Just Press Record

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Description of App: 

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.

• 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.

• Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
• Adjustable playback speed.

• 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 audio and text to other apps on your iOS device.
• Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• VoiceOver support throughout the app.
• Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording.

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.

• 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.

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Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible and easy to use. As mentioned in the description that the developers have made this accessible for us to use. Always nice to see that mentioned in the description of an app.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Ideal for students and professionals that re seeking a way not only to record a session or a class but also transcribe the audio. So, you will get an audio along with the transcription. Best part of this deal is that it is a onetime purchase. Unlike others that offer similar features for a monthly subscription. No time limits and one can share the transcription to many ways so that you can use to read and store for future references. I originally was seeking amp for several of my clients that needed an app for these very reasons. Paralegals, Therapist, counselors, and other can really take advantage of this app instead of fumbling around with those digital recorders that are not so friendly for people that are blind. Also, having the time to transfer the audio off the recorders or SD cards when everything from this app can be stored in the cloud easily.

A note to make is that this is not ideal for podcasting. Great for interviews and such but if you are looking for something to record a podcast with your device and want to review an app for example will not work in this sceanrio. Once you press record the VoiceOver will become silence and will return after you imiplement the two fingers double tap to stop the recording. So converstations, ideas, or a lecture is what this was meant for. You can also take an audio that you made in the native Voice Memo and transfer it to this app to transcribe.

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