Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 3.3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.78 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,068 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.



  • Stressless Capture

    By Danlandrum
    I know we all want to Siri to be great, but it isn’t. This app is. It is a great example of the power of a simple app that does one thing well. Just press record and start speaking, don’t worry if you need to pause to think about what you want to say, just relax, think, then say it. Removing Siri’s AI from the mix is freeing.
  • Unreliable App - Buyer Beware

    By Mysticurls
    This app has on at least 3 occasions failed to save an event I recorded. Each time it appeared to be recording. And each time a new recording appeared on my list of “recent” recordings. But when I attempted to play those recordings nothing happened. What’s more, once I closed out of the app those recordings disappeared. This app is far too expensive to be so very unreliable. I could’ve used the built-in recorder that came with the iPhone for free and gotten better results. Buyer beware. Don’t waste your money.
  • Doesn’t work

    By igotskittles7
    Was really hoping I found a way to transcribe the meetings in my second language better but keep getting an error message each time I try to transcribe it... really disappointed and a waste of money
  • Transfer to phone not working

    By byarg85
    Could someone please help me out with the transferring to watch part? I hold down on the recording on my watch and hit transfer to watch, but after an hour of waiting with no “transferring” or anything notification to see, it still has not appeared in my app under watch or even the list of regular phone recordings... please help thanks.
  • Doesn't work on XS Max

    By Stuey021
    Worthless app. Doesn't record ANYTHING.
  • Seems promising except for random recordings

    By Hang 2
    This app seems to randomly start a recording on my Apple Watch. Two hours later and I’m wondering why my watch battery is drained. Now I know. Hopefully this will get fixed soon and I will update my review
  • Reliable, Thoughtful, please make renaming easier!

    By danoz73
    This app has become my go to recording app. My primary reason for using is the clear foldering and saving to the cloud. Additionally, the renaming of files is less buggy than Apple's app, BUT I'd love it if renaming a file could be done easily, for instance in the home screen with a long press and an option menu pop-up that highlighted the whole name so I could quickly rename from the home view. Thanks for all your work!
  • Audio sound verses Transcription

    By Jacqynette72
    Audio is very clear and can pick up sound from across the room, but transcription needs a lot of work. I was sitting right next to the recorder and it still didn’t transcribe what i was saying, just a word here and there. It transcribed some funny sentences but thats not why I bought this app. I need it for work, please fix it, other than that i love the clarity of the sound recordings.
  • Deleting

    By TheRealityofit
    Needs major improvments to deleting files and folders from iPhone. 1 by 1 is very slow. I have the app set to a corner press on my watch so I am hitting it all the time. So when I go in and have 40 recordings to delete, 1 by 1 is not acceptable. Needs a selection process and batch delete.
  • Terrible waste of money. $4.99 that was not spent well.

    By FilmGo2Guy
    12 minutes of recording in a small room ( acoustics good, btw) transcribed into two minutes of transcribed GARBAGE. Completely unusable. This is with an iPhone X. Tried again at a different time, place and speaker. Garbage again. Don’t waste your money. Zero stars.