Audio Memos

Last modified
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Description of App

Audio Memos is a professionally made audio recorder. It has an amazingly intuitive interface, which is easy to use and full of powerful features. Use it in interviews, lectures, music session, briefings, ... and simplify your recording tasks.

The New York Times - "A really useful feature is that the app can automatically start recording the moment it is started"
LifeHacker - "The best voice recording app"
TUAW - "Powerful, inexpensive, and useful"
Apple - "What's hot" section


• Best quality - adjustable to fit your needs.
• Amazingly loud - hear your recordings.
• Background recording - multitask at will*.
• iCloud - access your memos everywhere.


• Email your recordings.
• USB file transfers.
• Append audio to existing recordings.
• Search / Sort / Filter your recordings.
• Variable speed scrubbing.
• Send recordings to a computer using WiFi.
• Records when your device is in sleep mode.
• Pauses automatically on incoming phone calls.
• No time limit on recording length.
• Application lock code.


With Audio Memos, you get an amazing recorder that fits most needs. High end users can then use in-app purchases to extend its functionalities even further. See the "Top in app purchases" section, our website or the in app info screen to get price information for the features bellow.

• Voice activated rec. - stop recording silence.
• Upload to Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, FTP or WebDAV.
• Insert audio - insert comments easily.
• Position markers - easy navigation.
• Audio compression - email hours of recordings.
• Memo alert dates / reminders.
• Adjustable reading speed.
• Add pictures to a memo.
• Send or delete multiple recordings at a time.
• Edit your recordings (trim, overwrite, merge).
• Timer activated recording.

* recording will stop if another app uses the audio system.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is amazing! All but one button was titled with what it was supposed to do and there were no parts of the app that I couldn't access. I contacted the developers letting them know about that one button and they sent me an email telling me that they would be glad to relabel it in the next version! There are a few features that are not super clear and that is mostly with setting up the servers. Go into the main screen and do this: 1. tap "edit" 2. select the memos that you want to upload 3. tap send at the bottom of the screen 4. Tap edit on the top of this next screen 5. tap "server" 6. swipe down to the bottom where it says "add server" 7. double tap "dropbox" or enter your server info and click OK. 8. Go back to the send page and tap on your server name and you will be taken to the home screen and you will either get a message saying that it failed or nothing will happen which means that it worked! For quick use here are where the locations of the important buttons are: On the main screen record is right above the home button settings is to the left and to the right there are 2 buttons right on top of one another. Play is on top and info is below. Record is huge, so play and info are half the size of record. Once you hit record you will be taken to the record screen and the unit will be recording. Pause is to the right of the home button and the level meter is right above the home button. To the left of the home button is the length of the recording. If you hit pause, Play is where pause was and record is to the left of the home button.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

If you find any other problems or would just like to thank the developers, use their contact page at:

Developer's Twitter Username



2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Michael Hansen 6 years 11 months ago



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, May 12, 2014

Can someone change the thing from free to paid? it's 0.99 at the time of this comment. at least in the us. Take care.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thnaks. Noticed the change. You guys rock. I probably will stick wiht what I know, but at least we are having more tools to record quick stuff and memos to either our bos or what ever.

The appdiscription sounds good and the in app purchases sound decent.

Take care to all.

Submitted by Jesus R on Monday, May 4, 2015

Just thought that I would come over here and say it. I just got it, this app still seems to be accessible, even with the latest update that was pushed out last month.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hocusae is a full fledge multi track editer whidch I've used, and hate actually, but ah well. This is a voice recorder that appears to do a lot. but i use audio share which I linked to someware.

Take care.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Monday, June 1, 2015

Hi, I just bought this app. It says that it supports in app purchases. But I don't see where you can purchase things within the app. I went into settings and there was nothing indicating I can purchase more settings or anything like that.

Submitted by Jessica Brown on Saturday, January 2, 2016

The app discription says it supports the apple watch. What can be done on the watch with this app. I know that in most cases the watch apps have less features then the iPhone versions. Thank you.

Submitted by Martin Kirchner on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hi all,
it seems to me all the features of Audio Memos described in this article does a good job together with VoiceOver Unfortunately that's not the case with the track editing and trimming tools of the app. Particularly it looks like it isn't possible to focus certain positions to set any markers to specify a selected part to operate with. Perhaps someone of you got an idea?

Alle the best

Submitted by MsHollyWeezy on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hi. Do the in app purchases work? i bought all extensions and would think compressed would include mp3 but only see 1 format.

Submitted by jcdjmac (not verified) on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What's new in version 4.9.0? • Support for Dark Mode (iOS 13). • Swipe down to dismiss views (iOS 13). • Many other improvements.

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