Direct Dictaphone

Record short audio notes

Record short (~45 seconds) audio notes.

Want to record a thought? Just launch this app and talk. No need to click any other button. It tries to detect when you stop talking (provided you're not in an a noisy environment or far from the phone) and it records up to 45 seconds by default so it won't fill your memory card.

Want to record another one? Touch the red dot, or launch it again from the phone lockscreen.

This app is for recording short notes, such as "Remember to buy milk". If you want to record a long speech, don't use this app, but rather use VirtualRecorder for example.

No network connection needed: notes are stored on the SD card. You can listen to notes later: press the "Menu" key in Android 2, or click on "Listen" in Android 4 action bar. Then click on a note.

This app has features you may not like.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.13 (19) suggested Added on 2015-10-19

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

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