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Handle: Create Reminders Directly From Email and Sync With Calendar App

January 31, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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We haven’t seen much innovation as off late from app developers when it comes to to-do and reminder apps. Just about every feature has been integrated in apps that preexist on the App Store.

However, Handle is a reminder app that offers a unique feature that we didn’t come across in other apps along the same lines. With it, you can create reminders directly from your email account. Also, you can sync Handle with the Calendar app and add events that aren’t tied down to the calendar.

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Anchor Pointer: Set GPS Positions & Track Them With A Compass

January 25, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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There are already hundreds of navigation apps available on the App Store, but that hasn’t stopped iOS developers from releasing their creations for this niche. Today we’re going to look at Pleeq’s release in depth. The app is called Anchor Pointer.

This isn’t your usual navigation app, a reason why we’re so intrigued. It bypasses maps and turn-by-turn directions to return the user to specific points where they’ve left virtual anchors.

You can also meet peers with the compass at any public place, or re-discover where you parked your car.

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DataMan Next For iOS 8: Track Data Usage In Real Time

January 24, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Keeping yourself updated is important when it comes to a data plan. If you’re currently having 500 MB to 1 GB for a month, you would want to know when you’re reaching the consumption limit so you don’t have to pay overage charges. Even if you have an unlimited plan, it goes down from high-speed to dial-up modem after the first few gigabytes are used: and that’s something to keep track of too.

DataMan Next is an iOS app that performs an essential function of keeping tabs on how much data you’re consuming every month, and issues notifications once you hit thresholds. It added iOS 8 support in the form of a widget that can be accessed from the Notification Center.

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Filterstorm Neue: More Power To Photo Editing On iPhone

January 22, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Admit it or not, you feel like editing photos after you’ve taken a few shots with your iPhone. Of course you care about results. And that’s why you probably keep image editing apps on your device.

Still, you want to place your eyes on this post, because we’re going to talk about Filterstorm Neue. This app includes a comprehensive set of image editing tools to suit photographers of all levels: you get preset filters, whose strength can be adjusted by swiping up and down the screen.

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Sip Color: Create Palettes Anywhere From Your iPhone and Sync To Your Mac

January 20, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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In 2012, Mac users received an app called ‘Sip‘ which enabled them to pick colors from their screen and convert them to 12 different color formats. The developer for the same app has released an iOS version of the app called ‘Sip Color‘.

With the iOS version, iPhone users can create an account and use the cloud to back-up their color schemes so that they can sync them with Mac. You can extract a color scheme from an existing image or live camera input.

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Reuk App: Take Full Control Over The Shutter Speed, White Balance and ISO Sensitivity

January 18, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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With iOS 8, Apple provided developers with more control over the camera, allowing them to control focus, white balance and exposure.

Reuk is an iOS 8 app that takes advantage of this functionality. It gives users total control over the shutter speed, white balance and ISO sensitivity.

You can manually adjust the focus point, and see if you’re holding the camera at the correct level or otherwise with the built-in level adjuster. The app also has a great timer and flash feature.

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Gyf Lets You Convert Short Videos Into GIFs, Control Playback And More

January 16, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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Before the advancement of iPhone apps, sharing videos was limited to desktops where you would upload and share videos on YouTube and Facebook.

However, apps like Vine and Instagram made video production and sharing short, quick and easy. That said, Vine and Instagram videos still take up a lot of space.

Gyf is an iPhone app that can be used to record a ten second video and turn it into a GIF. Or you can take one from the camera roll for the same purpose. After creating a GYF profile, you can upload and share your creation.

The app lets you manage the frame rate and the speed at which the GIF plays from within the application. Additionally, Facebook and Messenger integration makes it easy to share the GIF.

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Neato App: Take Notes Within Notification Center in iOS 8

January 15, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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You’ve probably used your iPhone to write notes and reminders on the go. It’s convenient, as you have access to your phone around the clock. However, unlocking the device and digging the note taking app can seem daunting at times when you have little time to jot down something.

Neato is an app that solves the dilemma. It uses iOS 8’s new widget system to enable the user to take notes by pulling down the notification center. After doing this, you can save the notes to Evernote, Dropbox, or even Twitter.

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Crimson Keyboard Makes Predictive Typing On iPhone A Breeze

January 14, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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We’ve previously covered some great keyboard apps for iPhone users, mostly third-party keyboards that were released for iOS 8. Now you can get everything from GIF keyboards to keyboards that provide auto correcting emojis.

However, Crimson is an iOS 8 keyboard app that brings something completely different to the table: it brings a unique way of typing to the iPhone that builds on a strikingly similar iOS keyboard, greatly improving on it.

How to use Crimson for iPhone

After installing Crimson, you’ll see a tutorial that takes you through the manual installation process, which requires you to go to Settings – General – Keyboard – Keyboards. Then, tap ‘Add New Keyboard’ > ‘Crimson’. You will need full access to the app, so turn on the toggle for Full Access.

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After full access can be granted, you can tweak Crimson settings. For example, you can change its theme (there are 5 colors to select from), behavior such as auto correct and spacebar, and predictive typing. The keyboard adapts to the user and fills its personal dictionary with frequently used words.

One of the most interesting aspects of the app is the Spacebar Split. It means that when you insert a space, the spacebar will split into two separate buttons for period and comma. Tap the one you want will insert it after the very last word.

The app has a feature similar to the predictive text feature present in iOS 8, but the suggestions are displayed above the keys, rather than in a bar attached to the keyboard only useful for showcasing three words.

While typing, when the word you want to use comes up on the keyboard’s prediction, you can swipe up on the key underneath to place it into the text field. The auto correct feature is decent and if you misspell something the keyboard doesn’t recognize, it will revert it back to the misspelled version.

Final thoughts

The keyboard is similar to the native keyboard in appearance, which makes it a joy to use. It’s incredibly fast and you’ll love it when colors show up when a key is pressed. Auto correct and predictive typing works flawlessly.

You can download Crimson keyboard for $1.99 from the App Store. Let us know if you give it a try and feel free to leave comments.

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My Phrases Keyboard: Send Phrases With A Single Key

January 6, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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A lot of smartphone users type fast these days, but there’s no replacement for typing an entire sentence with a single tap. Imagine of such functionality is on your phone and you can quickly answer questions such as when does the class start or where to go for lunch.

My Phrases Keyboard for iOS 8 is an app that’s meant for that purpose. It lets you send canned replies by a single tap instead or writing a full-fledged message. Along with text, the app also gives you the ability to craft messages with emoji, and users can arrange the layout of phrases on the keyboard.