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Today's Best Apps: QuickCliqs And SimpleMic

Today's Best Apps: QuickCliqs And SimpleMic

July 21, 2013
The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls


QuickCliqs by QuickClix, Inc (Free, 10.5 MB): This event-based social app makes it easier than ever to invite friends to activities, and have it fun for everyone. For example, you could be going to the upcoming ball game and want to know if anyone else is interested or simply suggesting an activity, such as a movie night. When posting a "cliq," you can keep it simple by providing a single when, where, and title plus a photo and short description, or go a step further and offer choices. Using the movie night example, logical options would include which flick and the showtimes, who's driving, as well as where to head afterwards. Along with the previous features, those interested are allowed to chat, see how many others are interested, and share photos. To maintain ease, the app requires a link to your Facebook account.

SimpleMic by Atlantia Software LLC ($1.99, 6.6 MB): More efficiently capture and manage lectures, notes, and the like using this enhanced audio recording app. At the forefront is a vibrant, gesture-based user interface. Just swipe left or right to start or stop recording, flick up or down to change activation modes, and tap to pause or resume. Catering to specific scenarios, Sound Activated mode helps to ensure that you won't miss anything and No Motion mode exists to eliminate the clattering sounds caused by putting your iDevice down after beginning a recording session. For extra convenience, recordings include a geotag, date and time stamp, plus may be custom named and accompanied by text notes. Up next, the third notable feature is automatic synchronization and easy sharing. Utilizing Apple's iCloud service, which is required for proper functioning, recordings end up available on all iDevices and can be quickly shared via a URL. If you'd rather deal with the actual file, SimpleMic allows uploading to Dropbox and SoundCloud or syncing to a Mac. To finish off the showcase, preference options consist of three sound quality levels, Record on Launch, vibrate and sound feedback, as well as four UI color themes.

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