Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 3.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.57 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 897 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.




  • unreliable, not good enough

    By Zordan
    I got it because I saw the good reviews however on the watch, it is unreliable when I click it from a complication it works 1 out of 3 times recording does not start, and you get no record, no message and no indication that something is wrong, and you end up missing the recording you thought you were saving obviously I stopped using it
  • Love the app

    By Tanooki Suit
    The transcribe feature is very useful. Spanish language recognition could still improve a bit.
  • Does What You Want Super Easy

    By scottfillmer
    I love the fact that you can change the recording quality since I’m recording a lot for video audio and music lessons. Wish there were a few more features but I don’t even know what they might be that would keep it clean. Great job!
  • Great but more organization options missing

    By Johnny B10225
    Overall great app. I do wish there were more options for organizing recordings other than just in folders by date. I would like to keep separate folders for personal and work with the ability to have nested folders for each or tags. For instance, saving a recording regarding Client A could be saved in work>client a>date or project. Or it could be saved in my Work folder and be tagged “client a” with additional tags as needed. Using tags you could also flag recordings that you need to follow up on with additional information or recordings that you need to share with others once the transcription is checked, etc. Organizing recordings by date may be helpful for some, but personally I don’t want to have my personal recordings intermingled with work related recordings.
  • Great app, however I’ve been have a few issues.

    By MIGerlag97
    I bought this app specifically for my new Apple Watch, in all honesty the reason I purchased this one over any other was due to the fact it supported the new Apple Watch Series 4 screen size, every other app I looked at didn’t, they displayed smaller on the new watch and looked outdated. Kudos to you guys for updating your apps to support newer devices sooner. However, I have one issue and one recommendation. Issue: My recordings no longer play back on my watch, the very first time I tried it everything worked perfectly but now the watch just doesn’t play the recording back, I’ve tried changing the volume, restarting my watch, reinstalling the app on both the phone and the watch and the playback functionality never returns. It’s still recording as I can listen to it on my phone afterwards but I just can’t listen to it on my watch, it shows its playing but it’s completely muted even when the volume is turned all the way up to 11... Recommendation: As I was trying various other apps before I stumbled upon yours, there was one feature that a few of the other ones have that yours does not, and that is the ability to initiate a recording using the phone’s mic from the Apple Watch. I would personally suggest a force press of the record button on the watch to give you the option to start recording on iPhone. Other than that your app is great, I’m looking forward to the update that fixes my issue, when it arrives I’ll take this from 4-stars to 5-stars.
  • Just great

    By Benita1
    My favourite recording app. Fast development, Apple Watch support. It works nice.
  • Beautiful simplicity, but...

    By SteveMcAnulla
    I would really like to see the ability to create folders and organize recordings other then by date. To have everything in its own folder by day is handy until you can get around to organizing the way you want. Unfortunately you have to go into iCloud if you want to create custom folders. Seems like something that should be able to be handled within the app itself. Please consider this, if that was in place I would give this app five stars for sure! Everything else about it is absolutely wonderful. I love the Apple Watch app, it works very well.
  • Perfect.

    By maczombieOG
    Simple, useful.
  • Complication

    By Maui Kid
    Watch complication needs an update. If often starts up and records by itself and can be unresponsive or slow when tapped on the Apple Watch. Transcriptions are often not accurate. Love the app, but needs a few tweaks. 3 stars for now.
  • Great app. Great dictation.

    By Stephen2245
    With Dragon for Mac going away this is a great alternative. Even transcribes audio files placed in the iCloud directory. Very accurate using Apple speech services.