Just Press Record

Just Press Record

  • 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.
  • Rating Count: 1 028


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.



  • Works - but missing key feature

    By lzf777
    I recently upgraded to an iPhone X, and unfortunately my wonderful voice recording app that I used almost every day was no longer supported. So I had to wander into the crowded field of recording apps to find something that would suit my needs. The main thing that I had often wished for in my other app was the ability to search audio for a word or a phrase. When I saw that Just Press Record has transcription capability, I perked up. That functionality was a nice solution to my audio search dilemma. I purchased the app and tested it out. First thing: I love the fact that I can sync with iCloud, as that will allow me to play my already-existing recordings through Just Press Record. Additionally, the transcription - though far from perfect - will most likely suffice for the search capability that I need. I was all set to settle into using this app on a daily basis when I realized that it is missing one crucial feature that I used consistently: the ability to append to an existing recording. My previous app handled this brilliantly: I’d just go to a recording, open it up, and hit the Record button. Automatically, whatever I said would be appended to the existing audio. I have been trying to do the same thing in Just Press Record, but to no avail, as pressing the record button under an open file simply starts a new recording. I’ve emailed the developers to determine if there is a way to do this, but so far have not received a response. Other than this flaw, I really like the app (it even has a dark mode, which I love). 3 stars, though, for apparent lack of ability to append. Update: One additional thing that I’ve found (and perhaps it’s been fixed) is that if I have a recording that is somewhat extensive (say, 20 minutes or longer), the transcription of that recording will not be searchable. In other words, I can create a transcription, but when I try to search on any word within it, that recording will not be returned in the list of search results. I’m assuming this is a bug (as opposed to a limitation?). Would be wonderful if this could be resolved.
  • Good, but needs improvements

    By RoyRogers56
    This works great with Apple Watch, but needs more options for automatic folders. Don’t do too many recordings in a day, so having folders for each day get cumbersome. Would really prefer an option for folders per month. Also please add option for full date in filenames. Now, having just time as filename gets easily confusing when sharing files or moving them out of folder. Last complaint, when choosing iCloud storage, files gets deleted from iPhone after upload, so needs to be downloaded again to be used later on. Please add an option for keeping file both places.
  • Best and easiest to use app but...

    By not_max
    Compared to all the other voice memo apps out there JPR is a joy to use. I don’t know why *all* the other apps look like a port from a 1990s Windows product but they do. The only problem is unlike these other apps, JPR only supports iCloud Drive as a sync option and nothing else integrates with that, meaning it’s impossible to use services like IFTTT and Zapier to create workflows. So close and yet so far....
  • The Best!

    By digitalchefy
    I love this app!!
  • Fantastic

    By ozkieran
    Great app. Works perfectly. Very clear sound. Super easy to use. Someone posted that you could not rename individual recordings but I searched the help menu and found that all you have to do is touch the assigned name and it becomes editable.Easy. I would like to be able to edit the length of a recording. That would be one improvement. I make a recording, the app transcribes it and I can edit any errors in the transcription and then send it to myself and I have a written record! Amazing and easy
  • Great app - bad management files

    By Veiga, MD
    Implements old style of removing files. Needs to update to swiplable method (long swipe to delete). Should delete folders automatically if empty. Should be able to delete folders and it's contents.
  • Frustrating experience

    By Luxetumbra
    Try getting your recordings out of this app if you recorded directly on your phone... can’t move them to iCloud and when you try to transfer to Google Drive, after the software says it’s done, the file is NOT on Drive. Also, what’s the deal with the file naming convention? Why not date and time? Easy! I’m done using this app.
  • Drains series 4 battery

    By Tony the Sailor Man
    The app is ok, not great. I had to trash it because it seems to start up and record by itself and you can’t tell on the watch face that it is running. Also, transscrptions are awful. App needs real work. Not worth the money
  • Doesn't work

    By grog-wilson
    This app can't transcribe accents. I was interviewing someone from Vietnam (in English), and it picked up everything I said but missed large chunks of her dialogue, even though we were equidistant from the microphone and the audio recording is clear.
  • Best App for Recording, Period!

    By Picture Elegance
    I have to give another shot-out to Just Record! This app rocks! Especially in combination with my Apple Watch. I set the Just Record app on my home screen of my Apple Watch for immediate access when needed. The designer issues regular updates to keep the app functional. This is a must have for any business person, college student or someone simply needing to log audio notes. Previous Review Below: Firstly, Just Record is simple, elegant and easy to use. I love that all of my recordings can be stored in iCloud. The application is seamless with Apple Watch allowing for hours of recording without sacrificing audio quality. Just Record allows its users the create transcripts of the recording inside of the app! I highly recommend this product to anyone who finds audio recording to be a valid means of retaining information.
  • Bug in app on iPad

    By The Prodigal Son 69
    The entire settings menu shrinks when you tap input device, from a long list, that you just tapped at the top of, to a stack of 2 items at the very bottom right of your screen. List should stay in the same place so you don’t have to tap so far away. Fix and will change to 5-Stars. Thank you.
  • Great app for recording and transcribing audio, however...

    By Joey_O.
    It would be great if it could have a function to store the recordings directly after finishing recording in other clouds services like Google Drive for example.

    By Murderizer9000
    Maybe this is a nitpick, maybe I’m being obsessive about it, but gradients are a bad look for this app. Especially the one that appears when you turn on the dark mode, just over the record button and input device display. It makes the app look dated by several years. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate the app’s dark mode. I love dark modes, that and the speech transcription were why I bought the app in the first place. But I think the app’s UI design could be a lot more successful if the gradients were replaced with flattened UI elements, as is the usual iOS aesthetic.
  • Love it - Please Add Lat and Long

    By Xlajdkfjl
    Great App - those know how customize their watch face - use the modular template and add this as one of the apps - as soon as you push the button it starts recording!!!! Excellence! Just need my location info :)
  • Great but Apple Watch playback needs improvement

    By Zoso67
    Great little app but impossible to hear playback on the Apple Watch speaker without holding it up to your ear. I know the speaker can go louder.
  • Does not work

    By Guy in Maryland
    I bought the app on1/24/19. Tried to use it and it didn’t work right. It took forever to respond to record, and then it froze. I wish I could get my money back!
  • Transcription in the background

    By skatenate11
    I love the app. Please add transcription in the background so you don’t have to be in the app while it’s transcribing.
  • Works

    By meebles
    Does just what you need...simply! Watch app is fantastic
  • Waveforms?

    By airic
    Really enjoying this app. Would love to see better waveforms added similar to Apple Memos or even the Mac app of Just Press Record is an easier to read waveform.
  • Love it but wish file organization was different.

    By KevinPurcell
    I originally gave Just Press Record a 5 star review but lowered to 4. First it's a great simple easy app that does what I need so buy it. You'll be glad you did. I've tried most of the more popular recording apps with Apple Watch integration and this one is best. I just wish I could choose to have all the files sync to iCloud and store them in one folder. They all go into folders by day. I use this to record mileage and then at the end of the month I go through them and create a spreadsheet to turn in to my work. It would make my life so much easier if the files were in one folder.
  • Great app

    By puppya
    Thank you for giving us a great app. I use it a lot and plant to in the future.
  • Works great

    By Ghenley
    This is a great app to have if you need to make a quick memo or perhaps to record an event without being noticed. I turned it on at a meeting in a restaurant and it picked up everyone in the conversation around the table. Would be a great thing to have on your watch if disputed words needed to be used in evidence. Using it with a complication on your watch makes for seamless activation.
  • Just press and record!

    By drjdawg
    It’s so easy to set up a complication on your watch to press and record, so extremely easy and accurate with Transcription through Siri
  • Don’t waste your money

    By user_310
    Tried it with some client meetings and calls, the microphone quality was weak and the transcripts were not at all accurate (sub 30% accuracy). Very disappointed.
  • Great interface awful transcription

    By basiceagle
    I got this to help with note taking for work meetings but the transcriptions are effectively unusable. Even with minimal accent English speech at “normal” conversation speeds the transcript is horribly inaccurate!
  • Good app “except”

    The only thing that would make this app GREAT is if you could rename your files(recordings) to what you wanted. Other than that the app is good and does what it says
  • ☆☆☆☆☆LOVE☆☆☆☆☆

    By BCSurvivor40
    ◉EXCELLENT APP◉◉VERY NICE◉ ☆☆☆☆☆STARS☆☆☆☆☆ ((NO DOUBT)) 100% all the way!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the best app I’ve ever owned : ) U can’t get any better than this!! AWESOME job to the developers & designers who’ve made this happen for myself as well as so many others! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don't not use it! Definitely what I’ve wanted but couldn’t ever find❌⭕️ I honestly use it religiously ((daily)) & not once have I ever had a single problem or any issues no matter how frequently it’s used (&) how often I'm constantly putting it to use nonstop! THANK YOU to all the magnificent & intelligent individuals who’ve done a outstanding job at creating a unique useful & absolutely the 100% easiest app because it’s definitely awesome & I mean crazy awesome just superb I really couldn’t believe how simple it is from the 1st time I had used it & all the hundreds of times I’ve since then Job well done!! You’ve made my life so much more & allowed me to do more than before I began using your app!! It’s such a simple app to use & U’re a happy person every time it’s ever put to use!! Truly a wonderful app💟 Overall my experience has only been a great lil touch of reality which isn’t typically close to being able to be in any compassion to what you’ve done with this app! As we know all too well this kind of overall result isn’t a easy task & rather difficult to find!! I’m totally grateful but I’m also just in love with it as crazy as it sounds : ) To all who designed & developed & made the BEST app ever I can’t say thank you enough! It has simplified my life and has helped me in a major ways!! I love it!! Incredibly awesome with a extremely good simplicity overall & I really appreciate it!! Not once has it ever let me down!! I swear… I’m totally your biggest advocate & always referring to everyone I know! Y’all ROCK!!! THANK U THANK U THANK U Your #1 Biggest Fan •••💝••• Melanie Anderson 🎗TNBC🎗 🎀SURVIVOR🎀 Great App! It’s definitely the BEST APP & it’s so incredibly AMAZING & AWESOME!!!
  • Being charged

    By Wronged!!
    Although this app probably works well, it was listed in the App Store as being free. It is not free. I’m being charged and didn’t give consent to be. Beware!!!

    By Rebeka Steel
    Great clarity but, does not work during phone calls. It will stop recording. Fix this for 5 stars!
  • Watch app doesn’t work

    By Daustin2
    I figured I’d shell out the $5 for an app to support my fellow developers and ensure I was buying something that has regular support and would continue to work - continue being operative word as it hasn’t worked from the start. I have an Apple Watch 2 with the latest iOS and even took the jump to 12.1.2 on my iPhone last night, risking losing cell data given Apple’s bad updates, to get the watch recordings to sync to the phone Nothing works. Useless app that steals $5 and hours from your life. I feel like I’ve gone back to Android!!
  • It works but be improved

    By Christian-stone
    This is a stable app. It launches and records and saves beautifully, even the watch app is stable and actually works (which is not true for many watch apps). Just wish the time stamp file naming numbers could be something useful! It’s a shame for an otherwise excellent app. Why not give us a proper date stamp name, or let us choose something instead of the time of day?
  • Disappointed

    By every nm is taken
    After installing on my iPhone it will not install on my Apple Watch 3.
  • Just records not much more

    By Got laid a bunch 3456
    I was pretty excited about this app however it came short of expectation. It is better than the app that comes with iOS but not by much. The good: -it records -it can upload files from watch or phone The bad: -transcription could make comedy show highlights. So bad that even the topic of conversation cannot be identified. -the app is slow and takes a bit of time to playback on XS. Renaming files takes multiple attempts and typically I give up. -user interface and playback features are limited. Would be nice to have better options for fast forward, rewind and perhaps clip and bookmark.
  • Simply perfect

    By digibud
    My most favorite app.
  • Awesome app!

    By SisterDawn7
    This is a convenient app, with a lot of great features. Wish I had known about it before.
  • Free option available

    By eweed
    This is a really great app. However I was a little disappointed to see that when I looked into the App Store there is a free app that does just about the exact same thing. It’s called notebook and it is featured in the Apple Watch section of the App Store.
  • Great App

    By VegasMadMikey
    Have been using it alot lately. Recording meetings with Doctors about my Mom. Works great!!
  • Perfect!

    By labertouche
    Bought this app a few weeks ago and the title covers it all. Especially handy is the “complication” on the Apple Watch. Recordings are synced between watch and iPhone using icloud. No monthly fees or plans, just a great app that does what it says. Oh, it transcribes voice to text. I love it!
  • Easy & reliable

    By sthamikat
    This app is easy to use on my iPhone and on my Apple Watch. It’s easy to save and share recordings. The quality of the recordings is excellent.
  • Perfect app

    By 2Scoops4Me
    I commend you on the app size!
  • Transcribe

    By transcribe
    Transcribe has not work for me and it was the main reason why I bought the app
  • iOS 12.1.1 Crash issues iPad Pro 2018

    By dabekong7
    Just an FYI for you folks— currently experiencing crashes the moment the application is opened. It’s a shame, as this is a wonderful program as a notation supplement.
  • Simple and useful

    By RenaissanceBug
    This is one of those nice single-purpose apps. For me, it does one thing, and does it well: lets me tap a button on my watch to record a quick note. The interface for viewing and manipulating the recordings on the phone is a bit clunky, with it taking several taps to delete a memo I’ve transcribed. I haven’t tried to export the audio to anything else — I just don’t need to — so I can’t speak to that functionality. But overall, it works for what I need it to do.
  • Almost perfect

    By jrpg8255
    Much better than Apple’s solution. So far seamless recording a voice memo on my watch, shows up on phone and is transcribed. My only complaint is that it’s very easy to accidentally tap the Apple Watch complication which immediately then begins recording. As a result, I have spent more time deleting accidental recordings than actually making new ones. A setting to be able to change the default to not immediately start recording from the complication would make it perfect for me.
  • Truly a godsend....

    By DrPsych
    This app was made for me — a consultant who regularly likes to take notes that I can then go back to paste into DRAFTS and edit and append or prepend. It works, it’s cheap, and it’s awesome. Just be sure you don’t put “confidential” information out there, as I don’t know where the recordings finally reside. One question for developer. When using JPR on watch only, do the Airpods work as audio input or is it only on the iphone?
  • Highly disappointed

    By pmelgar
    I don’t write many reviews as most apps that I have purchased have been great. This one may have good reviews but don’t let the reviews fool you. Yes it can record a conversation at a decent level. However, the transcribe feature is simply worthless. I have tried using it now about 8 times in different environments. Same result, the transcripts are useless. Buyer beware...
  • Perfect for Apple Watch

    By Bill_Johnson
    Was looking for a simple audio recorder for my new Apple Watch. This one, although a bit pricey IMHO, fits the bill perfectly. Easy to launch, use, playback, auto saves to iPhone (or iCloud) One suggestion: Allow deletion of recording(s) from the watch itself.
  • Very solid

    By jhuke
    It works as or better than expected. We had one issue on the iPad Pro where I was switching between apps while doing a recording and the audio was garbled. I suspect this has more to do with iOS’s handling of the mic. If you want to record, dedicate a device - phone and watch are perfectly viable. We lost some great data as a result and it would be great if they would add an alert that the app needs to be in the foreground to do its thing. A painful lesson but I am not going to fault them for this.
  • User experience 👎🏼

    By khashabri
    Not handy at all to share, forward or delete MULTIPLE audios !