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Tape a Talk – Free Android App for Making Voice Recordings

Tape a Talk is a free Android app for making simple audio recordings. The feature of Tape a Talk that is most appealing to me is that recordings can continue even if your phone has turned off the display (something that some the other voice recording apps don’t do). You can also record to an existing audio file on your phone. Recordings are saved on your phone. The free version of Tape a Talk is ad-supported while the pro version costs about $6 USD. The video below includes an overview of the app (there is not any sound in the video).

One of the benefits of putting Android phones and tablets in the hands of students is that they can record their thoughts and notes at the spur of the moment. Students can also use voice recording apps to  record local history through interviewing and recording conversations with members of their communities. 

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  • Mike Herlan

    Doesn’t work, ie. it doesn’t playback on a Samsung Galaxy Tab.

  • Anonymous

    @Mike Herlan on the Galaxy Tab you have to choose the “send via” option and send it to a computer to download and play. It’s not ideal, but it works. I just did it on my Galaxy tablet.

  • Anonymous

    @Mike Herlan another app that I’m trying is Wave Record for Android. I’ve used it on both my Motorola Photon and Galaxy Tablet. The sound quality on the Galaxy Tablet wasn’t as good as on the phone. I used it on my phone to record a 40 minute conversation last week with the author of a book I’m reviewing. It captured and played back flawlessly on my phone.

  • Rubricsuxi

    I haven’t tried Tape a Talk but I use AndRecorder, and the recording quality is very clean. :)

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