Our iPhone already came equipped with a Voice Memo app, but, hey, we're all about choices. iTalk Recorder claims to be a "full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface." And after putting it to the test, we'd have to agree with that statement.
iTalk Recorder does indeed offer a simple and intuitive interface. Users are greeted with a large, prominent red button that you press to start recording. To get started, simply give the recording a name, select from the three different recording quality options (Good, Better, Best), and press the Record button; pressing it again will stop the recording. For testing purposes, we made three different recordings of the same source, each at a different quality. You can review each recording's information, including the date, length, quality, file size, and format. There is also a place to add notes. We noticed a slight difference in the sound quality of each recording. We also noticed that the file size did increase as the recording quality increased. As far as sharing, iTalk Recorder lets you share via e-mail directly from the app, but there are directions for connecting your iPhone and sharing on iTunes. The app also includes an FAQ should you have specific questions.
iTalk Recorder is extremely easy to use and performs as promised. We highly recommend it for all users.
From Griffin Technology:
iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can append to existing recordings, choose from three levels of recording quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates), and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip.You can email recordings straight from iTalk. iTalk also supports direct file sharing through iTunes.Whether you're recording minutes of a meeting, a lecture, or the sounds of birds singing in a meadow far from any electrical outlets, iTalk Recorder puts the sound quality you need in the palm of your hand.Features High-quality handheld recording Easy, convenient user interface and controls Email your recordings directly from iTalk Supports iTunes File Sharing Auto-noise cancellation (on iPhone 4) Built-in search function to locate recordings by title User-selectable Good, Better, Best sound quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates)NOTE FOR iOS 7 & 8 Users: When launching this app for the first time (either as a new purchase or following your device's OS upgrade), please tap OK when iTalk requests permission to access your device's microphone. If you're experiencing blank recordings, please ensure Microphone access is enabled. In the app, go to Settings>Privacy>Microphone and enable iTalk.
What's new in this version:
This version fixes a bug that would cause the recording timer and "Press to Record" to be overlaid on top of one another.