App Roundup – 5/16/11
JamPick – Think you have rhythm? Then test it out with JamPick, the handheld jam session. Pick your groove, set the mood and turn your iPhone into a music making machine. It’s like being your own producer. Don’t like a certain beat? Change it with the flick of a finger. Think your drummer’s clothes are a bit too retro? Change him in for a different drummer. But it’s not all about the flashy fashion. You have to synchronize your band to make sweet, sweet music. Seriously. It’s pretty cool. All music loops of drums, bass and guitars are high quality stereo audio sounds produced using Logic Pro composed by the app developer himself, David Oliver. He even created all the illustrations, imagery and animation. Talk about a one-man band. Download from the app store for $.99.
uPackingList – Socks, check. Camera, check. iPad check. Let’s be honest, packing is the worst part about traveling. The good news is it can be simplified with the uPackingList app, which helps creating your checklist easy as pie even if you’re just going over to grandma’s house. Easily create and update lists with the click of a button. The possibilities are endless just like the number of lists you can maintain within the app and they’re reusable. Plus, there are already 300 pre-loaded items and you can collapse or expand any of the customizable categories. Also, keep track of your list by simply tapping to check the box complete. And make sure to utilize the email function for checking the list later or sending to a forgetful friend. Download from the app store for $1.99.
iRewardChart – Have kids or an unruly spouse? Utilize iRewardChart to make an easy good behavior reward system and keep said person motivated to repeat those behaviors. Setup of the app is very simple by entering a name, selecting a few tasks from the suggested list and then rewarding their accomplishments with a single tap in the weekly chart. As stars accumulate, said person can pick from a default list of awards or an easily customizable rewards list such as “get a cookie” and “free dinner” or my favorite “free foot massage.” Download from the app store for $3.99.
Funny Emoticon – Making funny faces has always been a fun thing to do whether it be of a friend, a neighbor or anything really. Better yet, making them on your iPhone 4 is easier and makes sharing them a lot more fun as well. Check out the Funny Emoticon avatar creator that includes several mouth, eye, accessory and background styles that can combine to make some very funny emoticons. Make sure to push the preview button and then hold the lock button and press the home button at the same time to save to your picture library. Download from the app store for free.