Is there a way to send link to audio files instead of sending the actual audio? This intriguing question, posed by a member of a Facebook group for startups and entrepreneurs, sparked my curiosity and led me to conduct a series of tests. The goal? To find the most efficient methods to record and share audio files , instead of recording the audio and sending it to the recipient.

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How to send audio files a link. Blog post by Amar Vyas
A woman recording an audio in a studio

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Background : How to Send Link to Audio Files

The origin for this blog post began as a question from a user in a Facebook group for startups and entrepreneurs. One member wanted to know if there was any SaaS or a solution to record some thoughts into audio, and then send the link to that audio file to the recipient, instead of sending the audio.

The question asked was,

“What are the different ways in which I can record audio and send a link to audio files to my colleagues, collaborators, or customers?”

I ran a series of short tests- remembering the extensive trials we had done during the early years of gaathastory. I came up with five methods to achieve the desirable methods. There may be more efficient ways, maybe an app for phones, or even self hosted open source tools, but my list includes the following :

Methods to Record and Share Audio Files

  1. Otter.ai: Record and share audio links via desktop or mobile app.
  2. Happyscribe: Record, transcribe, and share audio links via desktop web browser.
  3. Hippovideo: Turn off video, record audio, and share links via desktop or web browser.
  4. Rode or Dolby App: Record audio, export to cloud storage, and share links.
  5. Podcast App: Record using a podcast app, publish as unlisted audio, and share links.

Use Cases for Sending Audio Files

  • Feedback and Reviews: Clients can provide feedback or reviews in audio format.
  • Interviews and Podcasts: Collaborators can record interviews or podcast episodes and share them.
  • Training and Tutorials: Colleagues can create audio training materials or tutorials.
  • Customer Support: Customer support teams can record and share audio responses to customer inquiries.
  • Sales Pitches: Sales teams can record and share audio pitches with potential customers.
How to send link to  audio files. Blog post by Amar Vyas
Image of a microphone showing Podcasting.

In conclusion, the digital age offers us a plethora of options to record and share audio files. Whether you’re a client providing feedback, a podcaster sharing your latest episode, or a salesperson pitching your product, these methods can revolutionize the way you communicate. So why not give these methods a try? Explore the services mentioned, and discover a new, efficient way to share your thoughts and ideas.

Summing it up

There are now various ways to send link to audio files. One way is through cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive. These services allow users to upload their audio files and generate a link that can be shared with others. The recipient can then access the file by clicking on the link and listening to the audio without having to download it.

here are also various software as a service (SaaS) platforms that allow users to upload and share audio files. These platforms are specifically designed for audio files and offer features such as editing and sharing options. Users can upload their audio files and generate a link to share with others. Some SaaS platforms also offer the option to password protect the link, ensuring the privacy of the audio file. This method is ideal for professionals or students who need to share audio files for work or school purposes

Links to the services Tested

  1. Happyscribe
  2. Hippovideo
  3. Rode App
  4. Dolby App
  5. Podcast App by Apple

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