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Two Best Free Applications to Create Your own Music on iOS devices

Few days ‘GarageBand’ went free as one of the applications on Apple devices as the part of ‘iLife’ application pack and today we also have another application which has been stated as the application of the week on the App Store of iOS devices. These two are the best applications if you want to produces your own music over the Apple iOS devices. Obviously, ‘GarageBand’ leads the way but it is really heavy for iPhone 4 to operate and it may crash frequently and the same story goes for the iPhone 3GS, so we are stating the second application for those users.

1. GarageBand

This music generation application has most of the general beats and rhythm played by most of the instruments and thus they can repeated and used again and again to generate your music, you also have the option to record the music through the microphone of your iPhone. So, you can play your guitar and sing to record your voice in it. Most of the smart rhythm packs of the application will have to be bought at 5$ but still the features are worth trying.

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It seems as if the Apple have really started forging their policies in a different directions. Firstly it was the updates of Mac OS (I.e Maverick) along with the free iLife pack and now the Freemium version of Garageband. I cannot see that where Apple people are heading towards but these are good for us, so no worries.

Download: Garageband | App Store

2. Figure

It is a really great application if you want to produce nice and DJ type beats over the best percussions music. This will give you all the possible percussion music with the beats and you will be able to align them in order to get best electronic music. The application is really good and it has both already programmed percussion sets (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and more beats) along with the feature of producing the beats with the help of finger taps.

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These are the best music producing application which are available over the App Store, if you have a better choice then let us know or you can ask anything related to the feature of these applications.

Download: Figure | App Store

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[Solved] Stop iPhone, iPad or iPod Contents Gets Deleted When Synced With iTunes

Many users have reported that they lose all the data once they connect their iPhone to iTunes. Now, it is one of the major issues which an iPhone user must have faced once and this is really annoying when you connect your iPhone and then all data gets vanished. Before proceeding further let me tell you that in the solution discussed below, I have mentioned only iPhone everywhere, but all these tips are viable for iPad and iPods also.

Common circumstanced when this problem occurs

  • When you have connected your new iPhone to iTunes installed on your PC.
  • When you have connected your iPhone to another PC or a new PC for the first time.
  • When you have connected your iPhone to a PC on which iTunes have been installed for the first time.

 

Tips to get over this Problem

  • Remove Auto-Syncing
    I will recommend you to stop the auto-syncing in you iTunes. Sometimes, we do not want the syncing to occur as soon as we connect our iPhone to iTunes. But then then once syncing starts it will complete its all the 7 or 6 steps and then you will be able to disconnect it. Moreover auto-syncing may lead to losing all the data on your iPhone.
    Go the ‘Edit’ menu and under that click the ‘Preferences’ section, which will take you to another window, as mentioned in the screenshot. Just select the appropriate option as highlighted below and then auto-syncing will be stopped.
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  • Authorize That Computer for your Apple ID (when connecting to a computer for the first time)
    Syncing is the process where in your computer or laptop will always keep a perfect synchronization between the applications available on your iPhone and the folder on your computer where all the applications are saved.
    This means that if you have installed any application on your iPhone then it will automatically transfer that IPA to the folder on your computer where all the other applications are saved. And, if you download any application from iTunes on your computer, then while syncing, it automatically transfer that application on your iPhone. Unless you delete that application manually from your iPhone or you uncheck that application on the syncing Window.
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    But when you are syncing your iPhone for the first on a new computer then, then that computer should fetch all the applications from your iPhone without making any changes to your iPhone. Instead this, sometimes it happens that computer starts deleting all the application from your iPhone.
    This awkward thing happens when you have not authorized that computer on your apple ID and thus computer is not authorized to transfer any data form your iPhone.
    To correct this issue, go to the option named ‘Store’ and then click the option ‘Authorize the Computer’.
  • Stop losing your data when you have connected your iPhone to a new computer (and do not want to authorize it)
    If that is not your computer, and you still want to sync your iPhone as you want to transfer some new songs, then go the ‘App’ sub-tab and then below it, un-check the checkbox for syncing the applications. Similarly you will have to do the same for contacts, images and other important stuff on your iPhone.
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These are the only settings which should be taken care of while syncing your iPhone on any computer. Please mention your comments if this problem still persists.

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Best Apps Lists

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 Apps Lists

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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Social Networking

Broadcast Live Video From iPhone To Facebook Wall As Video Update [App Review]

Today i have got an app for you which will allow you to broadcast live from your iPhone to your Facebook wall, Friendsee. This broadcast can be seen by all your friends directly simply by click of a button. The best feature of broadcasting is that apart from all your friends everyone else in the world can also see you. The video that you broadcast is recorder so that you and your friends can watch it later on Facebook or on the Friendsee website. The video can be broadcasted from either of the camera’s in your iPhone in both landscape as well as portrait mode.

Friendsee 5 Review

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This is the first screen which will open up when you will launch the application for the first time after installing it from the Apple store. As  you can see the screen has one button which says Login with Facebook. If you want to use this app further you will have to login with your Facebook account.

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After you login successfully this is the first screen which will open up. This screen has many button and we will discuss the functionality of each one of them in detail.

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Edit:- There is a Facebook Edit or delete sign on the top left hand corner of the screen. When you will tap on this button it will allow you to modify the Title of your broadcast video.

Camera Switch Button :- This button is present on the top right hand corner of the screen which will allow you to switch between your front and back cameras.

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Home Icon :- When you will press the home icon present in the bottom left hand corner, below screen will open up. Apart from this the other buttons present at the bottom like Mic icon will allow you to turn your Microphone ON or OFF. The Go Live button will start broadcasting the video Live on Facebook. The Flash button will turn the Flash ON or OFF. The last button on the bottom right hand corner will turn on and turn off your Facebook share.

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My Broadcasts :- This screen has four tabs under My Broadcasts section at the bottom i.e. Me, Following, Everyone and Invite. The default tab that opens up is the Me tab which is right now empty as i have not broadcasted any videos till now.

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Following Tab :- This tab will show you the broadcasts of all those people whom you are following.

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Everyone Tab :- This tab will show you all the broadcasts that are done on Facebook by anyone currently in the world.

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Invite Tab :- You can also invite your friends to use this app via Facebook, SMS and Email.

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Settings :- There is a settings button at the top right hand corner of the page when you will tap on that the above screen will open which will allow you to Log out from your Facebook account.

Other Similar Good Apps For Broadcasting on Facebook

1. Ustream

The app allows you to broadcast and watch live videos from your iPhone anytime and anywhere. You can watch live and recent videos and also discover about the upcoming events. The app allows you to issue a poll and chat with your audience.

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

2. Color for Facebook

This app allows you to instantly capture and share Live video broadcasts and photos with your friends and family on Facebook. The app can broadcast over Wi-Fi as well as mobile networks. You can also customize your audience for a video from everyone to just family, just friends or just a friend.

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

3. Broadcast for Friends

This app lets you stream Live Video from the app to your Facebook timeline. The app allows you to stream unlimited videos from your iPhone to your Facebook timeline. It also has all the privacy settings so that you can decide about the viewership of you broadcast.

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

4. TwitCasting Live – Broadcast Video and Radio for Free

This app will allow you to broadcast live videos and twitter tweets from your iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can broadcast your videos only over the 3G network.

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

Conclusion

According to me Friendsee app is the best option in terms of features, GUI and its user friendliness if you are looking for applications in this category. You can also try out the other applications that i have mentioned in Other Similar Good Apps For Broadcasting on Facebook category. If you have any comments about the applications that i have discussed in this post or if you find any other application for the same purpose apart from the ones that i have listed then please let us know about your reviews from the comments section.

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

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Tips

Use More Than One Apple ID On iPhone, iPad

Recently I went to my brother’s place and while I was playing around on his iPhone, I came across an interesting application. I liked it so much that I immediately took my iPhone out of the pocket, opened the App Store, searched the app and downloaded it.

It was as simple as you can think of. But this method was convenient for only a single app and not for a group of apps. You would never want to search each and every app on the app store and then download it. You must know that all the apps that you download from the store are listed in your purchases and each list is exclusive to one Apple ID. So if you friend downloads a couple of apps which you also want to have on your iPhone, a very convenient method for doing so is logging in the store using your friend’s Apple ID.

Many of you do know how to sign out from the existing Apple account and sign in using another but for those who are still confused about the same, we are here to help you.

A very important note is that you could use any number of Apple accounts on one device, obviously one at a time, or one Apple ID on multiple devices but you should not use the same account for iCloud syncing. Using the same iCloud account, even accidently, could result in merged contacts, notes etc. As advised, in case you are having more than one device to share the App Store purchases between, set up the devices using separate Apple IDs and configure the iCloud account using the same.

Now to sign out from the existing id and log in using a different id to transfer applications, follow the procedure given below:

  • Go to settings and scroll down to the option, STORE.

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  • Tap on STORE and on the next page you will see the Apple ID you are currently signed in with. The layout here is different and there is no SIGN OUT button probably because I am still on iOS 5.0.1. In your case you could see a red SIGN OUT button just below the Apple ID, so all you have to do is tap on it.

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  • If your Apple ID page looks like mine, tap on the ID and select Sign Out. Once you have signed out, a SIGN IN button will appear with which you can sign in using the desired Apple ID.

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I hope the post was helpful enough and now you would definitely be able to transfer your purchases from one device to another with ease.

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Tweaks

iPhone Percentage Apps Download Indicator [Jailbreak Required]

For a long while there is one thing that annoys me the a little and it is related to the App Store downloads. Whenever I and obviously all you readers, download an application from the App Store its icon appears on the home screen. The downloading begins instantly and the progress bar starts filling up.

Now this is the point where my problem steps in which is that I cannot see the progress in percentage. What we all see is a small progress bar across the length of the icon which gradually fills up. I had always wished for a better way of tracking the progress of the download and a recent tweak on Cydia has come as a great solution to my problem.

AppCent is the name of the tweak and it actually shows the download progress of any app in percentage. It is free and you can download it from Cydia by searching AppCent.

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After installing the tweak and respringing your Apple device, you must go to the stock settings app and look for AppCent. (See the image below)

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Tap on AppCent and on the inside there will be a enable / disable toggle. So enable the feature by tapping on the toggle.

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Now to check the tweak, you can go to the App Store and download any free app. As you can see in the image below, I am downloading a game and the progress is close to 4 %.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: It really injects a sense of relief in me when I see the download progress reaching 100 %. I am sure you will like it too.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This Tweak

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

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Tweaks

iOS 6 Photo Share Menu For iOS 5.x

Apple has a very distinct quality of keeping its fans and customers engrossed throughout the year. How do they do it? Apple proceeds in a very planned manner and each year it brings something new to our lives. This year it is the expected iPhone 5 and already released iOS 6. Nothing is confirmed about the new iPhone but as far as the new iOS is concerned, Apple has updated its website with all the upcoming features of the iOS 6.

As soon as the beta version of iOS 6 was released for developers, Cydia tweak developers could not resist themselves from testing out the new OS exploring it. One of the new features that we would see in the upcoming OS is the shared Photo Streams. The feature lets you share pictures with your friends instantly and even lets you upload pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ as conveniently as ever. But obviously one has to wait this very feature until apple releases the iOS for general public.

Now here we have a very interesting tweak which can integrate the above mentioned feature into your iOS 5 photo stream. The tweak is called as iOS 6 Photos Menu and is available for free on Cydia.

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There is neither anything to configure nor any toggle to enable or disable the feature. All you got to do is install the tweak and respring your device.

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Now when you will open the your Photo stream and hit the share button, a clean nice interface will pop up. You will have icons for mail, message, twitter, facebook, google+, print, copy and use as wallpaper. So now you can do whatever you want to, with your pictures and that too very quickly. I am sure many of you will like the tweak.

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

Conclusion: A wonderful work by the developers. You can enjoy the feature way ahead of the launch of iOS 6.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This Tweak

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]