While our lives have become easy in the digital age, it has also given us avenues to make our everyday life easy, hassle-free and convenient. One can actually do a lot of stuff, and this includes not just having digital proofs such as online receipts but even the record of conversations. Now, you might have a lot of calls to make everyday and because of how busy life has gotten, it might be difficult to keep an account of each and every one. Recording voice calls not only makes it easy to keep track of your life, but actually makes it easy to keep proof of discussions, something that can be useful, especially in official negotiations, where it becomes a make or break thing to have sometimes.
But, you needn’t buy expensive gadgets or call the CIA to record your calls. It is as easy as just downloading an app on your phone and start recording.
We have, therefore, made a list of apps for you, which we think are best suited for call recording on Android:
Automatic Call Recorder
Automatic Call Recorder offers a simple and easy to use UI for recording calls.
How to use: All you need to do is basically just download the app and its done. Your calls will start automatically. A three dot icon will appear atop your display. To disable automatic call recording, you will need to tap on this icon, navigate to Settings –>Record calls and switch it off.
This app also allows you choose the format of recording – You can can choose from AMR, 3 GP and WAV. But, it will overburden your phone with recordings. Simply put,your recordings will generally get saved in the Inbox folder. Generally when new recordings are saved, old recordings will get overwritten. To save specific recordings that you consider important, you can save them in the Saved folder. You can also decide whether too save these recordings in your SDcard or in your phone by navigating to Settings –>Recording Path. These recordings can be easily shared via WhatsApp or any other app.
Quid Pro Quo: The first 200 recordings are free, but if you need more, you need to go for more, you need to purchase the Automatic Call Recorder Pro App for Rs. 435.
Call Recorder I Boldbeast
Call Recorder by BoldBeast lets you not just save voice recordings of incoming and outgoing calls, but also lets you save voice memos for personal use.
How to use: Start by clicking the options button on your keypad and then navigating to Settings-> Call Settings –> Auto Record calls. This is by default set to recording all calls. You can actually exclude or include some numbers by listing them in the include/exclude list or even disable call recording.
The app also allows you to decide the call format. By default this app saves the recording in a hidden folder, but you can save these recordings in the SDcard by entering the path in the Clip Saving Folder option.
You can also save voice memos by clicking twice at the top of the app menu, which lets the voice recorder allow you to take a voice memo. Just press this button again to stop the recording.
Quid Pro Quo: Call Recorder By BoldBeast has a 7-day trial period and if you want it for an extended period, you need to pay Rs. 560.
Call Recorder allows you to simply record calls.
How it works: It, by default, records all your voice calls. All you need to do to start voice recording is to click the ON and its done!
It also allows you delete recorded calls. You needn’t worry for storage space as it can sync your recordings with Dropbox and Google Drive. Another useful feature is that it allows you to set a passcode, so that your recordings are safe and cannot be accessed easily by other persons.
Quid Pro Quo: It might not work with certain Android phones.
eRecorder: Voice Memo recorder
eRecorder comes with a simple interface. You can record memos, meetings and more.
How it works: You have to simply install the app and access it while on a call. There are two buttons, one will start the recording and the other will stop it. Below these buttons, you will find the Pause button,which will allow you to pause recording in between a call. You can also save a voice memo by just switching on the app and and pressing start. Recordings are saved in the WAV format. The app records low quality apps at Low Quality: 8 KHz, Medium Quality: 22.05 KHz and High Quality: 44.1 KHz.
Quid Pro Quo: The free version is loaded with ads. You can switch these off by making an in-app purchase of Rs. 57.
Smart Voice Recorder
Smart Voice Recorder is a voice recording app designed for businesses. It provides you more control than regular call recording apps.
How it Works: This app allows you to skip silences, configure sample rates, calibrate and test your mic, and determine where recordings are saved. The voice quality is good the skip silences option, not only allows you to skip silences but also allows you to shrink your recording size by doing so. Recording options range from Low Quality: 8 KHz, Medium Quality: 22.05 KHz and High Quality: 44.1 KHz.
Quid Pro Quo: This app does not allow you to record to save to cloud services.
When it comes to call-based recording, Call Recorder is the best app to use, because of its simple UI and ease of use. Having said that, all apps in the list above work fine and you can try these to know which obe works best on your device.