The purpose of this post is to share with you some handy tools to enable you to record and share audio. As you know, most computers come with a built-in voice recorder that is already installed and accessible for free. For instance, Mac users can use the Voice Memos to create audio recordings. 

Likewise, Windows users can access an integrated Sound Recorder from the Start Menu and use it to record their audio. Other than these built-in tools you can also use third party audio recording tools. Below are some of the best options to try out. 

Whether you are starting a podcast show, a YouTube channel where you will need voiceovers, or any other creative project that requires recording and sharing audio clips, the voice-recorders below are definitely a great place to start with.

1. Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder is a simple yet powerful voice recorder tool that allows you to record and share audio online. No software download required. Simply use your computer’s internal microphone or plug in an external microphone and start recording.

Voice Recorder automatically detects silent fragments at the beginning and the end of your recording and deletes them for your convenience.’ Once done, you can save your audio output as MP3 file. Online Voice Recorder is free and works right on your browser. It is also available as a Chrome extension.

2. Vocaroo

Vocaroo is another great voice recording tool to try out. Vocaroo enables you to record or upload audio clips . To record your voice, simple click on the record button and start talking. Once done, you can save and share your recording using different options: via email, QR code, direct link, or use embed link to insert it in your blog or website. Vocaroo also allows you to download your audio clips in the form of MP3, Ogg, FLAC or WAV.

3. Screen recording tools

Most screen recorders come in with a built-in feature that allows you to record your voice and save it as to your computer to use in your video projects or share as audio files. For instance, Snagit allows you to record both your sound and the system sound, the same with other screen recorders such as Screencastify, Camtasia, Loom, WeVideo, and Type Studio,

4. Audacity

Audacity is one of the best audio recording softwares out there. It is actually a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that works on Windows and Macs. To start using Audacity, download its software (it is completely free), plugin a microphone and start recording your audio. You can also upload your clips to Audacity and edit them the way you want. There are tons of video tutorials on YouTube on how to effectively use Audacity, you may want to watch a couple to get you started.

5. Anchor

Anchor is another good voice recorder tool that is especially ideal for podcasters. You can easily record, edit, and share your audio clips the way you want. Anchor even offers ways to monetize your audio output if you want. With a single click, you can share your podcasts to others apps such as Spotify. It also offers an analytics section where you can track the performance of your podcasts and access insights to help you understand how your audience interact with your audio productions.

6. OneNote

OneNote has a built-in feature which enables users to record audio. The process is simple and easy. Open OneNote, click where you want to place your recording. There are two recording options: you can either record only audio or start a video recording with ‘optional audio’.