☀☀☀☀ iTalk, by Griffin, does essentially the same thing as native recording apps like “voice memos.” But the interface is better, much more friendly, with a big red record button that lets you know if you are recording. Perfect app for interviews that are conducted in a noisy environment. A great feature: the quality settings,” good, better or best.” The highest quality is broadcast-ready, though all recordings are mono. Griffin Technology’s website also offers a comprehensive FAQ section for iTalk.  —Melissa Szenda

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