Squid (formerly Papyrus) – The New Way to Write and Draw

squid-formerly-papyrusSquid, The New Way to Write and Draw

Taking handwritten notes is an absolute must for many people. You need to take notes to jot down and remember important ideas, to edit papers, even to write letters and memos. But in many cases, you just can’t do that anymore. The pen and paper or notepad are too bulky or you forget them and when you need to write something down you’re just out of luck. Well, that’s where technology can come in and save the day. If you have an android tablet you are using, then you can have enough space to write a book if you want to because now there is Squid. Squid is an Android application that runs on the iPad and other devices. Squid makes it easy to take notes write essays, write PDF files, edit papers, and even write books if you feel like it. You can use almost anything to write with on Squid like a passive stylus, active pen, and even your finger. You can also easily markup and redo PDF’s, copy or paste and move written content around your document to even import images and draw shapes. In fact, turn your device into a basic whiteboard and give presentations or use it as a conference platform by wirelessly connecting it to a projector or television screen. Squid has hundreds of uses.

Squid is comprised of a vector-based graphics engine that is designed to keep and illustrate your notes and images in a graphically pleasing format regardless of the zoom level you use or the devices you are running Squid on. Modifying your work is a snap too because you have the capability to erase entire letters and words quickly with stroke eraser tool or if you decide to you can just erase parts of a sentence or image by using the true eraser tool. If you decide on using the selection tool you can alter not only the color and thickness of the handwriting but you can even resize a drawing in your document whenever you want, all without any loss of quality. By using squid with an active pen, Squid can take advantage of the pen’s special features by providing your writing and drawing experience with natural, pressure sensitive capabilities, just like a real pencil. It has also been meticulously engineered to be not only a powerful writing and drawing tool but to also be simple and intuitive to use.


Flow Free

Flow Free AppIf you’re a Gamer who enjoys a good mind test, then you’ll enjoy this puzzle game available on both android and apple markets. A very addictive game consisting of easy levels that progressively gets harder each level. With over 1,500 puzzles you can rest assure your brain will get tested. You can also test your speed in the time trial mode of the game.

The object of the game is to match the color circle to second circle of the same color. The circles are on a table, the easier levels are tables of 5×5 with 5 different color circles, usually red, blue, green, orange and yellow. As you slide your finger from the circle to the second circle a strip will fill in the boxes showing a trail. You have to fill every box in the table, making the connection not so simple because the patterns cannot cross. Meaning the one color strip cannot cross over the other color stripe. The addiction comes from trying to get a perfect match for each puzzle.

If you match the circles with one swipe per circle, then you will get a perfect rating. The time trial is a little trickier because you have the same rules, but racing against the clock. If you can think fast on your toes and good at figuring out problems in a rush, then this is the mode for you. If you like to take your time to figure out the pattern so you can be right the first time, then free play is your mode.

Like mentioned earlier, the levels get harder as you complete each level. Meaning, as you complete each puzzle the dynamic of the puzzle will change. The first table may be 5×5 with only 5 circles to match, while the next table will be 10×10 with 10 circles or even 10×10 tables with 5 circles. The more squares in the table with less circles to match makes it harder to fill in every square. You’ll have to do some creative thinking to fill every square. Less squares with more circles to match makes is just as hard because it will be easier to cross patterns.

Free flow is a bright and colorful game that is easily addictive. You can find yourself playing the game for hours, getting lost while testing your skill of problem solving with every puzzle and time trial.


Dubsmash App Review

Dubsmash app

When you want to create odd sounds or your children want to annoy you, all you need to use is Dubsmash.

The Dubsmash app features several sounds to choose from that can be spliced together to make new, unique sounds. This makes for some pretty funny days and nights whether it’s at home or out and about with friends. However, the clips that are available are rather short. This means that you have to mix several sounds together if you want something that goes on for a few moments instead of simply a few seconds of your time. Overall, it’s an app that allows you to make some of the dumbest sounds that you can think of, which could end up disrupting some of the normal conversations that are held between family and friends.

One of the things that you can do with Dubsmash is make videos. You can create almost any kind of video that you want and add sounds to it later on so that there are effects with each phase of the video. It’s a free app, so why not spend a little time videoing the odd things that everyone does, later going back to sync music in the background or a chuckle every now and then? As long as it’s funny, it doesn’t really matter that some of the sounds are completely obnoxious and make no sense whatsoever to the common language.

The app is really easy to use. All you have to do is find the sound that you like. It could be a line from a song, one or two notes or a sound that you create with different items that are found in the home. You can also speak or sing your own sounds that are later used. This is fun as you can transform the way your own voice sounds so that others don’t know that it’s you on the recording. When you find a song, you can make it appear as though you’re the one singing the lyrics, similar to what you might do in a karaoke bar.

If you’re talented when it comes to making videos, you can take things a step further by adding small clips from videos as background images. You can also offer your reactions to videos that are played online. Once you’re done with the sounds and videos, you can share them on social media sites so that all your friends and family can see you embarrass yourself or so that they can join in with your hidden talents. The selection of music and sounds is growing due in large part to the growing popularity of Dubsmash. You do have to watch for sounds that are of a lesser quality, flagging them for review so that they are removed.