Just Press Record

Just Press Record

By Open Planet Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Current Version: 34.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.75 MB
  • Developer: Open Planet Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,116 Ratings


Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices. You can edit your audio and transcriptions right inside the app and even start a new recording completely hands-free with Siri! Life is full of moments we would rather not forget - like your child’s first words, an important meeting or spontaneous idea. Capture these moments effortlessly on iPhone, iPad or for ultimate convenience, Apple Watch. RECORD • Use a Siri Shortcut to start a new recording. • One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording. • Unlimited recording time. • Record discretely in the background. • Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones. • Start and stop recording from the Lock screen widget, with a 3D Touch Quick Action or via the URL scheme. • Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later. PLAY • Seek backwards and forwards during playback. • Adjustable playback speed. TRANSCRIBE • Turn speech into searchable text. • Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device's language setting. • Format as you record with punctuation command recognition. EDIT • Audio - visualise your audio in the waveform view and cut out the parts you don’t need. • Text - make corrections and add new text to your transcriptions. SHARE • Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device. • Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port. ORGANISATION • View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time. • Search by filename or transcription content. • Dedicated tab for quick access to recordings made on Apple Watch. • Peek and Pop the contents of folders in the Browse tab. • Rename recordings. • Slide Over and Split View support on iPad. STORAGE • Choose to store recordings in iCloud Drive or locally on-device. • Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your devices. • Recordings stored locally on-device are not accessible outside the app. • Transcriptions are stored within the audio file. PRO-AUDIO • Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning Port. • Customisable Audio Settings to enhance your recording experience. • File types include WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC). • High quality audio up to 96kHz / 24-bit. ACCESSIBILITY • VoiceOver support throughout the app. • Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording. • Dark Mode makes the app more comfortable to use in the dark. APPLE WATCH Just Press Record includes an Apple Watch app that gives you the freedom to record anywhere, even when your iPhone is not around. • Start recording with a single tap on the Complication. • Record discretely in the background. • Unlimited recording time. • Recordings automatically transfer to iPhone for transcription and iCloud syncing. • Listen to recent recordings through the built-in speaker or AirPods. • Adjust volume with the Digital Crown. • Pause recording with a downward swipe. • Accessibility support with VoiceOver, reduced motion and support for the extra large Complication template. IMPORTANT: • Transcription requires a good, clean audio signal. Avoid recording in noisy environments and ensure the microphone is positioned close to the source. • Recording from AirPods is not available on Apple Watch. • Just Press Record for Mac is available as a separate purchase on the Mac App Store. • URL scheme implemented by Just Press Record can be found on our FAQ page.



  • Original AppleWatch support dropped 😥

    By Beez808
    I LOVED this app. The ability to make recodings/dictations with my (original) AppleWatch was GREAT and I used it daily. This app is at the top of so many “Best Apps” lists... It was incredibly convenient to make recordings when my phone wasn’t near by. With the latest update, support for the original Watch was dropped. This really disappointed me. I have not been using the app since. 😕 It is nearly impossible to roll-back and I’m just not going to put the time into it. I understand this probably has to do with a new SDK or whatever... but the functionality of the previous version with the original Watch was perfect. I don’t plan to upgrade my watch until Winter at the earliest. I’m sure JPR is great with newer watches... I’ll just have to find another solution.
  • My most frequently shared secret to getting stuff done

    By TripleA from Aus
    I love it, use it daily, recommended it often. It's on my phone, iPad and watch..
  • It was wonderful but...

    By E.R.Burrows
    Apple rewarded first gen. watch buyers with no more updates, thus, this app. doesn’t work anymore for me. This app. and Apples “walkie talkie” feature which I’m also deprived of, would have made a great pair. I may just break down and get Apple Watch 5 if it comes out this September, if it has a better battery, and maybe if it has a camera! 😕💩
  • Only on the newer I watch!

    By MyCoffeeHouse
    I have use this on my Apple watch for a long time and now I need an I watch 5 ; go out and spend a few hundred dollars more. What the hell… Do these companies collaborate with Apple so they can sell more of their watches? If I could give it a zero rating I would.
  • Just press record

    By OfficerPerez
    I got the first generation Watch and I cannot afford the other watches this is just terrible
  • I use weekly! Super reliable

    By theoasis
    I have it on the face of my Apple Watch for fast access. Very useful! Also, they don’t interrupt you to ask for a review! I don’t usually give reviews but I want to support their decision to not interrupt.
  • Good complication

    By oyakodon
    Its apple watch complication is ideal to use for me. Tap red dot and then it starts recording. Simple and enough.
  • Fast. Native. iCloud.

    By MrBlanston
    Wicked fast. WatchOS 2 native app. Stores in iCloud. Activate via Complication Gets even better with each version
  • Ok app but you vaunt label your recordings

    By Mac 23ten
    If you guys allow users to label the things your recording so you can find it easier later on this app would be 5 stars. I record a lot and I got to go through each one and figure out what it was, cause I can’t remember the date I recorded. The date is the only thing you can reference when scrolling through all the recordings
  • I’m happy I bought it

    By avclub
    I was on the fence on getting this one... went back and forth for awhile. Once I finally pulled the trigger, I am glad I did. It does just what it says it will. It allows recording on the Apple Watch without being tethered to the phone. This is a huge win, and extremely usable for capturing thoughts on the go. I’m an electronic musician, and it’s nice to be able to sample audio from my wrist for using later. I also love that it syncs to iCloud Drive. From a desktop Mac, you can easily browse the file structure and clear files out or move them. Great purchase!