Step 1 of 7: Intro
The rise of social media has made many of us feel more comfortable with the notion of sharing what’s happening in our daily lives, whether it’s a quick tweet about a late train, a photo of a beautiful view, a link to a rare YouTube clip of a favourite band or a rant about another cold call from a direct marketing company. Most of the popular social media sites aren’t so geared up to handle sound recordings, though, and often there’s an immediacy to snatching a quick recording of something that’s going on around you that goes beyond what you can capture by typing on a keyboard.
That’s where SoundCloud comes in. Already popular with musicians and media types thanks to its excellent embedded player, the SoundCloud app lets you record and share (or keep private if you prefer) all manner of voice recordings quickly and easily.
Device: iPhone or iPad
Time required: 5 minutes
What you need:
SoundCloud (free, itun.es/i6DK9w6)
iOS 4.3 or later