You can find its icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to show the menu. You can also find its icon in the dock. Click it to record, and click it again to stop. Right-click(or command-click) the dock bar icon to show the menu.

What’s New

Version 1.9

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

flashcan ,

Great App! Simple to use, and can record from any defined input device on your mac

This app is great! Very simple to use and located in a great place - top right on the mac’s menu bar. Starting a recording is super fast - click icon, hit record. SImple Recorder allows you to capture audio from any input source, or device defined on your mac. Internal Microphone is the default, but the result can be low in volume depending on your input volume settings and distance to the sound source. No worries as Simple Recorder lets you select any input device defined on your mac (System Preferences->Sound->Input->Device) from its dropdown control box (shown when you hit the icon top right) as an input.

I use Simple Recorder to quickly record audio directly from other apps such as Ventrilo, Firefox, or pretty much anything I need. Note that each of these apps or combination of apps would need a sound device set up for them in your Mac’s (System Preferences->Sound->(Input or Output->Device) list so it is available in the Simple Recorder’s control dropdown.

Setting up audio devices on the mac is beyond the scope of this review, so I’ll not dive in here. For short, I use Loopback to create mac audio devices for the apps I want to record.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your recognition and love of our application.

iaminmintcondition ,

Very simple and effective so far!

I needed to record something I was saying on the phone to a friend, and I usually use my phone’s voice memos to record things - which I of course couldn’t use for this. Macbooks allegedly have Voice Memo, but mine does not; perhaps because it’s a 2012. Upon searching, this app seemed like the simplest and most straightforward - and it is! Took moments to download, and even less time to learn to use. It’s discreet, accessible, and very easy to toggle on/off. Then, it saves the file to whatever folder you choose. If you’re wanting to produce an album, this isn’t for that; but if you just want to easily record simple snippets of conversation, or practice giving a speech, or jot down an idea while browsing on your computer, this is absolutely the choice for you.

MasterMinecraftLovesPokemon ,

Let’s just say… IT’S AWESOME TO ME!!

Welp… let’s just say it is a good app. I record songs so I can have them on my mac without buying them on iTunes! Even better, they actually save to iTunes (private albums if you decide to make one)! One thing for those who do the same as I do, if you have a Apple ID on a Mac and a different apple device, the recordings that are on the mac library will not be on the other Apple device library that has the same Apple ID as the Mac. That is my only complaint. Developer, don’t bother to fix that. :)

Please report if my review has any typos or doesn’t make sense, I'm bad with words.

Developer Response ,

You can transfer between different devices by "AirDrop".

App Privacy

The developer, Linfei Ltd., 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.

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