Well, well. This is quite a surprising new app to find in the iPad App Store today. It’s called Display Recorder and it lets you record everything on your iPad screen. This has only previously been possible via a jailbreak app of the same name, or via AirPlay Mirroring from the iPad to a Mac or Windows PC.
As soon as I heard this app had been released I had to give it a try, as I’m not sure how long it will stay in the App Store – this may be one of those apps that slipped through the cracks and will soon get banned. I hope not, but I wanted to grab it right away just in case.
The app works mostly as advertised. Here are a few things I noted in my very quick trial run with it this afternoon:
— It records everything well and syncs up video and audio well.
— It’s got a nice, simple UI and is very simple to use.
— It lets you preview a recording and then save it to your photo library or upload it to YouTube. For uploads to YouTube it lets you fill in details for title, description, keywords etc.
— Export to the photo library seems very quick – it took around 10 seconds to complete with a 50MB (approximately) 2 minute video.
— The YouTube upload fails for me so far – it gets encoding errors each time. Uploading the same video from the Photos app works just fine though.
I’ll definitely give this app some more use over coming days and do a proper review when I’ve spent more time with it.
Here’s an App Store link for Display Recorder; it’s priced at $1.99 and is a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.