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Record It! Audio Recording and Editing Apps

Whether you want to record a class, business meeting, concert or anything else, apps that turn our smartphones and tablets into versatile audio recording devices just keep getting better and better.

Here are three of the best to consider:

Voice Record Pro is a simple yet robust recording app that allows for recordings of unlimited length. It records in a variety of formats, including MP3. You can even bookmark important sections of recordings for quick and easy reference. Recordings can be uploaded to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and Soundcloud. Voice Record Pro is for iOS only and free, though for $3 you can get it without ads.

Audio Memos is easy to use with a simple and intuitive interface. You can pause and adjust quality and volume. Recordings can be edited and also be sent to your computer via email or by a USB cord connection. There’s even a way to use a lock code for privacy. The basic version is free. For $9.99 you can get the full version. It’s available for iOS and Android.

Lexis Audio Editor displays recordings in visual waveforms that make for easy editing, with cut, copy, and paste options. You can also change tempo, speed and pitch of recordings. It’s for Android or Windows. The basic version is free. For an additional $3.49 users can have access to all functions of a pretty slick Audio Editor.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.