Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 3.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 4.52 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 670 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. • 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. 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.



  • Great, but missing good watch support

    By briannebales
    Please add the ability to record via AirPods in the Apple Watch. Also, I can’t access my Apple Watch records on my iPad; they only show up on my iPhone.
  • Great app!

    By Cr3ate
    Would be nice to have more sync options.
  • Great app but...

    By Jon Kelling
    Great app, but there is one thing that I was confused about after the last update. All recordings went up a second, and my latest one came out to 2:60. This isn’t a problem, but it was just something I was confused about. Also since the last update, new recordings are all extremely quiet.
  • Much better than iPhone Voice memo app

    By srtgs
    I did a test and recorded a 60 second recording from my Apple Watch using Just Press Record while recording simultaneously on my iPhone 8 with the built in Voice Memo app. Of course the recordings from JPR on the Watch transfer to the phone. I listened to both from my phone and JPR trounces the iPhone voice memo app in sound quality and clarity. Hard to believe that the quality of a recording from a WATCH! is better than the phone, but it is and it’s not even close. JPR is particularly useful and functional for the watch. Very pleased. Highly recommend.
  • Good app

    By hafman42
    The app works as described, the only thing stopping me from giving it 5 Stars is if the color of the “complication” could be changed. The red dot I have come to associate with “I have a message” and at a quick glance at the watch the “just press record” red dot causes me to have to think twice. If I could make it some other color it would be better.
  • Way too cool!

    By iSquid
    This is exactly what I was looking for! I wanted an app for my Apple Watch that I could use for dictation. Most apps require you to be close to your iPhone. This app doesn't need your iPhone nearby when you record. Later, when you are near your iPhone, the app syncs your audio to your iPhone and automatically transcribes everything! It's very cool! As a matter of fact, this whole review I recorded on my Apple Watch and then let the sync and transcribe functions write it out for me. Great job guys! (PS: Yes, I verbalized the punctuation. It’s not hard. Just takes getting used to.)
  • Don’t buy this app if you want a “discreet” recorder

    By Crash change cha cha
    I purchased this app specifically because they claim that it runs discreetly in the background. Every time I move my wrist a large red recording dot fills the screen of my watch. NOT discreet!
  • Works great!

    By Maui Kid
    Change the App name to something shorter so it fits under the icon. Couldn’t get the watch app to install, but a reset of the phone fixed that. Audio playback on the Apple Watch isn’t very loud, but it’s crystal clear and loud when playing back on the iPhone X. Initial impressions are very good. App seems solid and transcriptions seem really fast although not always accurate. Only giving it 4 stars since the volume could be a lot louder during the watch playback, and the name is to long for the icon.
  • Can’t name recordings

    By Ced760
    This app is ok but I can’t name recordings. They’re all titled by the time they were taken. This makes it basically useless.
  • Incorrect transcriptions

    By Broke_student
    I really wanted this to work. Speech to text would make my life so much easier as a nursing student but alas this app was a let down. Below is an example of what is being said vs what is being transcribed. ‘So this is the second class of the prenatal class and we will be talking today about the labor and birth of a child’ Now the transcribed: ‘I’m so weird this is the second lecture positively needle nursing closet and we will be talking today about the labor and delivery of a child’