Pocket Voice Recorder

Pocket Voice Recorder 3.5

Free
Pocket Voice Recorder records sound from your computer
3.0  (2 votes)
3.5 (See all)

I do not think it is necessary to tell you what Pocket Voice Recorder does, because you have probably guessed that it will record sound from your computer.
This software’s interface is quite fancy. The designer has decided not to use the traditional square window and adopted a shape that resembles a real pocket recorder. Nevertheless, although they have used the commonly known symbols for record, stop, play and pause, some people will not find the way easily through this awkward arrangement, particularly the red Record button in the center. Actually, it does not look as a button but as another element of the design. However, you will soon notice what it is for. If you do not, moving the mouse pointer over the buttons and reading the tip texts will clear all your doubts in this respect. I was particularly confused when I tried to save my recording for there is no Save button at sight. Only after I explored the Set menu, I found the Export message to WAV option. However, saving only as WAV is a limitation, for there are many other applications of this type that will allow saving in other file types, as MP3.
When minimized, this application continues to run from the System Tray, and the small icon there becomes a sort of headquarters for all the actions. My objection to this is that Pocket Voice Recorder hides there without any notice, what if I do not want such program to run and use my system resources?

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It is light and easy to use

Cons

  • It only records as wav
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