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Recordium: Written iPhone App Review
Over the years, we’ve used an awful large number of recorder applications for the iPhone and iPad. That being said, we’ve never (ever) seen anything quite as good or as resourceful as Recordium from Pichak co. That’s heavy praise, but not praise that’s undue. The app is visually stunning, incredibly easy to use, and insanely useful. If you attend meetings, classes, or even just want to record some audio (possibly for use on a new album, for instance) you’ll find a home for the app. If you’d like to view our full review of this spectacular number for iOS, then you need only to slide on down below the break. Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
At its core, Recordium is of course an application designed to help you preserve and record sound waves. This lends itself to a number of scenarios, many of which we’ve already mentioned. For instance, you can take the app into the classroom and have it log down everything that old guy with the beard up at the front says. However, the app takes things a bit further than that.
While you’re at it—recording, that is—you can use Recordium to highlight portions of the sound waves. This is hardly complicated: Just look at them on the screen, then drag to select what you want. Then, you can add an image to go along with the selection, a tag based identifier, or a full note to explain what the heck is going on. Later, you can search for any of these items.
We especially found the tags to be quite useful, as it allows you to quickly jot “Life History of the Dodo Bird” (just an example) and then quickly find all the relevant sections later. In essence, Recordium is the highlighter you’ve always wanted for your audio tracks.
Design and Interface
We like to rag on applications for their design, mostly because that happens to be our profession. Which is why you’ll have to take our word for it when we say that Recordium is one of the more visually stunning apps we’ve ever seen. Not only that, but the interface and back-end have been laid out in such a way that they are monumentally useful.
Want to edit a wave form? Just drag it and pop in an identifier. This remains visible for the life of that bit. Furthermore, that waveform is being compressed and displayed seamlessly in the background without you doing a damn thing. Trust us: Recordium is seriously cool from the code to the graphics. They provide a nice overview video here.
For the first seven days of its release, Recordium is completely free. We’ll spin it to you this way; if you don’t snag the app now, you’re seriously missing out. It’s an incredible value, and one made more so by the limited time offer. When it eventually falls off the free bandwagon, we still strongly suggest you get it. If you need to preserve audio, there’s no better way to do it.
Recordium requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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