How difficult is it to record audio on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad? Each device comes with built-in apps of varying capability. Can you say Garageband? Of course, for many of us who simply need to capture the moment in audio, Garageband is overkill, so Apple makes it simpler with QuickTime Player for Mac, plus other apps for iPhone and iPad which can capture an audio moment with a few clicks.
Is there an easier, faster, more elegant way to capture audio than Just Press Record? Nope. Nothing is easier, hence the name Just Press Record. That’s all you have to do. I first bought the app for my iPhone because I wanted a quick and easy way to capture audio without jumping through hoops. I got my wish. Open the app. Press the record button to begin recording.
Just Press Record uses iCloud to store files so they’re accessible to your Mac or iPad for editing or sharing. Recordings are limited only by storage and battery life. And you can record audio in the background and use other apps, too. Audio files are saved as standard iTunes M4A (AAC) files so they can play back or be edited almost everywhere, and they’re easily converted to MP3’s if needed.
What’s not to like? Just Press Record is so simple and elegant that I bought the Mac version, too, and it’s just as expected. Just press the big red record button to begin recording.
Audio files are easily shared on the Mac, organized by date and time in an iCloud folder (which then gets synced and shared with iPad or iPhone).
That means you get almost instant recording from Mac, iPad, and iPhone with little more effort than opening up an app, and clicking the obvious big red Record button.
Is it possible to make recording audio even easier?
Just Press Record for iPhone also has a standalone Watch app which works as a complication. That means your Watch does the recording and saves the file on the Watch, then sends it to iPhone to be synced up with iCloud.
Sure, you can open the Just Press Record app on Watch and press the Record button to begin recording, but the complication feature makes recording even easier. No scrolling around the app icons to find the Record button. It’s a complication so it shows up on the Watch face. Press it to begin recording.
Just Press Record costs a few bucks and there’s no much value and even more to like. Maybe soon we’ll see some Siri integration so we can tell Siri to begin recording audio at a specific time. An option to save audio as vanilla MP3 would be nice, but this works well.