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Today’s review: Photogrid Photo Collage Maker version 6.14 Google Play: PhotoGrid Features (taken from Google Play): A must-have photo editor app for photography fanatics! It’s packed with features such as collage maker, image retouch, stickers, posters, slideshow, animated filters and so much more! You can even frame your photo in Instagram’s famous 1:1 aspect ratio!...
Today’s review: Photogrid Photo Collage Maker version 6.14
Google Play: PhotoGrid
Features (taken from Google Play):
A must-have photo editor app for photography fanatics! It’s packed with features such as collage maker, image retouch, stickers, posters, slideshow, animated filters and so much more! You can even frame your photo in Instagram’s famous 1:1 aspect ratio! Create and beautify interesting photos within seconds! Just go get it !
★Photo Editing:Beautify Your Photos
-Collage Maker: 300+ different collage templates for you to combine photos in different ways, you can even customize templates to suit your needs! Design your own photo creation! Anything is possible!
-Beautify: Access handy tools at your fingertip! Crop, resize, blur and beautify your photos, you can even frame your images in Instagram’s famous full 1:1 aspect ratio! Add stickers, texts, backgrounds, graffiti, boarders and pixelization, or adjust your photo’s brightness, contrast, saturation and layout!
-Crop & Resize: Supports horizontal and vertical cropping & resizing. Crop & Resize your images in different aspect ratio.
-Filter: 50+ exquisite filters, including beautify, retro, landscape, halo, black & white and all sorts of festive filters. Bad or good weather, you still can make photos better!
-Stickers: Personalize your photo collage with 500+ stickers and cute emoji.
-Adjust: Adjust your image’s brightness, contrast, saturation and hue value.
-Text: Supports various types of font styles and colors. Write some word, let the photo tell your story.
-Backgrounds: 80+ varieties of backgrounds!
-Blur: Edit the level of background blur with a single tap!
-Retouch: The latest smart facial recognition tech helps soften wrinkles, even out skin tones and remove blemishes instantly with a single tap. Make you be sweet like a candy !
-Mosaic: 5 different pixelization pen sizes
-Layout: A vast collection of layouts in different shapes
-Photo frame: 10 different photo frame designs to suit your style
-Graffiti: Paint rich colors with different adjustable pen strokes
-Slideshow: Create slideshows with up to 50 images. Produce music videos with super support for all kinds of format, like mp3, m4a, aac and so on. Let your imagination go wild!
-Scrapbook: Design your personal scrapbook. Let your great tastes guide you through!
-Poster: Discover our vast poster collection
-Filmstrip: Supports horizontal and vertical filmstrip creation. Convert your filmstrip into a sketch with a single tap.
-Twinkle: Turn your photo into a piece of art and make it come to life!
-1-Tap Save: Save images in JPG or PNG format and 7 different resolutions
-1-Tap Share: Share photos and videos on social platforms or communication apps, such as Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, Messenger, WhatsApp and so on.
★Wow!Filter: Special Effects Camera for Selfies or Video Recording
Make ordinary photos look fantastic with 60+ animated filter effects. Whether you’re on your own, with a friend, with family, or with however many people there are, Wow!Filter will preserve and add magic to your wonderful moments. Not all moments are fun, but Wow!Filter always is! Pie face game filter is waiting for you! Now we even have prom queen live filter to match your prom dress and fire dragon live filter to clean your bad mood.
★Venus Filter: Discover the Goddess Within You
Take a selfie, let Venus Filter detect your face, work its magic and get the look of your dreams, including Elf, Flora, Bow, Boheme and even Hepburn (Yes! Audrey Hepburn!). Reveal your true beauty and attract others without even trying.
I tried this app solely for editing photos for my Instagram account. I have found that this app is definitely packed with features.
Mostly I use the Grid feature. But for the purpose of reviewing this app, I also checked out the other features (though not all).
As you can see, you can edit the grid, layout, add smileys, add/edit text, add backgrounds etc. You can do a lot with this app.
I tried the slide show:
Scrapbook and Filmstrip:
There is also this feature that I liked, Twinkle, and it turns your photos into artworks:
I really hope they would add more artwork styles on Twinkle!
I think I was not able to try the Filters, because of course that would require taking a selfie (haha!). But it is a must try, most especially the Venus Filter.
The PhotoGrid works very much like a social media app: you can follow other users and like/comment on photos they have uploaded.
So I made a (movie scene) meme (I love memes!), using the Grid feature:
You have the option to use Filmstrip though instead of the Grid. I did not use the Filmstrip because you can only arrange each photo straight vertically or horizontally. I really wanted the whole photo to fit the requirements of Instagram (sort of square-ish in size) and make the most of the available space thus I used the Grid.
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Today’s review: Writeaday – Journal & Timeline version 1.4 Google Play link: Writeaday Features (taken from Google Play): Journal that motivates you to write more, by viewing your writing as a color gradient. Invest in a journal that helps you commit to writing regularly. Record your daily events and relive them as a rainbow gradient....
Today’s review: Writeaday – Journal & Timeline version 1.4
Google Play link: Writeaday
Features (taken from Google Play):
Journal that motivates you to write more, by viewing your writing as a color gradient. Invest in a journal that helps you commit to writing regularly. Record your daily events and relive them as a rainbow gradient.
• Fundamentally unique way to write quickly during the day.
• Organize diary / journal entries using #tags (‘#’ before any word you write).
• View your entries in an organized widget
• Backup to your own personal Google Drive
• Revisit your past with Time Machine – shows you an entry from the past.
I just found a journal that I will be using from now on, so I could list down what I’ve done at work and for school. I like this app because of the colors!
Plus, the user interface is very simple and easy to use.
You can view your journal entries individually or by month. You can also edit your entries anytime. Colorful lines on top of the dates indicate there are entries for those dates.
As I have said, this journal is quite simple and this works for me.
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Today’s review: Dark Stories Google play link: Dark Stories Features/Description (copied from Google Play): ATTENTION! THIS GAME IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED WITH FRIENDS IN PERSON. IF YOU ARE ALONE YOU CANNOT PLAY! Dark Stories is an easy to play and fun game but some of the stories are quite difficult. All the stories are...
Today’s review: Dark Stories
Google play link: Dark Stories
Features/Description (copied from Google Play):
THIS GAME IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED WITH FRIENDS IN PERSON. IF YOU ARE ALONE YOU CANNOT PLAY!
Dark Stories is an easy to play and fun game but some of the stories are quite difficult. All the stories are fictional. To solve them, the players will need to prove their skills as detectives.
HOW TO PLAY
Dark Stories must be played in group. A person -chosen as narrator- picks a mystery and reads its description aloud.
Then he/she reads its solution without telling the other people. The rest of the players then have to make questions in order to solve the mystery.
The narrator can only answer the questions using “Yes”, “No” or “It is not relevant”. The only possible solution is the one given at the back of each mystery card. If the answer is still not clear enough, the players must follow the narrator’s interpretation of the mystery.
A typical fragment of a gameplay could be:
Player1: “Did he die because of the shot?”
Player2: “Was he poisoned?”
Player3: “Did he have children?”
Narrator: “It’s not relevant”
Player1: “Are there other people in the story?”
Player2: “Did he commit suicide?”
END OF THE GAME
When the narrator considers that the story has been solved enough, the narrator can conclude the game and read the whole solution.
It is up to the narrator to give some clues if the story is in a deadlock.
WHEN TO PLAY
It is perfect for birthday parties, camps… and every situation in which you join several friends.
This free App includes more than 50 stories and we will add new stories periodically.
Accidents, suicides, thefts… Will you be able to solve every mystery?
If you and your friends would like to play a puzzle game, then this app is perfect for you!
You only need to designate a narrator who will read the riddle (and the solution) and then answer yes or no to questions. This app is fun to play, I assure you!
Here are some samples of the riddles:
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Today’s review: Web Scroll Capture version 1.0.9 Google Play link: Web Scroll Capture Features (copied from Google Play): Now you can capture profile from any social media website like Facebook, Instagram, twitter. Web scroll capture can capture images of long conversations and also conversations of Facebook and Instagram. Save web to offline is a new...
Today’s review: Web Scroll Capture version 1.0.9
Google Play link: Web Scroll Capture
Features (copied from Google Play):
Now you can capture profile from any social media website like Facebook, Instagram, twitter.
Web scroll capture can capture images of long conversations
and also conversations of Facebook and Instagram.
Save web to offline is a new and easy to use feature in this web scroll capture.
Save Pages Offline is useful for reading the latest articles of your favorite online newspaper.
Having tourist information at hand right away while you are on vacation, saving food recipes to cook delicious food for later, or troubleshooting articles from your favorite tech blog that you can use for work.
Web scroll capture save internet data you save the page of any food recipes or any article, blog and anything you like just save it and read it offline later.
You can capture a whole web scrolling screen capture android.This app help you to take long screen shots with simply clicking the capture scrolling page button.
This is the best app for scrolling screenshots for android on playstore.
Now you can turn any webpage into PDF file to make notes and to save the web page for reading offline.
– Capture full web scrolling page into an image.
– Capture full web scrolling screen into PDF.
If you are facing difficulties in view long screen shots please change your image viewer.
I used this app to save important information needed for my research. Thus, I do not need go back to the URLs listed in Google.
This app has its own browser so you can browse directly there or you can paste your own link. Clicking a button (with the shutter icon) will activate the screen capture.
Here is a sample, I wanted to save some current news:
Now, I intend to save the article (above, rightmost). There are three options to save: 1) as a webpage, 2) pdf or 3) image file (png). I chose the pdf and the image file.
I really liked this app because I do not need to do the usual copy pasting of information from websites. I can just save it as a pdf or an image. The best feature is it saves the whole article or webpage, even the parts hidden from the screen. With the stock screenshot feature in our phones, we can only capture those on the screen. This is a huge advantage for this app.
Most of the time, I save my research as a pdf. Now my files are very organized since all of them are the same file type.
This app is useful for saving your: searches/researches/articles, social media profiles, conversations, photos etc.
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Today’s review: Pop N Blast Puzzle version 1.2.5 Google Play link: Pop N Blast Puzzle Features (taken from Google Play): Pop N Blast is not only an addictive and fun puzzle game: it is a challenge. It starts with a simple concept: pop and blast anything on the screen. Seems simple, right? But be careful:...
Today’s review: Pop N Blast Puzzle version 1.2.5
Google Play link: Pop N Blast Puzzle
Features (taken from Google Play):
Pop N Blast is not only an addictive and fun puzzle game: it is a challenge.
It starts with a simple concept: pop and blast anything on the screen.
Seems simple, right? But be careful: your number of actions is limited.
Make good use of the power-ups to solve each puzzle.
Pop N Blast is totally addictive and includes more than 1,500 challenging puzzles that will really twist your neurons.
Relax and use your brain
As cells pop they generate relaxing melodies that will relieve the stress of your day while having fun.
The simple and unique design of Pop N Blast helps you stay focused on the most important part: the game!
And the fun does not stop here: Pop N Blast includes a strategic multiplayer mode with up to 4 players.
In this mode you pop your cells in order to blast and take over all your opponents cells.
Some people say it is like a chess game but even better.
Make strategic moves to defeat your opponents.
★ Two games in one: a puzzle and a battle mode
★ Have fun with your friends: multiplayer Battle mode with up to 4 players
★ More than 1,500 challenging puzzles
★ Addictive but relaxing gameplay
★ Compete against 4 difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard and expert)
★ Pop and blast everything
★ As strategic as chess
★ Customize the sounds and shapes of your cells
★ Frequent adding of new puzzles
How to play Pop N Blast
The goal is to clear all the cells of each puzzle in a limited number of actions.
The key is to pop cells to trigger chain reactions in order to blast all the other cells.
Make good use of the power-ups to solve a puzzle.
How to play the Battle mode
The Battle mode is a strategic and reflection multiplayer game that can be compared to chess.
The goal is to place and pop cells on a grid in order to blast and take over the cells of the other opponents.
Try to predict your opponents move in order to win the game.
How many levels has the game
For now, there are more than 1,500 puzzles, and more to come.
The battle mode offers more than 10 different grids to increase the fun.
How challenging is the game
While the first levels are quite easy, the increasing difficulty of the puzzle will really put your reflection at its limit.
If a level is too challenging, the power-ups will definitely help you to beat the game.
There is a tutorial at the beginning so you get acquainted with the game. There are two modes: the Puzzle and the Battle mode. I haven’t tried the Battle mode (multiplayer) yet because I wanted to practice first using the Puzzle mode haha
As mentioned above, the goal of the game is to clear all the cells in that particular level. The challenge here is to accomplish that goal in the specified number of touches. You must conjure a strategy to be able to pop all cells within the specified number of touches.
Basically, a cell transforms with each touch and the last transformation pops the surrounding cells, thus triggering a chain reaction of popping cells. This game is quite addicting and relaxing at the same time. The popping effects are simple yet elegant.
Here are some of the levels that I have played so far:
I have finished Level 10 and I hope to conquer the higher levels.
You can also purchase pops for greater advantage:
My account here on WordPress is just the basic account thus I am not allowed to post video clips. I hope to upgrade my account in the near future – as soon as I get hold of some funds!
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Today’s review: Smart Kit 360 version 1.5 Google Play: Smart Kit 360 Features (taken from Google Play): Do a lot with just one multi-purpose App! Smart Kit 360 is an all-in-one app and is half the size of a common “standalone tool” application like compass, translator or a ringtone maker app. This way you’ll save...
Today’s review: Smart Kit 360 version 1.5
Google Play: Smart Kit 360
Features (taken from Google Play):
Do a lot with just one multi-purpose App!
Smart Kit 360 is an all-in-one app and is half the size of a common “standalone tool” application like compass, translator or a ringtone maker app. This way you’ll save a lot of disk space, time and frustration searching for all the daily tools you need!
★ Tiny Size
★ 32 apps can be replaced with one app
★ Has the most commonly used app features
★ One easy tap to create shortcuts on your home screen
★ Tools are arranged as per different category by which finding them is very easy ►
Productivity • Utility • Calculation • Conversion • Navigation & Measuring Tools
Smart Kit 360 combines uniquely with several functions ►
1. Heart Rate Monitor
Measure your heart rate with device camera and observe a real time pulse chart. Checking your pulse is a simple way to get information about your health.
2. Translator (All languages)
Easily translate words from one language to another through simple operations.
3. Music Finder
Listen to millions of songs for free from any genre
4. Exercise Timer
Ultimate fitness companion for any of your gym or home workouts.
5. Cache Cleaner, RAM Booster
Keep your phone clean! Clean junk files, cache and boost device RAM.
6. Battery Saver
Save and Extend Your Battery Life with one-tap easy optimiser.
7. Sound Meter
Monitor the current sound pressure level and its spectrum.
Get directions faster, find places, shows your current location on the map & share your GPS coordinates
Get the right directions always in your hand for most of your outdoor activities.
Magnify small objects that are hard to see. It also includes a flash light.
See yourself using your front facing camera even at night.
Measure the slope of any object using your camera and imaginary weight.
13. Ringtone Maker
Create ringtones you love faster with this easy to use tool
14. Metal Detector
Detect magnetic field of nearby materials and observe it on real time chart.
Take notes easily in your favourite colours. Backup notes, stay organised!
16. Currency Converter
Convert between different currencies. Currencies are updated automatically.
17. Calculator & Graph
Make basic calculations with graphs
18. Unit Converter
Convert between different physical units.
19. Audio Recorder
Easily record and playback high quality long-time sound recording on your smartphone or tablet.
Classic metronome with adjustable tempo.
21. Pitch Tuner
Tune the pitch of your voice or musical instruments. It can also play the corrected tone.
22. Code Scanner
Scan bar and QR codes quickly with your camera.
23. File Manager, Root Explorer
File manager with Root Explorer.
Calculates your elevation via GPS
Simple calculating tool and useful learning device
Easily measure the dimensions of different objects.
Check the surface levels.
Shows useful speed and distance information for your journey.
Use it as a manual torch light, as a strobe light or as a music light show.
30. Checklist, Reminder
Get Things Done with a flexible to-do list.
Precision stopwatch with “Auto Save” results function.
Measures vibrations on all 3 axes: X, Y, Z and shows reference to earthquake vibrations as classified by Mercalli intensity scale.
I just saw this app on Google Play and I tried it. I think it is indeed a must-have for smartphones! It has 32 useful apps which are listed above. The purpose of this post is just to show you the different apps within the Smart Kit 360 app. Most of the app’s functionalities are self-explanatory anyway and I do not want to bore you with too much details.
Notepad and Translator
Exercise and Free Music
File Manager and Trim Audio
Metronome and Recorder
Flashlight and Mirror
Magnifier and Code Scan
Cleaner and Battery Saver
Stopwatch and Checklist
Abacus and Calculator
Currency and Unit Converter
Altimeter and Compass
Heart Rate Monitor ad Leveller
Magnetic and Map
Protractor and Ruler
Sound Meter and Tuner
Speedometer and Vibrometer
Quite a lot of apps, isn’t it? The advantage is that you do not need to install separate apps for the ruler, unit converter, etc thus this app helps lower RAM consumption.
The apps are also easy to use since you can activate widgets for each of them.
Unfortunately, my phone is just a very basic smartphone thus I was not able to test the apps requiring sensors (magnetic sensors, leveller etc). The heart rate monitor is what intrigued me, I wonder how it works. What do you think?
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