Technology & Social Media

Five great Skype recording solutions

HeadsetSaturdays at CPA Success are usually spent reviewing online tools that can help increase our productivity. Keep in mind that we do not endorse any of these services. We simply offer them up for your consideration. Do your own homework and find the service that best meets your needs.

Looking for a way to create high-quality recordings of Skype conversations? I've got some possible solutions for you.

I produce the MACPA's weekly podcast, CPA Spotlight, so I record a lot of phone interviews. (With permission, of course; it's all perfectly legal. I swear!). Trouble is, I haven't found a reliable way of recording a decent-sounding digital file from my landline.

Enter Skype. The voice-over-Internet service generally produces higher-quality conversations than landlines or mobile phones. Combine that with software like Easy VOIP Recorder, and you've got yourself a great-sound phone conversation that can be easily converted into .mp3 or .wav format.

And if you're like me and you use Audacity to edit your digital files, you'll love Easy VOIP Recorder's one-step "Edit With Audacity" feature.

There are a lot of other software options that will do essentially the same thing. Some of them are Hot Recorder, Pamela, PrettyMay and Total Recorder. Which do you prefer, and why?


Bill Sheridan