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
2K Ratings

2K 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.

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".

Losing it in DC ,

Started out fine then bombed

My two partners and I each downloaded this initially-easy app in order to record interviews. It was easy to install, easy to run. And each of us had three different — ultimately negative— experiences with it. In one case, after a few uses of it (on an older mac), the resulting audio file corrupted other audio files (through itunes). Then another partner could not save the audio file. In my case, I had generally good success with it until going back to play a recording. The file was there, but when I double-clicked on it, it opened itunes and played a completely different file. i then tried uploading the audio file to dropbox to play it there, but dropbox didn’t recognize the file type and couldn’t play it. I basically lost a two-hour interview. Bad bad bad. Uninstalled and am now seeking something that works.

I hope the developers figure it out because one thing I was impressed by was the quality of the sound.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your use, tap the "unsaved records" to save the recordings you missed. simple recorder support m4a and mp3 format, you can save the recordings on your Mac and play them in iTunes or other players you like.


Linfei Ltd.
2.4 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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