QuickVoice Recorder

 

Learning(i)

Useful email recording tool has a few hitches.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Recording an email is a simple process. Simply press the record button and talk. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

Users who wish to send longer audio emails will have to purchase the premium version of the app. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. To use the app, you email the file to someone else. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that QuickVoice Recorder is a utility program that allows people to record emails, rather than type them. It can be useful for children with special needs who are unable to type or read. The free program is a good test run, but for children (who rarely know how to vocalize just one or two sentence emails), the premium program is a choice worth considering. 

What kids can learn

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Recording thoughts is easy -- especially for kids who haven't yet learned to type -- and could encourage them to communicate more. 

Learning Approach

While it won't help spelling or typing skills, the app can help special needs kids who want to be able to send a note to a loved one or friend, encouraging interaction with the world around them. 

Support

Kids can archive messages they receive, letting them listen to them again and again -- as well as listen to their own messages, which can engage them further.  

What kids can learn

QuickVoice Recorder wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Users hit a sizable \"Record\" button then speak into their phone or tablet, rather than typing out an email. (They can pause at any time.) Upon completion, smaller buttons in the lower part of the screen let them add a title and choose whom to send it to from their contact list (adding a new email requires manual typing). Emails can also be sent as an iPhone ringtone. Users who receive the emails on their iDevice can open them by clicking on them, but some PC users will have to download them and manually select QuickTime to play/\"read\" them.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

As a business tool, QuickVoice has a few fatal flaws. First, PC users have to do some footwork to figure out how to play the messages. And messages with confidential information could be overheard by anyone nearby. As a tool for special needs children, though, there is some potential. 

Kids don't have to worry about spelling or typing. They simply record what they want to say and hit send. It's also can be a good tool for kids who want to hear their parents'/grandparents'/friends' voice when they're not around and a phone call isn't an option.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:January 19, 2012
Category:Other
Size:4.70 MB
Publisher:nFinity Inc
Version:2.5.5
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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