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Use Sound Off to create secure, voice-based journal entries on iPhone

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What you need to know

  • Sound Off is a journaling app that is all based on just your voice.
  • New voice recordings are backed up to iCloud for safe keeping.
  • Audio prompts will help guide you if you need ideas for what to journal about.

Journaling is something that most people will agree is a good idea, but sometimes sitting down to write or tap out your thoughts can be daunting. That's why Sound Off for iPhone is so interesting — because all you need is your voice.

The idea behind Sound Off is pretty simple — you speak into the app and it records what you have to say. That's it, you've just journaled! Each entry is a self-contained memo to yourself that you can listen to whenever. Not sure what to say? Sound Off offers daily audio prompts to give you some pointers, too.

Voicing your thoughts is more free-flowing and closer to the way our minds like to think. There is no need to worry about carrying a journal or the perfect pen—simply open the app and tap to Sound Off.Enjoy the freedom of thinking out loud. You can pause, mumble and stumble over your words to your heart's content. Start by talking about your day and see where it takes you.Audio journaling is a great form of wellbeing self-care. Take a moment to voice what's on your mind. Reduce anxiety, improve sleep and productivity by journaling.

All of your recordings are safe and sound on your device and everything is backed up via iCloud for cross-device syncing. You'll never need to worry about losing your entries because they're all locked up behind your Apple ID, ready to be downloaded afresh.

If you want to give voice journaling a go you can download Sound Off now (opens in new tab). It's available in the App Store and is a free download although the library of 100+ audio starters and journaling content require the monthly or annual Sound Off Premium subscription.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.