I even hate the word description because it sounds like subscription....that’s how much I hate subscriptions. I call people ‘subscriptions’ when I really don’t like them....’you’re nothing but a subscription’ and they recoil in fear and hurt from such insults being uttered. Well, this app will not cause that undue stress to users. I recommend it 100% - and it also comes with the seal of endorsement of the people’s anti-subscription movement.....power to the people..Version: 3.3.7
Still a great app - but please, bring back the old icon!These folks obviously care about building a great app, as evidenced by the constant improvements. Giving 5 stars, as this latest update continues to work well & look great. However, I implore you, please bring back the old microphone icon! Too many complications on my Watch are just circles; I don't know recognize your app anymore! Please bring it back! Thnks.Version: 2.3
Basic items needsNeed to save a recording instead of losing it when a notification or anything comes through.
need to be able to search the transcriptions like lead to believe.
need to be able to listen to all recording through instead of having to click on individual files,...even if just one day at a time..Version: 2.3
Transcriptions are inaccurateIt’s a decent app but until it’s transcriptions are made to be more accurate it is not overly helpful.
Especially with AI and other more accurate apps now coming into the picture they really need to improve this. For example, it transcribed “re-patterning” as “repair running”.
I would rather use native voice memos app at this point and run that through a transcriber..Version: 46.2
Top DrawerThis app works very well and is easy to use. Linked with my Apple Watch, I can quickly and surreptitiously activate the recorder and have a recording of important conversations. High marks!.Version: 46.1
Amazingly Simple and can’t beat the price - No Subscription!Was looking for an easy to use recorder with text conversion and this really fits the bill. So easy to use, can access from multiple iPads and everything is in the cloud. Could not be happier. A one time fee , no subscription , doesn’t get any better than this.
Love it, makes doing minutes for meetings so much easier.
Thanks to the developer, keep up the good work!.Version: 45.0
Very useful and easy to useOver the years, I have tried several recorders. Biggest problem with the other recorders I have tried is that the recording suddenly stops and it did not save.
Just Press Record does as the name implies. Press one button and it just records. Press stop and it saves. Works well with the Apple Watch. The recording goes directly to my iPhone. Please note, that you need to go into the app settings to enable saving to phone.
The recordings are very good if you use the high bit-rate. Even at medium, the audio is quite good. If you wear hearing aids, you have an extra option to set the microphone source to either the iPhone’s mic, the watch, or your own hearing aids. Using the hearing aids as the input source is great as you will not get the “shuffling” sounds when the phone is in a pocket, purse, bag, or even on a table when it is moved around..Version: 45.0
Fantastic appMy work is on-the-go and this app has been just what I need to document as I go. Accuracy seems quite good and it has been a real time saver. Highly recommend!.Version: 43.1
Great applicationWorks as advertised, no hiccups, thanks to the devs for an app that is very useful..Version: 43.1
Stop workingStop working on my Apple Watch 2-3 years ago.
Just start to work again with the new version 2022-02.Version: 43.0
Works Well ... suggestion ...App works well and Apple Watch app very handy. I like having the complication on my watch face, but I find that I accidentally start recordings by accident. My suggestion is to have the Apple Watch complication be a press and hold for a second to start recording..Version: 43.0
Absolutely the best dictation, and transcription appI have probably told over 200 people about this app. Face-to-face. That’s how much I love this.
The basics of this app is that you can record any of your thoughts quickly. And then transcribes it in the background, not requiring the cloud to do so. It will do it locally on your phone, so your privacy is respected. You can then use that text in whatever word processor, or email that you want.
This app, also saves the original audio. It doesn’t get rid of it, like in almost every other dictation program. Even the native dictation feature of Siri, does not save the original audio. The advantage of this, is that if there is a dictation mistake, you can listen and correct it yourself. Also, it is helpful if you want to record a business meeting, or negotiations, of course informing those other people, and then if there’s any disagreement, you can easily share the original audio.
In short, this app is amazing, and you have to get it..Version: 40.2
Consistently ReliableI’ve been using this for 2y since I bought my Series 4, and the native voice note app for WatchOS wasn’t introduced up until recently. There is no option to record from a Bluetooth mic on the native voice note app, like from my Beats headphones, which boggles my mind that Apple didn’t think of that. These guys with this app clearly DID think of that and to me it’s a make or break deal. Which is why I keep using it, user friendly, reliable and although I rarely use the transcribe option, it’s a nice bonus. Thanks to the team behind this!.Version: 40.1
Needs batch deleteIt’s a pain and annoying that I can’t delete multiple recordings at once.Version: 40
Very Pleased!!!I use this regularly with my blue yeti microphone and have good results every time. I am very pleased!.Version: 40
Great AppNothing to complain..Version: 38.1
Surprisingly accurateSimple interface.Version: 36
Good for recording callsYou can just put your watch next to your iPhone on speaker and let it pick up the conversation for recording. For legal reasons, I would let the other person know they are being recorded though....Version: 35
Comes with Watch ComplicationJust Press Record was the only recording app I could find that actually advertised it comes with Complication for your watch face. I recently had an incident at work where a fellow employee threatened me so management has asked me if my watch has the ability to record quickly, then I found this. Thank you so much for having this important feature.
Just be careful if you setup a complication on your watch face as I am constantly hitting it and recording hours worth without even knowing..Version: 3.2.4
Excellent.This is a very polished app that works exactly as advertised, I would recommend you dismiss some of the reviews that you see here if you’re thinking about getting this.
Sync works unbelievably well, my audio recordings on my Apple Watch instantly appeared in the app on my phone, it was actually one of the better sync experiences I’ve had.
And translating it into text is brilliant, I was shocked when I accidentally discovered that feature as I did not read the intro.
Naturally you’re going to have to go in and edit a little bit because all of our voices are different and no dictation service is going to get 100% accurate. This is very normal.
This is really a very functional and effective solution for recording, especially on the go, and it looks very nice, they did a beautiful job with the user interface.
Do not even remotely hesitate buying this and using it..Version: 3.3.7
Perfect!Does everything it’s so pose to do perfectly!
Thank you for this awesome app..Version: 3.3.5
Super Easy, Works WellJust like I said, it’s super easy to use, and it works well. Works great on the Watch, too. One-button recording on my wrist - what could be cooler?.Version: 3.3.5
Well worth the price!Instant stealth recording on my Apple Watch! I use it to record my young kids when they laugh and play or tell me their dreams in the morning! I’ll listen to these memories in many years!
I did not find how to edit and trim audio files..Version: 3.3.4
One big flawIt would get a 5-star if it didn't stop recording (on the Apple Watch) when you got a phone call (even if you decline the call)..Version: 3.3.3
Best recorder already - I’d pay for upgradesBest app of its kind! Wish it could be set auto on/off with a timer. If I could set it to record with a start and end time, I’d happily pay for that upgrade. Too many times I’ve forgotten to turn it on or shut it off..Version: 3.3.3
Simply Fantastic!For the series 4 you are able to place this app on the face. Unbelievable mic pickup. The fact it can store direct to cloud and creates its own folder is outstanding. I haven’t tried nor will I use the transcript function, so no comment. The app installs on all devices. Truly a bargain - Thanks !.Version: 3.3.2
Great app transcribes wellThe app transcribes very good and I don’t always speak eloquently.
It picked up my FIL’s voice quite well and he has a thick accent.
The Apple Watch app needs an option to avoid accidental recording. Otherwise.Version: 3.2.4
Simple yet effective.Update 30 July.
I use this app with an Apple Watch complication. Often times the watch appears to be recording (not triggered by me) but when I go to the phone there are no recordings thankfully.
At other times, if I tap the complication, everything works as expected.
Very nice app. Does exactly as you would expect. Push the button and it records. It's also nice that it uploads it to the cloud for all of your devices..Version: 3.2.4
Nice app easy to useI really like JPR for recording and reviewing work meetings. Two feature requests: 1. Controls (play, pause, speed, etc) available on lock screen. 2. Ability to record phone calls for conference call meetings..Version: 3.2.3
Transcribe feature not working!!!Hi, i tried transcribe option many times but it’s not working. I recorded a sample lecture and tried to transcribe it but it doesn’t work. Could you please let me know if transcribe feature works as mentioned in the app features. Also the reason I purchased this app is for the transcribe feature.
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