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Vocaroo is a new startup currently in alpha-mode which allows you to record audio messages and then share them online. Vocaroo reminds me a lot of another startup we reviewed this week, 12seconds. It’s super simple to record an audio message, just click record and then speak into your microphone.
When you have completed your recording, you can either listen to it or share. The sharing option allows you to embed the recording on another site or share/email the direct link to the audio. I guess you could call Vocaroo the audio Twitter.
I’d like to see more sharing options — direct posting links to Facebook, MySpace, etc. A recording bar would help along with a mic volume level slider. And they say that they are working on a user profile which will allow you to store and manage your audio recordings. I guess right now once you record something, there’s no way to delete it.
I love simple utilities like this – and while I would add some additional functions to it, it’s important to keep it simple for maximum effectiveness. It’s the perfect tool to send a quick love note now to your sweetie.
The Vocaroo team has created a cute help page which includes nuggets like:
- If nuclear war occurs because a Vocaroo message gets lost in the ether, it’s not our fault.
- By using this service you agree that your first born child will belong to us.
- Your personal details won’t be shared, blah blah blah. Your infos are safe with us.
- Cookies: As with most sites on the internet, tasty chocolate chip cookies are stored on your computer containing login information and suchlike. Mmmm.
Here’s an example audio recording (my computer sucks for audio/video so the sound might be off):