Display Recorder iPhone / iPad app review (not jailbroken)

Display Recorder available in App Store, records your device screen in real time. That is an amazing tweak for not jailbroken devices. The name has been changed recently being confused initial with Ryan Petrich’s app of the same name available for jailbroken devices.

What is so special with this application? First of all, there are a ton of rumors how that this app has been developed actualy by Apple, not by a third party developer, taking into consideration the high quality , the clean source code and the method used to record the screen. A lot of features are blocked for the official applications published in App Store, like using the microphone, using screen captures . Anyway, Chrome has found in the end a method to use the microphone in order to fulfill the standard feature list for its application; then a lot of developers received the permission to developed using the new options.

I’m just hoping to be created also a Call Recording App. Everything depends by Apple to allow developers to publish this kind of application.

Speaking about display recording options, Apple offers the posibility to capture as an image the screen, by default, pressing the lock button + home button in the same time. The high quality image will be found in the image folder. But now, a third party application allows to register video the iPhone screen.

For jailbroken devices, you can download Display Recorder from Cydia for $4.99 and recently changed also the name in Display Out.

For not jailbroken devices, you can download Display Recorder from Apple Store for  €4.49 and recently changed also the name in Disp Recorder.

I remember that few years ago, I had to create a foto or video tutorial for my team using the phone. Was about a new feature implemented by a phone company and the message should be transmited quickly to a lot of people. I hadn’t enough time to train all those people in only 2-3 days and most of them where in holiday. So, using my ex Nokia e65 phone, with a third party application, I created a foto tutorial about that new features, about the method used during the configuration process and many other stuffs that was extremply difficult to be explained by voice or though a simple powerpoint . Foto+text+voice = perfect solution for that time. Now, video, means a lot more.

In my articole about “Cellular Data Network missing for iPhone“, this Display Recorder application could be the perfect way to explain the process without writting a full page.

Of course,  Display Recorder application can be used for hundreds reasons. My proffesional defect guide me to the learning process as being the main utility. Everyone can use the app for his own motive.

IMPORTANT ! It would appear that Display Recorder simply takes screenshots and stitches them together into a clip, though the developer notes that the program utilizes hardware-accelerated video encoding.

Other features include on-device YouTube uploading, adjustable video orientation, quality and audio settings and the ability to export recorded video to your image library.

Now, let’s see by video and photo Display Recorder application for iPhone or iPad :




  1. Please note that as of Fall, 2012 the name of this app was changed to Disp Recorder. Some sort of copyright issue. You won’t find “Display Recorder” in the App store, but “Disp Recorder” is there.

    • @Bart, I can’t find it any more. I bought the application , I delete it, and know is gone also from App Store . 5€ spent for nothing

    • That is what I said also. Thank you for the app man.

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