Backtrack - Record Past Audio 4+

For when you forget to record

Yac Inc.

    • 4.7 • 144 Ratings
    • $9.99



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 1.6

Support for MacBook M1
New onboarding

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 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.

destracked whats that? ,

I remember now

I can get phone calls and office chats that sudenly turnes 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.

Draycena ,

Easiest thing I ever installed

I'm a musician and produce, saw this and nearly fainted, priceless for me. Seemed to good to be true, clicked one box and it was working. I actually said "just like that?" aloud, which became the very first second of audio in my test recording, working from the first instant! Just blew my mind, many many thanks

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

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