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 459 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.



  • App doesn’t work

    By Jhatzis99
    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.
  • Pause function does not work for me

    By hoosJim
    Update: My apologies. I was apparently swiping from too far up on the screen. It does work as described in the developer response. Raising rating to 5 stars and appreciate the advice from the developer. Great app. A lot of promise but I can’t get the pause function to work on the watch, even after many reinstalls. Sent note to developer but did not get response. Frustrating but will be great if this gets fixed.
  • 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!
  • Good features to implement

    By Azarry
    First of all I'd like to say that I like how I can choose which mic I record from. However, I'd like Voiceover to be able to continue playing through my bluetooth headphones while recording with builtin mic or stereo mic. The bluetooth mic isn't always the best quality, yet when I select use IPad mic, suddenly, my voiceover is talking to me from across the room. Lol. Also, the bluetooth mic stays on when I'm playing back recordings, which is not a good thing. And mic gain and voice activation would be awesome as well. Thanks.
  • The worst

    By Spazmo Jones
    Don’t waste your hard earned money. The transcription is horrendous. Not one correct sentence.
  • Quality Coded App

    By Christian-stone
    Thankful for the different audio quality options and a dark mode. This works quite smoothly and is very stable. Transcription is not perfect, but may be useful for some applications. Just wonder if the transcription couldn’t be added to the metadata of the audio file? Saved as lyrics or in the description. It would be nice to also have that on the Mac as well through iCloud. Also what about the ability to name recordings later on? The time stamp file names are unmanageable when doing a large number of recordings.
  • Too isolated

    By Fly.....g
    Not what I expected...doest offer refund. It's a island and it's a bit painful to manage so value is not great.
  • Use this everyday

    By Kevin Tollison
    Great simple app for capturing those everyday thing I would have forgotten. Like the new dark mode. One suggestion. I wish dark mode worked app wide. The setting menu remains in light mode.
  • Great with Apple Watch

    By Remy L
    This is a great, simple, easy to use app the with the latest dark mode update looks fantastic on the iPhone X, and also has great integration with the Apple Watch for simple recordings. Just hit the button and it automatically starts recording even in the background. It really needs a few things though. 1. A better tutorial explaining how to do things like rename files. 2 of the 3 features I was going to ask for are already features! And I just now found them as I’m writing this after weeks of using the app. 2. It would be nice if there was an option in the app to “just press record” like on the watch where opening the app goes into a 3-5 second countdown timer and then starts recording (so it’s easy to cancel if you don’t want to) this should be an option though. 3. My third was going to be about playing back recordings on the watch, which unless this update just added that I didn’t see you could do. This app just got even better AS I’m writing this review. Awesome.
  • Essential.

    By f_Agent
    So far the best utility for for capturing my creative ideas ranging from musical to overall , day-day inspiration. Love the updates. If there’s one area I believe it can be improved, it would be labeling. It’s just a bit sticky when trying to do this but I’m assuming it’s an easy fix.