Put away your high tech gauges, and take a trip down the memory lane with Tape Recorder. Use it to record your meeting, lecture, your friend's kareoke singing, or anything you like. Tape Recorder is a fully functional voice recorder/player for your phone. Yet, it behaves exactly like a tape deck that you had back in the old days. You will be happy to know that all the familiar features and buttons are replicated here: • Rec, Play, FFwd, Rew, Stop, Pause and Eject • Volume meter • Play clock • Dual speakers • Realistic cassette tapes • Write protection lock • SkyDrive upload But wait, the Tape Recorder app has other features that your old tape recorder could never have dreamed of: • Unlimited free tape supply (did we say FREE?) • Written notes directly on the tapes • Ultra reliable tape transport (no more tape jams) What are you waiting for? Get your Tape Recorder and start grooving! IMPORTANT LIMITATION: Currently, Tape Recorder limits each tape to 10 minutes of recording. If you record more than 10 minutes, Tape Recorder will automatically split the recording into 10 minute segments.

Available on

Mobile device

Mobile device

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

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Approximate download size
1.22 MB - 2.39 MB

Utilities & tools

This app can
Use your microphone
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use information about your device
Use your music
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
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Platform: Mobile

This has potential. It is one of the few dictation apps that allow you to rewind and fast forwarder from the main screen. It needs dropbox integration where you can choose the folder on dropbox that you want to use. However, the biggest problem with this app is Skydrive (onedrive). It is a hit or miss proposition for it to upload the recorder to Skydrive. One of the recordings made it but the other did not - even after attempted on different days and different wifi connections. Fix these two issues and I'd be happy reconsider my rating.




Platform: Mobile

Recently, I've noticed that the recordings are skipping on playback. I tried restarting my wp8 phone, which didn't fix the issue - I wonder if they were recorded that way. If also love to see an export feature - if I could get the recorded audio off the phone in wav or mp3 format, I could clean it up.




Platform: Mobile

recorded my 2 and 3 yr old singing and it clicks when I play back and I can't upload to any other media outlet for sharing. Like design and idea but worthless especially with only 10 min a tape, would be useless for school or meetings.



Foxmental X

Platform: Mobile

Brilliant! This is an awesome voice recorder. The button could be a little bigger. Bit other than that its awesome



Jeff Daly

Platform: Mobile

Kudos to the developer. This app has similar functionality as other sound recorders, but with a nostalgic flair. It is easy to use with familiar controls. The details are genius including the storage & organizing features for the "tapes" & the familiar sounds of the old tape recorder. It also seems to keep the screen on during use so your recording won't be interrupted by the lock screen. I got a next day response to my suggestions: 1. That I'd love to be able to share the recordings by email and/or posting to my blog. (Not possible b/c Microsoft doesn't allow audio compression yet) 2. That it would be cool if they could somehow hook into Zune playlists to create "mix tapes" that could be played from the tape recorder app.. (It is something they will look into w/ Zune) They have executed the complex work of making something simple to use. My only gripe is with the pricing of the app. It seems a bit high, but the trial seems full functino with a time limit on the recordings.




Platform: Mobile

How do I purchase the full version after 3 min it stopped.




Platform: Mobile

Trial version is limited to 3 minutes. Hardly enough.




Platform: Mobile

Old school neat app!




Platform: Mobile

For those of you having problems with annoying sounds, just restart your phone... Worked for me.




Platform: Mobile

Outstanding! My only complaint is the color of the keys... make them darker! Best recorder around!



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