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We are going to share 2 great iphone applications today.
Inkflow - APPlicability: 4.5/5
Index finger is to iPhone as fountain pen is to moleskin—true with Inkflow. Basically the Penultimate or Noteshelf equivalent that’s compatible with iPhone, this app lets you sketch and write in beautiful (black) ink, see below.
There are times you just need to scratch something on a piece of paper (typing just isn’t the same); this offers a quick and convenient simulation. Easy save and share, beautiful ink and free. Only downside is there’s no eraser, but this is bearable with undo.
Sing Something - APPlicability: 2/5
Just about the time Draw Something was taking over my Facebook feed (“Look at what so-and-so drew!”, “Haha this is so-and-so’s drawing of dog poop” and “25 Best Draw Something Drawings”, “30 Funny Draw Something Sketches” – you get the picture), I was getting restless. Now we barely hear anything about Draw Something.
So with that demise, here’s something that’s like Draw Something, except you sing it. It’s the exact game format—you choose a song out of 3, record a snippet of yourself singing it, your friend listens to the playback and guesses the song title and singer. Even the interface is pretty similar, though it’s not an OMGPOP/Zynga production.
I’m not betting on this to catch on the way Draw Something did. It can’t be played like its predecessor where you can guess and draw anywhere—on the commute, in boring meetings, in the toilet… without looking like a complete prat.