I have seen Apple’s Voice Memo application in beta, but never tested the sound quality or the features as it was more fun bragging about the other iPhone OS 3.0 features.
The other reason was because I got a bunch of paid voice recorders, which I thought would be better than the free application that Apple is giving away. I happened to be wrong this time.
Today, I tested the application and made a quick voice quality comparison with other voice recorders. The recording test was a simple tapping on the screen and capturing the noise. Apple’s Voice Memo captured the noise real loud, so there was this quick conclusion that Apple indeed has given us a better voice recorder.
One killer feature of the voice memo is that the recording continues even if you press the home button (you can consider this as a drawback though) which for other applications means terminating the recording. To end the recording, you have to tap on the Stop button on the right side of the screen.
You have the option to send the recorded files via mail or MMS (we don’t have this with AT&T at present). One more handy feature is the option to trim recorded files. You can select which part of the recording should be saved. One drawback though, is the inability to delete sections in between and merge the two parts. It still is good anyway.
There are more than three dozens of voice recording applications in the App Store and I am sure you’ve used one of them at some point of time. Some of the recorders are real gems and could be made better than this Apple Voice Memo.
I am a little curious to know how the developers of these good recording apps are going to respond to what Apple has done.