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Nothing makes for a better review than when it’s used in the real world for a practical purpose. Exactly what’s happened to me this last week. I’ve had OCR apps for my iPhone and whilst theyre fine for a quick capture, this project needed something meatier.
We make no secret here of just how much we love Blogo, the blogging app for the Mac that lets you do your blogging on your Mac and then publish to your wordpress powered blog. Yet it’s so much more than a simple type and push interface.
Back before the Amstrad PCW range of pc’s made by “business studies” group bearable I had to cut my chops on a manual typewriter and believe me there wasn’t a lot to miss when the moment you press the delete key, items deleted. Anyone reading this has probably never experienced the pain of manually counting a title so to be able to centre align. Yet there is a reason Hanx is a worthwhile app.
Trying to work out the best deals on your drink isn’t an easy business. Supermarkets know their psychology placing what “might” be the best deals on the ends of aisles but they aren’t always the best. Is that 4 pack really such a good deal per pint when compared to a multi pack. It’s all bothersome to work this out. PintSaver to the rescue.
Standing out in a crowded marketplace of fitness and step tracking apps is no easy task. Breeze manages with aplomb to display step tracking that stands out from a crowded marketplace.
Swiping in app’s has been given a boost since iOS 7 and now MacPaw have taken swiping to a completely new lever. Doing away with buttons and text labels, MacPaw release Listen, An App that’s “less app and more listening”
Theres been a huge amount of press about the new podcasting App called Castro. First coming into the light via Jim Dalrymple of Loop insight fame, Dan Benjamin and then Gruber it seems that everyone is raving about this new podcasting app. So we asked for a review copy and they gladly obliged.
MixPal.FM is an iOS radio streaming app for Apple devices that’ll not only let you skip forward through tracks but also go back and revisit tracks and playlists. It’s an internet radio streaming app concentrating on a specific genre rather that the broader alternatives.
The market is incredibly well catered for when it comes to organising and finding matter data for your audio yet when it comes the video pickings are somewhat slimmer. iVI is an all in one meta data collector and video convertor meaning your iTunes library will show all cover art and show information.
Missing cover art or show information for your movies you’ve backed up? Looking to add program names to video files the easy way? iDentify 2 for Mac looks at your file, goes off to IMDB, TVDB and others to populate that missing information and download cover art.