We first went hands on with Parrot - Voice Recorder for BlackBerry 10 back in April 2013 and it's stayed on my BlackBerry ever since. It's not an app I use very often but as most of the content on my Q10 is productivity based Parrot had to remain. The 'Built for BlackBerry' app has been updated with a sweet selection of enhancements for both the free and the pro edition.
For simple voice recording, Parrot does a stirling job and now with the ability to record phone calls within the pro version I'm sure it's going to gain some popularity as it's been a while since we last took a look at it.
With a beautiful black, white and green user interface - Parrot ticks all the boxes for me. Give the free version a go and if you like what you see you'll only have to shell out £2.00/$2.99 to unlock Parrot Pro.
New Pro Features:
- Call Recording: You can now be prompted or automatically record phone calls within parrot. Tested to work with OS 10.2.1
- Password Protection: Password protect your track lists. We have implemented one-way encryption using the BlackBerry OS Cryptographic kernel. Passwords can be recovered using your BlackBerry ID
- Import tracks: Bring your outside recordings into Parrot to manage them.
- Media Key: The media key can be enabled to start and stop recordings.
New features for everyone:
- A brand-new icon, theme and style to the app. You’ll notice sharper lines and a darker palette.
- Speed Boost: We have worked hard on making the app load faster and feel smother.
Two new permissions have been added:
- Phone - Allows Parrot to listen for phone calls to start and stop recordings.
- Post Notifications: Allows Parrot to prompt users on the call screen outside of the app to record their current call. *For those of you that do not plan to use call recordings, feel free to deny these permissions.*