Platform: iOS and Android
Audio recording apps are extremely handy, whether you're a student in school or university, or even a professional trying to keep track of meetings.
However, where most voice recording or voice memo apps fall short is keeping track of all your recordings. Not to mention that having to transcribe these recordings, mostly for classroom lectures, into proper notes can be a tedious process.
Otter Voice Notes has you covered on all of these fronts. Not only does Otter act primarily as a recording app, but it also transcribes conversations on the go. You could be sitting in class, recording your lecturer drone on; all the while transcribing the entire conversation into a text note for later use.
What is even handier is the fact that you no longer have to manually name each recording to keep track of them. As soon as Otter starts recording and transcribing, it also simultaneously adds keyword tags from the recording to make it easier to keep track of. This tagging system makes life a lot easier, mostly when you're recording lectures from multiple sources.
Otter does have some drawbacks. As of now, the app is only able to detect English, and cannot transcribe other languages. But for most people's needs, this should easily suffice.
Additionally, the included widget is minimalistic and can be easily used from your home screen to begin recording. All your recordings are also conveniently stored on their cloud storage, where you get 600 minutes of recording per month for free, for easy access from multiple devices.
So download Otter, and make your class lectures and meetings a lot easier to keep track of.