Fresh iPhone Apps for Apr. 25: WriteUp – with Dropbox, Silent Film Director, Fretter – Chordfinder

Apr 25, 2011
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Fire up your Dropbox account and start creating text documents with WriteUp, today’s leading Fresh iPhone app. It lets you quickly create and edit documents wherever you are. Read up on WriteUp below, along with a couple of other cool new apps — Silent Film Director and Fretter – Chordfinder, which both do exactly what […]

Fire up your Dropbox account and start creating text documents with WriteUp, today’s leading Fresh iPhone app. It lets you quickly create and edit documents wherever you are. Read up on WriteUp below, along with a couple of other cool new apps — Silent Film Director and Fretter – Chordfinder, which both do exactly what you’d think.

WriteUp – with Dropbox (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Create and edit text files and save them to a Dropbox account straight from your iOS device with WriteUp, an app that keeps things simple and clean when it comes to word processing. You’ll need a Dropbox account for it to work, but once you’ve got one, WriteUp gives you a lot of options as far as creating text documents on the fly, adjusting them while on the move, and organizing them within your Dropbox folders.

WriteUp lets you search through Dropbox for notes and files you might be looking for, and you can access your folders through the app in order to organize them and move things around. It also allows you to work offline, so you can make a text file now and upload it to Dropbox when you get back to an Internet connection later.

Silent Film Director (iPhone, iPad 2) $0.99

As you might have guessed from the title of this one, Silent Film Director allows you to shoot video with your iOS device and turn it into an old-style silent film. Once you record your movie, Silent Film Director lets you put effects on it to make it look old — like a 1920s silent or a 1960s home movie, or just add a sepia tone to the film.

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You get other cool options for how you mess with your films. Since Silent Film Director strips out audio from the video, you can set one of the app’s soundtracks to it, or upload music from your iPod or your computer. And you can slow down or speed up the video as you see fit.

Fretter – Chordfinder (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Chordfinder is a reference app for musicians that, basically, helps you search and find chords. The app lets you search for chords, but rather than pulling up diagrams from a database, Fretter calculates all the possible diagrams on the fly. It also allows for reverse-look up, letting you enter the fingering you’d use on the fret board and finding the names of the chords.

The app supports guitars, banjos, ukuleles and mandolins, and lets you look up more than 50 chord types. Chordfinder recognizes more than 75 tunings and includes note names and various chord intervals.

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