Backtrack lets you record all those conversations, calls, and brainstorming sessions that you forgot to click the record button for.

Backtrack is always recording, and over-writes a 60 minute window of audio over and over throughout the day, locally on your Mac. As soon as something happens that you realize you should have recorded, just drag the icon down to the time you need to backtrack to, and the app will save an audio file to your desktop.

Backtrack is a menubar app. To access settings or quit the app, use the dropdown from the menubar.

What’s New

Version 1.5

Fixed a rare issue where unplugging a mic could cause the app to not resume recording

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Taco Lady ,

Love it!

I love this app. Being able to easily go back and listen up to an hour when I'm brainstroming is super helpful. Thanks!

Cashbass ,

Huge fail

I've been using BackTrack for some time and today was the last straw. Had a critical meeting, went to BackTrack to save the last hour of conversation (I have it set to record the last 4 hours) - and what it saved was audio from yesterday. The title says that its from today and the correct time, but the audio that it saved was from some random time YESTERDAY. There is zero chance I clicked on the wrong file as I didn't save anything yesterday and specifically opened the file I just now saved. Terrible...

Developer Response ,

That totally sucks. Sorry that happened to you. This used to a bug very very early on but I haven't seen it a single time since we fixed it. Encourage you to keep using it and see if it happens again. I'll happily send reimburse you the purchase for your trouble though. Shoot us an email.

Mike6545 ,

Better format

Does what it says it does but I wish it saved in a more compatible format that could be easily opened with Preview rather than looking for another app.

Developer Response ,

Hey Mike, the format it saves in is the native macOS audio file. I know it's totally not a normal looking format, but it's what Apple wants us to use.


Yac Inc.
7.5 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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