Just Press Record

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Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices. You can 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 or for ultimate convenience, Apple Watch.

• Use a Siri Shortcut to start a new recording.
• One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
• Unlimited recording time.
• Record discretely in the background.
• Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.
• Start and stop recording from the Lock screen widget, with a 3D Touch Quick Action or via the URL scheme.
• Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.

• Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
• Adjustable playback speed.

• Turn speech into searchable text.
• Edit your transcriptions right inside the app.
• Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device's language setting.
• Format as you record with punctuation command recognition.

• Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device.
• Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port.

• 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.
• Peek and Pop the contents of folders in the Browse tab.
• Rename recordings.
• Slide Over and Split View support on iPad.

• Choose to store recordings either in iCloud Drive or locally on-device.
• Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your devices.
• Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.

• Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning Port.
• Customizable 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.
• Dark Mode makes the app more comfortable to use in the dark.

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, or just ask Siri!
• 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.

• 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.
• Just Press Record for Mac is available as a separate purchase on the Mac App Store.
• URL scheme implemented by Just Press Record can be found on our FAQ page.

Just Press Record App Description & Overview

The applications Just Press Record was published in the category Utilities on 2015-09-21 and was developed by Open Planet Software. The file size is 6.78 MB. The current version is 3.3.7 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

This update contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Just Press Record will never interrupt you to ask for a review - we don’t like being interrupted either! However, App Store ratings and reviews are important, so if you are enjoying Just Press Record and have a spare minute, we’d be delighted if you could leave a rating or review on the App Store. Thanks!

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Just Press Record Reviews


Works  meebles  5 star

Does just what you need...simply! Watch app is fantastic


Waveforms?  airic  4 star

Really enjoying this app. Would love to see better waveforms added similar to Apple Memos or even the Mac app of Just Press Record is an easier to read waveform.


Love it but wish file organization was different.  KevinPurcell  4 star

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.


Great app  puppya  5 star

Thank you for giving us a great app. I use it a lot and plant to in the future.


Works great  Ghenley  5 star

This is a great app to have if you need to make a quick memo or perhaps to record an event without being noticed. I turned it on at a meeting in a restaurant and it picked up everyone in the conversation around the table. Would be a great thing to have on your watch if disputed words needed to be used in evidence. Using it with a complication on your watch makes for seamless activation.


Just press and record!  drjdawg  5 star

It’s so easy to set up a complication on your watch to press and record, so extremely easy and accurate with Transcription through Siri


Don’t waste your money  user_310  1 star

Tried it with some client meetings and calls, the microphone quality was weak and the transcripts were not at all accurate (sub 30% accuracy). Very disappointed.


Great interface awful transcription  basiceagle  3 star

I got this to help with note taking for work meetings but the transcriptions are effectively unusable. Even with minimal accent English speech at “normal” conversation speeds the transcript is horribly inaccurate!


Good app “except”  TATTOOMIKEY88  4 star

The only thing that would make this app GREAT is if you could rename your files(recordings) to what you wanted. Other than that the app is good and does what it says


☆☆☆☆☆LOVE☆☆☆☆☆  BCSurvivor40  5 star

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Very good - needs one improvement  Lethal123  3 star

This is a great app and works as advertised. The only problem is with the Watch complication. The complication only requires a single touch to start the recording. As a result of this I am getting numerous, unnecessary and annoying recordings throughout the day. It’s extremely easy to unintentionally or unknowingly touch the complication, which then results in a recording. This often happens 5 or 6 times a day. Operationally, it would work better if you tapped once on the complication to open the app and then a second tap to actually start the recording. For anyone who is a fan of starting the recording immediately that you touch the complication, there should be an option for this in the settings menu. Then you have a choice. Otherwise a good app.


Complication not on Apple Watch  austese  1 star

I bought this app specifically for use on my watch, but it has not appeared on my watch. Why not?


Provides security so I can feel safe  2880cjk  5 star

Just Press Record Application. Available for Mac also iPhone and iPad plus Apple Watch. Great for security purposes having a recording device on your wrist especially after having been in a domestic violence altercation with my father. If something happens again I will have the option to record him so he can not deny what he did to me.


Fantastic App!  Famma  5 star

Best and simplest app out there. It just works so well.

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Near perfect  poombi p.  4 star

Would be perfect if it had two things: 1. If it didn’t show the pink banner at the top of the screen when recording and the app is minimized. This is an impediment if you want to be stealthy. 2. If it showed, for the length of the recording, a plot of the audio’s loudness. That way if I am making a long recording i can simply skip to the audio spikes, which would signal there is talking etc. instead of having to listen through the entirety - even when nothing is being said or happening.


Not worth it  Jason15863582  1 star

The transcription feature is worse then just having auto dictation on your phone


Record  divagirl75  1 star

This would be good for me as I’m always recording my neurologist appoints then when get home to listen and too fast to listen to write down on paper


Hopeless  richardSimmons  1 star

I tried to use this app to transcribe. The result was nonsense random words - not even close. Embarrassingly bad. Storing and sharing meeting audio is a pain, and the design of the app makes it easy to accidentally stop. You the can’t start recording again- you need to start a separate file.


Unbelievable  APenNameAndThatA  5 star

Unbelievably good. I say something, and it pops up, already transcribed, ready to be emailed or messaged. Someone complained did not transcribe a meeting. I suggest they take the file and see if Dragon Dictate, the leader in the field, can do any better. I bet it can’t. Well implemented on the (S2) watch. Three taps and I’m recording. A red dot above the clock tells me if I am accidentally recording. Well worth AU$8. Well worth its equivalent in App Store Dollars: $800.


Great App  Margo.9  5 star

I don't use it often but it works well when I do. Margo

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Great but more organization options missing  Johnny B10225  4 star

Overall 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.


Great app, however I’ve been have a few issues.  MIGerlag97  4 star

I bought this app specifically for my new Apple Watch, in all honesty the reason I purchased this one over any other was due to the fact it supported the new Apple Watch Series 4 screen size, every other app I looked at didn’t, they displayed smaller on the new watch and looked outdated. Kudos to you guys for updating your apps to support newer devices sooner. However, I have one issue and one recommendation. Issue: My recordings no longer play back on my watch, the very first time I tried it everything worked perfectly but now the watch just doesn’t play the recording back, I’ve tried changing the volume, restarting my watch, reinstalling the app on both the phone and the watch and the playback functionality never returns. It’s still recording as I can listen to it on my phone afterwards but I just can’t listen to it on my watch, it shows its playing but it’s completely muted even when the volume is turned all the way up to 11... Recommendation: As I was trying various other apps before I stumbled upon yours, there was one feature that a few of the other ones have that yours does not, and that is the ability to initiate a recording using the phone’s mic from the Apple Watch. I would personally suggest a force press of the record button on the watch to give you the option to start recording on iPhone. Other than that your app is great, I’m looking forward to the update that fixes my issue, when it arrives I’ll take this from 4-stars to 5-stars.


Beautiful simplicity, but...  SteveMcAnulla  4 star

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.


Perfect.  maczombieOG  5 star

Simple, useful.


Great app. Great dictation.  Stephen2245  5 star

With Dragon for Mac going away this is a great alternative. Even transcribes audio files placed in the iCloud directory. Very accurate using Apple speech services.


Very Good On iPhone, Watch Needs Improvement  G0M0  4 star

I just switched from another recording app. I love that it auto uploads to iCloud. But a key feature is that it allows a complication on Apple Watch. But it’s not responsive- very hard to get it to stop recording. Hopefully that can be fixed. Also, transcription doesn’t work very well, certainly not for a long recording. But overall very good.


I know recording  Bobbo924  5 star

I’ve worked with everything from cassette recorders to digital voice recorders to apps. I ran a recording studio for 40 years. This app is amazing! It not only records with a single touch but it will then transcribe more accurately than Siri and allow you to share either audio file or transcription. Brilliant! Are use it frequently to record ideas for poetry, just beginnings, just stream of consciousness. How amazing to watch it then transcribed into something I can work on re-write with easily. This would be a bargain at twice the price. I hope a future update will prevent the bottom of the transcribed screen from being hidden by the keyboard. I’ve made that suggestion and they responded that they will look into it. Meantime I am loving it, have it on both the iPhone and the Apple Watch and butt for that one thing I don’t see how we could be better. Wish I could say the same for Siri, who’s mistakes I have left here on edited. LOL!


Just Press  sorry4ever  5 star

Good. Very Simple to use. Not expensive so far. Use on Apple Watch too.


Stops when timer goes off  LSquaredComedy  3 star

Great app expect if I start the timer before speaking to know how long I have been speaking the recording stops when the timer goes off, not ideal since I set the timer a littler earlier then I need to stop so I can finish the thought I am on.


Perfect.  mensrea2  5 star



Excellent app  Staccato123  5 star

Excellent app and the developers don't hog you with ads or any nuisance emails. I dont know how many apps i have deleted because of this... bravo guys!!

DJ N!tro

Amazing!  DJ N!tro  5 star

Very simple but essential app, I can start audio recording right from my wrist on Apple watch. Highly recommended!


Great- simple, intuitive, does what it says on the tin  Ningynangynoo  5 star



Excellent App 🇮🇪  GDD84  5 star

Excellent App 🇮🇪


Reliable from all devices  StephenMcFarlane  5 star

Sync great from Watch to iPad etc and lovely simple interface.

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