In recent iterations of the iPhone, the camera has taken center stage, allowing users to record full HD videos on the fly, quickly and easily. The one thing missing from the experience, though, is the ability to just as quickly and easily edit and share those videos with friends and family. This is where Adobe enters the picture with its VideoBite app. Exactly as it sounds, VideoBite is designed to slice and dice your favorite videos (or record new ones) and share them with anyone through your Library or on Facebook. The interface is clean, smooth, and responsive, the app … Read more
Want to hide a secret on your smartphone? Secret Box can help. It is a lockbox for certain files on your phone, but it doesn't work with some of your more-revealing information. It also doesn't do a very good job of hiding itself.
Unlike other private vault apps, Secret Box doesn't disguise itself as another app or hide from your menu. It appears out in the open for any prying eyes to see. Not only does it not hide itself, it won't hide contact data, call history, or other scandalous details, either. The only things it … Read more
After buying a new computer, iTunes users find that many of their songs can't be played even if they are on an iPod. DeTune for Mac allows users to keep and manage songs on iPods, even if they would be deleted via iTunes.
DeTune for Mac, with a file size under 3MB, is quick to download and install. As it lacks instructions and visible support, some less experienced users may find the interface unintuitive. Starting the program without an iPod connected leads to a graphic telling the user to connect one. After this is done, the program reads the … Read more
People often want to download online videos from sites like YouTube to watch offline or edit. ClipGrab for Mac claims to allow users to save Internet videos to their desktop, but ultimately doesn't deliver.
ClipGrab for Mac is available as freeware without any restrictions. The program is small and installed easily after a quick download. After installation, the program starts quickly, but there are no instructions, and product support appears minimal. While sparse, the interface is fairly intuitive. Menus allow the user to paste a link with a video directly into the program or search directly in YouTube from … Read more
Often, basic templates available in office suite software don't meet the needs of professionals. Avery Design Pro for Mac purports to solve this problem and allow use of its templates, but it isn't recognized or supported for newer versions of Mac OS X.
Available as freeware, Avery DesignPro has no features requiring upgrades or payment to a full version. The file is a sizable download for a freeware program. However, installation failed despite multiple attempts to redownload Avery Design Pro for Mac. The version of Mac OS X used for testing failed to even recognize the program's … Read more
With about 50 million things to do each day, it can be hard to fit in any creative projects. The Starving Artist is a productivity app that helps you keep track of projects you have going on or want to pursue. While the app is geared toward creative people, we think it would work well for just about anyone who needs to stay focused.
To begin The Starving Artist, you'll have to create a profile, which requires a bit of personal information such as your first and last name, the state/province where you live, and your e-mail and … Read more
Matching games are a great way to get kids to practice their memory skills. Super Match not only teaches memory, but also lets kids practice their letters, colors, and numbers. Adults will also find it a fun game for practicing memory skills.
Super Match has six categories to choose from, each of which focuses on a different theme: Alphabet, Autumn, Colors, Cute Critters, Numbers, and Winter. We started with Alphabet first and were greeted with six tiles. Tapping each one flips it over. At the bottom of the screen, you can switch between Easy and Hard modes, and select the … Read more
We could all use a little rest and relaxation, even if it means catching a little shut-eye in your car on your lunch break. Start Your Sleep offers soothing sounds and a timer to help you sleep. We can't make any promises, but it's worth a try if you need something to block out noise.
Start Your Sleep is pretty easy to navigate. A simple menu walks you through the steps of turning your phone into a white noise machine. First, select a sound. The list is small, unless you want to pay to unlock more options. But, … Read more
Interior design is a visual task that does not come easily to many people. Luckily, MyFourWalls for Mac allows you to place custom modified furniture into rooms that you design in both 2D and 3D formats.
MyFourWalls for Mac easily allows the user to design rooms and place furniture into them. This program is capable of loading preexisting blueprints to be used for interior designing, or the user can design their own rooms. There are a variety of different view settings, modifiable furniture pieces, and design elements. The 2D models can be a little crowded, but all of the elements … Read more
Placing images on your desktop should be easy, but you often end up with blank space or stretched-out images. GoodBackgrounds for Mac allows you to easily change the desktop background on your Mac without distorted images.
GoodBackgrounds for Mac is a free and easy program that you can use to quickly change your desktop image. The program allows you to drag and drop the desired image either into the open program interface or over the dock icon. The image is applied to the center of the desktop immediately. A frame for the image is created using an enlarged blurred version … Read more