☀☀☀☀☀ Sodaphonic is a free, simple audio recorder and editing system that operates through a web browser. Audio editing software is usually downloaded and can be complex and expensive. Sodaphonic allows you to record straight into the website and start splicing immediately. The tool didn’t work in a Safari browser, but opened on Google Chrome and asked permission to use the computer’s microphone. This allows an external microphone to be plugged into the computer, which means that this website is an ideal and economical alternative to expensive software for journalists.  — Kelsey Hess

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