If you’re ever in the kind of situation in which you are desperate to remember something, but you are so rushed that you don’t even have time to write whatever it is down? (Images of writers and filmmakers who want to record their dreams as inspiration sources, fumbling for pen and paper in the dark come to mind…) If you’ve considered purchasing a good old fashioned dictaphone, stop! and read on, because VoiceMemo is basically a Dictaphone for your Android device.
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Features & Use
First impressions: a practical, straight-forward kind of app that delivers. Nothing fancy, but you get what’s advertised, i.e. an Android voice recorder app.
VoiceMemo’s design certainly won’t dazzle you: no fancy buttons, just a plain black display with two large buttons in the right corner. The whole thing has a distinctly 90s kind of vibe about it (read: grey, or rather grey and black).
The thing about dictaphones is that a multitude of functions is often more detrimental than useful. What they should be able to do is record voice messages, and record them well. And that’s the case with VoiceMemo. Recorded messages can be labeled with time and date, though – unfortunately – not with a title.
In order to playback a message, simply click on it. Long click in order to delete a recording.
VoiceMemo is a good app that doesn’t do very much, but it does what it promises and this quite well.
Screen & Controls
Again, the VoiceMemo look can be described as Spartan at best. The buttons are ugly in my opinion, but, again, the app’s aesthetic design is secondary to its actual functionality.
Controls are nice and simple, and very easy to use.
Speed & Stability
VoiceMemo ran very smoothly throughout our test runs. One click on the icon and the app pops up immediately.
VoiceMemo can be downloaded free of charge.