Tapes Lite

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Quick Description:
Tapes Lite is a voice recorder, but instead of a regular old voice recorder, it transforms your device into a tape recorder like back in the old days.
The app is really simle to use with VoiceOver, but the buttons are a little strangely labeled, but this does not ruin the accessibility of the app. It is still usable.
Remember, Tapes Lite will need access to the Microphone, so if your device does not support a microphone you will have to get an external one.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible, the only thing is that the buttons are a little strangely labeled, but all of the rest are labeled. These strangely buttons only occur in the tape deck section.
btn rec off ipad (record button)
btn play off ipad (play button)
btn rew off ipad (rewind button)
btn ffwd off ipad (fast forward button)
btn stop off ipad (stop playback/stop recording button, depending on whether it is playing or recording)
btn pause off ipad (pause playback/recording, again, depending on your activity)
btn eject off ipad (ejects the cassette tape)

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Tapes Lite only comes with 5 free tapes, but sometimes the app forgets. To get unlimited access to cassettes, get the full version named "Tapes" on the App Store.
Tapes by Senstic ($1.99)


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Submitted by sockhopsinger on Monday, February 22, 2016

Put away your high tech gauges (except your iPhone), and take a trip down the memory lane with Tapes!

Tapes is a fully functional voice recorder/player for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Yet, it behaves exactly like a tape deck that you had back in the old days. You will be happy to know that all the familiar features and buttons are replicated here:

•Rec, Play, FFwd, Rew, Stop, Pause and Eject
•Volume meter
•Play clock
•Dual speakers
•Realistic cassette tapes

But wait, the iPhone app has other features that your old tape recorder could never have dreamed of:

•Five free tape supply
•Written notes directly on the tapes
•Ultra reliable tape transport (no more tape jams)
•Wi-Fi sync to your computer using FTP that works with any web browsers (no need to download additional sync software)

What are you waiting for? Get your Tapes and start grooving!

*** iPod Touch Users: Please note that iPod Touch (2nd Gen), unlike iPhone, does not have a built-in microphone. In order to record, you will need to purchase an external microphone from the Apple store.

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