Best voice recorder apps

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Ever hear something so fantastic, and later you go to tell a friend about it, but you’ve forgotten the exact way it was put? Or maybe you just don’t have a lot of time or patience for writing yourself notes, and you wish there was something easier? Well there is, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 voice recorder app suggestions for Android users. Whether you’re wanting to record/monitor something for an extended length of time, or you just need to record something about 10 seconds long, there’s some awesome apps here that will fit just about any need.

Parrot

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Extremely versatile, perfect for just about everything from elaborate singing to simple memos, Parrot will record your voice in crisp HD to replay or share with your friends at any time. In conjunction with the phenomenal sound quality is an equally high quality design that’s relevant and colorful, but also so easy to use and navigate.

The best part about Parrot is that all of the aforementioned amazing qualities are available in the app for no charge. If free isn’t fantastic, I don’t know what is. But if you do find that you love Parrot enough, there’s also a Parrot Pro upgrade you can buy within the app that will allow you to record conversations, schedule the app to record at a certain date and time, and also sync all of your recordings to a cloud.

Download it now: Google Play

Reverse Talk

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While this app may have no more purpose than for providing hours of hilarious nonsensical entertainment, it’s a fantastic app. Whether you and your friends need to kill time before a flight, or wanting to introduce a little fun to that boring family reunion, or even just show your friends this cool new app you got, Reverse Talk will deliver every time. So what does Reverse Talk exactly do, anyway?

With Reverse Talk, you’ll record something you say (or sneak a recording of what someone else is saying), and Reverse Talk will replay what was said in reverse. The goal of the game is for whoever is recorded to try and say what they originally said, but backwards, and then check how well they did by playing it in reverse in the app. Yeah, it’s pretty silly, but it’ll liven up even the stuffiest of dinner parties (don’t ask me how I know).

Download it now: Google Play

Tape a Talk

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An app that you can use even if you turn off your phone display, Tape a Talk has some pretty cool features. Not only will you be able to record conversations, singing, or memos in great quality, but you’ll also be able to organize, label, and sort all of your recordings so that when you come back to them later, it’ll be easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Another great feature with Tape a Talk is the ability to edit. While your standard voice recording apps allow you to simply record your voice (which is great if that’s all you’re looking to do), Tape a Talk allows you to cut, trim, and snip things anywhere, whether to cut out a mistake or to just shorten it down to a specific length. And, because these things do tend to take up quite a bit of space if you’re doing a lot, you can use Tape a Talk to record straight onto an external SD card. So if you’re looking for something to record simple memos or maybe even some music, Tape a Talk is an awesome option to consider.

Download it now: Google Play

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder

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The best part about the Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder app is the fact that it can simply be used with the bare minimum of features, or you can go all out and try everything, but either way, the app’s quality is unchanged, which makes it a great option for just about everyone, since it’s so versatile. So whether you need to record an entire meeting, or just the hilarious conversation you’re having with your 3 year old, Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder has got you covered.

With Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder, you’ll be able to (as aforementioned), simply record, but you can also do plenty of other fun things. For example, you can have this app synced directly to your Dropbox, so that every time you record something, you can know it’s secure. You can create homescreen widgets, change input and quality settings, wirelessly transfer the files to your PC, and record up to 10 minutes at a time with the free version.

Download it now: Google Play

Smart Voice Recorder

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Specifically designed to record things for extended periods of time, Smart Voice Recorder is a unique voice recording app that will allow you to monitor things. Whether you want to hear what your dog does while you’re gone, or you want to record your child talking in their sleep for an awesome graduation party clip, Smart Voice Recorder has been developed to stay active for hours at a time, for whatever it is you’re wanting to record.

What really makes the “Smart” in Smart Voice Recorder are the different features. These features are extremely helpful, such as displaying how much recording time you have left (based on how much space is available on your device), manual or automatic sensitivity control, and wake lock or background recording for when your display turns off. Another cool feature is that you can set any recording as a ringtone, notification sound, or alarm, which is awesome if you record someone at the most opportune time.

Download it now: Google Play

Closing

Voice recording apps can be so helpful, especially when it comes to meetings at work, a training event, or even just for simple memos. Whereas sometimes written notes can get skewed with abbreviation when trying to keep up with whoever is speaking, if you record it, you can go back and hear it the exact way it was said. Whatever purpose you’re looking for a recording app for, we hope you were able to find one on our handy list here.


About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.