Help with iPhone recording applications
May 4, 2010 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Which iPhone application is best at recording telephone conversations?

I'm a journalist based in LA, and because I do a lot of interviews over the phone, I need a reliable iPhone application. I've liked Recorder, but during my last interview, the recording became inaudible after a blend of interference, overlapping files, and static took over. I deleted all the recorded files to (hopefully) prevent the overlap, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for other applications I should be using? I have another phoner coming up and I'm a little worried. (Oh, and I'm aware of the legal implications of telephone recording in different states, and I never record interviews without the other party's consent.)

Thank you!
posted by Lillitatiana to Technology (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This has a review of various apps. You might look for one that lets you easily download or organize call recordings.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:06 PM on May 4, 2010

(Blazecock, it doesn't look like any of those specifically mention being able to record phone calls.)
posted by nobody at 5:10 PM on May 4, 2010

You can do this with Google Voice.
posted by sacrifix at 6:28 PM on May 4, 2010

Which, while it's not an iPhone app, it is free and pretty awesome in my opinion.
posted by sacrifix at 6:29 PM on May 4, 2010

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I understand you were looking for an iphone app...
If you can, try Call Graph with Skype.
It saves the file to .mp3 in the folder of your choice and is easily edited in Audacity.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 8:22 PM on May 4, 2010

(Blazecock, it doesn't look like any of those specifically mention being able to record phone calls.

Unless you have a jailbroken phone, you won't be recording phone calls through the iPhone's Phone app, because its components are not accessible to third-party developers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:37 PM on May 4, 2010

If anyone knows how to record phone calls on a jailbroken iPhone, without some sort of extra charge, I'd love to hear about it, as might the OP.
posted by reductiondesign at 10:08 AM on May 5, 2010

Thank, ww4t - that looks great! Unfortunately, I have a Mac... (I should have included that details in the original post.)
posted by Lillitatiana at 1:17 PM on May 5, 2010

Thanks, sacrfix! It is pretty awesome, but it doesn't record outbound calls...
posted by Lillitatiana at 7:40 PM on May 5, 2010

Oh, wait, I just got it to work! I love it. Thanks!
posted by Lillitatiana at 8:30 PM on May 5, 2010

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