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Private Ear Recorder

By Excelltech Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Set it and forget it! Private Ear is the only secure audio recorder that will only record when there is a sound to record!

You no longer have to worry about filling your device's hard disk with 'dead air' or unwanted people accessing your recordings!

Record anything, anywhere, and listen to it later with Private Ear's secure voice activated recorder!

Here is how Private Ear allows you to securely record events:

When you first install and load Private Ear you will be asked to enter a password. This will be used to ensure only you have access to the recordings you create. After you choose your password, hit the Record button to start the recording process.

You will be taken to a screen displaying the current sound levels in the room. Use the slider to set the Sound Threshold above the ambient sounds in the room. Only sounds louder than this Sound Threshold will be recorded. This allows you to save disk space by only recording when someone is talking or some event is taking place.

When you are satisfied with your Sound Threshold, hit the Start Recording button. The screen will change to indicate Private Ear is currently recording. You can now set your iPhone down and it will record any sounds above the Sound Threshold.

When you wish to stop recording, hit End Recording. You will be prompted for your password again to prevent others from gaining access to your recordings. After you enter your password and hit Activate Private Ear, select Analyze Recordings to listen to the recording you just made as well as any previous recordings.


- Backup your recordings to your computer using the Private Ear Client (Available for OSX at

- Make sure nothing is directly obstructing the iPhone's microphone when you set it down.

- If you forget your password you will have to delete Private Ear and download it again (there will be no charge when you download it again). Your recordings will be lost.

- Headphones recommended for listening to playback.

***Note: If you have a iPod Touch, the 'Apple Earphone with Remote and Mic' attachment is REQUIRED for this application to work.

What's New in Version 2.01

Remove red bar at top of screen when in background and not recording.


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Customer Reviews

Needs some work

The idea is good but needs to fix a serious flaw before I would recommend this to anyone. If someone talks then stops talking that is considered an interruption. If you get too many interruptions the program posts the error and will not clear and you can't use the program again. Also the lock out function doesn't work. The interface is nice and simple which is why I bumped the rating up to 2 stars. I would wait for the next revision before buying.

Great app but App support nonexistent

I have asked questions several times, but no reply. It looks like there is no support for this app. Sad, because it early is a great app! How else can you hear your wife say "I'm coming" while you sleep in the other room?

Sweep the file name left to delete it...

Don't do it

I couldn't get this app to work on my iPad. The release notes said I could delete and reload. The notes were wrong! Note to self AND YOU, read reviews first. I only wish two things, one, I wish there were a negative star and two I wish I could get my money back!

Private Ear Recorder
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.01
  • Size: 13.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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