Just Press Record 4+

Record. Transcribe. Sync‪.‬

Open Planet Software

    • £4.99


Just Press Record is the ultimate audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices. You can edit your audio and transcriptions right inside the app and 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, Mac or for ultimate convenience, Apple Watch.

• One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
• Start recording from Shortcuts, Siri, the Dock icon, the Widget or via the URL scheme.
• Unlimited recording time.
• Select a fixed sample rate, such as 44.1 kHz, or use your Mac’s current audio settings.
• Record to WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC).

• 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.
• Synchronized text highlighting and audio playback.
• Format as you record with punctuation command recognition.

• Audio - visualise your audio in the waveform view and cut out the parts you don’t need.
• Text - make corrections and add new text to your transcriptions.

• Share audio and text to other apps.
• Share easily to social media as a video clip.
• Print a hard copy of your transcripts.
• Import audio files.

• View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time.
• Search by filename or transcription content.
• Rename recordings.
• Add a badge to the app icon showing the number of unplayed recordings.

• Choose to store recordings in iCloud Drive or in the Documents folder on your Mac.
• Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your devices.
• Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.

• VoiceOver support throughout the app.

• Just Press Record does not record calls or audio from other apps.
• Transcription requires a good, clean audio signal. Avoid recording in noisy environments and ensure the microphone is positioned close to the source.
• URL scheme implemented by Just Press Record can be found on our FAQ page.

What’s New

Version 48.1

This update contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Just Press Record will never interrupt you to ask for a review - we don’t like being interrupted either! However, 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

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

honeytrippers ,

Great App - Missing record phone calls

Great App, there are a few items missing that would would of made it 5 stars, the main one for me being the inability to record incoming and outgoing phone calls (unless I’ve missed it some where or it been adde to an update I’ve not upgraded to)
Being able to title the recording so I don’t need to listen to them all to find the right one, also some form of tags or foldering so I can group recording related to each other.
There are a few more, but I will stop here for the time being. Still a great app, especially it’s uses through the Apple Watch.

Notpet ,

I love it. Since the update even better.

This app just keeps getting better and better. It's at the point now where I wouldn't really get an Apple Watch if I couldn't have JPR! New features and bug squashes happen all the time; I swear you'll find endless uses for this app, even if you're not a musician/audio tech. But if you are I can assure you this app won't disappoint. I feel like they bribed me for the way I keep gushing over it, but the only "bribe" they made was this incredible app that I am so glad I paid the reasonable asking price for. My older review follows:

I was surprised to learn that there was no 1st party support for recording on Apple Watch.. and then I was surprised to learn that not all the watch 'recording' apps actually recorded locally on the watch and therefore would still be useful even if out of range of my iPhone. Once I saw that I was more than happy to pay for JPR and even though it's only rarely I need to record something I am always so glad I have it. The UI is super easy to use, it fits in with Apple's apps just like you want iOS/watchOS apps to do. And even before the update (which really locked things in) I never lost a recording or even had trouble getting them across from the watch. Since, it's just a dream app that really brings significant additional value to one of my favourite Apple devices, if only because its widdle face is so kerrrruute! Erm, where was I. Man good job nobody is recording this...

Pelagios ,


This app promises a lot but fails to deliver in the one thing I needed from it — transcription. My hope was that I could dictate short pieces of text, like blog posts or scenes from a book I am working on. Unfortunately it’s not up to the job.
Just Press Record is obviously designed for very short text snippets, probably no longer than a reminder, the sort of thing you might say to Alexa or Siri.
An example: I dictated a short blog post that popped into my mind before I went to bed. I didn’t want to forget about it, and having the phone transcribe it seemed like the perfect way to capture it quickly.
In the morning I set the app to transcribe the text. I took almost two hours (during which time I had to keep waking the device, because transcription stops when it auto locks), and drained a little more than 50% of the battery (and this with the speech-to-text engine downloaded, so no network traffic). All to provide fewer than 700 words, approximately one third of which bore no resemblance to what I actually dictated. Fixing the text by hand took longer than it would have taken to just type it out in the first place.
I know transcription is hard, and that the app uses Apple’s built-in engine to do the job, but they should really make it clearer that the feature is severely limited, and not really suitable for more than a dozen or so words dictated slowly and in perfect acoustic circumstances.

App Privacy

The developer, Open Planet Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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