Help for a friend

So a friend of mine, (and yes I told him to make his own account, but he wouldn’t listen), wanted to start recording podcasts and some music. He has an Ipad, and an apple computer, but he’s looking for suggestions on what he should use to record… preferably something that will work with apple devices. Any suggestions?

If you are asking for hardware recommendations, you need to give some idea of budget.

Stand alone portable recorders (such as the Zoom H2n - other makes / models also available) have the advantages of good sound quality in WAV format, and produce no fan noise (because they don’t have cooling fans). Price around $170 USD.