Recording personal messages has never been easier thanks to the TinyVox Pro app, which combines simplicity with a remarkable interface. Best of all, it offers longer size limits compared to Apple’s own Voice Memos app.

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and an idea pops into your head. Sure you could write it down on a note, but that takes too much time. You could fall back asleep, but you’d probably forget the idea by the morning. A better solution is to use TinyVox, a versatile digital audio recorder for your iPhone/iPod touch.

Although other recording apps are available, including Apple’s own Voice Memos app, nothing compares to this.

The app allows you to record audio files, which can then be sent anywhere using email, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

When using email your actual audio file is sent as an attachment, which offers a level of security. You can record and email an audio file up to 22 minutes in length, versus 4 minutes using the Voice Memos app.

With Facebook and Twitter, the files are actually stored on the website, so you don’t have to worry about upload limits. You also don’t have to worry about daily audio limits using Tumblr.

Audio files can be recorded in two audio modes: standard and high quality (HQ).  While the former should be used for everyday use, the next Lady Gaga would feel more comfortable using the latter. HQ is also better when recording sounds at a concert. But, that’s really up to you. I found both qualities sounded good.

TinyVox’s versatility is enhanced by its remarkable interface, which looks like an old tape recorder. From the screen, you can record, pause, stop, and share. When complete, you can even rename the “tape” label with whatever title you’d like.

To use the tape label as a Twitter prompt, you can direct message (d username subject), or @message.

I can definitely see users sending brainstorming files to business acquaintances or better yet, to themselves. However, short of sharing your own musical creations to your social network, I’m not sure sharing audio files like this will benefit many users. Still, the feature is amazing and who knows, maybe I’m wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time.

Be sure to check out my Twitter test using TinyVox, which I posted to @nittany09.

The TinyVox Pro app is priced at $19.99 in the App Store. A free version, the TinyVox Infinite Tape Deck, is supported by advertising, but offers the same functionality as the Pro version.