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Monday, 11 December 2017

8mm for iPad - App Review

The developer says:

"8mm Vintage Camera captures the beauty and magic of old school vintage movies right through your viewfinder. Dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, even frame shakes, all can be instantly added with a single tap of the finger".

Now for the ACIDS test:

Take yourself back to the Keystone Kops era.

At its simplest, just press the big red Record button and press again to stop. Simply doing so will give you a 'vintage' movie.

The App is however capable of far more than that.

Turn the wheel and choose from various effects: Sakura, XPro, Noir, 60s, Pela, Indigo, Tuscan, Two-Color (sic), 2 Strip, Sienna , 1920, or 70s; that should give you enough choice.

Press the Reels/Clips button and access your movies, which you can optionally with opening and ending titles, and even this gives you a choice of 5 themes (minimalism, elegant, silent film, and light leak.

You can also set the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9), resolution (480, 720, 1080), and frame rate (normal or 18 fps)

The App Costs $2, and there is the opportunity to spend a bit more by purchasing additional themes.

For the casual user, one could hardly say that the App is an absolute must have but, it will give you hours of fun, especially when you share your creations.

The App works... all the effects are meant to be there.

The App needs access to your photos, microphone, camera, and optionally location.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Amazing that computing power allows us to show things the way they were before

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

You can get 8mm for iPad here and support for the App here.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Blink - Quick Memo - App Review

The developer says:

"Small memo, Huge change, Blink.

Blink has remarkably fast accessibility and intuitive usability. It also has Minimal & Clean UI design. You can check everything at a glance with a unique and non-listing method. You can set priority markers and repeating notifications.

Do you have something to buy on your way home? Things must done today? Plan for dinner with good friends? Or something just comes to your mind?

Type down what you have to buy, to-do list, your dinner appointment with your friends and sparkling ideas on Blink and never forget! You can leave memo with a simple tap! No more complicated steps!"

Now for the ACIDS test:

The easiest way how the App works is to try it out with an example:

Tap on a blank area of the iOS device screen and this brings up a window into which you can type text. This will appear in 'pole position' on your list.

Tap on your text and it changes colour, cycling through black, blue, and red.

Do this for a few items and the top of the page will display your notes.

Now tap and hold any of the items you entered and you have five icons that appear:

Order - the item you tapped will move to 'pole position'
Edit - self explanatory
Share - send the item through a myriad of services

In addition you can choose how often you receive a reminder (based on colour), as well as font and other options.

The App Costs a nominal $1.

If you're looking for a simple and efficient way to manage reminders, this is just that.

The App works as expected.

The App needs access to send you notifications.

The availability for sharing information is the usual double-edged sword.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Reminders, differently and easily.

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

You can get Blink - Quick Memo here and support for the App here.