App Reviews: Acapella

Music video apps and singing apps have become extremely popular in the past few months. Each of these apps is fun and cool in their own way. They allow you to make funny or serious videos that are short and fun to watch. The app that is being reviewed specifically is Acapella, which as far as I know is currently only available on iOS devices.

Acapella is an app in which you can record someone singing or making music in up to nine frames all in one video. The result is a short video that is really cool and entertaining to watch. The app is free, with the exception of $1.99 to unlock three minute length videos and $9.99 to unlock ten minute length videos. Every frame type and video length, excluding the three and ten minute video are completely free.

The entertaining part about this musical app is that you can choose to make whatever kind of music you want to, express yourself, and if you choose to, you can share your musical creations with other Acapella app users or on social media.

The Acapella app is easy to work with when creating videos. There are features like a metronome to help keep a beat, a count-down timer, and another timer to let you know how much longer you have to sing or play an instrument of some sort. Saving the video and sharing it is fairly easy, it just takes it a little while for the app to process it so that it can be shared or saved.

Overall, Acapella is a creative, enjoyable, and easy-to-use app. Whether you’re singing, playing an instrument, making sounds, dancing, or just being silly, this app will help you create something fun to watch. Several other apps that are music and singing related include, Video Star, musical.ly, Dubsmash, and Vine (this is more of a social media). The possibilities are endless with Acapella, so if you’re interested in music and making fun, short musical videos, this is the app for you.

App Reviews: Acapella

As a side note, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break if you’re off this week from school or work, and wish you a great Thanksgiving. 🙂

App Reviews: Dubsmash

There are a lot of apps available on iOS and android devices that allow for you to make music videos or funny and entertaining videos. Dubsmash just so happens to be one of those apps and it has become a smash hit around the world.

From the website of the app itself, it explains Dubsmash as “a mobile app to create short selfie videos dubbed with famous sounds”. Dubsmash allows you to find sounds or songs and then record you, your friends, and your family acting silly and lip-syncing with the sound. These are similar to other social media apps and companies like Periscope, Vine, and so on, however this app obviously isn’t a social media app and you only have to create an account to make your own sounds. The short clips and easy to create and super easy to share and add to any social media you want.

The app has a good help and support page that answers any questions you might have about operating Dubsmash. There are also an enormous amount of sounds to choose from and search up. The app is easy to navigate and simple to operate and it is highly approved and enjoyed by people in over 192 countries!

App Reviews: Dubsmash
I love using Dubsmash and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun app. Whenever I have a quick moment and my sister and I feel like doing something fun that we can show our family and friends. It doesn’t require wifi when you record sounds, but does when you want to find new ones, which can be something fun to do on a road trip. So if you don’t have Dubsmash yet, it might be something to look into. It’s easy, fun, and also funny to watch. Get out and start dubbing!

Photo-Editing Apps

With all of the amazing technology we have in today’s day and age, there are so many cool and useful things you can do with your pictures. You can save them to your phone or iPad, add fancy lighting effects, enhance the color, distort your face, make cute collages, and the list goes on and on. There are several photo-editing apps that I use and I really enjoy, found all in the App Store on Apple Products.

1. Pic Collage

This app is free with in-app purchases in the App Store. It is great for collages and getting organized in a fun way with your pictures. The thing I really like about Pic Collage is the cute and fun stickers you can add to your pictures. You can add sparkly hearts, silly faces, mustaches, and so on. You can also add a background that will suit your pictures and a nice little message to go along with it. This app is very easy to use and if you want to share your collage to one of your many social media accounts, Pic Collage makes that easy.

Photo-Editing Apps

2. Color Splash

Color Splash is $0.99 for the iPod or iPhone and $1.99 for the iPad. Color Splash is a good app for isolating the color on a certain part of a picture. For example, if you were holding a green apple and you just wanted the green apple to have color, you would put the “brush” on the gray mode and color around every part of the picture but the apple. This app has a color and gray mode and you can choose to switch between the two. It also has a “red highlight” feature that when applied, will show you where your finger, or stylus, didn’t go over the screen. I find this very helpful. Color Splash is a lot of fun to work with and it makes your pictures look very unique and pretty.

Photo-Editing Apps

3. PicsArt

This app is free in the App Store. PicsArt is a wonderful app for all kinds of photos. You can draw over or onto a picture. You even have the choice to draw your own pictures! PicsArt offers a large variety of borders, themes, lighting adjustments, flares, color adjustments, stickers, and cool settings to make your pictures look very professional. It’s additionally super easy to work with and undo something if you made a mistake. This app is perfect for the all-round photographer and artist.

Photo-Editing Apps

I highly suggest all three of these photo-editing apps. They are all fun apps to use and in the end, an even more enjoyable way to show off your pictures! There are HUNDREDS of photo-editing apps out there, some work easier than others, and some are more expensive than others. I would suggest doing whatever works best for you and your style of art and photography. Happy shopping and picture-editing!

Photo-Editing Apps
I used Color Splash for this picture. Every part but my hair was colored gray.