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List Of Free Ebook Reading Applications For Android and iOS

An old saying goes like “Wear that old coat, buy that new book”. Quite true. Reading gives your mind an endless opportunity to dream and imagine. Personally i think, eBook readers are one of those rarest invention that i will not stop admiring even when i turn old.

So if you are a bit like me, (likes reading a lot) you need not to buy an ebook reader to render your needs. Here we bring you list of five great free ebook applications that are available for android as well as iOS devices.

Kindle

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The app Kindle will also remain out first choice for the ebook readers. The app is the proprietary of the internet giant Amazon. The added benefit is, you buy an ebook at Amazon (at lower cost than paperbacks) , and it get syncs across all your devices.

Apart from its availability to android and iOS it is also available as PC and Mac softwares.

Download : Android | iOS

Kobo

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However, our second recommendation is not less packed than the first one. With “pick up right where you left off” by syncing your bookmarks, notes and highlights to all your devices, Kobo lets you also browse over more than 4 million fess as well as affordable titles.

An interesting feature that Kobo is equipped with is “Reading Life”. You can actually track your reading habits such as how long it took to read that particular book. You can also add books from your dropbox account.

Download : Android | iOS

Zinio

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If magazines are your cup of your coffee, you should surely check out Zinio : 5000+ Digital Magazines app. The app which is available for Android as well as iOS platform lets you read new magazine articles without spending a penny.

Zinio also allows you to download magazines to read them offline.

Download : Android | iOS

Wattpad Ebooks

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The app is different than the conventional ebook readers mentioned. Wattpad ebooks offers titles that are written by mostly non-professional writers and of course for free.

What is great is you can also write stories and publish them for others to read.

Download : Android | iOS

Nook

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Nook is one app which we guess you probably wont have heard of. Its integrated “Nook Store” makes purchasing new releases easier enough. Nook offers more than 1 million free ebooks to choose from.

Download : Android | iOS

Other Options

If you are someone kind of nerd, eCarrel might be the app for android that can make you interested in. Or else if you are just looking out for an ebook reader with no other complications, check out Stanza for iOS devices.

Conclusions

So, this was the list of top five ebook reader applications for android and iOS. Certainly there are more than just the count, you can let us know which one is your favourite in the comments below.

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Top Five Apps of The Week For iOS and Android

Welcome to our “top apps of the week” series. In this series, every week we share few handpicked applications that are worth deserving your attention. The list contains apps for your android as well as iOS devices. We prefer to list out the apps which are free but also don’t avoid the ones which have the price worth its features.

For now read on the top apps that we selected to feature in this week’s issue.

Soundwave [iOS]

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Soundwave is one of the rarest apps that marries social media with music. The app provides you a feed which is populated with what your friends are listening. Then you can tap that song to further share, preview or listen. The big advantage is you are out of the pain to search that particular song which your friends are listening. The app also lets you follow your favourite celebrities.

Download : iOS (Free)

SloPro [iOS]

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SloPro for iOS is one app that lets you record videos from your iOS device at extremely slow speed. The app comes in lite as well as pro version which costs not more than $4. Easily capture the video, edit it on your device itself and share across multiple platforms. The app in our tests worked like breeze. (Read more.)

Download : iOS (Free)

Explore Shakespeare [iOS]

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If you are interested in any of the plays of Shakespeare, this app is for you. With illuminating visuals, the Shakespeare’s best-loved plays are amazingly presented on your iPad. However for free you can only view the initial scenes of his best-loved plays. For the full version you will have to however spend few bucks.

Download : iOS (Free)

Xbox Music [Android]

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Though it is little late but still better. The free app by Microsoft is Xbox Music cloud/streaming music service. You can do all what a cloud streaming music application does but cant stream it prior for offline download.

Download : Android (Free)

Simplenote [Android]

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The app is by the company who created WordPress, Automattic. The app is fairly minimalistic in approach and has a basic idea of organising your notes through out the devices.

Download : Android (Free)

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Comparison Review Feedly vs Flipboard vs Pulse

There are millions of applications and sites that gather your social networking feeds and display them under a single hood. Along with them comes with the options of adding your own favourite sites and other preferences. But among millions there are only few notables and you must be bewildered which one is for you. We take a look of the three most commonly used such applications. Feedly Flipboard and Pulse.

Feedly

Feedly is for hard core news junkies. Ever since Google Reader death was confirmed, it came into lime light and surprised everyone around there. One of the appealing things that Feedly carried was its ability to import the feeds from the Google Reader. Since the app has to serve as the replacement for Google Reader, it has to carry many other complexities on its shoulders and it does a decent job with its modern minimalistic design.

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Feedly includes browser functions in it so if you want to read a feed whose only summary is appearing, you can click through it to view on the original website with in the application. From there you can share a particular articles to emails, tweet, Google+ and even Pocket.

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Another high point of using this application is that it is not just alone a Android application. It works across the other tablets, computers and ultimately syncs settings across.

Flipboard

Flipboard is for the mediocre level of news junkies. It connects your RSS feeds and your social networks in a very elegant manner. It mingles all your feeds in a magazine style layout which you can flip through with only a swipe of your finger.

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Flipboard also allows you to create your own magazine with your desired topics of interests and share them with them or even find magazines about topics you are interested in created by other users. You can even post updates to sites like twitter.

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But then as i said its not efficient for getting through links quickly. So if you are like a hard core content consumer, rather rely on the feedly. Or else it is the perfect for people who are mildly interested in consuming contents.

Pulse

The prime idea behind Pulse is, build a simple and crude platform for all your favourite sites at one board. The application gathers all your favourite site news stories and display thumbnails of those which will will give you a quick overview of what is happening in the world of your interest.

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The app comes preloaded with some most popular sites like TechCrunch, Mashable etc. However you can build your own preferences and then organise them accordingly. Unlike previous two mentioned using (read organising) Pulse is quiet easy.

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Perfect for people who want to take a break from their work to skim through the world they are interested in.

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Best Piano Play, Learning iPhone, iPad Apps To Use [App Guide]

If you want to play piano on your iPhone like i do then i have got some free piano apps that will help you to learn piano and in case you already know how to play piano then the apps will surely help to polish your skills. iPhone has always been fun but now it can also make you learn piano with its all new line of piano apps. I have shortlisted the best free piano apps for you so that you can choose the one that suits you the best and at the same time learn something useful also before you go ahead and buy yourself a real piano.

Top Rated Free iPhone, iPad Apps For Learning and Playing Piano

1.Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will make you learn to play piano anytime and anywhere and is available for iPod touch, iPhone as well as iPad. The lite version of this app is available for iPhone as well as iPod touch. This app can surprise you with its unprecedented sound quality is the perfect app for you if you want to learn playing a piano and also for those who want to have some fun with it. The app allows you to tune, adjust reverb, advance metronome, record, play chords with up to 5 fingers, assign key labels, play with your music library, slide your fingers to roll the keys, adjust bass with warm middles and crisp highs.

2. MiniPiano

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will allow you to perform with more than one octave. The app performs on three octaves and instead of reading the score, the scrolling guides will appear on the screen. The app has somewhat limited features as it is a strip down version of FingerPiano App. The app has limited number of notes to one octave which means you only have 14 playable notes in total. The app doesn’t give you options to customize or configure also. You can’t move up or down the octave or even increase the no of keys on the screen which will actually limit what you can play. The other drawbacks in this app are not recording, low volume and hard to hit black keys.

3. Piano Free with Songs

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app provides you with a 88 key piano with features like multitouch, adjustable reverb, metronome, dual row, completely resizable keys, real piano sound, glissando, chord support, navigation bar, note labels, sizable sharps, theme colors, adjustable metronome, sustain pedal, learn songs on left hand as well as right hand and you can also learn sheet music. This app has a good quality of sound as compared to the MiniPiano and has got a lot more settings, options and adjustments that you require for playing a piano.

4. Touch Piano! (FREE)

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Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This is a fun musical app which is as portable as your iPhone and you can take it anywhere you like. The app can be downloaded on multiple devices to make a touch piano band. The app allows you to play individual notes or chords. This app only has one octave which is very low pitched. Also the black and white keys in the piano can be too small for some people as they may play the song of the adjacent key if you are not accurate, so i would not recommend this app for people with big fingers. Also since it has one octave it may not have all the keys that you will require to play a song.

5. Tiny Piano

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app claims to be the easiest way to play piano with a guarantee. The app claims that you can play with your eyes closed and touch anywhere on the piano  to play the next note in the song. You can also handle the timing and rhythm which will allow you to play fast or slow. The apps comes with 70 free songs. You can also unlock the songs from the famous artists like Bruno Mars, Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Celine Dion. The app has been made to support the new retina display in iPad also.

Top Rated Paid iPhone, iPad Apps For Learning and Playing Piano

1. Pocket Piano

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

This app was nominated for the Top 10 2008 Entertainment App of the Year. This app has new sound, new graphics,  Plus: Record, Playback, Metronome, Double Row Keyboard and choose from two pianos i.e. Steinway and sons Grand or a Yamaha Baby Grand. This app has rich sound and versatility of a real piano. Notes ranging from C3 to C5 including sharps and flats which means you have two full octaves to play your favourite tunes. The app supports chords and two handed play. You can play up to five keys simultaneously and also use both of your hands for playing. You can also record your performances which is a feature that will not be available in the free apps. The app has many other features like volume control, customizing the piano skin, keyboard magnifier and double row keyboard which can only be found in paid apps.

2. Piano Complete with 500+ Songs

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: $9.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a complete piano app with the features to learn and play songs. There are over 500 songs in a various categories and over 1000 piano lessons. Every song comes with both sheet music and falling notes in order to allow you to learn your favorite songs. The apps gives you the feature to learn with both hands or right hand or left hand. Unlike other apps this app teaches you the true tempo of the song. It has 88 keys with multitouch, adjustable reverb, metronome, dual row, completely resizable keys, high quality 16 bit piano sound, chord support, glissando, sizable sharps, navigation bar, note labels, theme colors, sustain pedal, sheet music and many more.

3. Pianist

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $3.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

This app supports mobile multi touch piano, full 88 key piano keyboard sampled from a real piano for maximum authenticity. You can also record and save your compositions for later playback and this feature is only available only in paid apps. You can also over dub as many time as you want and remove all the unwanted notes that you want to remove. The app also provides realistic graphics with 3D keys that press down at your touch. Virtual soft and Sustain pedals and expression depending on where you press the key. Zoomable keyboard in the app also allows to display between one and two octaves across the screen. There is also an optional dual keyboard layout that allows one and two octaves across the screen. The app allows you to display and play up to 4 octaves at once. You can also jump to any part of the keyboard instantly.

Other Good Apps

1. Piano Sharp

This is a virtual piano app that allows you to compose music, play your own MIDI files and record new songs in a simple way. It also features a new innovative way to pre-record up to three parts of a song separately with adjustable velocity and tempo and then play them while recording the main song. You can also record your songs in MIDI format and export your songs to your computer for external editing/playing with your preferred audio application.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

2. iNoteTrainer

This app will increase your piano note reading skills. This app is a simple game which challenges you to correctly identify the notes in the treble and bass clefs. The app has option which allow you to play it as a multiple choice Q&A. You can select your difficulty levels and also track your scores.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $3.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

3. RealPianoPro (Live Grand Piano)

The app has 16 bit resolution, 44.1 kHz frequency, uncompressed samples, no clicks, no distortion, high quality large samples from soundside.de, ultra fast, Full stereo and has a Enhanced reverb sound. The app is optimized for both the headphones and the inbuilt iPhone speakers. It can detect up to 5 touches at a time.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: $9.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

4. Pianochords

This app allows you to easily look up all those nasty keyboard and piano chords. Major, minor, sus, flat and sharp. You just have to press a key on the keyboard and click the display to select the derived chord.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

5. FingerPiano

This app allows you to play with only one finger. instead of reading the score, scrolling guides appear on the screen. Just touching the keyboard with scrolling guides is all you have to do. The app provides you with 88 pieces of famous music.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

6. Piano Lesson PianoMan

This app allows you to connect via a network and you can play against 4 people on a piano battle. Enjoy the piano man player and the piano battle around the world. Speed can be regulated at 10 levels. The app comes with a preset song list and an extra song list.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

7. PianoTutor

The app will allow you to practice your piano skills anywhere with your iPhone or iPod touch. This app teaches you how to learn a piano sheet. The faster you can read the notes the easier it is to play the beautiful music. The app will help you to improve your piano sheet reading skills.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

8. Zen Piano – Use the Force

This is the only app which actually responds to the force of your touch using its TapForce(TM) technology. This piano actually responds to the force of your touch. The app also allows you to record your melody and playback them.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

9. Tilt Piano

This app comes with 170 famous songs and scales. The app will help you in playing and practicing piano in a whole new way. The app will also allow you to unlock the songs from various other artist as you use it.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

10. Piano DX Free

The app is a very simple and easy to use piano app meant for both kids as well as grown ups, amateurs as well as professionals.The app will make a tile size piano file with high quality 16-bit stereo samples and it also launches fast and very responsive.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Conclusion

All the Piano apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But all of these app will help you learn Piano and do various other stuff like Playing, recording etc. with them. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

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Best Apps To Use Your iPhone, iPad as USB Disk

When you have to transfer some files from one computer to another computer we use a USB drive or in case the computers are networked by a LAN cable or Wireless LAN we use that. Now in case you have an Apple device such as an iPad or iPhone then you can use it as a wireless flash disk to transfer files from one PC to another without connecting any wires simply by wireless connection. In this post i will discuss all the apps from the Apple store which will allow you to convert your iPhone or iPad into a wireless flash disk.

Top Rated Free Apps to Use Your iPhone, iPad as USB Disk

1. USB Disk

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will help you to store and view documents on your iPhone as well as your iPod. The apps will also allow you to view documents using its document viewer. The app has a very simple and intuitive interface so that the users can adapt to it. The application also gives you the drag and drop feature so that you can transfer them to your iPhone and view it anywhere on the move. The app supports Word documents, PDF’s, jpg, png, gif, html, txt, mp3, avi and many more. This application is so smart that it stores your last viewing position if the document and it will open the document from there only. The application will allow you to cut, copy, paste, delete and create files.

2. Wireless Disk Free

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is used to make your iPhone work as a Wireless drive. The app allows HTTP wireless file sharing, upload as well as download. The app will help you to share the photos and videos from your photo album using wifi. It also has web upload as well as download support. The file manager of the tool can be used to delete and preview the files. You can also sync the files using iTunes. The application also allows Password sharing access as well as app password.

3. USB Flash Drive for iPhone

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app allows you to use your iPhone as a Flash drive so that you can save all the type of files that you want on this drive like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, WAV, MP#, VOB, 3GP, AVI etc. The app allows you to place the files from your device to the computer and vice versa using the drag and drop features. The app allows allow you to lock your files using a password so that you can restrict the access to them. The app also allows you to delete the files from iTunes. Application has a user friendly user interface.

4. USB & Wi-Fi Flash Drive

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app allows you to transfer your files using both wireless as well as USB. The application is compatible with Windows 7, Windows xp, Windows Vista, Mac OS as well as Linux. The application is a All in one file reader as well as browser. The file transfer is very fast using Wi-Fi. You can also transfer files and folders using iTunes. The user interface is very simple and intuitive and it also has password protection.

Top Rated Paid Apps to Use Your iPhone, iPad as USB Disk

1. Air Sharing for iPhone & iPod touch

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: $8.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

The app is made for iPhone as well as iPod and for iPad there is a application version called Air sharing. The application makes your iPhone a wireless hard disk. The app allows you to view your documents as well as edit them. All the file formats are supported by this application. You can connect to your computer and transfer the files. The app also allows you to print the documents as well as share the files with other users. You can also mount to the remote file servers to upload or download the document such as Google docs, Storegate, Dropbox, iKeepIncloud, Box.net. FTP, SSH and many more. The app allows you to zip and unzip the archive.It also allows you to download from the URL.

2. Air Sharing

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: $8.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

The app allows you to create a wireless hard disk on your iPhone so that you can drag and drop files between your computer and iPhone. You can also view your documents and edit them. The documents provide you fast access in the large documents. The app also provide you with the auto detection of text file character encoding using the linguistics analysis. It has a high quality viewing of the images. Many files formats are supported like Word, Excel, Power Point, Web Archive, HTML, PDF, RTF, Movies, Audio and video. The app also allows you to share the files with other users and print the documents.

3. USB Flash Drive (USB+Wi-Fi+Cloud Storage)

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

The app comes in two themes the Classic Blue theme and the Classic Black theme. This app also has an passcode lock. You can also lock your files and keep your most valuable, private and incriminating files away from everyone. You can also turn on and off passcode lock and change passcode. The app also acts a file manager. You can also make a New Folder, Rename, Move, Delete, Zip etc. Files can be sorted by Date, Name, Size and Kind. It also supports voice record. You can also import photo and video from photo library. The app also supports saving the photo and video to Camera Rolls. You can also extract ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, CBZ, CBR, TAR, BZ2, GZ files. You can also view txt file, PDF and photo viewer.

4. AirDisk Pro – Wireless Flash Drive

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link

This app allows you to store, manage and view files on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can connect the app with your Mac or windows computer over the wi-fi network and transfer the files by drag and drop. The app also has a PDF reader, music player image viewer, voice recorder, text editor, file manager and also support most of the file operations like copy, delete, email, share, zip, unzip and more. The app supports MS office, iWork, Text and HTML, Multimedia player, File operation, File sharing, Text Editor, import/files creation, passcode lock and file upload.

Other Good Apps

1.USB Flash Drive Pro

This app can be used on iPhone, iPod or iPad. It supports MS office documents, iWork documents, JPA, PNG, GIF, HTML, WAV, MP3, MOV and AVI. The app supports fast USB file transfers and WIFI transfers. You can also compress the file as well as share the file via email.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

2. USB Flash Drive +

This app allows you to compress your files, share file through email, sort, delete and rename your files. The application is also compatible with Windows 7 and Windows XP. The tool also allows you to do fast USB transfer and also it supports all the format like JPG, CIF, PNG, HTML, TXT, MP3, WAV. MOV, MP5 and

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

3. Free SharePoint for iPad and iPhone: Colligo Briefcase Lite

This app is used to download and view the SharePoint files directly on your iPad and iPhone including word, excel, outlook, PDF’s, Outlook, images, emails and many more. You can share all your files easily and find all your content fast with the powerful search. The app will also allow you to open and edit in applications such as Documents To Go and Good Reader.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

4. USB Stick

This app makes your iOS device behave like a USB stick as you can copy data to/from your desktop computer via iTunes. The app also supports Dropbox. You can also add the ability to add accelerated PDF or FAX file.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

5. AirDrive HD – wireless flash disk

This app allows you to transfer the files via FTP, interact with photos app, view and listen media,  share files with other devices, import and export the files to other applications, send files by Email, unpack ZIP and RAR archives.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

6. Wireless USB Disk (AirUSB)

This app is used for file storage, transfer, viewing the media for iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app provides us File Sharing and with the file and folder . This application provides you a way to transfer your photos and videos over the Wifi to your computer from Camera Roll irrespective of the OS of the system.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

7. USB Drive Storage

The app is very easy and simple to use and also it removes your requirement for a USB drive and helps your iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The various file operations like copy, cut, paste , delete can also be done using this application.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $8.00 | Visit Apple Store Link

8. USB Mobile Disk – File Manager

The app allows you to manage your data using its file manager. The application will help you to open your documents directly on your iPhone or iPad. You can also listen to the music and watch movies using this app.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Conclusion

All the apps to use iPhone, iPad as a USB disk that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But all of these apps will help you to transfer your data including documents, pictures, songs, videos and various types of files. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we have discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

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Best Camera Effects iPhone, iPad Apps To Use [App Guide]

Nowadays smart phone camera’s are used as the primary camera’s as all the smart phones that are available in the market today have a high resolution camera and they come with the sole purpose that you would not have to carry an additional camera for all your camera needs. Today we are going to talk about the camera in the iPhone. The camera that comes with the iPhone is undoubtedly the best camera that has ever come with a smart phone. However the camera app that comes with the iOS is not the best in terms of the options and the settings it can provide you. So today we are going to discuss about our options to the Apple’s camera app.

Top Rated Free iPhone, iPad Camera Apps

1. Instagram

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app is being used by over 80 million users. The app is all you need to edit and share all your photos on your iPhone. The app has several filtered effects, tilt-shift blur to make your photos look amazing. The app is very simple and easy to operate. The various type of filters present in this app are XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, inkwell, Hefe, Nashville, 1977 and many more. The other features include Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects. You can share the pictures instantly to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, Posterous and interact with all your friends by giving and receiving likes and comments.

2. Camera Awesome

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This is one of the most powerful and amazing camera app that is available in the Apple store. This app has won no. 1 photography app in 55 countries and no. 1 overall app in 10 countries. The app will allow you to share the photos on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, SmugMug, Picasa and Photobucket on just one tap. The app will just awesomize your picture on just one tap. The app has many professionally designed special effects. The app allows you to focus and expose individual parts of an image when you click.The app has almost everything that you want to edit your pictures like Filters, color corrections, textures, pictures frames and various presets.

3. Adobe Photoshop Express

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app allows you to use simple gestures to edit, share photos from your mobile quickly. The app provides many options and settings to easily improve your photos. The app allows you to apply a variety of one touch effects or simply drag with your finger across the screen to crop, rotate or adjust color. You can apply various filters like Soft focus or Sketch. The best feature of this app is that a copy of the original is always saved and you can always undo and redo the changes until you are satisfied. The various editing features in the tool are Crop, Straighten, Flip, Rotate, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, hue, Saturation, Tint, Temperature, Black and White Filter, Colorize Filter, Sketch Filter, Soft Focus Filter, Sharpen Filter, Reduce Noise Filter and various other types of borders and effects.

4. Photo Editor by Aviary

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Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app is featured by apple as a New and noteworthy app. The app has many features like one-tap auto enhance, Gorgeous photo effects, Fun Stickers, color balance, Crop, Rotate, Straighten, Adjust brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpen, Blur, Draw, Add text, redeye reduction, remove blemishes and whiten teeth. After editing your photos you can always share your photos to your favorite social networks straight from this app. The app comes with 12 free effects and if you want more you have an option to buy. The app provides a high resolution output and drag and drop options to customize the tool bar.

Top Rated Free iPhone, iPad Camera Apps

1. Camera+

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app behaves like a high quality SLR lens and improves on every aspect of the built in camera app. The app is only about one thing great photos. The app has got the touch exposure and focus for the ultimate control if your shots. You can simply tap with a finger for adjusting exposure. The app also has a photo flashlight to brighten up your photos. The app uses a stabilizer to steady your camera so that you don’t get any blurry shots and only the sharpest images. The grid lines will eliminated the possibility for the crooked images. The app has a 6X digital zoom that also renders an excellent quality. There are several scene modes and flash. Crop feature is also present with a dozen of amazing effects and borders.

2. Hipstamatic

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app comes with a new lens i.e. jane and also a free film Ina’s 1982. The also has a new portrait SnapPak for those amazing beauty shots. The app has also got many new changes like redesigned all the recent prints layout so that you can get more HipstaPrint goodness in every pixel. The app also allows you to add the place tags to your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram uploads. You can also post all your photos on your Facebook. The app also provides you info about the lenses and films you can use and it supports landscape orientations for more ease.

3. Snapseed

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app was named as the app of the year for 2012 by TIPA. The app adjusts your photos with a single tap using auto correct. The app allows allows you to tune the images to make them perfect. You can also use the Selective adjust feature to enhance specific areas or objects in your images. Various filters are present in the app like Drama, Village, Grunge and Tilt-Shift. You can also add borders to your images and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram. The app supports JPEG and TIFF images. It can also process RAW images using camera connector kit.

4. FX Photo Studio

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is one of the best camera app according to CNET in the Apple store. The app has over 190 eye popping photo effects and filters like Lomo, Sketch, Vintage, Art, Grunge, 3-D, Textures, Black and White, Color Strokes and Overlays and many more. The app also has powerful editing tools like Gamma, Saturation, Contrast, hues, Exposure, Crop, rotate, Flip and many more. The app also has a color splash tool to make photos with selective color. The app allows you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and E-Mail. The app also has a variety of Text labels, stylish designs and fonts. The app supports retina  display.

Other Good Apps

1. ProCamera

This app is a well balanced 5 in 1 app that enhances still photo and video, and also includes a suite of photo editing tools, social networking support and camera related utilities. The app can deliver more than a digital camera can ever could.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

2. Magic Shutter

This app is just right for making the light trial and motion blur pictures but not for a night camera. The app enables your iPhone to take long exposures and repeated exposure photos. The photo can be taken at the same time when you are watching. The app has 5 shooting modes, 44 flash synchronization options which can be combined together to give you 20 shooting methods.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

3. ShakeItPhoto

This app is a no. 1 Polaroid app for iPhone. This app brings the memories of clicking the Polaroid photos to your iPhone and iPod touch. The app also allows you to convert the existing images into Polaroid photos. The images can be sent to Facebook or Email directly through the app.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

4. Pro HDR

The app is used to automatically create full-resolution HDR images just by a single Tap. The app also come with fantastic filters and frames which will give you more options to edit and enhance you images to make them even better.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

5. Filterstorm

The app has been designed just to meet the photo editing needs of your iPhone and iPad. The app can allow you to add 5 layers to a photo. You can apply the adjustment to a entire image by using brush, gradient, color range, vignette etc. The app will also allow you to send the images via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Email, FTP, SFTP and Dropbox.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

6. Iris Photo Suite

This app offers over 72 filters and textures to add life to your images on just a tap. The app also has complete histogram controls, shadows, horizon correction, color balance adjustment, complete layers and masking controls. The app also reduces noise and provides image correction, corrects images with dull or bad lighting.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

7. Perfect Photo

The app has 28 most essential photo editing tools and effects like red eye removal, Spot healing, Noise reduction, Crop and rotate, Exposure adjust, Color temperature adjustment, Alignment, lip image, saturation, Sharpness, hue, Brightness, Contrast, Temperature, shadow balance, highlights balance, Vintage, Posterize, bloom, pencil paint, invert, Indio, cross process, silver blue, Danbury and bronze.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

8. MonoPhix – Vintage meets Technology

This app allows total control over the intensity of the dark and the light tones in your photo which gives you ultimate contrast variations. The app also has two types of vignetting, the ability to set black and white layer as a transparent layer over your original image in order to create vintage effects or much more.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

9. 360 Panorama

This app allows you to take 360 panaromas everywhere. You can simply turn your iPhone or iPad around to capture thee image in the form of a panaroma. The app allows you to easily capture the panaromas in seconds and share instantly with your friends.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

10. Pic Grunger

The app offers you 11 types of grunge effects and 6 different styles. The optional border options is also there in the app. High and low resolution option allos you to control the quality of the image. The app also provides 12 different textures.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Conclusion

All the Camera apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But all of these app will help you edit, share images and do various other different stuff with your images. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

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Best Things To Do iPhone, iPad Apps To Use [Apps Guide]

Every version of the iOS comes with a default Apple reminders App. For most of us this app will take care of all our reminder related needs. But for some of us who need to some other settings or options other than those provided by the default Apple reminders app this article will be very useful as we will be covering all the paid as well as free apps. You can go through all the apps and choose the best alternative for yourself. All these apps were shortlisted by me after searching the app store for all apps in this category.

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Reminders App from Apple

1. Any.Do

Any.Do

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will help you to organize you to do everything that you do in a day. The app will help you to capture all the things that you want to do in a day also make sure that you get them done. The features like drag and drop to plan your agenda, swipe off a task to mark it as complete and shake your phone to clear the completed task feels just awesome. The app syncs with all your devices, share with your friends, family and colleagues. Instead of just typing in you can also tap the microphone icon and say what you want to do and it will automatically get converted into text.

2. Wunderlist

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This mobile app comes for both iPhone as well as iPod touch which will help you to organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with your Wunderlist account. You can also view and modify your task on Windows, Mac, Linux or iPad and the web. App offers Cloud sync and share with your friends and colleagues. It offers push notifications  and email reminders. You can also prioritize, personalize and organize the application according to your convenience.

3. Astrid Tasks/To-do List

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This application will help you to keep your life organized and meet all the deadlines, reminders, birthdays and lists. The app also allows you to access your tasks anywhere with automatic syncing across your phone. The app also allows you to collaborate with your friends and loved ones. The app also allows you to divide the task if you are planning a trip with your friends. The app will also remind your friends so that you don’t have to do it. Astrid offers cloud sync, push notifications and voice recognition. You can also share your tasks and lists over Email, Facebook and Twitter. You can add notes, set multiple priorities, calendar and calendar integration.

4. Way of Life – The Ultimate Habit Maker & Breaker

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will allow you to invest less than a minute daily to track, identify and change your habits with with the Apps unique red/green color system. When you will collect more information you will be able to easily spot the positive and negative trends in your lifestyle using the trend chart about your daily habits. or whatever is important to you. The app also provides you with readable charts and trend lines so that you can analyze the data in the better way. You can also share your charts with your friends. The app also has the note taking capability. The app is user-customizable and also provides you with the daily reminders. The app also has additional features like export to Dropbox, email, or another app as either as a CSV or Excel file. The also has features like passcode lock and multi language support.

5. Orchestra To-do

Orchestra To-do

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is your to-do list that’s connected to everyone’s life. It helps you to stay organized with reminders, recurring tasks, real-time sync and voice capture. The main power of the app is how it connects your colleagues, family and friends to get the things done. The app also allows you to chat with your collaborators, share an entire list and get real time status updates. The app is great for couples, families, small teams and individuals as well. The app can give you recurring reminders for paying the bills, remembering birthdays, making grocery list and sharing them with your family members or roommate. You can also plan an event such as a vacation, party or a dinner and stay organized.

6. Do it (Tomorrow)

Do it (Tomorrow)

Our Rating: 4.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

If you are like me who who want to put today’s tasks to do for tomorrow then this is the app for you. If you are planning a week the app will allow you to push the reminders from one day to the other. The app has a full virtual todo notebook experience, fastest todo entry and a simple interface. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

7. Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock

Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock

Our Rating: 5.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app is an all in one alarm app which provides you with:-

  1. Pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization.
  2. Pop up  timers with custom messages, count up/countdown and pause.
  3. The alarm clock that is built in this app has access to iTunes playlists and built in melodies, sleep timers, fade-in and a fullscreen clock panel with over 80 high-quality sounds included.

The pop-up reminder alerts can also be configured in this app with many options like :-

  1. Create or edit reminders with just a few taps.
  2. Reminders offer complete configurability, snooze, robust repeat options, custom sounds, pre-alarms, notes and many more.
  3. A drop down panel provides easy access to key features like Nag-me, Snooze, notes and editing.
  4. Nag-me feature allows to repeat the reminders at intervals of 1 minute to 1 hour which can also be combined with DayMinders to repeat reminder throughout the day.

Pop-up timer options in this app are :-

  1. Easy to create and use i.e  tap, spin and go.
  2. Duration may vary from 1 sec to 99 hours with pause and resume feature.
  3. Countdown timers for events like cooking, laundry etc. and CountUp timers for tracking the progress on the various activities.

8. Minimalist To Do List

todolist

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app can be used to quickly add, remove, delete, complete and reorder tasks. You can also create multiple list or use only a single one. You can add detailed note for each task and assign a due date and set a reminder for it. You can also Email the to do list to your self and customize the app in various ways. The app also allows you to sync to iCloud and customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

9. To Do

todo

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a very simple, free To-do list manager. It provides barebones task management. you can add, order and manage your to do items. Basic priority and note support add some extra functionality to this tool. It has due dates and you can also sort your items. A new needs attention priority and pre-format is present in this app which will start before the time set by you in the settings of this app. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

10. Todo Lite

Todo lite

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Now control your To-do list on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and the Mac. The app helps you to keep your tasks up to date on all your devices by providing the versatile sync options.  The app has support for Dropbox and iCloud. The app provides multiple reminder alerts, checklists, passcode protection, landscape support, starred tasks, quick task addition, notes on tasks with clickable phone numbers and URL’s, multi-select feature to manage multiple tasks, full calendar view for choosing dates, drag and drop sorting, integration with phone, Email, Contacts and SMS. It also has GTD support with tags and context, task sharing via Email, Customizable App Badge, printing and TextExpander.

Conclusion

All the reminder apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But they all have a common motive of making your daily reminder and task managing experience better. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

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10 Top Rated Free Apps To Learn Guitar on iPhone

If you want to play guitar on your iPhone like i do then i have got some guitar apps that will help you to learn guitar if you are trying to learn it and in case you already know how to play guitar then the apps will surely add some new things to your wardrobe. iPhone has always been fun but now it can also make you learn guitar with its all new line of guitar apps. I have shortlisted the best free guitar apps for you so that you can choose the one that suits you the best and at the same time learn something useful also before you go ahead and buy yourself a real guitar.

Top 10 Free Guitar Apps from Apple

1. Guitar Tuner

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a very useful if want to play or learn guitar. The plays every note in its standard tuning(E A D G B e). The app is an easy to use audio visual tuner for your guitar. Before operating this app please make sure that your iPhone is not in silent mode. The app provides a simple user interface to visually check whether the pitch for each string is low or high, and also lets you monitor the pitch change as you wind/unwind the guitar.

2. Guitar Free with Songs

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will let you fell the guitar with real strumming and fretting and you can also learn the songs on it. The app has over 500 songs starting from simple ones like Happy Birthday to complex ones like Canon in D. The various other feature that this app offers are 24-fret guitar with multitouch, real strumming, real fretting, chords, real guitar damping and vibrato, open hammer, string tuning, pull odd, 4-8 string support, customizable fingerboard, resizable frets, adjustable metronome, resizable strings, customizable fret markers, left handed support, optional auto plucking, full screen support, navigational bar, quick fret shifting, quick jumping to frets and many more things. So get it, install it and start playing.

3. Gibson Learn & Master w/ StudioShare

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is the 2010 Billboard Music App Award Winner. Gibson Guitars is a world renown company foe producing classic models in every major style of fretted instruments. Gibson partnered with the Legacy Learning Systems to create this magnificent app. This app gives you the essential tools for becoming a better guitar player as well as free full-length lessons from the award-winning Learn and Master guitar. This app allows the novice or the professional musician to record, mix and share your music with friends, fans and fellow musicians anywhere in the world. You can record the music using the built in microphones, external microphones or using the popular add-ons  such as the iRig and Ampkit.

4. Chordmaster LE

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a hand-held guitar chord library which will allow you to view each chord in first position and to strum the virtual strings to play and hear each chord in pristine audio. The library in the app allows its users to navigate to any chord easily and quickly. This app has a digitally sampled sound library that enables the user to scrum across the fingerboard and hear exactly how the selected chords sound like. The app has a graphical layout and intuitive user interface to help you in operating and understanding the app.

5. Magic Guitar

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app allows you to play a note and shake your phone and feel the magic as the music responds to your slightest movement. The app allows to cradle your phone in the palm of your hand like a guitar neck and watch as the beams of light approach your fingertips. You can then press and hold each note and also shake your phone to bring your song to life. You can control the notes, speed, guitar type, pitch and vibrato. You can also swipe your fingers across the screen to bend any note. You can jam on your favourite classical, rock, folk,and pop songs. The app allows you to touch the beams of lights to play all styles of music and also express your creativity by shaking your phone to create the vibrato or drag your fingers to bend the pitch.

6. Guitar Buddy

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app contains 25 scales patterns, 100 rock licks, 5 classical tracks and 1300 strong chord library. The app has scales grouped into Major, Minor, Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Blues, plus Modal Scales including the Dorian, Harmonic Minor, Locrian, Melodic Minor, Mixylodian and Phrygian in C. The app has over 100 rock licks in 4 rock licks bundles and a classical pack with works from composers such as Bach, Sor and Carcassi. It also has a free chord dictionary with audio note playback over 1300 popular chords from various chord groups like Major, Power(5), 6, 7, Maj 7, 9 , 11, 13 , m, m6, m7, m9, m11, m (Maj 7), Suspended 2, Suspended4, Diminished, Augmented, 6/9, 7 Suspended, 7b9, 7b5, 9 suspended 4, Add9 & Augmented 9.

7. Guitar World Lick of the Day

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is created by the Agile Partners and Guitar World, the World’s best selling guitar magazine. The app is a must have for all the guitar players who want to improve their playing skills. The app has Tab and standard music notation and rhythm notation for each lick that scroll in sync with videos on iPad. The practice mode with settings can control the music notation tempo, looping, audio synthesis, a metronome and many more things. Tabs and standard notation now have A/B looping. The app has enhanced sound font and new metronome sounds. The visual fretboard shows finger positions synchronized with the scrolling music notation and all the performance notes are written by the Guitar World’s instructors.

8. Pocket Guitar Songbook

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a sensational free pocket guitar app that gives you the music and lyrics to thousands of songs turning your iPhone or iPad into a powerful portable studio. You can also record your own music video and share it instantly with anyone or everyone online. You can play, record and share them anytime and anyplace. This app includes Lyrics and Chords for 20 songs including Sloop John B, Crossroads and The House Of The Rising sun. The app has a library of thousands of songs which can be downloaded in an instant. This app is the first legal and licensed Lyrics and Chords App in iTunes Store.

9. All Guitar Chords

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app includes over 300 of the most commonly used guitar chords and triads in any version. It also has information on chord theory and east-reference diagrams. This is a perfect app for beginners. The app is free from all the banners and ads. The app is an All in one Package with Guitar Chords, Scales, Triads, Arpeggios, Notes on the fretboard, reverse Chord finder Tool, Alternate Guitar Tunings, Chord Quiz, Chord Scale relationships and many more things that you can learn.

10. JamPlay Guitar Pack

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app provides exclusive content from the JamPlay.com, the leader in the online guitar lessons. This app is a must have for all the artists of all skill levels. The app provides you with the video lessons and you will get a load of essential tools including a tuner, chord library, scale library and backing tracks. It doesn’t matter whether you play acoustic or electric, whether you are a beginner or a advanced player. Everybody agrees that this app is mandatory if you are looking to improve your guitar playing.The app provides Video Lessons, Backing Tracks, Free Content Updates, Tuner, Chord Library, Scale Library and Metronome.

Some More Apps:-

Beginner Guitar Songs, On the Music Path, Guitar Jam Tracks: Acoustic Blues, Guitar Trainer HDx, Guitar! HD and Blues Guitar Lessons.

 

Conclusion

All the Guitar apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But all of these app will help you learn Guitar and do various other stuff like jamming, recording etc. with them. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.