Call recording has been around for a long time, but new technology is making it easy to add some nifty features that can enhance the recording experience—adding value and making it simpler to find key parts of the audio file quickly.
One such app, called Recordense, is now available for Android (News - Alert) devices from Google Play. This app was designed for audio recording, not dictation, which means it works well for real-life situations that need to be documented, such as phone calls, meetings and other audio-heavy arenas.
In essence, Recordense lets users mark and tag (News - Alert) any part of a recording in real time. The app’s simple interface makes it simple to get up and running quickly, with a big red Record button that gets the user started. Users can tag as they record, and each tag can have a category, which makes it easy to find key parts of the recording again. Recordings also can be sorted by categories.
Tagging can be used for many reasons, such as marking a specific quote or topic while recording meetings, personal notes, classes, courses and other occasions. Simply hit the Tag button during the recording and name that section. After the entire recording is complete, users can save it to a folder with their choice of name and color.
The app comes in two versions. The free Lite version allows for only two categories as well as three tags per recording. The full version, currently listed for $2.09 from Google (News - Alert) Play, allows for ten categories and unlimited tags. The full version also lets users select the sound quality (low, medium and high).
Recordings use the standard M4A format compressed in AAC. Recordings also can be stored on a PC and shared via third party apps, including email and Dropbox (News - Alert).
The Recordense app also includes two different widgets: a bar and single recording. These give quick access to a recording.
Edited by Alisen Downey