Stenosaur Personal Microjournal

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There are so many journaling apps available on the Apple App store that it is hard to choose which ones will actually work for you.

I’ve tried my fair share of journaling/note taking apps – some dazzle you with an array of features that oftentimes you won’t really have any use for. David Charlton, the developer of new journaling app Stenosaur has gone the opposite route and has produced a journaling app that basks in its simplicity. Continue reading “Stenosaur Personal Microjournal”

Stenosaur Personal Microjournal

Like A Sir

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Moustaches are becoming quite popular nowadays. Facial hair has become hipsterized  — the more ironic your moustache is, the better. While not everyone can actually grow thick, bushy soup strainers (there are a lot of men who suffer from this), everyone can take pictures – and this is where Like A Sir comes in. Continue reading “Like A Sir”

Like A Sir

Name That Jam!

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Music guessing games really took off with the release of Song Pop. The mechanics of that game was extremely straightforward – you listen to a snippet of a song and the person with the fastest time in guessing the song takes the point. It mimics the game mechanics of an old game show called Name That Tune. Continue reading “Name That Jam!”

Name That Jam!

iRemoveDuplicate

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The incorporation of cameras on practically all types of devices has turned many people into obsessive shutterbugs.  Every single moment has to be captured on camera – and not just the important events like weddings or birthday parties but even things you’d consider mundane like a trip to the mall, the restaurant (you can see all of the food porn proliferating all over the internet), and even the bathroom.

These photos do accumulate and before you know it, you’ve already occupied gigabytes of precious hard drive space with your thousands of photos. But, let’s face it, many of those photos are just wasting space because you’d often download duplicate photos on your computer when you back up your devices. This has become more of a problem now with the automatic uploading of images on cloud storage services.  At some point it is going to become quite unwieldy and you’ll have a hard time cleaning up your hard drive.

This is where iRemoveDuplicate comes in. This is a handy app for the Mac OSX that does one thing with great efficiency – it finds all of the duplicate photos in iPhoto and removes it from your hard drive. This is a quick and fast app – just one click and iRemoveDuplicate will look for all of the duplicate photos in iPhoto. After it has done its search it will display all of the photos with duplicates. You can then tell iRemoveDuplicate to either delete the photos or tag it as duplicates (if you don’t want to delete it just yet).

This is a great app to have especially if you need to manage hundreds or thousands of photos. The app costs $4.95 but the price is worth it especially if you’re the type who accumulate a lot of photos and want to streamline your hard drive periodically.

iRemoveDuplicate

Splash It!

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Popping games, by principle, is a game mechanic that is very easy to learn and play. There are also a lot of variations to the basic premise of “popping” things on screen. Even though it’s easy to learn, mastering these games can take time, and the difficulty ramps up if you introduce new elements to the game. Continue reading “Splash It!”

Splash It!

3 Magic Shots

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There are a lot of cool apps that are part of the iOS app library. While there are a lot of free apps that you can download, there are also a lot of wonderful apps that you need to buy in order to use. There are some app developers that offer their paid apps for free for a limited time and you need some resourcefulness to find out about these offers.

If you want to get more info about paid apps that go free you can try using 3 Magic Shots. This app has a simple aim, provide daily information on paid apps that is offered for free for a limited time. This app, which is available exclusively for the iPhone (sorry, no iPad version), gives daily updates on three apps that become available for free. The interface is quite clean – with three icons representing the three apps featured for the day. Touching on an app icon provides you with more information about the app – how it is trending worldwide, a score that is based on the usability of the app, its functionality, user friendliness, quality of the app and how much time they think you’ll spend with the app. This is actually a unique feature of 3 Magic Shots and one of its selling points. Other features include the ability to share the app on your Facebook or Twitter account and a link to a YouTube video of the app being used. It’s quite nifty and you wont’ get lost. If you decide you want to download the app you can just touch the bottom right tab and it will open up the App Store.

It would’ve been awesome if more than three apps are made available every day since there are a lot of apps that turn free daily. But that’s a minor gripe for an app that does what do well.

 

3 Magic Shots

DJ Mixer Pro

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There are many people who have aspirations to become a DJ, and it’s quite understandable. A DJ’s job is cool. You get to spin records you like, create the atmosphere at parties and there’s a level of cerebral involvement in putting records together into a cohesive and engaging set.

The advent of digital technology has democratized the DJ scene. You don’t really need to buy those expensive DJ machines just to get into DJing. For the budding DJ, DJing software is a great option because it is more affordable and it can still be used in conjunction with actual DJ equipment in case you want to pursue DJing seriously.

One of the players in the market is DJ Mixer Pro, a software developed by DJMixersoft.com. The company is composed of a group of programmers who also moonlight as DJs. The app contains the usual features you’d expect from a DJ mixer – two turntables, a mixer, cross fader, and speed adjuster. You get to control and manipulate the songs that you are playing for maximum flexibility. You won’t have problems loading songs and for those who are still trying out their budding DJ skills, there’s a handy BPM counter that makes it easy to match beats between two songs.

DJ Mixer Pro is a really cool app for DJs of all levels. Beginners and DJs with intermediate or professional skills can use this without any trouble. It is versatile enough to address different skill levels.

One complaint I have is that DJ Mixer Pro is too stark. It is mostly blacks and whites and this may be hard to see especially in an actual club setting. I haven’t seen if there’s a way to change the color scheme but it would be cool if it could be done.

You can never go wrong with DJ Mixer Pro.

DJ Mixer Pro

GoodTimes

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Scrapbooks. Invitations. Photo collages. Storify-like visual stories. Birth announcements. Desktop wallpapers. Email stationary.

GoodTimes helps you use your own photos to create these kinds of things and so much more, with style, simplicity, and a great sense of fun. With simple drag-and-drop techniques, you can package a collection of photos in a beautiful presentation, to share with family, friends, and your favorite social networks. Continue reading “GoodTimes”

GoodTimes

CoffeeCup Web Form Builder

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With the Internet being as interactive as it is, web forms are a critical element in any web site. They allow users to submit information that can be processed for various reasons. Whether you have a blog, an online newspaper, a business web site, or an e-commerce site, you will certainly have the need for web forms.

Creating web forms need not be a task for rocket scientists, thanks to tools such as CoffeeCup Web Form Builder. This Mac app makes creating web forms as easy as pie, with an intuitive interface. All you need is a rough idea of what you want your form to look like and what the basic elements are. You can then choose from a wide array of fields included in the software, and you only need to click and/or drag to design your form.

CoffeeCup Web Form Builder allows for customization is available as well, so that you can add your own touch to the web form you’re creating. From changing the text to the number of allowed characters to colours to sizes – you can tweak to your heart’s desire.

Even better, CoffeeCup Web Form Builder allows you to use a responsive theme so that your form will work and look good in any device. With a single click, you can preview and then publish your form. Easy!

CoffeeCup Web Form Builder

TennisSolo

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Casual games are a huge part of the iOS app arsenal – and there’s a reason they’re so popular. Casual games are easy to pick up and play and it’s also easy to stop. It makes for the perfect formula for when you’re bored during a commute or when you’re waiting for a meeting or appointment. You can then just close the game when something important needs your attention.

Casual games exploit various game mechanics and one such example is TennisSolo, a game developed by Anix LLC. TennisSolo is the quintessential example of a casual game. You can pick it up anytime and stop at any point. Continue reading “TennisSolo”

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Subway Surfers

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Temple Run helped bring the endless distance game genre to a new generation of gamers. It was an addictive and fun game to play. Subway Surfers further improves on the Temple Run mechanic and made it much more engaging to play.

Subway Surfers introduces many features that makes it, in my opinion, the better game. First, the controls are much better. Subway Surfers has opted not to use the gyroscope functions of your smartphone or tablet to make your character move from side to side. Continue reading “Subway Surfers”

Subway Surfers

The Room

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The iPad is a great medium for the development of certain games, in particular puzzle games. The touch controls have made it possible to innovate the game genre and has made it more intuitive and immersive at the same time.

The Room is an example of how a puzzle game has been implemented flawlessly on the iOS. The game has a deceptively simple premise. You are inside a room and there is a contraption that is on  the table. You need to solve the various puzzles in order to unlock the contraption and reveal  the answers to a mystery. Continue reading “The Room”

The Room