As promised, here are a few more apps that have made their way onto my IDevices. Let's deal with Life Enhancing apps.
Still my favourite app, find out information of an item by taking its picture and letting the system search for it. Very cool, especially when you're an unorganized bachelor like me. <smile>
you can find out more about OMoby by reading a previous entry of mine on that topic. Find it here:
Speed Dial series app:
Speed Dial, numbered 1 to 4 are very simple in nature. They are free apps that, on first run, will ask you for a phone number. This number will be saved within the app settings. Any time you want to call that number, simply double click and it will be dialed for you. You can change the numbers at any time under the IDevice settings menu. really handy for the frequently dialed numbers.
Even though this is a built-in IDevice app, I find it very useful. For example, it's telling me that our weather in Ontario won't change for the next few days and that Manitoba is enjoying 21 degrees C. hey, we want a bit of that summer as well. This app will give you a week's worth of weather prediction and you can add as many cities as you want. They all have their own display page. So, it's as easy as a 3 fingered swipe to see the next or previous page.
Don't be alarmed:
Yes, the IDevices do have their own clocks with alarms and the like, but I like this app for its ease of use. Alarmed, a free app will let you set up all sorts of alarms, timers and what nots. You can even wake up to your favourite tunage.
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A gem of a find, (if I don't say so myself), is a text editor for your IDevice.
Sure, there's the built-in Notes app, but I prefer the Nebulis Notes interface and its myriad bells and whistles. You can even print from this app.
You can use it as a local editor, or you can attach it to your Dropbox and edit any text file found there. You can find more info here:
The IPhone has an amazing built-in microphone. Most of you IPhone users might be surprised, especially when listening to someone calling on a cell phone. But that has to do with digital compression and other trickery. For all other IDevices users, you'll have to go searching for that pair of earphones that came with the device. You know the pair that you through into the junk drawer because you had a better listening pair? Yeah, that one. Well, it has a microphone and remote on one of the earphone wires. The Apple microphones are quite good. So where was I, Oh yeah, recording. There's another built-in app called Voice Memos. It's very simple really. Double tap on the "record" button, record what you want, tap again to pause, or swipe to the "stop" button and double tap there.
You can then go listen to your recordings under the "show Recordings" section.
Want to beef it up a little; share your recording with friends and strangers alike? In comes AudioBoo, the recording IDevice social app.
The free service will let you record up to 5 minutes. You can access the recordings with your IDevice or online as well. You can share the recordings via other social platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. It's like having a stripped down podcasting service. Find more info here:
Multi Track Song Recorder:
You can use this free app to record up to 4 different tracks of sound.
The 4 record buttons are found from top to bottom on the left side of the screen. Volume controls for each track are in the middle of the screen, top to bottom as well. And then the individual "Play" buttons are found on the right side of the screen, same configuration as the rest.
To play all tracks together, there is a "play" button found under the "Record" button column. You can also loop your tracks, scrub them and delete them to start over.
You can find more info here:
So, if you've installed most of these apps, you'll notice that they start spilling onto other pages. It gets annoying trying to find them especially if you start organizing them into folders, but I digress. There's an easy way to find apps, (and virtually anything else on your device), and this is through the ever present search function.
From the home screen, press the HOME button and you are presented with the search screen. Type in as little, or as much as you want and the search function will find what you are looking for in real time. Double tap on the search selection you want and you're in business.
Well, I think this should be it for this entry. We've covered a lot of apps today. Just goes to show you how versatile your IDevice can be. Now, if I could only get the hang of making phone calls on the darn thing. lol
Happy App testing!