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.

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.

• 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.
• 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.

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.

• 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 4.06 MB. The current version is 3.1.2 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

* Fixes a crash with 3D touch peek and pop.

Just Press Record will never interrupt you to ask for a review - we don’t like being interrupted either! But, 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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Ok app  scottraceteam  5 star

Works finally


Apple Watch won’t sync  ZapFatty  1 star

There have been two times where I absolutely needed this thing to work. Once I heard a bad word on my radio app. A clear goof. My App lets me rewind.... so I replayed it and recorded it on my watch. It did not sync. Just now I had a hilarious phone conversation. Because my phone was used for the call... perfect solution. Record it with my watch. And it did not sync. Once you recognize it isn’t syncing.. there is absolutely nothing you can do. No way to plug it in and transfer. I think the Apple Watch has lead to me disappointment 2 out of 2 times, and I think they should just not offer the Apple Watch version until they know it works.


Great  DudemanLA  5 star

I use this on my Apple Watch. It works great. Customer service is helpful too.

Vulgar demos

Does one thing well  Vulgar demos  5 star

Does exactly what it says and works well. Transcription isn’t perfect but that’s not this app’s fault.


Transcribes well! Elegant Interface! One Request ...  ComicFan007  4 star

I was looking all over App Store for a reliable Speech-to-Text solution, and I think I found it in this one. This is a well-thought out app, super-easy to use and has a ton of options (such as audio format export). The app even has the ability to import audio files from other apps and can translate those! My one wish though is that there is iFile support. I have a lot of audio files in other apps in my app and wish I didn’t have to upload everyone one of them to iCloud, which could theoretically take a while. With iFile support, the importing from one app to this one would be near-instantaneous. I hope this is in the works in a future iteration! Overall, this is a fine piece of software, well worth the money spent. Thank you!


SO EASY TO USE  Katie6384  5 star

i’m always forgetting things and ideas and this app has really helped and all you have to do is tap the red circle and it starts recording sooo easy.


Best way to capture a thought  mediawolf  5 star

Whether it’s a few words were a 10 minute outpouring. The app is easy, the widget is even easier. This is an app I rely on a lot.


Class Act  AppClarity  5 star

Thank you nice people @ Just Record. I really enjoy your app. I especially love the Apple Watch app/complication. It makes it very easy to add thoughts on the go. And the transcription feature alone is worth its weight in gold. Thank you again. I wish you great success and a very lovely day.


Great app, but it lost a feature I used  portalkeeper  4 star

This app is truly the best audio recording app out there. Unfortunately, it lost a feature I relied upon in the latest redesign. The previous version of the app allowed you to set a notification badge to let you know when you had recordings in the inbox. Since I record with this app on the go and then move recordings to other apps or places later, I used this a lot. Now I don’t know whether I have files to listen back to or not.


Great app  Johnny673  5 star

This app is awesome, especially as a complication on the Apple Watch. Works great for hours of background recording. There are some dummies leaving reviews on this app complaining about the transcriptions. If you need a perfect transcript with punctuation hire a stenographer! I’m pretty sure this app uses the same built-in Apple transcription as when you press the microphone button on the keyboard, so the app developer can’t be blamed for inaccuracies there. A must-have Apple Watch app!

The Lovelies

Don’t bother transcribing  The Lovelies  3 star

I concur with other comments, the record feature is convenient and super easy, but the transcription feature is nowhere near where needs to be in order to be usable let alone useful. I like the ease and convenience of the sync between the watchOS and iOS versions though.


Needs one important feature for me to use this.  mattiebrownoz  3 star

What is of needs is a edit or continuation feature on a recording. Even on the regular iPhone record app I am able to edit and continue the recording. Currently by using this app I can press pause, But once I stop and save I have to then start a new recording. If this iPad that future I would love it because then I would be able to make many notes on Essentially one recording and then have it transcribed and export into a single file. Until then I’ve actually just spent $10 on an app I’m not using.


Transcription is not good  RobertMarkBram  3 star

Just tried to record and transcribe a thirty second piece on the train using The mic from PowerBeats3, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch 2. - PowerBeats was picking up a conversation from the guy across from me, not me. Transcription not possible. - iPhone X picked up mostly me but was way too quiet. Transcription not possible. - Apple Watch 2 made what sounded like a very good recording of me, but the transcription was so off that it was completely unusable. ---- This evening I tried with the iPhone mic at home in a quiet space and the recording was much better but the transcription was not good. Still too many errors; the UI doesn't allow you update the text or correct the transcription process in any way. It doesn't even add any punctuation by itself.


Touchy on watch  JanusAus  5 star

Works well and I also have it on my watch modular face. However in that mode you can easily trigger an unwanted record. So an option for an extra press record would be good.


Great recording, lacklustre transcribing  Xarllion  3 star

First of all, this app can record audio so well. I was surprised how clear the audio was from a recording from the Apple Watch. However the transcribe feature has been a bit disappointing. For my recent recording of a 50 minute meeting, the transcribe feature completed and spat out about 5 words. I can’t run the feature again to see if it can fix it and the words don’t even form a proper sentence that might have been from the meeting. I’ll keep using the app for the recording feature but what actually sold me was the transcribe feature. I really hope it gets better...


Just Record  WookaY  5 star

This App is Amazing. The playback of the recording is so clear on my Apple Watch 4 using AirPods or on the iPhone. So handy to have when you want to record a message or note quickly. Warren.


App will not appear on Watch S2  bevan33  4 star

No matter how many times I restart my watch or iPhone 7 Plus or delete the app on the iPhone I can’t get the app to appear on the watch.

Timofey K

Updated watch app is brilliant!  Timofey K  5 star

On Apple Watch Series 3 the app starts instantly from a complication, immediately begins recording and continues recoding in the background!


Very good!!  me.mark  5 star

Dude who doesn’t like iCloud only recordings... they’ve moved on and it can go to iPhone if desired. Forget that. I am at the pub with blaring music in background and it was a clean recording and able to dictate my audio. This is my new best friend when I set up on my Apple Watch.


Great app but ...  cogunn  4 star

This is the best voice recorders for the Apple Watch. The only issue I have, and it's common with every other voice recorder, is that I can't see the actual time when I'm recording. I don't mean recording time, I mean the time of day. I wanted to use this for First Response First Aid situations. Start recording: state time and observation/action. Time and observation/action. Time and observation/action. 11:28 - HR 120, BP 180/90. 11:35 - Resp rate 25. 11:37 - administer x medication. Etc. But, when the app is recording, I can't see the time of day.


Transcription is useless  mysticoftheordinary  1 star

I bought this app with the hope that I could record and transcribe interviews. It’s fine for recording, but the transcriptions are worthless. The accuracy is awful, especially if there’s any background noise at all. The accuracy is not even close. It misses entire phrases. It doesn’t matter how clear the recording is or how articulate the speaker. There’s no punctuation unless you dictate it. As an example, I dictated this review in a quiet room on an iPad Pro. This is the transcription: I bought the seven that I can record and transcribe interviews it's fine for recording the transcriptions of worthless the she is awful special yeah. She is not even close Mrs. entire phrases it doesn't through the recording using her or how articulate the speaker is no punctuation as example I dictated this iPad Pro this is the transcription


Great app... But still needs badge count notifications  BernieOjr  4 star

Absolute best iPhone recording app.... But still missing unread badge count notifications from Apple Watch. Excellent app but reminders from my Apple Watch are 'forgotten' because I forget to open up the iPhone app :(.


Phenomenal App!  Greg3323648  5 star

I downloaded this app about an hour ago for my iPhone 7 and Series 2 Watch, and it is unbelievable! Extremely easy to use, syncing of about a dozen test recordings from Watch to iPhone through Bluetooth has been flawless, and transcription of these recordings just about flawless! I also love how the app stays discreet (Watch face not on) when using with watch os4. Well worth the 4.99 cost.

Jonathan Y Chan

Latest update messed up UI on Watch  Jonathan Y Chan  3 star

Now the UI sometimes starts recording when I click on it from the watch face and sometimes doesn’t; the sensitivity scrolling with the Digital Crown in the recent recordings page is also very buggy. Great app but the watch UI just became very irritating to use.


Just press record  Slowhand515  1 star

This app opens and will not go away. 5 people in my company have the same issue. Had to delete it twice. It just starts up and won’t go away. Great when it works but since iOS 11 and watch iOS 4 this app blows


Feature request  jbobrow  5 star

Can a force touch on the icon start recording? It seems like that would be such a great way to get started quickly.


Great on watch  snoop_z  4 star

Watch 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


Background Apple Watch recording!  DanoSchmano  5 star

Nice upgrade with WatchOS 4.

WordBrain Fiend

Love It!  WordBrain Fiend  5 star

This app is smooth! Minimal manipulation needed to start the recording, transcription is great (and easily shared with other apps), and it's all very simple and elegant!


Best recording app with watch app  Haberjr  5 star

This has become my favorite recording app. I used to use recordium, but this app has now replaced it. I especially like the fact that I can record on my Apple Watch and that it syncs with my iPhone. The app gets regularly updated. 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.


Good App  Kakebeen56  4 star

Good App,but would like to see added functionality such as being able to open in “Reminders” app. Not being able to name the recordings wthin the app is kinda irritating.. Keep up the good work!


Absolutely amazing.  Jackmartin777  5 star

Been looking for something like this for some time!!

Neil Hinrichsen

Works well, but only syncs over Wi-Fi  Neil Hinrichsen  4 star

Beautifully designed... Only disappointment is that it syncs via iCloud - which only works over Wi-Fi. So if you only have a 3G connection, this will not sync your recordings to your other devices. Would love to see a version that uses Dropbox to sync instead.


Fantastic App  Errorosa  5 star

Very useful. Specially with the Apple Watch. Now that you can listen to your most recent recording right for your wrist is a bonus. One of the nicest things about the app is that it really works! No crashing or hanging. Love it.


Best recording app for IOS and Apple Watch  Jollerman  5 star

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, said Da Vinci, and this app is proof of that concept. It has no bells and whistles (unless you want to use it to record bells and whistles) but it reliably and efficiently does the job it sets out to do when you Just Press Record, and then goes beyond that to sync your recordings smoothly across your devices. I use it on iPhone, iPad, iMac, and Apple Watch. I use it to record Skype calls. It's a terrific app in all cases. Even Da Vinci would have approved.

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