4 Apps To Take Photo With Voice On iPhone, iPad

Apple was the first one to get touch-screen tech on their iPhone and then almost everybody followed and now with introduction of Siri in iPhone 4S, people are getting addicted to control their phones with voice, but still Siri has lots of limitation when it comes controlling your phone through voice commands as Siri cannot take any photo on your voice command.

But that’s what these applications do, they want to cover all the functionalities for you. Today we will be listing all the applications which can help you to enable the voice commands for photo shooting on your iPhone. Voice enabled photo shooting commands allow us to take our family photos independently, without even setting a timer, you will just have to shout it and your iPhone will click that moment.

Apps To Use iPhone Camera With Voice

1. oSnap Voice Enables Camera

This is a new addition to these types of applications and as you can see the screenshot, after making all the setting which includes flash and HDR then you will toggle the button highlighted below.

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Once Voice recognition is ON you will have to say Cheese, Snap or Shoot to make that application click the photo. This application responds to these words only.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

2. ShutterVox

This again will do the same but it will respond to only 1 keyword ‘CHEESE’, if you are buying the ‘lite’ of the free version of this application, whereas if you are buying the paid version then it will respond to more keywords

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A better feature as compared to the previous application is that you can easily share the photographs on your Facebook and Twitter account.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App for Free Version click here

3. Voice Camera Pro

Now this paid application has lots of great features and this application is worth every penny, now it has huge number of voice commands which I have mentioned below, moreover you can create your customer voice commands to do anything related to this application. It has got a huge of list voice commands which can be used, once you have launched this application you will not have to touch your iPhone again for taking any photo.

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You can share your photo vie mail or on your social account by just giving the voice commands, you can also command your iPhone to take 1, 2, 3 or 4 consecutive photographs, you can post that photograph on Facebook or Twitter, close the application, launch the options of those applications and almost everything through large number of voice commands. You will find all those commands on download page of that application. It is far better than all the applications available on App store for the same purpose.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $2.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

4. Voice Activated Camera

This application does not describe itself much on App Store and you will not find much of its screenshot. This is a paid application and as per its description it will click your photograph over voice commands.

Our Rating: 2/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App


So all these applications mentioned above can help you to introduce voice based photo shooting on your iPhone, out of these application if you are ready to pay then I suppose Voice Camera should be the best option as it has loads of better functionalities as compared to other applications. I t will be great if the users can let us know about their feedbacks on these application under the comments mentioned below.


Create Live Active Pictures On iPhone With Flixel

Flixel is one great photography application that animates your pictures in such a way that rather it looks like a video is being played. You can capture your own moments, bring them to life and upload them. Beside this you can also view Flixels created by other users across the globe.

Making the app even more special is the ability to add filters, add looping effects and most importantly to share created or viewed flixels with your friends on twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and email.

The main interface of the app contains five tabs at the bottom: Home, Loved, Capture, Featured and Profile. Under Home you have your own Flixel feed as well as the feeds from nearby. On each of the Flixel there is Love count and comment count at the bottom.


The Loved tab contains the most loved Flixels of the week, month and all-time. Similar is the featured section containing that contains all the featured Flixels. The Profile section features your own profile where you can add your account picture and sign in your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts.


To view a Flixel tap on it. You will again see four tabs at the bottom: Love count, comments, share and flag as inappropriate.


As you can see the Love tab lists all the users who loved the picture. Its similar to Liking a picture or comment on Facebook.


You can read all the comments on a picture under the Comments tab.


Sharing a Flixel is easy. Tap on Share tab under a Flixel and you can share the same on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Email.


If you do not like a particular picture, you can flag it as inappropriate.


To coming to the main function of the app, how to create flixels, you have to use the Capture button. The bottom middle button in the first picture. Use the button to open the camera. By default you have grids on the camera which you can hide using the box button. Record a small moment from here and the app will process it for you.


Once it processes and stabilizes the image, it will open up an editing screen. Here you have the edit, erase,layer buttons along with Star/End, Looping and Filters tab at the bottom.


Under Start/End you can manually select the starting and ending frame of the Flixel.


Under Looping you can set a loop delay and direction as well, backward of forward.


A couple of filters are available for free but you can also purchase some exclusive flilters.


After you are done editing the Flixel, proceed by tapping the done button. On the next page you can add a caption to your Flixel, share the location and even configure sharing the same on other social websites.


App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5 or later.

Conclusion: Very lively app. Each Flixel amazes you. 5 stars from our side.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No, Download Similar App From Here ]

Similar Apps

  • Giffer: Giffers uses a series of pictures and lets you create an animation out of these. Sharing on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook is one of its features. Animation loops can be used on Gifs and these animations can be saved in your GIF library for later sharing.
  • GifBoom: This is one of the most feature rich GIF animator app and is a highly rated one. Loads of effects and GIF feeds.

Instagram For Android User Review

Instagram app that has been making lots of news in the iOS world so far, is now reaching out to other platforms as well, for instance is now available in Google Play Store(the Android Market). The app enables you to present all your photos in a more unique, refreshing ways. Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. As you launch the app, you need to sign up first and make your personal Instagram account.


As you sign up, the app takes you to ‘Find Friends’ screen where you can find your friends that are also using the app from your Contacts List, Facebook or Twitter. After finding them, you can choose to follow them. You can also skip this page and get to the next page(tapping on the blue icon with 2 white arrows pointing rightwards on top-right of the screen) where you can follow many other Instagram users from across the world whom you don’t know personally. So,


So, every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world. By tapping on the icon showing a star at the bottom, you get to the ‘Popular’ section where you get to see some of the popular, most liked pictures. You can also the like or leave a comment, just as in Facebook dear.


Then the best part of the app – choosing up your own pics from the camera(i.e click one right away) or the photo gallery and editing them with Instagram to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Tap on the middle most icon at the bottom, and then choose a photo. After selecting one, Just tap on ‘Accept’ and move on.


Thereafter the app takes you to the main page that will provide you with all the photo editing tools100% free custom designed filters and borders, change the brightness, rotate, etc. Make your desired changes and proceed by tapping on the blue icon on the top-right of screen.


Further, type the caption for the edited pic, enable Geotag if you want to and tap on ‘UPLOAD’ icon on top-right. Then, you can also share it on Social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Tumblr. See the image below.


Then you can have a look at all your edited photos, the instgram users you following and the one’s that are following you. And tapping on the icon showing 3 white square dots on top-right gives you all the other settings option that you might want to change according to you and all the info about the app as well.


You can also track all the news i.e if there’s any photo that made it to the ‘Popular’ page recently. The tap on the 2nd icon from right will provide you this info.


The app’s pretty much decent with a very smooth User Interface, very easy to use and a delight for the people who like to play around with their pics and give them a new, refreshing look and then share it with friends and family. I know, there are are plenty of them out there who will definitely go for this app on their Android(2.2 and up) Smartphones.

However there are other photo editing apps also available in the market that are equally good. For instance, try out the Photo Editor – Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, and draw on your photos. The app is loaded with some great features to explore.


Also, try out the Photo Art – Color Effects app that can enable you to color the picture with your fingers or apply several effects. You can color your old black&white photos. Everyone can be an artist with this photo editing app.


With another similar app – the Pencil Art Maker, you can give your photo an artistic form. You can chose some artistic effects and change color,contrast,vividness.


Well, we think that these apps may satisfy your quench for being creative with your photos and enhance your photography skills. If not, in one of our future posts, we would definitely come up with a separate post informing you about many other photo editing apps available on the Google Play Store, as this is one activity that we are sure is liked by many, either as a hobby or just as a favorite pass time. Stay tuned.


Export iPhone Images Directly To iCloud Using Cloudy Exporter

iCloud is a great service from Apple whereby you backup your iPhone or iDevice data to Apple servers. The same service can be used to restore your device with a previously made backup that would include your contacts, messages, notes,photos etc.

Now exporting your favorite pictures from your device to iCloud Photo Stream has become a little more easier. Cloudy Exporter is a brilliant app to export your saved photographs in your photos album to iCloud Photo Stream. So all your devices will automatically get the pictures you export via Cloudy Exporter.

Most impressively the app is available for free on the app store and i am sure it is a must have grab. The main interface of the app is very clean and has a single Export Images button only.


To export images, just tap on the button and it will open your iPhone’s photo album.


From here you can enter the album and select the images you want to upload. Disappointingly at once you can export 5 pictures only and in case you exceed the limit it will notify you with a message.


Once you have selected the 5 pictures, press done and the app will start exporting the images. Impressively if you are not connected to the Wi-Fi just select the photos and the next time you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, it will automatically export the pictures.


There are no additional setting options for the app but if you want to rate the app or visit the website or enter the FAQ section, press the i button present towards the top on the main screen.


App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Conclusion: Amazing app but i wish it could have allowed more than 5 pictures at once

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]


Capture Photos And Stitch Them To Create Widescreen Photos On iPhone

Many photographers use their special skills and instruments to capture beautiful wide screen photographs, also known as Panoramas. Having such a great camera on your iPhone, sometimes i feel if i could capture wide screen photographs with the same.

Clicking panoramas in one single shot is not possible on your iPhone but with Autostitch you can actually click a couple of pictures and then stitch them to create one beautiful panorama. Autostitch Panorama is one of the best app available to create wide angle photographs and with a couple of instructions in your mind, i am sure you will create amazingly real panoramas.


The interface has three sections, Shoot Panoramas, Select Photos and My Panoramas. With Shoot Panorama you can access the camera and take a number of pictures immediately.


Most importantly the pictures you take need to be overlapping by atleast 30 % and also the horizontal level should remain the same or else your panorama wouldn’t be perfect. Once you click all the pictures, press Stitch.


After taking a couple of seconds the app will stitch your taken pictures into one nice Panorama.


If you are still not happy with the Panorama and want a little bit of cropping, press the crop button at bottom and crop the way you like it.


One can also press the bottom left button to save to picture to the camera roll or share it on Facebook, Twitter, Email etc.


Coming back to the main screen, under the Select Photos section you can select previously clicked pictures and create a panorama.


Under My Panoramas, on the main screen, you can have access to your previously created panoramas.


The app features a settings section from where you can change the resolution, blending level, auto-exposure etc.




App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Conclusion: Lovely app that stitches pictures beautifully.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No , Download Similar App From Here ]


iPhone Siri Like App For Android Phones

As always Apple comes up with amazing new features with its iOS upgrades and new devices. If you talk about the iPhone 4S or specifically the iOS 5, it comes with as many as 200 new features by comparison with the previous iOS 4.

One of the most advanced and interesting feature of the iOS 5 is Siri. Siri is an intelligent software/assistant which recognizes your voice and words you speak and does what one asks it to do. With Siri you can send messages, schedule meetings, make phone calls, and more.

Very interestingly, the app does not have preset commands that you need to speak out instead your routine way of speaking is enough for this intelligent personal assistant to understand and perform tasks. Now enough with the Siri, what if you have an Android device and want to have an app similar to Siri?

Although there are no apps as intelligent as Siri but the closest one, for android, is known as Voice Actions or Jeannie. The app comes in both paid and free versions with their names as Voice Actions Plus and Jeannie respectively. To download the app search Jeannie on Android Market. On running the app a blue mic appears on the screen ensuring that the app has been launched.

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Now when it turns green you can start giving commands to it and it will do the same hopefully.

Voice Actions Android Siri Alternative

Some of the examples:

* call James at home
* text Maria that I love her
* news about Barack Obama
* set alarm clock:
* wake up monday at 8am

ask for the distance to the moon,
the capital of brazil
… and other simple facts!

* play music by bach
* launch browser
* open favorites,recent contacts
* search ebay, amazon, wolfram, etc.
* where is berlin center
* enable bluetooth

Say something and ask for it later!
I read poems to you,
ask for a quote about love, …

* translate I love you in spanish
* email john … I liked your song
* what sound does an elephant make
* install adobe reader

Call her Gini, Djini, Jeanie, whatever you like.
She will accept the nickname that you give her.

Get more Voice Actions for your phone:
* make a video
* navigate to Alaska
* contact john doe
* remind me to pick up Joe in 30 minutes
* video of snoring cats
* get me a pizza
* record audio

* image of the sunset
* define luck
* spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
* horoscope for pisces
* play a game (test)
* reads incoming SMS
* say ‘speak faster, louder, chinese’
(SVOX recommended)

* close this application
* previous, next
or just use your fingers to swipe
and some undocumented magic

Press the menu key and the preferences are opened.

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Unlike Siri which adapts to only a limited number of languages, Jeannie features more than enough languages.

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You can enable Safe Search which for filtering offensive content. Under Bot name, you can give the assistant a name.

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Under Your Name you can type in your name but i recommend you to interact with Jeannie and make it understand your name. It will call you by the name you enter.

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A shake to wake feature is there to activate Jeannie by shaking the device.

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App Requirements: Compatible with all android devices. Requires android 2.1 or later.

Conclusion: Brilliant Assistant. The best one so far for android. Upgrade to full version for faster service.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For iPhone – Yes, iOS 5 Users Already Have Siri, For Lower Version Download Voice Actions Here ]


Add Cartoon Strip Effects, Annotations To Images On Your iPhone

Halftone is a very cool application available on the app store that lets you add cartoon strips type of effects to images. Halftone originally is a technique of generating pictures with dots of same or different sizes and now even we can try our hands on this technique on our iPhone or iPad.

The interface is very neat with 6 buttons in order at the bottom and two buttons on the top on either side of Halftone text. The buttons at the bottom are in a particular order to help you accomplish the task of creating cool images and is as follows:

  • Find or take a picture
  • Choose a paper style
  • Pick a layout that you like
  • Add balloons with text as seen in comic strips
  • Add stamps
  • Select a font to finish the image and then you can share or print it.


Now to start press the first camera button at the bottom left and either choose an existing picture from the camera roll or capture a fresh one. Your image will look like the one below with a caption at the bottom and date at the top of the image. To make any changes to the text or date just tap on it and type in what you wish to.


The next button, a sheet with folded corner – second from the left is for adding paper effect. You can select from a number of different paper types.


The third button is to be used to change the layout of the page. Whether you want to have captions or not and in case you want to, then where do you want the captions to be place. So from 9 different layouts, you can choose any one.


The fourth button with a bubble, is to add text bubbles as seen in comic strips.


To change the text or shape of the bubble, you can tap on it and then change the following. You can also delete a bubble from here itself.


The fifth button is the stamps button and very common and catchy stamps like BLAM BLAM or HAHA HAHA can be used.


Unfortunately one cannot create stamps with wished texts and can only choose from a list by tapping on an already added stamp.


At last you will have to select the font and its size via the last button and then your image is complete.


To further share the image on mail, on Facebook and Twitter or print it, press the button at the top right corner of the main screen.


Settings can be accessed by tapping on the top left button to change enable disable options like Full size, save camera, blend original, process original etc. You can also alter the dot size, strength and gain.


If you are running iOS 5 then the app can also detect your face and add speech bubbles on its own by recognizing the face.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Conclusion: I must say that the developer has done a brilliant job and i love it. Things i regret include the in unavailability of contrast & brightness adjuster, inability to resize the speech bubbles and also the lack of adding custom tints to images.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –No ]


Nightcam+ Lets You Take Clear Pictures In Night Without iPhone Flashlight

It is really hard to take pictures at night when your smart phone is running on low battery and you cannot use your flash anymore. Talking about iPhone, there was a certain disappointment with the 3GS as it didn’t had flash and one cannot take pictures at night if the light around is low.

iPhone 4 came as a boon and has flash but even then it won’t help much in case the battery is about to drain and you want to take pictures in low light. Now whatever may be the case, you can take clear clear pictures in low light at night without a flash. Yes i said without a flash and NightCam+ will let you do so.

You can find the app on app store and download it. Talking about the interface the app is extremely easy to use and understand. There are no hidden options and all the available features are there on the very screen. There is a small square section in the middle of the screen which displays the highlighted object and besides that there are 5 opaque button on the main screen Enlight, Color, Preset, torch lighter support and front and rear camera flip button. To hide all the buttons from the main screen just tap on the square section.

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The exposure can be set to auto or off or you can set it manually using the slider at the bottom as well.


Color themes can be used from RGB to Green or Black and White.


Four presets for quality are also available which allow taking pictures in low, med , high and photo qualities.


Zooming in and out is another attribute of the nightcam and you can do so using the small slider present at the right bottom corner of the screen.


The image below  has been taken in literally no light and was on Photo quality which makes this app quite impressive.


Key features of NightCam+

  • full resolution image capture
  • instant preview
  • 3 color spaces RGB, GREEN (for night vision funs) and B&W
  • Manual and Auto image enlightenment
  • Back and Front camera support.
  • Geo tagging your photos
  • Torch lighter for capable devices
  • The NightCam+ algorithm DON’T requires a long exposure time and you DON’T need to hold device steady to have a good shots

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Conclusion: It does click nice pictures without flash and you must try it

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –No , Download Similar App For Android From here ]


Create Animations From GIF Images On Your Android Phone

Ever seen stop motion animations like cartoons where objects are physically manipulated so that they appear to be moving? You must have seen such videos as they are interesting and catch your attention. If you own an android device then you might want to try your creativity in doing something similar.

Gifinator is a well application which creates stop-motion animations, or animations in simple words, using a couple of pictures snapped in a sequence on your android device. The interface is simplistic with a + button on the top right corner to start creating a new animation.

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On the next screen you have a couple of buttons at the bottom and a big camera image in the middle of the screen.

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The first button from the left is for camera settings like auto focus and onion skin transparency. When you set a transparency level here whenever you take a picture a transparent image of the taken image will be there on the screen so that it helps you while clicking the next picture. It might look like an illusion on the screen but you will understand the importance while using it.

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The next button from the left is for applying an effect to the picture you are about to click. Effects include aqua, blackboard, sepia etc.

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The middle X button is to delete a particular picture that you have captured. Just tap on a taken image and press X to delete it. Then we have a button with a small clock which is for setting timers to click pictures automatically. Here you can set the capture interval in seconds and the total no of frames to be taken.

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Coming to the functionality of the app, you need to click a couple of pictures first. To do so touch the camera image in the middle of the screen or anywhere on the screen to click a picture. Now click a couple of pictures in a sequence, for eg, opening a door, waving your hand etc.

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After you have done so, click the right button at the bottom right to proceed. On the next page the app will create an animation for you with all those gif images.

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Further you can press the settings button to select a resolution of your choice.

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You can also use the rotate button present in the middle of the screen to change the orientation of an animation from portrait to landscape or vice versa.

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At last press the right most button to share or save the animation.

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App Requirements: Compatible with all android devices. Requires android 2.2 or later.

Conclusion: Works well but it has some bugs. Worth a free download

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For iPhone – No ]


Transfer Camera Photos From Your iPhone To Computer Without Connecting To USB Port With Wire

Transferring taken pictures from your apple device to your computer via the cable is an easy task which can be performed by almost everybody. But what if the cable is not there with you and you badly want to transfer a couple of pictures to a PC.

PhotoSync is a solution to this problem. This app helps you transfer pictures from the camera roll of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to a PC or other apple device present on the same Wifi network. On the very first interface you would see your camera roll since the app scans your phone when it initiates.


On the inside of the camera roll you will see a couple of buttons on the screen. A back button on the left top corner, a Sync button in red on the right top corner, a button with an eye at the left bottom and settings button at the bottom right.

You must have understood the meaning of Sync and back button. Now on the above screen you can conveniently select a as many photos by tapping on each of them. This very screen does not allow viewing any picture in full screen and in order to do so before selecting a photo, you can press the eye button at the bottom left to change flip the screen. Here you can press any photo and view it in full screen.


Coming back to the main screen now, you can select the desired photos and when you are ready to sync press the red Sync button. Here it will ask you whether you want to sync all, sync new pictures, mark all as synced or receive(upload) photos/videos.


Select any of the desired options and then a pop up window will open where you can see a two modes for transferring photos and videos. One is with the photo-sync PC software and the other is a browser based service. Since like me many of you would not like to install additional software, enter the web address (e.g in the address bar of any browser.


When you do so a photo sync interface will open up in the browser where you can view all the pictures and videos of your camera roll. Here you can press Select and then select multiple photos and then download them and you can also download all of them at the same time by pressing Download All at the top. Besides this you can also use Upload button at the top to upload multiple photos and videos.

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To access additional settings press i at the bottom right corner. Here you can configure your device with PC or other apple device. Quick transfer can also be configured where your transfers between similar apple devices or PC will be faster and more convenient. You can also change the sort order, enable/disable web sharing and camera roll etc.


The app also allows transfers to Dropbox, Flickr, FTP/SFTP, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter etc.


For more convenience you can download and install the Photo-Sync PC software available for free from its website and then configure your device with the PC for frequent use.

Note: The configuration options for iDevice to PC or iDevice to iDevice are applicable only when PhotoSync app is available on both the ends. It will not work if one app has Photo-Sync while the other doesn’t.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Conclusion: Amazing app and loved the way it works. Extremely quick

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –No , Download Similar App For Android From here ]