Looking for some cool new iPad apps? Here are five of the best iPad apps for June 2014.
1. Adobe Voice
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Learn more about Adobe Voice in the video above.
Adobe Voice is a great app for making stunning video presentations. You can use it to create dynamic animated stories that can augment a school presentation, a business agenda, or simply stories that can entertain your friends and family.
Adobe Voice works by listening to your voice, and intelligently pulling in visual content to match. Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack…all you need is a voice and a story to tell.
Fast and easy to use
Includes a collection of over 25,000 icons and millions of images
Makes creating presentations less stressful
Share your video on Facebook, Twitter, email, or your own web page
Add songs from your own music library
iPad only (not a universal app)
Stories must be told one line at a time
For now, app is English language only
Requires iOS 7.0 or later (bad news for those last few iOS 6 holdouts)
User reviews complain about lack of local download
2. D-Day Hour by Hour
(D-Day Hour By Hour)
This June marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, which took place on June 6, 1944. Just in time for this momentous anniversary, an iPad app called D-Day Hour by Hour has arrived in the App Store.
The app lets you see what happened where, when, and to whom on this important day in history. This app acts as a great educational tool, but will also appeal to adults who are fascinated by this era in history.
Note: This app is available at a discounted price for educational institutions enrolled in the Apple Volume Purchase Program for Education.
Original in-depth articles
Includes eye-witness accounts (both text and audio)
Custom maps and diagrams
Includes both German and Allied perspectives
May not appeal to those who dislike military history
Somewhat dry in places
Text size is a bit small in places
Requires iOS 7.0 or later, so if you’re still running iOS 6 you’ll need to upgrade
3. Pillow: Smart Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Designed for both iPad and iPhone, this universal app provides an in-depth way to study your sleep patterns. Launched in the last few days of May, this app is available for 40 percent off its normal price during an introductory price sale.
One cool feature is M7 & Runkeeper activity data integration, which lets you see how your sleep is impacted by physical exertion (or lack thereof). If you want to sleep better, this app can help.
Advanced sleep analysis algorithm, based on the latest scientific findings in sleep research
Detailed sleep stage diagram (Awake, REM, Light Sleep, Deep Sleep) and sleep session statistics
Does not require calibration prior to use
Designed to minimize battery drain
Plays noise or music to improve sleep
Your iPad or iPhone must be on the bed with your during sleep, which may be harder if you don’t sleep alone
May cost more than some people are willing to pay
Does not yet have a “power nap” mode (this is forthcoming)
Sheer amount of data may overwhelm some
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
4. Let’s Use Language: Basic Language Development
(Let’s Use Language: Basic Language Development)
Let’s Use Language is an educational app that comes with 10 stories, each with an accompanying lesson for our four target concepts. Topics included in the app include nature, nutrition, weather, sports, opposites, and more.
If you’re looking for an educational app for children, this is worth considering for a number of reasons. It is good for young children, but it has also been designed to appeal to kids learning English as a second language, kids with learning delays or disabilities, and kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This app is brand new for the month of June.
Requires iOS 6.0 or later
Suitable for all kinds of learners
Good assortment of topics
Full text-to-speech support for all content, including user created content
Lets you create your own lessons
More expensive than your average app
Brand new app, may have some bugs that need to be worked out
UI is simple, but lacks display customization features that some users might enjoy
Could benefit from additional content
5. Music Download For SoundCloud
(Music Download For SoundCloud)
Free for a limited time only, Music Download For SoundCloud is a universal iPad app that lets you easily download music from SoundCloud. You can enjoy tracks you’ve downloaded from SoundCloud in a more robust player, and enjoy additional curation features. If you’re already a SoundCloud junkie, this brand-new app can enhance your experience.
Free (for now)
Works with iOS 6 and above
Various online searching options
Full-featured music player
Browse or search to find what you want
Some user reviews request more robust song organization options
Skin may not be to all tastes
Huge number of languages are supported, but more could stand to be added
Could benefit from additional player features
This app uses the API of SoundCloud and respects their policy, only songs available for download can be downloaded (So if you expect this app to circumvent SoundCloud in some way, this app won’t fit the bill.)
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