Release v1.1045

June 1, 2023

See what Rewind is capturing at a glance

To easily see what Rewind is capturing, look at the two dots next to the Rewind icon in the menubar. The top indicator reflects the Screen Capture state and the bottom indicator reflects the Mic and/or Speaker Capture.

Ask Rewind is now available for everyone

Ask Rewind lets you ask questions about anything you've seen, said, or heard. Get started by clicking on the Rewind icon in the menu bar (upper right hand corner of your Mac). Just a heads up, using this feature is entirely optional, and data will only be sent to OpenAI if you use Ask Rewind. Take a look at our Privacy Policy and if you have any other questions, reach out to us at

Much more energy efficient

Making Rewind as energy efficient as possible is one of our top priorities and with our recent improvements, you should experience much lower CPU usage. It might vary depending on your setup, but if you are still having issues when running Rewind on battery, please let us know so we can address it right away.

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Type Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters in the search box without dropping any characters
  • Reduce the amount of memory / CPU used when Mic and Speaker Capture are detecting silence
  • Use the bracket keys [ or ] to move between segments in the timeline when the search bar is collapsed
  • Show a restart message if user hits a Speaker Capture bug
  • Maintain settings of Mic and Speaker Capture toggles even if Mac goes to sleep

Release v1.0770

May 17, 2023

Shareable meeting summaries

You and the people you meet with can stop taking notes and be more present in the conversation because you have a meeting summary you can rely on afterwards. Quickly share a recap by navigating to the Details tab of the transcript window, and click "Copy" or "Share".

Access your transcripts in one click

Scroll through your Rewind history seamlessly without having the transcript block part of your screen. When you need to view a transcript and play back captured audio, click on the audio icon hovering above the timeline.

Better deep linking for Slack, Notion, Linear, and Figma apps

We support deep linking for browsers and Slack, Notion, Linear, and Figma apps, allowing you to continue where you left off. Click on the ‘Open in’ button on top of a search result to go right into the app. Make sure to configure each app setting so that browser links open up in the app.

Export moments out of Rewind

Do you want to save and share the chart that your colleague presented during a meeting? You can directly copy or save an image from Rewind by clicking on the three dots in the bottom right hand corner of the timeline or using our shortcuts.

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Adjust the position of the date picker so it is not blocked by the search bar
  • Improve the reliability and accuracy of meeting summaries
  • If Mic/Speaker Capture are manually toggled on but no audible words are detected, there will not be a transcript or audio file
  • Close transcript window when scrolling to a part of the timeline that doesn’t have any captured audio

Release v1.0496

May 4, 2023

Summarize any meeting

Reduce the amount of time spent reviewing calls or any audio recording by summarizing the transcript. The transcript gets sent to OpenAI and condensed into a summary. To access this feature, click the three dots on a transcript window, select "Expand Window", and navigate to the Details tab. Give this new feature a go and let us know how we can make it even better!

Let others know you’re recording with Rewind

Use one of our new overlays to let others know you are recording the meeting. As always, we do strongly encourage all users to proactively seek consent from other meeting participants.

Better deep linking

You already could reopen past moments in your web browsers like Chrome or Arc. Now, you can reopen past moments in Slack, Figma, Linear and Notion apps too, giving you the capability to instantly access the exact point where you left off. Configure each app setting so that browser links open up in the app.

Navigate your timeline without lag

Rewind makes it easy to access your recorded history and quickly find what you need. With faster loading speeds and a smoother scrolling experience, you can locate what you need instantly.

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Audio recordings from meetings will be displayed as a single transcript, and not broken up into individual sections
  • Removed the proactive search feature from menubar
  • Improve Ask Rewind’s conversational capabilities
  • Show app in dock by default to easily access Rewind

Release v0.9982

April 18, 2023

Better transcription quality

We've significantly improved the quality of our transcriptions with just a small increase to the audio processing time. If you need a reliable transcription and want to play back any captured audio, use Rewind.

Comprehensive explanation of our privacy-first approach

We've spruced up our website with a shiny new look by adding a privacy page and a customer testimonial section. Leave us a ProductHunt review for a chance to be featured on our site.

New retention option

We have a new storage retention option of 6 months so you don't have to worry about disk space getting full. Additionally, we're working on a way to use Rewind with external storage so stay tuned for future updates!

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Improve meeting detection with Brave and different Spaces in Arc
  • Remove bugs causing lag and unnecessary memory usage
  • Improve reliability of compression
  • Keep search results after the search bar is minimized
  • Fix memory leaks that could cause spikes in memory usage

Release v0.9616

April 7, 2023

Automatically record and transcribe audio for any type of meeting

Do you use Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Webex or Slack Huddles? Rewind now automatically prompts you to record audio when starting a meeting across any video conferencing tool. It's the most frictionless way to record meetings: no integrations, no meeting owner requirements, no scheduling, and no bot invitations. Make sure you have your audio settings appropriately configured. Click the video below to learn more:

Ask Rewind updates

Ask Rewind (formerly known as ChatGPT for Me) is our integration with GPT-4. We're beginning to let people off the waitlist so that you can soon ask Rewind anything you've seen, said, or heard. If you’re a Rewind Pro or Early Access member, look out for an email in the upcoming weeks.

No approval needed for updates

You can now download Rewind as a .dmg package which makes it easier for you to keep your software up to date - no need for you or your IT team to approve. Follow these instructions to run Rewind from a user-selected folder.

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Improve how Rewind handles transcription errors
  • Dedupe audio segments
  • Start new audio segment when a meeting starts
  • Include estimated time of completion in the transcription message

Release v0.9292

March 30, 2023

Introducing Ask Rewind

We just launched Ask Rewind, formerly known as ChatGPT for Me, as a new feature available via waitlist. Ask Rewind lets you ask questions about anything you've seen, said, or heard. We take a privacy-first approach: only your question and the text of the most relevant moments from your past are sent to GPT-4 to generate an answer. Claim your spot in line here. The first wave of invites went out last night.

Pricing options

In response to your feedback, we are now offering three pricing options: Rewind Free, Rewind Basic, and Rewind Pro. Rewind Free does not require a credit card so it’s a great place to start if you haven’t tried Rewind yet. If you joined us from the start as an “Early Access” user, your pricing will not change.

Manage your account from Rewind

Manage your subscription and view your current plan within the app by clicking the Rewind icon in the menu bar, and selecting Settings. For users with an existing subscription being prompted to subscribe, follow these steps to sign in.

Delete audio/transcript

If you accidentally recorded audio, you can easily delete it by clicking on the three dots located next to the transcript, and then selecting "Delete transcript". View directions here.

Join the Rewind Community

Join the 600+ users on our Rewind Community on Slack! This is a great way for you to help shape the product, connect with other Rewind users, and be the first to know about our big announcements.

Release v0.8401

March 15, 2023

Improved search results view

Your search results now show up right under your search query. This new unified view allows you to find what you’re looking for, quickly and intuitively.

Full screen search results

When you click on a search result, the search bar is minimized, and the result is full screen. This provides a clear view of the past moment without obscuring important data behind the search bar.

Minimize the search bar at any time

Scrolling back in time and want to get the search bar out of your way? Press the two arrows in the upper right hand corner of the search bar to minimize it.

See what Rewind is capturing at a glance

Clicking on the Rewind logo in the menu bar allows you to quickly see what’s being captured by Rewind. Easily control Screen Capture, Mic Capture, and Speaker Capture by using the toggles.

Bug fixes and improvements

Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Resolved an issue where refining a query in the search bar would accidentally prompt you to delete a recording.
  • Reduced Rewind’s storage footprint by cleaning up large images.
  • Ensured audio transcripts scroll as the timeline scrolls.
  • Fixed a bug that would show the Quick Start dialogue after a crash.

Release v0.7825

March 1, 2023

Capture and transcribe all audio, even with headphones

You no longer need to take off your headphones to capture and transcribe audio. Rewind can now capture audio coming from your system: whether that’s a podcast, a YouTube video, or the other participants in a meeting. Simply toggle on “Speaker capture” in the app menu to try it out. Learn more here.

Much, much longer battery life

Making Rewind as lightweight and performant as possible continues to be a top priority for us. With recent changes, Rewind now uses up to 70% less energy when capturing your screen.

Access all your transcripts with one click

Looking for the transcript from that meeting you just had? Click the transcript filter for quick access to all your transcripts. You can combine this filter with a search query to find that key moment from a meeting even faster.

More easily navigate the timeline using the bracket keys

Sometimes, you quickly want to go back a few moments in time but it takes too long to hunt and peck for the right moment. Use the bracket keys [ or ] to more easily interact with timeline and have more fine-grained control in finding the exact moment you need. Check out all the Rewind keyboard shortcuts here.

Bug fixes and improvements

We continue to be focused on the details in building a quality product. Here are some of the improvements and fixes we shipped:

  • Removing blank transcripts from search results.
  • Making the app filters for your search more relevant.
  • Fixing when Rewind prompts multiple times to record audio in a Zoom meeting
  • Improving the reliability of capturing Arc browser URLs
  • Allowing line breaks in the feedback form
  • Fixing a problem with attaching screenshots in the feedback form
  • Resolving a bug that did not allow you to change your search query

Release v0.7566

February 17, 2023

Transcribe audio in more languages

You can now use Rewind to capture and transcribe audio for 57 different languages. To get started, set your transcription language under the "Audio tab" in Settings. Learn more here.

Search for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters

Going forward, you can search for any Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters you see. Make sure that your text recognition is set to “Additional Language Support” under the "Screen tab" in Settings. Check out this help article for more information.

Transcription uses 50% less memory

Rewind now uses even fewer system resources when transcribing audio, making it feel more lightweight and performant than ever before.

Easily search by app

Sometimes when you open Rewind, you don’t want to enter a keyword and instead want to search by app. For example, you might ask yourself “What was I last doing in Notion?” Now you can easily find out by using the app filter in the search box.

Quickly find your starred moments

When going throughout your day, you might be using starred moments (⇧Shift + ⌘Command + S) to flag information you'll want to reference later (a task you want to follow up with, an interesting article, a key moment in a meeting, etc). Now you can easily circle back to all your starred moments by selecting the "Starred" button in the search box.

Bug fixes

We also made the following fixes and improvements:

  • Rewind now reliably captures the URL from the Arc Browser.
  • We fixed a bug where Rewind would launch multiple instances of itself at the same time.
  • Rewind now saves your unfinished feedback in the feedback modal until you are ready to send it.
  • We fixed an error that was causing Rewind not to compress data on some machine setups.
  • Rewind no longer inaccurately transcribes silence as repeating words.

Release v0.7168

January 27, 2023

Longer battery life

Rewind now uses 30-60% less energy when on battery. We defer compression until you’re back on power. This means you can keep Rewind running without worrying about your battery life. Learn more here.

Rewind uses 10x less energy when capturing audio

Fewer system resources are used when capturing and transcribing audio, making Rewind feel even more lightweight and imperceptible.

Use Rewind with more languages

Rewind automatically captures text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Enable additional language support in settings to capture Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Japanese, and Ukrainian. Also, you no longer need to set your system language to English to use Rewind.

More controls when Rewinding

You can now easily access some of your favorite features when scrolling back in time. Simply click the three dots in the lower right hand corner when Rewinding.

Bug fixes

We shipped fixes for Rewind accidentally opening on scroll and blank transcripts showing up. We also improved the efficiency of Rewind when a user switches between monitors frequently.

Release v0.6967

January 18, 2023

Zoom in for better text selection

Sometimes when on a high resolution monitor, it's hard to see some of the details. You can now zoom in on any image by holding down the shift key. This also gives you more accurate results for the text you select.

Transcript previews

Transcript search results now include a preview of what was said. This helps you to quickly see if the search result has the information you need.

No more unhelpful noises in the transcript

As fun as it might be to know when you've been "(heavy breathing)," we now remove any of the unnecessary transcribed sounds (scraping, clicking, etc), so you won't have to scroll through a long list of noises ever again.

Ask us a question in the app

We want to hear from you. That's why we added a new feedback type in Rewind. If you ever have a question, ask us using the "Share feedback" modal!

More controls when scrolling back in time

When scrolling back in time, reopen any Chrome, Safari, Arc, or Brave window by selecting the "Open" button in the bottom right hand corner. Also, you can also change the zoom level of the timeline, helping you narrow in on the exact moment you need.

Easily delete all recording data

You can now delete all your Rewind data with a single click. Access this feature under the Storage tab in Settings.

Bug fixes

We have fixed: not being able to star a moment in Rewind, not being able to scroll to the latest time, and an unrecognized character in the feedback modal.

Release v0.6731

January 9, 2023

Audio playback

Revisit the moments that matter with more context and clarity. Moving forward, when a recording is finalized, you can playback audio with the simple press of the play button on the transcript.

Copy the transcript

Whether you want to send the transcript to a coworker or feed it into GPT-3, you can now easily access the entire transcript. Click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the transcript and select “Copy transcript.”

Bug fixes

We continue to be laser focused on the quality of Rewind. In the past week we have fixed: a bug around deleting segments, jump-to-date crashes, Rewind accidentally being brought up on unfinished scrolls, and the search box becoming unselectable. Notice any other issues? Let us know by sharing feedback in the app.

Release v0.6434

December 30, 2022

Transcribe any audio

You can now transcribe anything your microphone can hear. To turn on audio capture, click the Rewind logo in the menu bar (upper right hand corner) and select “Start Audio Capture.” You can capture audio from any type of meeting (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Slack huddles, Webex, Discord, etc). It also works great for podcasts, Youtube videos, or notes to yourself. Just open Rewind and you’ll see a transcript wherever you were recording audio.

Condensed timeline

You no longer have to scroll through long periods of blank space where Rewind wasn’t recording. It’s all condensed, allowing you to more quickly find the moments that matter.

Bug fixes

We shipped fixes for crashes, a black flicker when scrolling, typeface inconsistencies, app filters not working, and search results taking you to the wrong spot.

Release v0.6268

December 21, 2022

Compression improvements

Rewind takes up half the storage footprint going forward (averaging only 14GB/month).

Audio transcription of Zoom meetings

Never worry about losing the important details of your conversation ever again.

Support for more browsers

When searching in Rewind, you can now re-open websites visited on Arc, Brave, Chrome, or Safari.

Multiple ways to open Rewind

Holding down ⌘ Cmd + Shift + Scroll allows you to quickly navigate back in time. If you prefer an all-keyboard shortcut, ⌘ Cmd + Shift + ␣ Space also works. You can always control this under Settings > Shortcuts.

Fewer duplicates in search results

You can find what you want faster with fewer repeated results.

Jump to date

We have made navigating to a specific date easier. To check it out, launch Rewind and click on the time indicator centered above the bottom timeline.


Draggable search box

You can now move around the search box if it gets in the way.

Copy an image to your clipboard

Press ⌘ Cmd + Shift + C to copy the image to your clipboard. This makes it easier to share. 

In-app feedback form

You can now share feedback without having to leave the app. Just select the Rewind logo in the upper right menubar (by the clock) and click “Share Feedback.” Try it out now to let us know what you think of these updates and what you want to see in the next one!