Computer-based voice recorders are awesome. However, in a lot of ways, they can be very limiting. For instance, you can’t take one outdoors and continue recording while hiking with the influencer you’re featuring on your website.

Portable recorders (such as Android apps), however, make voice recordings completely limitless. As a matter of fact, a lot of people these days are using them to increase productivity, get the work done, and save a great deal of time.

Voice recording is just one of the many conveniences an Android phone has.  While it may not gift you with studio-quality audio — despite still producing exceptional quality recordings — it does reward you with the ability to record sounds, no matter the time and place.

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There is a myriad of voice recording apps for Android. Some are basic, while others offer full features of a digital audio workstation (DAW). In this guide, we’re going to look at 10 of the best recorder apps for Android.

1. Rev Voice Recorder

Our recorder app is a simple but full-featured audio recording, dictation, and transcription app.

Since Rev Voice Recorder is our app, we might be a little biased in our assessment. 🙂 But here’s what we love about it, anyway.

What we like about it

  • Syncs with cloud services
  • Shares files via email and social media
  • Records crystal clear audio
  • Ability to transcribe audio
  • Continues recording even in sleep mode

What’s lacking

  • External storage to cloud account

Our app is built according to user feedback so you can expect really nice features. What’s more, we guarantee that it’ll always be free. Should you need immediate transcription, you can send your recording to us and pay only $1/audio minute.

Price: Free

2. Android’s Stock Audio Recorder

Your android device already has a fully functional recording app. Access the app, press the red button, speak, and voila! You can immediately store your ideas for later recovery.

What we like about it

  • Records high-quality MP3
  • Multiple audio formats
  • One-tap sharing via email and social media
  • Allows background recording

What’s lacking

  • Has limited customization features

This Android-default app is free. Interface-wise, it may vary between brands but are essentially the same at the core.

Price: Free

3. Easy Voice Recorder

Designed for easy accessibility and one-tap recording, this app is perfect for recording jams, music, acapella, or more serious stuff like meetings, interviews, or lectures.

What we like about it

  • Multiple high-quality audio format recording
  • Shares via an app or email
  • Android wear support
  • Starts recording from the icon

What’s lacking

  • Most useful features are available only on the paid version

The app is up for grabs in both free and premium versions.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

4. Smart Voice Recorder

Storage space is at a premium and this is where this app shines. Smart Voice records and compresses the output audio into a smaller file size, saving precious data storage space in your device.

What we like about it

  • Live audio spectrum analyzer
  • Lock feature that prevents the device from turning off
  • One-touch sharing
  • Outputs recording in multiple high-quality formats

What’s lacking

  • Doesn’t do call recording

This app records and compresses the audio data and comes for free on Google Play.

Price: Free

5. ASR Voice Recorder

This app offers way more than what stock recorders can do and records in a variety of formats, including lossless. 

What we like about it

  • Has the ability to record in a lossless and high-fidelity format
  • Has widget support
  • Has a playback speed control
  • Instantly share content to social media or email

What’s lacking

  • The free version is loaded with annoying ads

ASR is available for free. However, if you’re into additional features, you can gain access by signing up for a premium version.

Price: Free

6. RecForge II

Who says recorders are just for boring lecture stuff? RecForge II lets you experience an audio editing software right at the palm of your hand!

What we like about it

  • Records band rehearsals perfectly
  • Has an AGC (Automatic Gain Control) toggle switch
  • Supports a wide variety of audio formats
  • Runs in the background

What’s lacking

  • Might not work on older versions of Android (below 4.0)

Download this app for free on the Play Store.

Price: Free

7. Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder

A fully functional recorder that is free on the Play Store, this app records everything and compresses it in a widely compatible MP3 format. Hi-Q MP3 also comes with widget support.

What we like about it

  • Microphone selection functionality (if you have an external mic)
  • Syncs to cloud services
  • Supports Wi-Fi transfer
  • Gain can be manually controlled

What’s lacking

  • Does not support phone call recording

Hi-Q is downloadable for free but has in-app purchases and ads.

Price: Free or paid at $3.49/month

8. Voice Recorder – Audio Editor

There are a lot of great things to be said about this voice recorder. Its got great audio clarity, you can edit your content, and its overall user interface is intuitive.

What we like about it

  • Superb sound record quality.
  • You can choose the recording quality so you can optimize the capacity.
  • You can record in background mode.
  • It’s easy to manage your recording files.
  • You can share your recordings easily through email, SMS, Dropbox, etc.

What’s lacking

  • It only has one language available. (The English language.)

Price: Free

9. Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder

Cogi immediately backs up your recording the second you hit the record button. In addition, it syncs everything to its own cloud server and lets you record even in the middle of a call.

What we like about it

  • Saves everything in the cloud, freeing up valuable storage space
  • Unlimited recording duration
  • Record both lines on a phone call
  • Records in a high-quality audio format

What’s lacking

  • Doesn’t work on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and below

Free and premium versions are available on the Play Store.

Price: Free or paid starting at $4.95/month

10. Call Recorder

Call Recorder allows you to set it up as an automatic phone call recorder and activates once it detects a phone call coming in.

What we like about it

  • Has password security for privacy
  • Shares and syncs with  cloud services
  • Shares via email or SMS
  • Has the ability to record both parties in the phone conversation
  • Organizes call records
  • Has whitelisting and blacklisting number options

What’s lacking

  • Doesn’t work on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and below

Experience the free version by downloading it on the Play Store.

Price: Free 

What’s Next?

Productivity apps such as voice recorders will always have its special place on smartphones, especially for busy individuals. And because there’s a ton of them out there, it pays to know which among them fits your needs perfectly.

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