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What are the best free audio recorders for Mac?

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I was a little skeptic about this one but decided to give it a try anyway since I really do get distracted easily, and to my surprise, it actually helped! It's not something like completely dramatic, but I've definitely been getting more things done with this tool, so i must admit it helps you focus!"
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      Kathryn Taylor
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "Easy to use for someone who isn't particularly skilled in learning new programs. The design is sleek and clean and the options are straightforward. Perfect for anyone to use, including me."
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      Kathryn Taylor
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "Easy to use for someone who isn't particularly skilled in learning new programs. The design is sleek and clean and the options are straightforward. Perfect for anyone to use, including me."
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      César Caballero
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "If you are looking for audio recorders for a Mac you won't find it here. You will find apps for Mac but they are not for audio recorders."
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      Jose Gordon
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "It is not immediately apparent to me if the Quicktime player is free. It needs to be clearer that Quicktime is an audio recorder, as well."
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      Ryan Wagner
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "This is a simple and easy to use voice recording app for OSX on Macs. The ease of use makes its one of the best ones out there, and the price is right since it's FREE. You just assign a hotkey to record and you're up and running, so much less hassle than opening a program."
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      Ryan Wagner
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "This is a simple and easy to use voice recording app for OSX on Macs. The ease of use makes its one of the best ones out there, and the price is right since it's FREE. You just assign a hotkey to record and you're up and running, so much less hassle than opening a program."
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      Eugene Nelson
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "This sounds like a useful product because it organizes the audio files as well as records them. I like that it uses hotkey functionality so you don't have to fumble around looking for the program on your computer. The system looks intuitive and easy to understand."
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      Teresa Johnston
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I find it extremely easy whenever I use the eXtra Voice Recorder Lite app. I only need to hit a hotkey and I have instant access to it. I don't need to look around my app folder to turn it on. All the features lets me keep everything organized and in one place."
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      Lauren Wright
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This was hard to use. It didn't start working right away when I needed it. It sounds low quality."
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      Mark Wagner
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "Since I love music, I was looking for a free audio recorder for my Mac. Audacity was suggested to me and I found that it not only works well, but allows me to better enjoy my music. It enables me to use my Mac for music recording in a way I never could do before."
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      Mark Wagner
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "Since I love music, I was looking for a free audio recorder for my Mac. Audacity was suggested to me and I found that it not only works well, but allows me to better enjoy my music. It enables me to use my Mac for music recording in a way I never could do before."
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      Justin Wood
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "I'm learning audio mixing and had trouble finding a free audio recorder for MAC. It's been a pain to find one, but once I found audacity and tried it out, I was amazed. It looks simple, but it can get very advanced if you want it to."
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      Simple Recorder
      Software

      Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Walter Mason
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "I love this thing, and it's called Simple for a reason. It seriously couldn't be any easier to use. Click to record, click to stop. The icon is always there and ready for you. I'm seriously considering getting the professional version for the extra features because it really seems like it will be worth the money."
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      Walter Mason
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "I love this thing, and it's called Simple for a reason. It seriously couldn't be any easier to use. Click to record, click to stop. The icon is always there and ready for you. I'm seriously considering getting the professional version for the extra features because it really seems like it will be worth the money."
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      Jorge Esparza
      Written on April 14, 2017
      "Simple Recorder is an excellent resource for sound recording on Macs. I am able to quickly and easily add voice over track to my videos and give them a more professional feel."
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      Patricia Price
      Written on June 18, 2017
      "This is exactly what I was looking for! It's very simple, and it records audio, and it's for Mac. I couldn't have expected a better result."
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      Evelyn McDonald
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "Looking for a way to record audio and music from your Mac? This app fills the bill and best of all, it is free!"
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      Frank Wright
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "If you need to find an audio recorder but don't want to pay too much, why not try RecordPad? It is a great software option that works well on a Mac. It's developed by NCH Software for sound recording and will work with a variety of devices. The company that makes it also has other professional audio recording software for your needs."
      FW
      Frank Wright
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "If you need to find an audio recorder but don't want to pay too much, why not try RecordPad? It is a great software option that works well on a Mac. It's developed by NCH Software for sound recording and will work with a variety of devices. The company that makes it also has other professional audio recording software for your needs."
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      Stephen Morrison
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "It's free, so if the built in software dies on you, this could be an ok substitute, but I'm just not crazy about the UI. Seems counter intuitive, kind of slow and clunky, though the audio output seems fine for what it does. There is a paid upgrade, but I can't imagine why anyone would use it unless the program gets a better design."
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      Julia Price
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "I found record pad easy to use. I was able to record my phone interview for a few jobs I had applied to. I was able then to replay them and see what errors I might have made, or get a feeling of what kinds of questions the interviewers might be asking in the future"
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      Kevin Ford
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "It would be nice if it could record from different sources."
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      Ondesoft Audio Recorder
      Software

      Mac

      Free - With Free Trial. Varies by plan.

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      Walter Flores
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "Direct and to the point solution. But while it mentions a prime example of a audio recorder application for Mac, the cost of the recorder is omitted."
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      Walter Flores
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "Direct and to the point solution. But while it mentions a prime example of a audio recorder application for Mac, the cost of the recorder is omitted."
      Miguel Ángel Barajas
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "How hard is it to make a audio recorder for the Mac? What seems so simple turned out to be a difficult task for the programmeres at Onedesoft."
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      Nick Wei
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "The layout of this website is a little confusing to me."
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      Zhao Song
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "The layout of the site is confusing to me."
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      Matthew Jimenez
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Looking for something that can record easily so I can use my new mic, I started searching for the best free audio recorders for Mac. I ended up getting Apowersoft Audio Recorder and while I had high hopes, this failed to meet expectations. The sound recording is very grainy and will randomly stop recording. Unfortunately, I have to look elsewhere for an audio recorder program."
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      Matthew Jimenez
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Looking for something that can record easily so I can use my new mic, I started searching for the best free audio recorders for Mac. I ended up getting Apowersoft Audio Recorder and while I had high hopes, this failed to meet expectations. The sound recording is very grainy and will randomly stop recording. Unfortunately, I have to look elsewhere for an audio recorder program."
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      Randy Torres
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "Apowersoft Audio Recorder is a program I highly reccomend due to its numerous features. It makes recording sounds that can be played on my Mac very straightforward and even enjoyable. The numerous format options to save in add to the appeal even more and the quality is top notch."
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      David Carrasco
      Written on March 13, 2017
      "I was a little hesitant at first but this recorder is so simple to use. The sound quality is fantastic and I can't say enough about it's ease of use. Perfect product for beginners and for people who have been using this type of product for some time."
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      Thomas Pearson
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "Apowersoft Audio Recorder is one of my favorite programs to use for Mac. I like this software because I can record high quality audio for free."
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      Willie George
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "IMusic provides a wide range of great features and functions that takes your music listening experience to a whole new level. If you are into music and want to take charge of how you want to enjoy it even more, check out iMusic."
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      Willie George
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "IMusic provides a wide range of great features and functions that takes your music listening experience to a whole new level. If you are into music and want to take charge of how you want to enjoy it even more, check out iMusic."
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      Kenneth Fowler
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "iMusic doesn't really record music, so it's not a great audio recorder. I wouldn't recommend this product for that purpose. If you want something to play music with a bunch of different features, this is something to check out"
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      Aarav Banerjee
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I did not like the interface on this music player, as it was a much too busy. The design of the app just seemed to be less than it ought to be."
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      Howard Washington
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "I've used iMusic to record audio for a long time, its wonderful."

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    Summary

    Best free audio recorders for Mac
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 QuickTime Player Software 116 Free
    2 eXtra Voice Recorder Lite Software 88 Free
    3 Audacity Software 70 Free
    4 Simple Recorder Software 70 Free
    5 RecordPad Software 46 Paid
    6 Ondesoft Audio Recorder Software 42 Free
    7 Apowersoft Audio Recorder Software 30 Free
    8 iMusic Software 5 Free
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