Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices.
Now that we can add audio to our favorite Google Slides projects, we need to make sure we have some options for creating those audio files.
Chromebooks have become the most popular classroom device, now in millions of classroom worldwide.
Find the best tools for Chromebooks can sometimes be challenging.
So I put together this list of 13 tools to record audio on Chromebooks to help you find the best solution for you and your students.
13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices
I did some digging to find you the best tools to record audio on Chromebooks. Most of these tools are web-based and will work on many other devices as well.
Some a completely free, some offer free and paid versions, and a couple are only offered on a paid model. Find what works for you and your students.
Remember, your file must be a .mp3 or .wav file in order to work in Google Slides, and it must be uploaded into Google Drive. To get the step-by-step directions, check out my tutorial: How to Insert Audio in Google Slides.
These are NOT ranked! They are listed in no particular order.
from 123 Apps (web-based) – FREE
This web-based voice recorder app from 123 Apps is a free and simple way to record audio on a Chromebook or other laptops and desktops. No login needed. It is not compatible at this time with mobile browsers.
(web-based) – FREE
Vocaroo is an online tool that allows users to record, send, and download voice messages. It’s free and easy to use, but will not work on mobile devices.
(Chrome extension) – FREE and Paid versions
Screencastify is one of the most popular screen recorders used in education today. Did you know you can extract and export the audio? Yep! Click here to learn how to export the audio as an mp3.
(web-based and Chrome App) – FREE and Paid versions
Many teachers are already using WeVideo to create videos on Chromebooks, but did you know you can extract the audio from your video files? Yep! And this tools is available in both a free and paid version. Better yet, WeVideo works on Chromebooks (get the Chrome App), Windows, Mac, and iOS and Android devices.
(web-based and Chrome extension)
Reverb Record lets you record and share voice notes, memos, and responses without an account. Create links that embed directly to Twitter, making it easy to share voice Tweets, and Reverb links can also be shared on forums and embeds on websites and blogs.
(web-based and Chrome extension) – FREE and Paid versions
TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio files are auto-saved in the cloud.
(Chrome extension) – FREE
Talk and comment allows you to record audio voice notes on a Chromebook or other web-enabled device, and you can leave comments on any site. This free extension lets you record and send voice notes on all sites. Voice notes can be played even if you don’t have the extension installed. (Available also on Android.)
(web-based and Chrome App) – FREE
Cloud Audio Recorder is a simple and easy to use audio and voice recorder. You can also save your files directly to Google Drive.
(web-based) – FREE
Speakpipe is a very simple and easy voice recording web app. I use it on my podcast, The Shake Up Learning Show, for listeners to leave voice messages that can be played on the podcast. A simple interface that makes downloading the file super easy.
(web-based and Chrome App) – FREE
Record audio and take notes at the same time! This web app was designed for recording lectures and meetings so you can take time-stamped notes that correspond to the recording. Bonus! This also syncs to Google Drive or Dropbox.
(web-based and desktop app) – FREE
Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder allows you to record audio on Chromebooks, Windows, Mac, or mobile devices without any installation.
(web-based and Chrome App) – $249/year
Soundtrap may not be free, but it made this list because it is pretty awesome! Soundtrap is an audio recording and editing application with lots of integration and collaboration features. You can record voice, use beats, loop, and more!
(web-based and Chrome App) – $4.99/month
Create, record, and share the sounds you create with anyone using SoundCloud, the world’s largest community of sound creators. Also available on iOS and Android.
What are your favorite tools to record audio on Chromebooks and other devices?
Please share in the comments below.
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