My References: iPhone Written App Review
Are you a quote aficionado? Rabid reader? Wordy wonder? Then you’ll want to sit up and pay attention to our latest iPhone app review. It’s for a cool new app called My References from IAPPLAB SOLUTIONS. This title is all about words, saving them, organizing them, sharing them and more. Read on to see if it’s the wordy wonder you’ve been looking for.
My References allows you to curate your own personal collection of notebook style documents, organized in a nifty news stand style app. The idea is to use this app as the center for all the nifty quotes you find. You can organize them into different notebooks by topic, title, or anything really. It’s all up to you. You can even set up source info, attach pictures to the quotes, cite the author, etc., etc., etc.
Once you have your collection started, the My References app makes it easy to back them up vial iCloud, password protect your quotes and writings if you so desire, complete predictive searches for keywords and authors, and even share quotes via email, Twitter, Facebook or text message.
I’m a big reader, and do see how this app might make mobile journaling a bit handier. Otherwise, I don’t really see the point to this app. It might pretty up quote collections, but it’s not free. I guess I just expected a bit more functionality or practicality from the app.
Layout & Design:
While I may have a bit of trouble seeing this particular application suiting a wide range of situations, I do not have any issues with the app’s style. It’s really quite easy to create a custom feel to the app by selecting from among the offered book covers that populate your reference library. You can adjust the font you use, even its color, for a bit of extra control.
However, I did have a bit of an issue navigating within the reference books. Once you create more than one entry or page in a book, it looks like you should be able to swipe left and right to navigate between them. Whenever I attempted to navigate to the right one of two things happened. Either the app close itself entirely, or, depending on the orientation of my iPad, I just kept pulling down the notification bar. Needless to say, this was a bit frustrating, and I highly recommend the devs look into ease of navigation next time they revisit the app.
If you crave mobile quote and reference organization, or need a way to keep references for projects on your iPhone or iPad, the My References app is a solid deal at $.99. In addition there is a free version of the app which the developer does offer. Apps that ask you to pay out need to offer a broad range of functions in my opinion and for the most part we feel this is true with My References.
My References 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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