Just Press Record is a simple, professional audio recorder that instantly syncs your recordings across all your devices.
The ideal tool for musicians, journalists, podcasters, students, lecturers, audio professionals, businesses or anyone who needs to capture audio at home, on the move or in the studio.
** JUST PRESS RECORD FOR iOS IS AVAILABLE AS A SEPARATE PURCHASE ON THE APP STORE **
A NOTE TO OUR iOS USERS:
You can view and edit your transcriptions from the iOS app in Just Press Record for Mac. The Mac app does not generate transcriptions itself.
Play back and record on all your iOS devices, your Apple Watch and your Mac – giving you ultimate flexibility on how you use your recordings. (Just Press Record for iOS / watchOS is a separate purchase available from the iOS App Store)
iCLOUD OR LOCAL STORAGE
Choose to save your recordings in a local folder on your Mac or in iCloud Drive for instant access from your other devices.
See everything at a glance including the current input device and a level meter so you can start recording straight away. The Just Press Record icon in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen is ideal for when you need to kick off a recording quickly. We've also added support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.
Use your Mac's built-in microphone or an external audio interface or USB microphone. Record in stereo or mono - ideal for voice recordings.
Press and hold the M key during a recording and your microphone will be silenced. As soon as you release the M key your mic will be live again. Perfect for when you need to cough!
UNLIMITED RECORDING TIME
With unlimited recording time you can record just about anything, so long as you have enough storage on your Mac or iCloud!
Files are saved by date and time and can be easily renamed and arranged in Finder so you can locate your files easily.
Recordings can be saved to uncompressed AIFF or WAV files for maximum quality or to iTunes AAC format to save space.
You can now edit iOS transcriptions on your Mac. Changes will automatically sync back to iOS via iCloud Drive.
We've also made some improvements to recording on the Mac:
* Added support for recording to WAV files.
* Support for higher sample rates and bit depths.
* Just Press Record will now use the currently configured hardware sample rate and bit depth when recording to AIFF and WAV files.
Just Press Record will never interrupt you to ask for a review - we don’t like being interrupted either! But, App Store ratings and reviews are important, so if you are enjoying Just Press Record and have a spare minute, we’d be delighted if you could leave a rating or review on the App Store. Thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
Very basic. It is NOT the same as the iOS version. However...
Unlike the iOS vesion, this Mac version DOES NOT transcribe.
That said; I am not going to slate this app because it does have a purpose in that I can quickly record (as I'm doing right now) and, because it automatically saved into my iCloud, I can then pull this file straight into the iOS version and transcribe it.
That, for me, makes the app well worth the price of buying it both on my iPhone and on the Mac - although, otherwise, it would be fairly useless because I can easily use audacity or any other app that will allow me to record.
The massive bonus for me (and for anybody who perhaps records podcasts) if you import the M4A file (and it has to be a file is compatible with saving text within the file) into the folder that ‘Just Press Record' is using, then open that file in the iOS version, it will transcribe it for you and that, for me, makes this worth having.
Not sure what the point of this is
I made a mistake in purchasing this app. I thought it supported transcription, but it turns out this is only on the iOS app. Without that feature, I’m not sure what the point of the app is. You could just use Quicktime player or Garageband or Audacity – all free alternatives that let you record audio on your Mac. I’m now reluctant to throw good money after bad and buy the iOS version just to get transcription, which may or may not work well enough. A free trail would have solved all these problems.
No transcription - very disappointing
As an avid user of the macOS/watchOS version of this app, I am disappointed to find that the macOS version does not allow you to transcribe recordings - it only lets you view/edit transcriptions from the macOS version. Is there a technical reason for this?
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.