Shot MeMo: iPhone Written App Review
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what does that make a photo memo? A sure way to up the ante. The new Shot MeMo iPhone app from GKproject is a cool new way to collect photos and record notes on the fly. And that’s just the beginning.
Shot MeMo is a note taking app, but it’s also photo driven. As a result you get memos with full color photos taken by your iPhone’s jazzy camera. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can always pull a pic from your camera roll then add notes at will.
For the photos, a simple pinch to zoom interface allows you to customize the size and placement of the pics, which is a nice touch. Ideally, the app would also have a few basic photo editing features, too, but it doesn’t. A simple black and white or sepia option would go a long way here.
Once your memo is complete, sharing from the app is a snap with built in Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, flickr and email integration. A one-time sign in is required, then the app can recall your log in deets for easy access in the future. You can also geotag or include time and date info in your memos so the folks who see them know where to find what they’re missing out on.
There’s also a handy tutorial screen or two to tell you how to use the app, and adjustable settings. One of the main things you’ll be adjusting is the style of memo (more about that after the cut) and the font. For the font style, you can adjust it right on the memo or from the settings screen. Unfortunately it’s too easy to lose the font you had selected. Tapping either of the edit options undoes your original choice, which is a bit annoying since it’s easy to tap those keys by accident. A simple cancel option would be a perfect addition here.
Layout & Design:
As we briefly mentioned, the Shot MeMo iPhone app comes with a ton of different memo styles to choose from. The majority of the ones included in the app are quite plain, but a few have some style, including an adorable flashy pink style and an oh-so-seasonal green number perfect for St. Patrick’s Day photo memos. There are an additional 23 styles that deliver a whole lot more pizzaz available via in-app purchase. Those styles are something special, but they’re gonna cost you.
Using the app is quite easy, and your user experience is extremely customizable. The user interface gets top marks from us.
During the current promotional period, the Shot MeMo iPhone app is going to cost you $.99. That’s a pretty good deal considering how well made this app is, and that sharing from it is super easy. The regular price is $1.99. We do wish it packed a little bit more in the feature department for that price. Also, downloading those extra stylish memo styles is going to cost you an additional $.99. We wish the app just included all of them, especially considering it’s so simple. But que sera.
Shot MeMo iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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