Fresh iPhone Apps for Mar. 25: MeMap, Chaikin Power Tools, VocaLive

Mar 25, 2011
Tech

It can be tough to keep all those location-based apps straight in the App Store – between all the check-ins, GPS monitoring and friends lists on each one, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos. That’s why MeMap leads our Fresh Apps today. It integrates your social networks through Facebook and dumps […]

It can be tough to keep all those location-based apps straight in the App Store – between all the check-ins, GPS monitoring and friends lists on each one, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos. That’s why MeMap leads our Fresh Apps today. It integrates your social networks through Facebook and dumps all the Places, check-ins and friends into Google Maps for you. Get the rest of the details below, along with a couple of other interesting apps to take you into the weekend.

MeMap (iPhone, iPad) Free

It can be a bit of a struggle to keep track of all the location-based social networking services out there. So MeMap links up with your Facebook account instead, populating a Google map with all kinds of handy locations — like the whereabouts of your friends and points of interest in your area. Because lots of other services connect with Facebook’s Places service, like Gowalla and Foursquare, you get the benefit of those services on your MeMap as well.

MeMap lets you check in to various places using Facebook, either publicly or privately. You can also use the app to read up on friends’ Facebook statuses and see where they’re checking-in so you can meet up with them, or find events that are happening in your area. There are a lot of features funneled into MeMap, and being free, it’s worth trying.

Chaikin Power Tools (iPhone, iPad) Free

Stock market savvy app owners will have a good time with Chaikin Power Tools, an app filled with analytical tools to monitor the market and making smart moves. The app was designed by market expert Marc Chaikin and it works through more than 20 different factors of information to help make buying and selling decisions.

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The app also keeps track of outside information that can help you make decisions about stocks. You can monitor breaking news that might affect the market, and even keep up on high activity on Twitter regarding a certain stock. And, you can make your trades right from the app using optionsXpress.

VocaLive (iPhone, iPad) $19.99

Turn your iPhone into a vocal studio with a microphone and a VocaLive, a recording studio in an app. The app packs 12 different effects — seven studio effects and five vocal effects — and allows you to record your singing into the app. You can also use music from your device’s library as a backtrack with which to sing along.

VocaLive packs lots of additional handy features for singers, like a metronome, and you can even remove the vocal tracks from songs in your library and record your own. The app also includes 50 presets for vocal effects and allows you to set up to three of your own and sports a free version that you can sample before you buy.

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