Any Messenger Recorder: Record sound from your PC

Any Messenger Recorder is a shareware application that will let you record audio from virtually any application in your computer, including messaging services such as Skype so that you can record conversations from both ends of the calls.

Installation & Requirements

The installation should be very fast even on lower end computers. It is also extremely simple, offering the single option of an installation folder. The desktop and start menu shortcuts are created automatically. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

The program’s interface is very straightforward. First of all, every time you open the program it will automatically scan your running processes and determine which of them produce sound. Some of them like the messaging services will be recovered immediately while others like your browser will take some more time. However, all of them will be scanned in the end and they will be displayed in the left side panel.

By default, the program will retrieve audio from all of the applications that it lists in the left side. This can be witnessed by the ticked boxes. If you do not want the program to record the audio from any one of them you can simply uncheck its box. Further options for the applications can be revealed by clicking on them. The first thing you will notice in the general tab is the icon of the program and the path to its executable file so that you know it is the correct program.

The second tab is the Wave Info one. There you will find a list of opened devices and various items with their values being displayed during the recording. Finally, the Options tab will let you configure some basic recording settings as well as the ability to change the output folder for each application individually or simply use the default storage folder. Any recordings made by the application along with a complete timeline can be found in the log. This can be accessed either by right clicking on the tray icon and choosing the respective option or from the File menu at the top left corner of the application.

Pros

-Fast installation
-Clean interface
-Extremely easy to use
-Minimal resources required

Cons

-The features are quite limited

Conclusion

Any Messenger Recorder is a simple application that might be suited for people that do not want to spend any time configuring their recording settings. More advanced features are lacking from the program but if you want a hassle-free recording application then you might like this one.