Fun Apps to Explore in 2016
You‚Äôve probably seen articles listing useful apps or the best apps for seniors. You‚Äôve probably even seen such a list in Renaissance Magazine. But what about apps that are just for fun? For those that don‚Äôt know, apps or applications are programs available on your smart phone or tablet that aim to make life easier by giving you directions or recipes, as well as making life more fun by offering games and other amusements. Here are some apps that we recently heard about that are just for fun!
ScatAbility (available on itunes) Are you a jazz fan? Have you always wanted to learn how to scat like the best? Well with the ScatAbility app, it‚Äôs easy. There are singing exercises, call & response and etudes with great jazz singers. Then practice your own with the backing tracks, and when ready, record yourself and listen back! There are: vocal demos by professional jazz singers, user-friendly. No knowledge of jazz theory (chords, scales, progressions) required, ability to record yourself singing with the backing track, hear it, and export your recording. Learn more at http://www.michmusic.com/product/sample-scatability-app-product/
Yummly (available on itunes, google play and windows store) If you saw the headline and thought ‚Äúapps‚Äù was short for appetizers instead of applications and so now you are hungry, fear not. Yummly is a recipe discovery app that combines beautiful pictures with recipes from around the web. You can filter recipes by the ingredients you have on hand, create different recipe boxes, and build shopping lists for the week based on the recipes you choose. Learn more at http://www.yummly.com/
Figure (available on itunes and windows store) Not into scat or singing, but want to make a cool beat? Try out the Figure app. Technically you don’t really need to be able to read music or play an instrument, but it will help if you at least had a sense of rhythm and a feel for melody and harmony. Figure has three grids, for lack of a better word: one for bass, one for drums, and one for melody. As you touch the different grids, the app generates beats and bass lines and various synth melodies. Drag your finger around on the grids to alter the tones and add various effects. It seems most suited for playing techno or dance music. https://www.propellerheads.se/figure
Colorfy (available on itunes, amazon and google play) Are you interesting in the coloring trend, but don‚Äôt want to accumulate all the coloring books and colored pencils? Then the Colorfy app may be for you. It‚Äôs coloring therapy on your phone or tablet. This free app is the secret against anxiety. Choose your favorite color and give your special touch to lots of beautiful drawings. Let the colors fill your mind in a relaxing painting experience. In this app you can color beautiful florals, animals, mandalas, and more. You can choose your favorite color combinations, it‚Äôs easy to use, simply tap to paint and pinch to zoom. You can even share your creations with all your friends. http://colorfy.net/