Fresh iPhone Apps for Mar. 4: Evernote and SoundHound updates, 50 Greatest Photographs

Mar 4, 2011
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A pair of big updates to popular apps are taking the lead of today’s Fresh iPhone list. Simple note-taking app Evernote has received what is reportedly its biggest update ever, while song-identifying app SoundHound just updated its social networking capabiliites. We also have the info on 50 Greatest Photos, an app created by National Geographic […]

A pair of big updates to popular apps are taking the lead of today’s Fresh iPhone list. Simple note-taking app Evernote has received what is reportedly its biggest update ever, while song-identifying app SoundHound just updated its social networking capabiliites. We also have the info on 50 Greatest Photos, an app created by National Geographic that was demoed with the iPad 2. Take a look.

Evernote update (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

You’ve likely heard about Evernote, the highly useful note-taking app. It allows you to take text notes, attach them to photos, send them by email, include voice recordings, and do a host of other things that basically let you create some pretty decent note content on your iDevice.

It’s come time for another big update, and Evernote touts this one as its biggest yet. The app is now capable of recording up to 90 minutes of audio per note, attaching multiple images and recordings to a note, and presenting them in several different view modes. You can alter a note by adding text and images at the same time that you’re recording audio, and you can now add tags to notes to find them quickly and easily later.

SoundHound update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Using your iPhone’s microphone, SoundHound is designed to listen to music that’s playing nearby and figure out what song it is, providing you the name of the track and the artist responsible. SoundHound works fast and will even recognize the song you hum to it (provided you do a good job) to help you figure out what you’re hearing. You can also search the app for information on a song or band.

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One of SoundHound’s more interesting features have been amped up in a recent update. SoundHound now features new social network integration and sharing features, allowing you to let all your friends know what you’re listening to and what you like. You can share songs to Twitter and Facebook as well as by email, and you can comment on the songs of others as well.

50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic (iPad) $4.99

We saw this app demoed along with the brand-new iPad 2 this week in San Francisco, and it looked pretty great on the new device. 50 Greatest Photographs is just that: an app that presents some amazing images and all the info that goes with them, in a clean interface designed for the big screen of the iPad. You can also submit your own photographs and see other user-submitted images.

50 Greatest Photographs includes some really smart features. There’s the “near frames” feature, which shows you other shots on the photographer’s roll that led up to the iconic shot that made the 50 greatest list. You can read about the photographers and stories behind the photos, find out more about National Geographic itself, and even buy prints online.

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