Mini Recorder 2.3.0 released

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in and tagged ,

The new 2.3.0 update brings several major improvements and fixes the known issues.

1. Fixed issues with clipping and repeating sound when recording under the locked screen.
Some phones (especially, the older ones) were affected by this severe bug, which corrupted the audio files when the phone’s screen became locked during the recording. Basically, when the user locks the screen, the Windows Phone operating system goes into the low-power mode. The documentation recommends to pause active foreground processes, stop the timers, etc. Turned out that the IO system became the performance bottleneck once the screen got locked, and the app was unable to properly process the microphone buffer data. Lowering down the auto-save operation frequency allowed to fix this issue.

2. Recording is automatically paused when application is deactivated.
If you press the search or the start button while recording, the app will automatically pause itself. And when you return to the app, the recording timer will display the correct duration.

3. Application tries to save the current recording when closing unexpectedly.
Let’s accept it – each and every app has bugs. Sometimes these bugs are not even noticeable, and sometimes they cause the unexpected errors, which crash the app. With the new 2.3.0 version, if such error occurs, Mini Recorder will try to save the currently active recording before closing.

4. User can pin the recording to the start screen.
At the recording details page tapping the “pin” icon on the application bar will create a secondary live tile, displaying the recording name and duration (and even the attached photo, if selected) on the front side and the small notes excerpt on the back side.

5. [Windows Phone 8 only] User can export the recording to the Media Library.
If you are running Mini Recorder on the Windows Phone 8 device, you will see the new “music+videos hub” option. Choosing it will copy the audio file to the /Music folder on your phone. You can access the exported files either from the built-in Music+Videos app (look for the new Mini Recorder artist) or by connecting the phone to your PC (look for /Music/Mini Recorder folder). Isn’t it cool? You don’t even need to connect your cloud storage accounts anymore.

6. User can turn off the level meter.
The fancy animated tiles may not fit everyone’s preferences. If you would like to turn them off, just head to the settings page.

7. Fixed some Skydrive uploading issues.
If your the title of your recording contained one of the reserved characters, like slash or question mark, the Skydrive refused to upload it. The recent version automatically replaces them with the underscore symbol.

You can download the recent FREE version here –

If you want to thank me and donate 2 bucks please consider purchasing the paid version –

Much more features are planned for the upcoming versions. If you have any suggestions, or would like to report an error – contact me from the app’s feedback page.


  • Tony Keith February 18, 2015 at 23:52

    I would like to thank you an will buy the paid fro version when I’ve found where it stores my recordings an how I can attach them to emails and txts

    • Andrew February 19, 2015 at 00:07

      Hi Tony,
      Thank you for getting in touch!

      Right now it stores recorded files inside the app itself. You can export individual recordings to your Media Library (so that you can download them directly to your PC when your phone is connected via USB), OneDrive or DropBox. Just tap “view recorded” from the main page, then choose a recording in the list, and tap “upload” button in app bar to export your audio.

      I’m looking into making it a little bit easier in the next version, so stay tuned!


  • sam June 16, 2015 at 07:47

    Hello Tony,
    Thanks for you simple but very much useful app.
    I have windows phone 8
    My OS version is updated to 8.10.14234.375
    Unfortunately I cannot find recorded files inside Media library or any other places in the phone when I connect it to the PC. It looks the only way for me is uploaded the recordings to the cloud and then downloading to my PC.
    I read in this site that I can have the recordings directly on PC when my windows phone version is 8.
    Do you have any comments about it ?

    Best Regards,

    • Andrew June 16, 2015 at 23:05

      Hi Sam,

      The recordings are stored inside the app until you export them somewhere. You can export any recorded audio to media library from the recordings details page (“view recorded” -> choose recording).


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