Free online voice recorder – narrated slideshows, podcasts, share or keep private.

Record any audio, keep it & share it with anyone you want using only a browser & mic – with Voisse

A free online app to record your voice (or any audio) by using your system’s mic or webcam to record from any web browser. This app is user-friendly and easy to learn. The free service offers unlimited recording, storing and sharing. The app features a voice recorder interface which takes you through the steps to complete an online recording. Select – Record, the app will detect your settings, you can select Stop (which also pauses the recording) and either listen to your current recording or select Record again, which continues the project from your last stopping point. Once finished, Play to hear your project or Clear to erase. If you like what you hear, select Next to be provided an option to Edit and Crop (although limited), then Finish and Save.  After you have saved your recording, you can add an image and description. Now it is time to decide what to do with your recording. By default, all recordings are set to private but you can select to share it (with other members), only to people via an email, publish to social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter) or to embed on your own website or blog (publishing as a podcast). Add multiple images and create an audio slideshow and share online through a custom built viewer or downloaded to an iPod device.

Aside from recording directly on this app, you can also upload your own audio files (MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4 or AAC) as long as they do not exceed 10MB in size.  The app provides you with your own ‘library’ for your recordings and a ‘marketplace’ to review the recordings of others (if they have selected to share) and to browse for ‘inspiration’.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Record any audio (or sound)
  • Unlimited recordings, storage & sharing
  • Record online in any browser
  • Upload your own audio files
  • Store all of your recordings online (your very own online library)
  • Create audio slideshows & podcasts
  • Share on your favorite social network
  • Sell your recordings in the ‘Marketplace’

Summary Review and Grade

  • Free Registration
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • Unlimited recordings, storage and sharing
  • Publish as narrated slideshows and podcasts

We had to deduct a little due to the limited editing ability but this is a great and easy to use app for recording audio directly from any browser on any operating system. The app is ideal for beginners, your simpler audio recordings, or uploading your completed files so that you can share.  This is also a nice app for creating narrated slideshows from events (birthdays, weddings, holidays, etc) and sending to friends and colleagues but could be just as useful for creating sales and product presentations.

UPDATE: This application is currently not available. The application shut down in January 2012 but has already announced plans to release a new version  (Voisse II) sometime in 2012.  The app link below will take you to any new announcements. 

To give it a try, visit the Voisse Home Page

Learn More About the Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI) Network and other Free Internet Resources

Subscribe to this blog, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website @ the PQI Network

Your Opinion Matters, please rate this post and provide any feedback

Online Photo, Audio & Visual Effects Editor

Full-Service Digital Editor – with Aviary

“Make the world’s creation accessible”is the mission statement of this highlighted Internet App which offers a free full-set of image and audio editing tools that is packed with features, guides and a community of users.  The site serves as a complete online digital editing application to manipulate photos and images, or create your own.

The website features many tutorials that offers user-friendly, basic guides, videos and graphic displays to illustrate how to use the different applications while highlighting the many features of each.

Aside from creating your works as a means to promote ideas, products, etc you can also find or create groups with others using the applications with similar interest, share your works and/or build from the work shared by others.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Image Editor – from basic image retouching to complex effects, edit images, work with layers, import from popular photo-sharing sites (Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, etc)
  • Audio Editor – remix music and audio clips, apply sound effects and record your own voice or musical instruments, import your own audio files, or search their libraries, export completed project to your desktop
  • Visual Laboratory – experiment with pixel-based images, effects, combine terrains, patterns, and more
  • Vector Editor – create fully scalable vector art logos or T-shirt designs
  • Image Markup – capture images and web pages from your browser, crop, resize or mark them up; screen grab, resize, rotate and crop images (upload to your website or blog or use for presentations or designs)
  • Simple Visual Markup– draw arrows, rectangles, text and doodles on any image (adjust colors, outlines and size)
  • Get Social – chat with members, invite your friends or create a following of you own

Summary Review and Grade

  • No Registration Required – but if you want to save images online you need to register for free)
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers – (best on Chrome and Firefox because of added extensions)
  • No Technical Experience Necessary – (users with digital experience will find this app easier to use than beginners)
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • Many tutorial and guides available

Only a slight deduction because of the browser limitation and additional extensions only for Chrome and Firefox.  This really is an amazing set of tools to have at your disposal, access your creative projects from any computer from anywhere in the world and it is ALL FREE. You own any of the images you create and no watermarks are displayed. Please take a look at this feature-rich application the next time you need a creative presentation or design project planned.

To give it a try, visit the Aviary Home Page

Brief Demo Video Below


Learn More About the Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI) Network and other Free Internet Resources

Subscribe to this blog, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website @ the PQI Network

Your Opinion Matters, please rate this post and provide any feedback