So we’re musicians, writers, singers, and we use voice recorders ALOT ! We get ideas in the shower, while driving, cooking, walking , and floating in the pool ! We need convenience.
We went from huge cassette tape recorders (like the one the Long Island Medium uses, LOVE her ! :), to hand held tape recorders, to small digital recorders and now we have phones w/ built in recorders. My Blackberry Bold has bitten the dust. A corrupt app has screwed it up somehow. I have hundreds, maybe thousands of voice notes , song & lyric ideas on it. The best thing since sliced organic dried mango.
I had to buy a new phone and decided on the BlackBerryZ10. I have a BB playbook, I’m BB entrenched. Well, I got home and realized there was no microphone icon for a voice recorder, only the one for voice texting! I almost flipped! By the way my first flip was when I saw the price. Oy! I have good credit so it was the installment plan for me.
So I called the BB tech at my phone company and he knew nothing. He suggested I shop the app store. I checked the manual found nothing, looked online, I was on my own. So I decided to google the phrase “preferred voice recorder app for Blackberry Z10” and I found this forum and “cracked up.” http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-z10-f254/why-does-bb-not-have-voice-recorder-app-preinstalled-807027/index2.html
Turns out the voice recorder is located in the “Remember” note app right there on the phone!! You can also turn it on by pressing the button on the right side of the phone,between the volume buttons ! Duh!
Now, don’t ask me why they made us play hide-and-seek this way. Is it the thrill of the hunt? I like a good puzzle or mystery now and again, especially in my younger years. However I’m at a time in my life where I HAVE NO TIME ! This was a bit frustrating, so I thought I’d share with the hopes that I can save someone the effort and add a few more minutes of chill time to someones already hectic lifestyle. I have to say, I do feel a bit smarter now, but I could’ve written & recorded a new song in the time it took to find that darn app. 🙂 Still Love ya Blackberry, All in all a very cool phone !