With the development of intelligent technology, people are more enthusiastic with portable devices in daily life. Take chat as an example: In a few past years, we can only chat with friends by delivering SMS or other texts means. But now we would like sending voices or pictures to express our feelings rather than words.

We need to record voice before sending voice file to our fellows. For Mac users, it is much more difficult to record voice on Mac OS comparing with Windows OS. Some splendid programs cannot compatible with Mac for the fact that they are not providing users with cross-platform services. In order to solve this problem, I will recommend some distinguished utilities for Mac users to record voice with ease. Please check out these following hacks below.

The Best Mac Voice Recorder

When it comes to Mac audio recorder, the first one we have in mind is QuickTime. It is the pre-installed media player that can help users to record voice. Using this software, you don’t need to install any other third-party tool. QuickTime can quickly capture the sound from microphone and save it with M4A format.

However, this tool cannot be used for recording your voice with back ground music playing on Mac. In order to solve this problem, I’d like to recommend a powerful alternative program – Apowersoft Audio Recorder for Mac. It is flexible software you can utilize to record voice, system sound or both simultaneously on all Mac OS versions include the latest OS X El Capitan. In this condition, let’s take a quick look at how to use it to record voice with background music.

  1. Download and install this Mac voice recorder then launch it on your Mac.


  2. Forward to “Audio Source” on the bottom of the main interface and choose “Both system sound and microphone”.
  3. Click the red round button to start recording your voice and tap the same button again to finish recording.
  4. Hit “Library” tab then you can find the recorded file.

Tips: For some users who want to record voice only, they can choose “Microphone” as the audio source in the second step. Suppose you want to edit the voice, its powerful editor can help you out. Right-click the track and select “Edit” and you can paste, cut or trim the audio file with ease. It also empowers users to edit track info so that they can locate the recorded file efficiently. What’s more, you can convert the voice to compatible format and set it as iPhone’s ringtone by using its built-in converter.

Online Voice Recorder on Mac

For people who don’t want to install any software on their Macs, online voice recorder would be a better choice. However, you will need a stable network to turn this type of application. I’ll show you some efficient applications below:

Free Online Audio Recorder

This well-known voice recorder is totally free to use with no need to register. With its concise and user-friendly interface, you will find it suitable for using without tech knowledge. Due to the face that it is a java- based app, you need to install the latest version of Java Applet before launching this Mac Voice Recorder. Bear in mind that you should forward to “Audio Input” and choose “Microphone” as the audio source before starting your recording. When you finish recording voice, you can rename the track or edit track info to make it easier to organize. What’s more, it provides you various audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. so that you can import the voice to any device.

various output formats


It is a cross-platform application which can be utilized on Windows/Mac OS. Access its webpage and you will find this tool is quite easy to use. Click the “Click to Record” button and enable microphone on your Mac and then it will automatically record voice on Mac at once. After recording, you can enjoy the recorded audio by hitting “Listen” button. Suppose you want to download the recorded voice, there are four formats available: FLAC, MP3, OGG and WAV. Tap your preferable formats, and it will be saved on your Mac.

record voice on Mac

These programs recommended above are all beneficial for Mac users. If you want to record voice anytime and edit the sound flexibly on Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mountain Lion and others, Mac Audio Recorder would be the best option. If you are in good network condition, online solution is more suitable. Any other handy tips we missed? Include them below!

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