Tape-a-Talk is a voice recorder for Android mobile devices that can record even if the display is off.


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Developer: Markus Drösser

Category: Multimedia

Latest version:

Total versions: 1

Submitted: 30 Oct 2014

Updated: 30 Oct 2014


Tape-a-Talk is a voice recorder application designed for simplicity and is able to record voice notes / voice memos / audio even when the display is off. Recordings are stored on the SD card in folder "tapeatalk_records".


  • Recording in background (even if display is off)
  • High and low quality recording (this feature is device dependent)
  • wave/pcm and 3gp encoding available
  • Pause function for recording/playback
  • Seek via volume keys (like analog voice recorders)
  • Upload to several services: ftp (try AndFTP), Dropbox, etc. You must have additional 3rd party software installed
  • Set recording as ringtone
  • Record to an existing wav-file
  • Send/rename/delete-one/delete-all recording(s)

Settings you can configure include:

  • Sample rate (8-44 kHz) - usable features depend on your device
  • Sample format (8/16 bit)
  • Recording in high quality mode (wave/pcm) or low quality mode (3gp)
  • Keep screen on

Tape-a-Talk shows location based ads.

Permissions that needs this app:

  • Internet access (for displaying ads)
  • Location access (for displaying location based ads)
  • Write to external storage (to store recordings)
  • Record audio
  • Change settings (to set ringtone)


Tape-a-Talk seem to be the latest available version. Below you can find file(s) assigned to this version:

Description/changelog of Tape-a-Talk

  • Many bugfixes
  • Overall stability and performance should be increased


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