iPhone and iPad owners are only too aware that typing long messages on the touch screen can be tiresome – particularly in the case of the iPhone. An alternative to typing when it comes to keeping notes, is to record voice memos which can then be copied onto your computer for reference. DropVox offers another solution – the ability to record memos on your phone and have them automatically uploaded to Dropbox.

As Dropbox automatically synchronises files between all of the computers on which you have installed the software, once you have recorded something in iOS, it will be almost immediately available on your desktop. Memos are record in .M4A format.

There are few options to configure in DropVox – it is an app that does exactly what it sets out to do. However, you can choose to have DropVox start recording as soon as the app is launched. This eliminates the need to press the Record button and helps to ensure that you capture everything you need to.

There is also the option of continuing to record while DropVox is running in the background, and this leaves you free to use your device for other things. Like all of the best utilities, this is a simple app. It has been designed with one thing in mind and it does it superbly.

Verdict

A great way to record and transfer notes to your computer without the need to battle with iTunes synchronisation.