Whether you are taking notes, recording thoughts, singing or doing an interview, voice recording apps are a must have for any iPad owner. This list is comprised of some highly touted apps that will definitely provide you with a wide range of recording options. Additionally, they vary in user friendliness which is perfect for those advanced and newbie users. Check out our list of the best voice recording apps for your iPad and download some today.
The best voice recorder apps for iPad
15 May 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
The Otter app records and takes meeting notes for you in real-time, so you can stay focused on the conversation and rest assured that all information is captured, easily searchable, and shareable with your team. Otter.ai is also available online. English only. Supercharge your note taking with AI and use Otter for all your meetings, interviews, lectures, and everyday voice conversations.
- Share meeting minutes and summary with teammates to keep everyone in sync
- Record instantly in one tap, with widget and shortcut too
- Transcribe in real time (when online) with high accuracy
- Punctuate, capitalize, and break paragraphs automatically
Note-taking is an arduous endeavor for most of us, and apps like Dictaphone are making it easy to circumnavigate this problem. Powered with a high-quality recorder which goes up to 48000 Hz or 320 kbps, this app lets you record in MP3 and WAV formats for unlimited durations. Users can also import recordings from other apps and playback with highly customizable settings. All this is available for free, and additional features can be bought via in-app purchases to get the most out of the app.
- High-quality recorder 48000 Hz / 320 kbps
- Unlimited recordings
- MP3 and WAV formats
- Import audio from other apps
- Playback with various options
Super Note will help you to quickly take notes and make voice recordings that you can transcribe later or keep as audio files. Notes you make are color-coded so it makes it easy to find them later, and you can change the category and color whenever you want. The audio recordings are high-quality and the recording also works when the device is locked. Recordings you take are built into your typed notes, and you can even record and take notes at the same time. You are able to pause and continue recording sessions, and you can also playback recordings while you type.
- Text notes with built-in recordings
- Color-coded notes
- High-quality audio recordings
- Type while you record or playback
- Free with in-app purchases
Audio Note Book Free is perfect for professionals, students, and everyone else who needs a reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality voice recorder app for the iPad. This one offers 2x playback, a wide-screen text editor, and much more. Try this version for free and if you love it, the full version is available as a separate download. The only difference between the two apps is that the free version limits users to four notes at a time. Filter notes by category, email notes and audio from inside the app, and enjoy the landscape layout for typing ease.
- For professionals, students, and more
- 2x playback
- Free version limits to four notes at a time
- Easy organization with color-coding
- Full version available as a separate download
Want an app that does more than most high-end dictaphones? This one is for professionals who don’t mind paying for utility apps that offer high-end features. This one allows you to send your dictations right to your transcriptionist. With exact voice activation, great sound quality, secure encryption, and loads of features, you won’t regret your purchase. You get barcode scanner, lots of sharing methods, the ability to put bookmarks in dictations, and completely automatable sharing, this one is a keeper. The app is free but if you want the optional “Connect” service you will have to pay for a monthly subscription when your free trial is up.
- MP4/AAC, AIFF, and WAV formats
- Tons of sharing methods
- Insert, overwrite, and rewind
- Send straight to your transcriptionist
- Free with in-app subscription
Recordings is a super easy-to-use recording app. Features include the option to record at a scheduled time, make a ringtone with your recording, save to an album, record with a selected video or audio, and record only when speaking. You can increase the volume for recording and when you’re done, trim, mix, merge, and encrypt your recordings. Within the app you can rename, move, open in another app, save to an album, send as an email, and send as a message. This one is free to use unless you want to pay to get rid of the ads.
- Record at a scheduled time
- Make ringtones with your recordings
- Trim, mix, merge, and encrypt recordings
- Record only when speaking
- Free with in-app purchase
RecApp is an advanced voice recorder app that was built specifically for professionals who need their recorder to have great features, offer superior utility, and allow for easy organization. You can add comments to mark important parts, customize tags, save your recordings in different folders, export to different locations, use interview mode, and more. You can navigate quickly among comments when you import audio files using iTunes, share your audio files easily using different methods, and customize the appearance with the standard dark theme or a light theme.
- For professionals
- Open audio in the app
- Share recordings
- Export using Google Drive or Dropbox
- Free with in-app purchase for Premium version
Audioholic is another voice recorder app you’re going to like using. It has a lot of options and sync your files among your devices or store on a particular device. Once you make a recording you can edit, send or export, and add notes, bookmarks, and images. You can set the position of the start/end recording button, organize your recordings in folders and subfolders, record in mono or stereo, change the filename and destination folder while recording, and play complete folders randomly or in sequence. The app also automatically keeps track of elapsed time on each recording.
- WiFi transfer and file playing
- Bookmark and add notes
- Organizes recordings in folders and subfolders
- Easy to use
- One-time purchase
Voice Recorder (FREE) is a simple yet functional voice recorder app that offers unlimited recording time, passcode protected recordings, and more, all in an easy-to-use and attractive user interface. Just tap to name recordings! You can share video or audio recordings via Messages, Twitter, Facebook, and email. Loop and trim your recordings, skip backwards or forwards 15 seconds, and set recordings as favorites. This one works well, does as promised, and is easy even for the most technically challenged.
- Records well even with background noise
- No instructions needed
- Loop and trim recordings
- Share recordings via a number of methods
- Free with in-app purchase
RecorderHQ is the voice recorder app you need if you want a lot of features, even with the free version. The app supports audio file download or upload from a variety of sources, you can transfer large files using USB in iTunes, you can share audio files to Facebook, it offers support for AirPlay and iCloud, and more. Organize your files in folders, trim and merge files, and even use a Bluetooth microphone with the app, all as part of the free features. Premium gives you the option to choose recording device, a stereo meter, a real-time monitor, is ad-free, and you can adjust the input gain.
- Tons of free features
- Easy to transfer files via WiFi
- Supports forward, rewind, and pause
- Easy-to-organize folders
- Free with in-app purchase