Smart Recorder Lite - The Free Music and Voice Recorder 4+

Roe Mobile Development

    • 1.8 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



Smart Recorder is a full featured audio recorder. It is ideal for recording classes, meetings, memos, lectures, to do lists and even your kids.

This is a full functioning previewer for Smart Recorder sessions. It also allows you to create sessions of up to three minutes.

Smart Recorder allows the typing of textual notes as time based tags while recording. During playback, you can change the speed to quickly skim through less interesting pieces of a meeting. You can use iCloud to share recordings between the iOS and Mac Smart Recorders.

•Time based tags allow you to quickly jump back to important portions of a recording.
•Auto pause suspends recording when there is no sound. Recording starts again when talking resumes—perfect for conference room meetings.
•Multi speed playback allows you to skim uninteresting conversations quickly.
•A forward arrow skips 30 seconds of the recording.
•A back button allows you to repeat the last 30 seconds of the recording.
•You can append to existing recordings.
•A slider allows you to quickly navigate to any part of a long recording.
•Smart Recorder provides an export function that creates an HTML file with your tags and an audio file of a format of your choosing. (Use the preference window to change the format).

Smart recorder provides a rich set of system settings to control its behavior:

•There is a setting that controls the number of seconds the forward and back buttons move you if 30 seconds is not appropriate.
•The sampling rate can be set anywhere between 8000-44,100Hz. A lower sampling rate saves disk space while a higher rate gives better audio quality.
•You can set the noise (or quietness) threshold at which auto pause activates.

What’s New

Version 3.2

Fixed compatibility issues for the upcoming release of Smart Recorder 7.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

garyh357 ,

Not quite there yet

Great idea for an app, but falls short of great. You can work around some problems that it has and it does work for what it's intended for, but without the workaround, it's almost useless.

As I understand it, (certainly what I intended to use it for anyway) you can press start at the beginning of an event and it will record audio of the event and you can type notes and those notes will get time-stamped with the proper time since the start of the event. Great idea for journalists or someone who wants to take meeting notes.

Problem is, when you press start, it starts to work as intended. When you type your first note (in the right side of the window), your note is added to the left and time stamped properly. After that, the time stamping no longer works in a usable way. If you press return, it simply returns to the next line, just like you'd expect a word processor to, but no new time stamp happens. Not only does no new time stamp happen, I can't find a way to reset it so that it does work properly again during that same session. If you press the "add tag" icon, it adds a new time stamp right then, but that is less than helpful when I'm trying to type notes in real time during an event. Their idea is when you're ready to start typing, that's the moment you must press the "add tag" icon. I don't want to have to remember or take time to click something before typing. I would much rather press some button that resets it to a "waiting for input" state so that when I do start typing again, it will then add a time stamp. OR better yet, if I press return two times in a row, it then resets to "waiting" status.

Workaround: I found that if you click on the first entry "START RECORD" after you have finished typing a note, then click back in the right side of the window, it will properly time stamp the next time you start to type.

I find this less helpful than it is valuable so I have uninstalled it. If development improves greatly, I'll try it again.

JimX322 ,

Good for Short Sound Bites

The 3-minute limit is not a problem for what I want to do: make sound bites for a children’s robot (Thymio).

The large selection of formats for saving the file is a HUGE PLUS for me. I needed the .wav format.

I would have rated the app even higher if (1) it would append the appropriate extension for the selected file format in the Save menu [and NOT hide the extension], and (2) it would allow the preferences to set the .wav format as the default for saving a file.

A nice touch for the children I have in mind would be if the keyboard shortcut for start/stop recording was simply the space bar, without the option key. Even if this could be set as an option in the preferences.

SMcCandlish ,

Not an app

This is not an app, it's a crippleware demo. Apple, please stop allowing developers to upload crap like this.

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