There are two things which irk me about the iPhone’s native Voice Memos app: (1) If you record a memo that is too long, the only way to get that memo onto your computer is to sync; and (2) the only other way to get the memo onto your computer is to email it to yourself.

I often record voice memos to myself regarding articles I’m working on or other ideas. This is especially when I’m in the car because things have a tendency to pop into my mind when I’m driving around running errands, and the only way to capture that is to record a voice memo.

Also, there are times (such as while I was in San Francisco last week) that I record Shawn Today using my iPhone.

Last week I began using DropVox instead of the native Voice Memos app. Basically this app creates a folder in your Dropbox account, and then when you launch the app you have one option: record. You record your voice memo and the app uploads it to your Dropbox account in the previously created DropVox folder. And it uploads it fast, too.

The audio quality is not quite as good as what you’ll get with the native Voice Memos app, but the utility of DropVox is superb. If you’re regularly recording voice memos that you don’t want confined to your iPhone, this one-dollar app is a great choice.