Best audio recording apps

Losing track of those important conversations? Looking for a high-quality recorder for those interviews? Well, you're in luck! We've got a list of the best audio-recording apps here, so check them out and see which one you like best!


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Tape-a-Talk is an audio recording app. You can edit, cut, and share your recordings. Also, you can set the quality or choose the place where you want to save your recording, the app lets you save in an external memory.

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  • Category:Music & Audio

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  • Amy Franklin

    by Amy Franklin

    Tape-a-Talk has allowed me to forego the expense of buying a traditional separate recorder, which easily can cost $70. I have been able to choose the  More

  • Ralph Soto

    by Ralph Soto

    This app works to some degree like an old tape recorder. It's simple for the most part. As long as your device has a good battery, it'll work how you  More

2.Smart Voice Recorder

Free download
Smart Voice Recorder is an app helps you to recorder long conversations or declarations developed by SmartMob. The app works in the background and it can record up to 2 GB per file limit. 
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  • David Ortiz

    by David Ortiz

    Smart Voice Recorder is an alright app if you want one function and one function only. It offers a lot of storage space so you won't have to worry abo More

  • Bryan Alvarado

    by Bryan Alvarado

    If you like recording your voice for whatever reason, this is an app made for you. Minimalistic UI design keeps things simple.

3.RecForge 2

With in-app purchases.
This app is powerful audio recorder & editor for Android. It allows to record, play, edit and share sounds, voices, notes, musics or any other audio media.
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  • Christine Cole

    by Christine Cole

    RecForge 2 should be able to take care of any problems related to audio recording and even editing. For being an app this program is very powerful tho More

  • Carol Edwards

    by Carol Edwards

    There are a lot of audio recorders, but this one is pretty solid. It has some useful editing features beyond just recording,

4.Easy Voice Recorder

Free download

Easy Voice Recorder is the perfect app for journalist, students or businessman or businesswoman.  You can record your interview, your lessons or your meetings with this simple app. 

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  • Size:3.46 MB

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  • Bryan Burke

    by Bryan Burke

    Sometimes a voice recording app can come in handy. Easy Voice Recorder is a nice app that is easy to use. This one should be able to solve most of you More

  • by Patrick Black

    simple but efficient voice recorder


Paid: $79.9 Free trial available

TwistedWave is an audio editor that lets you apply filters to your sound files, change frequencies, amplify or normalize sound level, add fade in and fade out, and more. You can use it online through their website, or on your iOS devices.

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  • Nicole Ferguson

    by Nicole Ferguson

    I feel like a artist.. my kids are so much in music .. now they can make there own music and beable to put a twist on it

6.Smart Recorder Classic Lite

Free download

An app for recording audio. It has different features like stereo support, background recording, the possibility of adding tags,  several formats support and much more. 

  • Vibhore Jhadav

    by Vibhore Jhadav

    Smart Recorder Classic Lite is one of the msot useful audio recording apps I've found. I used it a lot when I was in college and recording lectures. I More

  • Frances Smith

    by Frances Smith

    For any person that has audio recording needs, Smart Recorder Classic Lite would be a nice and easy solution to solve the problem at hand.


Free download

Dictaphone is an audio recorder for iOS devices. You can record in background without length limits. Also, the app lets you save in several formats like MP3 or WAV.

  •  José Guadalupe León

    by José Guadalupe León

    Dictaphone is great for recording lectures and notes. I use it to record notes to later put into my voice dictation software, and it works wonderfully More

  • Rosario Covarrubias

    by Rosario Covarrubias

    This app is specifically for iphone, but even with that it doesn't seem to work very well on my iphone. Every time I save anything as a wav it sounds  More


Free download

RecApp is an app for recording audio. The app lets you add notes and comments, share your recordings, manage all recording using folders and matching with different colors, and much more.

  • David Moreno

    by David Moreno

    As someone who has a large YouTube channel, I am always in the search for new apps to help me with my channel. A great app that I recently found was R More

  • by Christina Zhou

    It is good to tinker, fragment, and cleared up recordings. It can fill up your memory quickly.

  • Dennis Franklin

    by Dennis Franklin

    RecApp is a nice app for those looking to record audio. It is easy to use and most should not have a problem getting it set up.

9.AmpliTube for iPad

Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases

AmpliTube is an essential music app that lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to process, play and record your guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go.

  • Bobby Shaw

    by Bobby Shaw

    I bought this app as I thought it would be useful with my guitar playing, parts of it are, but parts of it are also frustrating as it doesn't always s More

  • Helen Brewer

    by Helen Brewer

    This app is great for recording all of my amateur Jimi Hendrix covers. I really like that I can play it back on any device!

  • Arthur Parker

    by Arthur Parker

    For those guitar players that want an app to process and record your music sessions while on the go, the AmpliTube app for iPad should be your first c More


Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases

Vocalive is the first professional vocal processor for live performance and multi-track recording on iPhone/iPad. Features a Mic Room microphone modelling for creating amazing vocal effects with reverbs, delays, and more. 

  • Justin Duncan

    by Justin Duncan

    This app has everything I would want out of an app like this. I've tried many other apps, and nothing came close to this one. I will never uninstall t More

  • Hansika Saxena

    by Hansika Saxena

    Vocalive is just what I needed! It easily allows you to record multiple levels of voice at a live event! Great stuff really.


Did you know that earliest tape recorder ever created was developed by the Volta Laboratory? Founded during the 1880s by Alexander Graham Bell, the Volta Laboratory created and patented an experimental non-electric and non-magnetic tape recorder in 1886. Although this particular prototype didn't get mass-produced and accessible for the public, it became the foundation of subsequent designs, with the modern magnetic tape recorder even adapting its structure, to some extent. After decades of improvement, tape recorders were slowly being developed commercially, most commonly used by journalists and private investigators.

Although recording back in the day required a person to carry a small yet bigger-than-pocket-sized device, further advancements in technology eventually managed to integrate sound recorders onto mobile phones, laptops, and a wide variety of devices in the form of apps. Some recording apps even came with built-in voice changers! Despite the change in platforms, though, the purpose for recorders remain similar: recording calls, interviews, conversations, and even random sounds. Additionally, some recorder apps even come with features that let you edit the recording length, pitch, and eliminate background noises. With the constant progress of everything technological, it comes without a doubt that audio recorders will continue to improve.