“What’s the best Skype call recorder for transcription” is a question a lot of our clients have asked us over the years. Now, unless you’ve been living a hermetic life in the Himalayan mountains for the last 20 years, everyone knows what Skype is. It’s been one of this generation’s most well known free video calling services for a long time. It started off as a free video calling app/messenger, which has since evolved into a total calling solution. It has prepaid options, and also pay monthly packages, where you can call landlines and mobile phones on the cheap.
What if I want to record my calls using a smartphone?
If you have a smartphone, which I’m guessing you do, a couple of our previous blog posts on call recording apps for your smartphone’s OS should help. There are some really neat free and paid versions on there. Because we are so nice, below are the links to them:
Best recording apps for iPhone and iPad
Top 5 audio recording apps for Android phones and tablets
Best recording apps for Windows Phone and Tablets
If you’re working on a laptop or a computer, it doesn’t get better than Skype. Why it works well is because you can usually work faster on a computer. It can become a one stop shop where you record calls and upload files for transcription on our website (wink-wink). Some clients usually put a digital recorder next to the laptop/PC speakers and record the interview, which is not a good idea as it may create static disturbance, and you may end up paying more for transcription services, or not get accurate transcription. Below are some of our recommendations for the best call recorders for Skype:
This is a free call recorder for Skype, which should come in handy for you to record all your interviews. As long as there’s not too much background noise on either side, the recording quality should be good too. According to their website, this software has no limits, but it may struggle to record long calls. It should still record calls well enough regardless of the size of your project. Once you’re done recording, no matter which file format you’ve recorded in, you can upload your files for transcription on our website.
Probably one of the oldest call recorder plugins for Skype. With the free version you can record audio up to 15 minutes, which is fine if your interviews are short. But if you don’t want to interrupt your interviews, it’s a good idea to pay for the professional version, which can be expensive depending on the way you look at it.
EVAER or “Excellent Video and Audio Recorder” (um, ok) I’m not sure if that’s actually an acronym, but anyway, it’s kind of the same story as Pamela Call Recorder. It can record short duration for free, but if you want to record longer duration calls, you’ll have to pay.
Once you’re done recording your calls, you can send your files to us and we’ll transcribe them for a small fee. More info on our transcription services below:
Our rates to transcribe your interviews
Upload your recorded interviews for transcription
Email for transcription quotes and discounts