FAQs for CaptureAudio

We hope you find that CaptureAudio is easy to use. To help you get productive even faster, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you find a topic we didn’t cover, please let us know.

CaptureAudio FAQs

Recording with CaptureAudio

CaptureAudio FAQs: Recording Screen

Tap the Microphone Button… A quick screen flip and your recording automatically begins.


When you press the Flag button you will see the Flag Type flash in the Time Display window.  That point in the recording has now been marked.

Turn the Flag Dial until the dimple lines up with the Flag you want to insert.  The current Flag Name will appear in the Time Window.

After inserting a Flag, you can change the Flag Type by tapping the Flag Disclosure… the Flag List will appear, and you can tap the Flag Type you want to change to.

Tap the Text Note button.

The Recording Screen will change to a Note screen and you’ll be able to type in notes.  When you’re finished, tap Done and you’ll be back at the Recording screen.

Tap the Inserted Flag List button and the list of inserted Flags will appear.  You notice the times of the recording the Flags were placed as reference.

Tap the Pause / Record button, the recording will pause until you either tap the Microphone (to continue recording) or Stop button to conclude the recording.

Tap the Stop Button… your Recording will immediately stop and automatically be saved and named with the Start Time of the Recording.  After you stop your Recording, you will be returned to the Recordings list.

Managing CaptureAudio Recordings

CaptureAudio FAQs: Recordings List

Great… You just stopped a Recording, but now can’t see it in your Recording List?  Make sure you check your Tag Sort button! If you had your Recording List sorted by any specific Tags prior to starting the Recording, your newly saved Recording won’t appear, as it has no Tags assigned to it yet.  Tapping the Tag Sort Button, and then Clear All will list all of your Recordings and you should be able to quickly find your Recording.

Tap the Recording Disclosure Button, you can then edit the Name Field. When finished tap the Back arrow.

CaptureAudio recordings are saved in a flat hierarchy. The Recordings View is your guide to work with your Recordings. From the Recording View you can, Rename, Tag, Share, Delete and Playback.
First, you have to be able to find your Recordings, which is a function of Sorting & Searching…

CaptureAudio allows you to sort your Recordings Alphabetically, or by Newest or Oldest First. Tap the Primary Sort button, and choose the option desired.

Tags allow you to identify your Recording to a detailed and searchable manner. You create and assign Tags to your Recordings based on your needs.  When it comes time to list related Recordings, sorting by Tags is simple.

Tap the Tag Sort button
Tap the Tags you want to appear in the sort
Tap Filter
Your Recording List will be limited to the Recordings tagged based on your selections… in the case below, all Recordings tagged with Build Testing or Engineering appear.

Tap the Tag Sort button
Tap Clear All

All your Recordings will be listed once again.

Tap the Recording Disclosure button. You can then…

Rename the Recording by tapping into the name field
Tag the Recording by tapping the Add & Remove Tag button and you will then be able to choose the appropriate Tags
Share the Recording using Dropbox by tapping the Share Dropbox Link button… instructions follow on the next screen
Delete the Recording by tapping the Delete Recording button… you will be prompted to confirm deleting.  Be careful, once deleted, it’s gone.

Tap the Settings Button, then tap Tags.  You will able to review all the Tags created on this screen… to make changes, tap Edit.  The screen on the right will appear:

Add by tapping Add new tag… you’ll be prompted to enter the name
Edit by tapping on the Tag you want to edit, the cursor and keyboard will appear, select the return key when done
Delete by tapping on the “-” badge, then tap the Delete button.  The Tag will be removed and no longer associated with the Recordings it was previously linked to

When finished, tap the Done button.

Tap the Recording Disclosure button, then tap the Share to Dropbox button. You can select either Create CaptureAudio File or Create Audio Files.
Tapping either option will upload the corresponding file type to your CaptureAudio Dropbox folder. After the upload has completed, a selection sheet for Sharing via Email, Messaging, Twitter, etc., will appear. Selecting one of these options, you can enter a URL link to the Recording in the form.  Complete the form and tap Send. CaptureAudio will send a direct link to the Recording. The Recording will remain in your CaptureAudio Dropbox folder until you delete it.
The following brief video illustrates the simple process.

Tap the Settings button, then tap the Save to iTunes Documents button. You  have the option to select either Create CaptureAudio File or Create Audio Files.
Once you have created the files, connect your device to your computer and transfer the files via iTunes. You can  email, upload to a cloud share or network share depending on your needs and file size. Audio files can grow to be large, so emailing an audio file may be impractical.

Playing Back CaptureAudio Notes

CaptureAudio FAQs: Playback View

Once you have located the Recording you want to hear, tap the Recording to see the Playback View.

Open a Recording, and tap the Flag to open the Flag Drawer.  Tap the Play button. The Recording will begin playing audio from 10 seconds ahead of the Flag.

Tap the Flag icon while the Flag Drawer is open. When the Flag list appears, tap the Flag you want to use.

Tap the Flag icon while the Flag Drawer is open.  Tap in the Flag Name edit field and add the text.

Tap the Trash Can icon while the Flag Drawer is open… the Flag will be deleted.

Tap the + Plus button on the upper right to add the first Flag of the Flag Set.  You can tap on that Flag to change the Flag Type, add text or delete the Flag.

Tap the Settings button, then select Flags.

In Settings, tap Backup, then tap Backup to iTunes. CaptureAudio creates a single .zip file that includes all of your data. After you create the backup file, connect the iPhone to your computer and transfer the file via iTunes.
As noted on the Backup screen, you must copy the backup file from iTunes and save it on your computer.

You can use Create CaptureAudio File to archive recordings that you no longer want in your active files. The .cafl file type contains the audio file, Flags and Notes. It is compatible for playback with other CaptureAudio and CaptureNotes users.
To return an archived file to your active CaptureAudio recordings, place the file in Dropbox, then select Open in… from the Dropbox app. T he recording will be added to CaptureAudio.

When you share using Create CaptureAudio File, you create a file that  contains the audio, Flags and Notes. It is compatible for playback with other CaptureAudio and CaptureNotes users.
When you share using Create Audio Files, you create a Core Audio File (.caf) that can be played back using QuickTime on either Macintosh or Windows. You can also use Audacity (an open source software tool) on Macintosh and Windows. In addition to playback, Audacity converts audio files to other file formats. Flags and Notes are not supported in .caf files.