Voice Memo App is gone?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by mikeyiphone, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. mikeyiphone macrumors regular

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    I just downloaded iOS 7 and I do not see the voice memo app.

    Anyone know if this is on purpose?

    Can anyone recommend any good alternatives, preferably free?
     
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  3. It's Electric macrumors member

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    Craig Federighi just called to tell me that they forgot to include it by accident. We both had a good laugh about it, but I laughed a bit too vigorously, which hurt his feelings and made his hair droop.

    But seriously, Evernote can do audio notes. The only downside is that the Evernote folks are hell bent on making their interface worse with each release.
     
  4. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I was disappointed by this. I never used the app until I started doing comedy, and it was great for recording sets on the fly.

    Evernote is nice, it's just several extra steps to get there (which is crucial when you're pacing around nervous right before a set, trying to make sure you remember to record).

    I have to say, very bummed that this is gone. Given that apps have to request access to the microphone now, I was hoping for a recording solution baked in to the OS SOMEWHERE, but I don't see it.
     
  5. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    I do use it from time to time but apparently not enough to notice it was gone haha.
     
  6. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    I hope this gets taken care of ASAP. My wife records all her lectures and then plays them back for note taking.
     
  7. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    It actually took me a second, too. Once I got it set up the way I had everything in iOS 6, I realized there was one empty space on my homescreen, where it used to reside.
     
  8. travisbrowning macrumors member

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    Well that sucks :( I always used it to record quick song ideas.
     
  9. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I use it almost every day to send music to friends and such. :/
     
  10. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Sorry but why is it an issue to download one of the thousands of free ones from the Appstore? Really every 'non-essential' app should be removed. Weather, stocks, calendar, notes etc there is no need to bake them into the OS.
     
  11. KamiQuazi macrumors member

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    From Release Notes


    Voice Memos
    Known Issues: The VoiceMemos app is not available in this seed.
     
  12. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Hey thanks. Glad to see it will be back. Perhaps they are still working on it's UI.
     
  13. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like it'll be back, which is good. It's one of my most used apps during the school year, since I use it to record lectures
     
  14. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

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    Your wife is an iPhone developer?
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Stop. You're given 100 slots for a reason. So over the morally superior "real" developers here.
     
  16. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Evernote has become a platform overloaded (and bloated) with so many functionalities that it no longer does one thing truly well.
     
  17. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    They probably couldn't decide on what pink pastel with sprinkles variant to use for the app icon in time for WWDC.
     
  18. KamiQuazi macrumors member

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    No. It's the terrible decision of black vs white
     
  19. The Smyrk macrumors member

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    Voice Memo App audio quality >>> Evernote App audio quality. As a user of both, I for one will be very happy to see the return of this app that some people seem to be quick to dismiss. I've used Evernote to record lectures and while the cloud sync is nice, it doesn't come close to the baked in app in terms of clarity.
     
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  21. theinstructor macrumors regular

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    These guys cant read the release notes because they aren't developers. *Sigh* :apple:
     
  22. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    what kind of comedy do you do? I've been wanting to do stand up for awhile but I think it might be a little too dirty
     
  23. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Because a lot of people that buy smartphones (especially iPhones) expect to have this kind of functionality baked in to the OS. I do like that there's quick access to the clock and calculator via the Command Center. Two less apps taking up home screen real estate.

    Could not agree more. I loved it at first (and still prefer it to other digital solutions), but I've gone back to a pen and paper approach for writing anyhow. So it would be nice to have a well-designed voice memo app (preferably free) if there are any suggestions.

    I do standup. Been at it about 6 months. Don't worry about too dirty, man. Find some open mics in your area and just go for it. At least where I live, "clean" shows are few and far between. Comedy takes place usually after dark while adults are drinking, being dirty is to be expected.
     
  24. greenorblue macrumors member

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    I just posted my findings in another thread. Thought I'd share (even though the issue seems to be cleared up):

    I very much care about this app. As a musician I use it CONSTANTLY to record ideas. I know there are other apps that perform the same function, and even to a more customizable extent, but I've always been very comfortable with the first party app (I also have thousands of memos saved to the app already). That being said, I did some snooping around and found this:

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    Since it's listed under the areas of which Spotlight can search, I'm assuming they will add the Voice Memo app back in a future beta.
     
  25. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    From Release Notes


    Voice Memos
    Known Issues: The VoiceMemos app is not available in this seed.
     

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