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Thursday 8 May 2014

Poetics - App Review

If you take poetics in its literal sense of the art of writing poetry then, this App takes the definition into the 21st century.

We are no longer limited to words in a constraining (even if not artistically) form.

This App is a breath of fresh air, very much a blank canvas.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Life starts with a blank screen, excepted a few icons at the bottom; this is where you start.

The camera icon will take a photo (no surprises there), and then allow you to retake or use the image for the next step.

The 'move and scale' function is a little confusing at first as it only really moves the window a tiny bit; the 'use' function actually takes you to the enhance, effects, adjust, sharpness, and focus functions.

The text icon allows you to use the keyboard and enter text onto a label. This label can then easily be moved (one finger) or rotated (two fingers).

Should you wish to use an existing photograph then, use the 'duplicate' icon, having first allowed the App access in your Privacy Settings.

Once you are content with the outcome, use the send icon to save your masterpiece to your camera roll or share it via email, Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or send a postcard.

The App costs $2 and the sending of a postcard involves the use of a Sincerely account, which is free to set up but needs credits to operate (Sincerely gives you access to some brilliant cards).

Sure, this App could not really be described as indispensable but, it really is liberating.

No problems encountered during testing.

The ability to easily share via email, Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram is the usual double-edged sword.

ACIDS Test Rating:

You might not be Aristotle but, you've got a better tool than he ever had.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Poetics here and support for the App here.

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