Recordings sync via iCloud. By the time you open Just Press Record on your iPhone, your Apple Watch recordings should already be there – unless you’ve recorded a three-hour monologue, in which case you’ll have to wait a bit. Recordings are stored in the Watch tab, and can also be accessed by date, or by searching for the words within them.

That’s right: the app automatically transcribes (assuming you allow it to). It’s not always accurate, but it’s usually good enough to get the gist of what was said, and saves you typing up everything yourself. Moreover, if you conducted an amazing interview with someone about hedgehogs a month back, it’s far simpler to search for that word than try to remember when the recording was made.

The iPhone allows for further great stuff, too. You can use external mics and ramp up the recording quality from 44.1kHz AAC to 96kHz/24-bit audio. Files can be renamed and organised, and you can adjust playback speed and skip forward or back in ten-second chunks.

You imagine Spock would approve – and he does seem like the kind of sci-fi crew member who’d take a lot of memos. Maybe he’d have even cracked a smile if he’d had Just Press Record installed on his wrist communicator.

Just Press Record is available for iOS and watchOS

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