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Bumpers Enhances How We Make Recordings and Podcasts with Ease | Tech Tools Daily # 213


Bumpers is an iOS application that makes podcasts easy to build, easy to edit and easy to improve.

As with any recording app, you hit the record button and start chatting about your topic.  Whatever that might be. Very nice, very basic; what all the other apps can do already.

Bumpers have some extra features that make it awesome including musical segues and asides.

After you finish recording, it is time to edit and get really creative. Bumpers makes it super easy to add musical segues between speaking sections. These transitions are often critical to keeping a listener focused and hanging on. Especially during a longer podcast or during a show that has multiple topics.

Asides, where you add a quick thought or other words for emphasis, are super easy as well. I find myself listening to a recording then adding in a quick thought “what I meant to say…” during the show.  It is fun, higher level thinking and entertaining for the listener. Listeners of the popular podcast Radiolab are familiar with this style.

Lastly, the visual interface is really pleasant and the overall look makes it easy to edit.


The usual concerns with anything that records and can be pushed out to the wider world: Be careful it is used appropriately.

Sample Uses

Do I Plan to Use It?

Yes, with ES it is really a great app.  

Commitment and Learning Curve

Medium learning curve. Not so much because of the technology, but how to use asides, interruptions and seques without being annoying is really hard!

Best for ES MS or HS?

ES, MS and HS


Free only

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