Parrot Voice Recorder

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About this app

Parrot is a free voice recorder app which allows you to Record, Play and Share voice recordings, all within 3 taps! A simple and beautiful user interface helps you create crisp and balanced voice recordings. Use Parrot as your go-to voice recorder and start recording voices, audio, phone conversations, your singing: anything you like, in high definition!

Record yourself or any voice message in high quality with the best dictaphone for Android. Download Parrot, save your first voice memo today, and start being more organized.

Parrot Pro (available as in-app purchase) allows you to Record Phone Calls, Schedule Recordings for a specific time and date and synchronize your tracks to the cloud using Google Drive or Dropbox.
Parrot is has no time limits or no functionality limits. With over 100 different setting combinations, you can finely tune your recordings and playback.

Parrot Basic - All Users
• Record: Create voice recording with a live and buttery smooth sound wave graph as you record to help you easily identify when you’re receiving the right levels. You can record using the standard mic, camcorder mic or Bluetooth microphones.
• Play: Playback your recordings with a full waveform. Tap, touch and drag the waveform to seek to the perfect time in your recording. Playback your voice recordings with a simple and beautiful list that helps you easily identify tracks with intuitive calendar icons as well as playing and paused animations.
• Share: Share your tracks with your favorite apps with two simple taps. Your favorite apps are saved to allow you to quickly share in the future.
• Notifications: We’ve included simple and easy notifications in order to allow you to use Parrot and continue to work in the background.
• Android Wear: Manage your recording and playback right from your wrist.

Parrot Pro - In-app Purchase
• Phone Call Recording: Record incoming or outgoing phone calls either automatically or by prompt before or after the call (note: results may vary for specific device and operating system combinations, please contact us for more information)
• Scheduled Recordings: Schedule a recording for a specific date, time and duration.
• Cloud Backup: Easily synchronize all your files individually or as a zip to Google Drive, Dropbox or anywhere on your device.

Recording Options (Dictaphone options)
• Quality: Recording in WAV and MP4 formats. Choose your sample rate and bit rate.
• Source: Record your voice from your device mic, camcorder mic or Bluetooth headset.
• Effects: Use Android’s built-in recording effects to remove background noise, cancel out echo and automatically control gain. For those situations where more power is needed, set your own custom gain.
• Auto Pause (skip silence): Easily skip silence while recording by having the app pause and restart for you based on time and sound sensitivity thresholds.
• Alerts: Use both vibration and beeps to help you identify when the recording has started and stopped.

Playback Options
• Bass Boost: Boost the bass to help amplify low frequencies of the recordings.
• Volume Boost: Enhance the volume of the track to help hear even quiet noises.
• Preset Reverb: Hear your recording as if it were played in a small room or large hall.

App Permissions
• Record Audio: We need access to your mic to create voice recordings.
• External Storage: We require access to your SD card as this is our preferred location to store your tracks.
• Phone Calls: Parrot Pro mode allows users to record phone calls.
• Wakelock: Used in Parrot Pro to ensure that your phone wakes up for schedule recordings.
• Vibration: We have a setting that allows you to make your device vibrate when you start or stop a recording.

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Updated on
May 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
10.5K reviews
A Google user
June 10, 2019
Whenever I use the app while wearing headphones, it only records my end of the conversation as if it were just a voice recorder. Update: This app is straight trash. Was hoping that the update would fix things, but it still only records my side of the conversation, which is useless. Going through the reviews, I noticed that the people who've given high ratings are using it for either music or voice recordings, while the low ratings are from people using it to record phone calls.
31 people found this review helpful
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Searing Media Inc.
June 11, 2019
Hi Tessa, You are on a pretty old version of the app. Would you mind updating and giving the newest version a try? If you need more help, please email us at
j. s.
October 17, 2020
This used to be my favorite app. Now, the disruptive ads make it almost unbearable to use; they monopolize the display whenever you're done recording or playing something. Oh, and they are usually audio ads, which completely kills whatever vibe you had. What's worse is they offer a paid ad-free version--but it's impossible for me to download from within the app (seemingly the only way you can upgrade). I either get an error when I attempt to upgrade or the button does nothing. Such a shame.
28 people found this review helpful
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Searing Media Inc.
October 17, 2020
Hi, can you please try rebooting your device. Please contact us at if the issue persists.
Robert Ramin
July 19, 2021
Support is non-existent. If I try to use either the widget or the Record button in the pull-down menu (this is my preferred method because it is super-quick), I get the message "Error: Recording cannot be started. Try changing your recording source in settings and ensure that no other app is using the microphone". Bugs, I can understand. Not providing any support to paying customers is inexcusable. I wouldn't recommend this company's products to anyone.
35 people found this review helpful
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Searing Media Inc.
August 17, 2021
Hi, have you tried the latest update? It seems to fix the issue for many of our users. If it doesn't work for you, could you contact us at so that we can work together to figure it out?

What's new

Stop losing your recordings. Parrot is the #1 Voice Recorder on Google Play.

In this update:
- Due to Play policy changes, phone call recording has been changed to a free integration for Pro users. See more in the Phone Calls section.