Do you remember Discovr Movies? What if we apply the same concept to music? Awesome, right?
That’s the purpose of Discovr Music, by Filter Squad.
Start by selecting a band of your preference and let the app suggest other bands to you. Double tap a band to check more details about it, such as Biography, Songs, Videos, Blogs about it, Reviews and other Links.
You can listen to about 30 seconds of any song and even buy those songs from within the app.
Also, check the social networks and find out what people are talking about that band (Twitter and Facebook).
This is a great app for music lovers (who isn’t?) and it’s Universal and free for a limited time, so you really should install it.
Now here’s a cool useful app for your device.
iDownloader Plus – Universal Downloader and Download Manager by GameStruct is not only an app with a long-as-hell name, but it is also something you could need at anytime.
We all know that the iOS system is not known by its ability to download files, or be used as a file server, but as people usually say, there’s an app for that!
The problem is that the best apps are, of course, paid.
Not today. iDownloader Plus is currently free (for a limited time) and it’s unlocked. No ads, no banners, full featured.
And even more than a downloader, it also handles a lot of formats, allowing you to open, the most diverse file types.
From the developer:
- Unlimited Downloads
- TAP or TAP and HOLD to download any file
- Integrated web browser
- Bookmark manager (add, edit and delete)
- Ability to download file of unknown size
- Background downloading (required iOS 4.0 +)
- Music background playing (required iOS 4.0+)
- Save videos to Photo Album
- Supports TV-Out (required iOS 4.0+)
- Folders support (add, edit and delete)
- Wi-Fi Transfer or iTunes USB File Sharing
- Send files as email attachments
- Folders support (add, edit and delete)
- Unzip ZIP files
- PDF, Doc, Excel, etc. documents support
- Passcode lock
This app will work on iPhones/iPods and iPads, so you really shouldn’t avoid this one.
To download any file, just browse to it using the in-app browser, and hold your finger over the file link.
Once again, this app is free for a limited time, so don’t waste any more of it and install this awesome app.
Some of you noticed that the awesome Awesome Reader HD has been pulled out of the AppStore, and that’s a shame, because it is a great media app.
Awesome Reader HD is back! Rejoice!
So we went hunting for more media files reader and we locked our weapons on the also great yxplayer3 Lite, by mobilesoft.kr
This one is made for iPhone, but will work on iPad using the 2x Magic, or you can install the previous version, yxplayer2 Lite, that is also free and universal (link at the end of the article, as usual).
yxplayer3 Lite is a less known app, but very similar to its peers.
You will be able to open a wide variety of file types, like movies, audio and subtitles.
From the developer:
- Supports mpeg, avi, mp4, flv, mkv and wmv/asf files
- Video: Mpeg1/2/4, H264, Divx/Xvid, WMV7/8/9
- Audio: Mp3, AAC/AAC+, WMA, AC3 and PCM
- Network Streaming (Samba, UPNP/DLNA, http, ftp, mms …)
- Video Streaming with Built-in Browser
- Supports smi, sub, srt subtitles
There is one issue with it; it has an ad banner, which some may think it’s a problem.
Well, it’s free at this moment and if you’re looking for an alternative to Awesome Reader HD without spending a dime, you’re welcome.
yxplayer2 lite on the AppStore (Universal)
If you have locally stored music in your iPhone, you know that you can’t send a song to your friends without connecting it to an iTunes and sync with the device.
Song2email by Rocha Software comes to the rescue, and it’s free for a limited time on the AppStore.
This is one of those apps that probably will be pulled out of AppStore, so you better get it while it’s available and free.
You remember we’ve talked about GPlayer for watching movies on your iOS device, right?
Well, now it’s not free anymore, so if you don’t want to pay for your apps, you’ll have to start looking for alternatives.
Well, good news. AcePlayer by Ranysoft does it!
AcePlayer is a great looking app for watching videos (with support to subtitles) and listening to music.
It will support most video extensions (WMV, AVI, MKV, RMVB, RM, XVID, MP4, 3GP, MPG…), and most subtitle types as well (SMI, SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, TXT).
As for audio, you get well served as well (MP3, WMA, RM, ACC, OGG, APE, FLAC,FLV…).
You can also connect to external servers, and read or download media directly from it.
You have many different options, and the app has a very friendly user interface, so you should have no problem configuring it.
AcePlayer is universal and free at the moment, so you should grab the opportunity and install it!
This one is for the musicians in the house.
TabBook by Komt Goed is a cool app that will display tabs for guitar, bass, mandolin and drums.
You start off by creating yourself an account from within the app. Then, you search for tabs on the web using your browser, and when you find one that works for you, you’ll head up to tabbookapp.com, login with your username, and upload the tab, that will then become available in the app.
It is understandable if you’re now thinking “screw this, why do I have to search for tabs? I should be able to search it using the app itself!”
I see your point, and let us see what the developers have to say about it:
Why would i want to add my own tabs instead of using others?
Because 9 out of 10 times there are more than one version of a tab, that way you will always have to search trough all the tabs to find the correct one. With TabBook you have all your favorite tabs in one place, no searching, just playing! Playing your own songs has never been this easy.
Also, you can then share the tab with other people. Say you have a band. You could use this sharing feature to ensure that everyone has the same tab.
TabBook is free (probably for a limited time) and is available for iPads.
So I guess the big news of this week is about GarageBand, by Apple.
This great music editing app, formerly for iPad only, has gone tiny for iPhone as well, which means it is now Universal.
Garage band allows you to play, record, compose, edit, publish and jam songs at your heart’s will.
The day I bought my iPad2 was the day I bought GarageBand, and I never looked back.
GarageBand provides a few instruments, that you can play and record (there is a metronome to help you keep the beat going), edit and publish.
There is also a “smart” version of the instruments, with pre-made chords or beats that won’t require great musical knowledge, so it’s not an app for musicians only.
The app is amazing, and if you have a creative vein, this will help a lot.
Also, you can share your musics from within the app, and export it to AAF format.
It’s not free, and I don’t think it will ever be (one can only hope), but it is worth every penny.
To see it in action, check the video below.
So, now you can have this much fun on your iPhone as well. Install it and have fun!
GarageBand on the AppStore ($4.99)
So if you’re into those youtube videos where people sing a capella with themselves in a slipt screen visual, this may be the app for you.
MadPad HD, by Smule is an app to give your creativity a considerable boost, and is available for iPhone as well, as a separate application.
You get to record up to 12 sounds – that could be anything – and then put them together however you see fit.
I don’t usually put videos in the middle of a post, but I think this one will pass the idea through a lot better than whatever I may write here.
Of corse he had some effects over there (that’s what he does with all his videos), but the idea is pretty much all there. If you search for “MadPad” on Youtube, you’ll see a lot (and I mean A LOT) of other videos of people going nuts with it.
And the good news is that the app is free for today, so you don’t have to think twice about it. Just get it and move along to the next post! This is a no brainer.
Install it now and send us a link with your performance, we’d sure appreciate it!