Backtrack - Record the Past 4+

For when you forget to record

Yac Inc.

    • 4.5 • 186 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Backtrack is a Mac menu bar app that lets you record all those conversations, class lectures, calls, meetings, and brainstorming sessions that you forgot to click the record button for.

Backtrack is always recording locally, and over-writes a 60-minute window (or up to 5 hours) of audio & screen over and over throughout the day, on your Mac. As soon as something happens that you realize you should have recorded, just drag the UFO icon down to the time you need to Backtrack to, and the app will capture the last "X" amount of time you dragged to (After installing, the app will appear as a UFO in your menu bar).

Backtrack 2.0 now captures screen, as well as audio, and gives the option to upload to the cloud for fast sharing or download directly.

NOTHING touches the internet unless you intentionally hit the "Upload to Backtrack" button in the app. Likewise the "Download" button on the preview state is how you save locally to your machine.

Uploaded files will appear in your Home View in the app, whereas recordings saved directly to your machine will save to the location you choose.

To access the home view, settings, or quit the app, right-click (two fingers click) the UFO icon in your menu bar (top of your screen).

If you have any questions at all, please reach out! We'd love to hear from you.

What’s New

Version 2.2.6

The bugs that needed fixing, are fixed!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Cameron Sloss ,

The concept is cool, but... [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] - It looks like my problem was that I installed Vanilla (a menubar managing utility) and for some reason it hid the Backtrack icon entirely. Fixed now, and it works great! If you are reading this review and happen to use Vanilla as well, consider this a heads up.

Original review:
This app doesn't work on my macbook pro, or I think I can't use it properly. It runs in the background, but the icon doesn't show up in my menu bar. I paid $1.99, so it's not a big hit to my wallet or anything, but I would like to use an app I paid for. Perhaps this is just an issue with macOS Big Sur? (I am currently running version 11.1). Hopefully this is just an issue with macOS Big Sur or a simple bug fix.

Developer Response ,

We definitely work with BigSur. You may just need a menubar icon management app like Bartender or to open another app with a shorter amount of menu items at the top so that our icon shows. Its probably just off screen which happens when macOS has too many menu bar items active.

Hawaii Hui ,

A dashcam for your Mac

I rely heavily on online call and meeting recordings, but can't and don't record them all. THus, the forehead-smack of hindsight when a really good conversation disappears forever. Though I still use other tools to transcribe, summarize, and organize meetings, Backtrack is a proven lifesaver, simply because it records everything, and you can go back in time if you missed something brilliant.

destracked whats that? ,

I remember now

I can get phone calls and office chats that sudenly turns into something I need to remember. So as soon as I relize that I can grab the recording to review and make sure I have things straight.

I also like that the recordings just automatically go away after X hours. So I do not have to manage deleting the content.

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