Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 4.46 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 477 Ratings


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. RECORD • 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. • 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. 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. • 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.



  • Just crashes now

    By neckus
    The iPhone app just crashes on launch
  • Simple to Use and Great Features!

    By Fyerman01
    Bought this app a while back to record from my Apple Watch and it works so good I use it on all my devices. Simple, yet powerful functionality allows you to translate audio recordings to text and share them to a number of different services. Surprisingly, the app does a pretty darn good job of translating through its text-to-speech engine. There are usually a few errors (not many at all) but I wouldn’t expect any better when I’m recording a meeting with some of the voices several feet away and a stock iPhone or Watch mic. When there are errors, they are very easy to fix just like correcting an iMessage.
  • Great App, need ability to edit transcripts

    By bAd DeTeCtIvE
    Great 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.
  • Horrible product!

    By Angela_whitehead
    The app stops recording without pushing any buttons in the middle of a lecture and the transcription tool does a horrible job. It doesn’t get anything correct that is said.
  • Terrible app

    By Radwan
    Inferior product. I don’t recommend it. I am not able to uninstall it and return it.
  • Works - but missing key feature

    By lzf777
    I recently upgraded to an iPhone X, and unfortunately my wonderful voice recording app that I used almost every day was no longer supported. So I had to wander into the crowded field of recording apps to find something that would suit my needs. The main thing that I had often wished for in my other app was the ability to search audio for a word or a phrase. When I saw that Just Press Record has transcription capability, I perked up. That functionality was a nice solution to my audio search dilemma. I purchased the app and tested it out. First thing: I love the fact that I can sync with iCloud, as that will allow me to play my already-existing recordings through Just Press Record. Additionally, the transcription - though far from perfect - will most likely suffice for the search capability that I need. I was all set to settle into using this app on a daily basis when I realized that it is missing one crucial feature that I used consistently: the ability to append to an existing recording. My previous app handled this brilliantly: I’d just go to a recording, open it up, and hit the Record button. Automatically, whatever I said would be appended to the existing audio. I have been trying to do the same thing in Just Press Record, but to no avail, as pressing the record button under an open file simply starts a new recording. I’ve emailed the developers to determine if there is a way to do this, but so far have not received a response. Other than this flaw, I really like the app (it even has a dark mode, which I love). 3 stars, though, for apparent lack of ability to append.
  • I like it, except...

    By Wessmith123
    When using it on the Apple Watch, as soon as you tap the button it starts recording. So if all you want to do is playback reminders, you have to stop recording, delete a blank recording, then playback reminders. I would rather tap on the button, then have the option to record or playback reminders.
  • I like it, but...

    By ManicPansa
    When I was recording with iPhone 8 the audio would cut off very slightly each 10 seconds in between but otherwise great app! Update: Yes! Apple featured it. Congrats! It’s an awesome useful app. ❤️
  • Great app

    By RisingBlade
    Update: I had an issue with the complication, but after about a day the complication appeared in my list of choices within the Watch faces. Now it’s REALLY easy to use and start a recording. Thanks developers! 5 stars. Older review: I got an Apple Watch for Christmas, so I decided to buy this app. It seemed like a perfect way to record things on my watch since I always have it with me. The complication is easy to use and the Apple Watch mic works really well, so I’m fairly happy with the app, but....... The complication isn’t easy to get to. None of the watchfaces allow me to choose “Just Press Record” when trying to select complications. So I can’t simply press an icon. I need to go to the giant app menu and select the app. I’m using the latest 11.2.1 iOS and 4.2 watchOS. Since it’s not an easy access I probably won’t be using it as much. So I’m having to give it 3 stars for now.
  • App doesn’t work

    By Jhatzis99
    **Since writing original review, no developer response and app continues to be non-functional in Apple Watch. I own original watch, series 2 and 3 LTE. DOES NOT WORK ON ANY OF THEM. Have used this before and it worked fine. Starting experiencing problems when updated to iOS 11. Running app on iPhone X. I was running Apple Watch series 2 and when I hit complication to record and then go to playback, the play button animation is glitchy and despite an 8 second recording shown there is no playback. Bought a new series 3 today and same problem. Playback doesn’t happen either on iPhone.