Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.48 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 720 Ratings


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. RECORD • 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. PLAY • Seek backwards and forwards during playback. • Adjustable playback speed. TRANSCRIBE • 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 • Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device. • Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port. ORGANIZATION • 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. STORAGE • 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. PRO-AUDIO • 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. ACCESSIBILITY • 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. APPLE WATCH 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. IMPORTANT: • 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.



  • Misleading of the claim “Record discretely in the background”

    By UndertowMemories
    In the app’s description, it claims that it can “record discretely in the background” on both iPhone and Watch Apps. However, the fact is that: (1) On the iPhone App: it record same as default Voice Memos app that comes with iOS system. After you start recording and sent the app to the background, a big red bar will show at the top the screen just as default Voice Memos app did. How this app claim that it records discretely in the background must have misled so many customers. (2) On the Apple Watch App: after you start recording, the big red pause button will stay on the screen. After you sent the app to the background by pressing watch crown , and you wake up the watch screen later(Either by tapping the screen or raise your hand), the big red pause button will come back onto screen again. How is this “discrete”? It’s just the same app as the Voice Memos app that comes with iOS except: (1) It has a watch app (2) Upload to iCloud automatically where in Voice Memos you have to do it manually (3) Transcription. It is not very reliable because it use Siri’s same APIs. And the Siri’s transcription ability is just not good enough as that of its competitors Google Assistant and Amazon Alex. Cannot justify $4.99 for this overpriced, basic yet misleading app. $1.99 Max in my opinion.
  • Transcribe feature doesn’t work

    By Nick Maja
    Transcribing croatian takes forever
  • Good, lacks information

    By JBNormalcy
    I like the product, and think $5 was fair. I can’t figure out how to record with airports, which is why is bought this. I read the disclaimer, buried deep In the details that AirPod don’t work with Apple Watch. I can’t make it work effectively with my iPhone X. Is it one pod out of the case, both in the case, lid open? I can’t make it work very well.
  • Unreliable

    By delivery_kiki
    Had to delete because I tried recording a song I was writing in the shower & it made four copies of only one second of the 30 seconds I came up with off my head that I can no longer remember. Couldn’t even find it on the phone app. Completely unreliable app, keep looking.
  • Some features are missing

    By khashabri
    It’s generally a wonderful app. However I miss some handy features which are already existing in literally any app. 👇🏼 1. Ability to choose more than 1 file in order to delete or share (just that “edit” button at top right of any app) 2. Ability to see the file size ! Then I would be a 5⭐️ app !
  • Good for recording but transcription is a mess

    By srrrrr61
    I downloaded this so I could get thoughts and insights down as they occur, then add later to my journal. Sadly the transcripts are so far off as to be laughable. Probably going to just delete and keep looking for something that actually works.
  • Too simplistic

    By ryanlevander
    For what this does, it really isn’t worth it. Are use the Evernote app instead and can do a lot more when I use Evernote as a part of my workflow on my laptop as well...
  • Press record great app

    By Frank-40~
    Greasy sound quality & very easy to use.
  • Poor package

    By aterr
    I bought the package. It’s just not worth it. The incentive was the dictation app, which does not work well.
  • Settings to Make Stopping Recording More Difficult

    By CraigKC
    The 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!