Record audio like a ninja with L'il Sneaky for iPhone

If you've ever wanted to surreptitiously record audio with your iPhone, L'il Sneaky will help you do it with greater ninjary than ever before. Stealthily crafted by the crew at WhereCloud, Martin Dufort, Fred Brunel, Seb Morel, and Christine Zoltok -- you may remember them from the remarkable Twitter client, Reportage -- L'il Sneaky is an iPhone recording app made for Nick Fury, James Bond, Sarah Walker, and Sydney Bristow.

To start recording, you simply, slyly, turn your iPhone 90 degrees sideways. To stop recording, you turn it back. You can even pull down a pure black cloaking screen for the ultimate in secret recording.

I've been testing it for a couple of weeks -- legally and morally, I swear! -- and it works really well. And, of course, you don't have to be Natasha Romanov or Jason Bourne to use it. Any time the built-in iOS voice memo app would be too noisy, or require too many taps to start, stop, and otherwise use, L'il Sneaky gets the job done quietly and quickly.

The free version lets you make and store up to 10 recordings of unlimited length. For just $0.99 you can go pro and enjoy unlimited recordings and share them with anyone in your spy cell... er, social circle.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.