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STEP Journal for Life is the Ultimate Visual Journal – Now on Android

Innovative life journal developer WePlanet announced today that lifelogging has taken a giant leap forward with the release of the STEP Personal Smart Journal on the Android platform. Live blogging, journaling and an increasing focus on up-to-the-minute communication is the impetus behind the STEP Personal Smart Journal, an automatic journaling app that makes intelligent usage of existing resources.

Helping users capture and tell the stories of their lives, STEP Journal makes intelligent use of smartphones, apps, social media and wearable devices to gather all of the scattered moments of life into a hyper-connected, information-rich and up-to-the-minute journal. The Android-based app, now available on the Google Play store, STEP Journal is remarkably easy to use, and lets users add value of self-awareness and reflection, added meaning and cute icons. And the iOS version has been featured on over 100 App stores such as US, Japan, China, and more. ‘Web-version’, as a facilitator to store precious memories, edit entries, and add more thoughts, will be opened in the near future.

“In today’s hyper-connected world, peoples’ digital footprints tend to get scattered throughout cyberspace,” noted a WePlanet spokesperson. “STEP Journal merges those scattered footprints into a single location automatically, presenting a single timeline. Not only is it easy to share, that meaningful log helps STEP Journal users understand themselves better.”

STEP Journal can be shared, but it is not automatic; it is completely private and personal unless the user decides to share it. As a personal self-help and development tool, STEP Journal helps users gather multiple logs into a meaningful presentation, see their daily patterns at a glance, and more easily spot opportunities for improvement.

“STEP Journal is more than just another blogging platform. It captures everything about the user’s life in a fully visual, personalized and private platform – delivering a venue that goes way beyond information for its own sake. By capturing daily moments and adding relevant details as needed with just a few clicks, users are able to embrace the lifelogging lifestyle as the ultimate self-improvement tool.”

As an automatic journaling tool, STEP Journal takes the tedium out of recording life’s everyday tasks. Keeping the STEP Timeline meaningful and correct, the app also adds several shortcuts, including a Favorites list, a Bookmarks function and automatic calendar and location-based services.

Features:
* Seamless import of status, places, pictures, and tagged friends from social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, Swarm and Instagram
* Events from Calendars
* Photos and locations form the smartphone Camera Roll
* Locations using GPS
* Data from fitness tracking devices such as Jawbone UP and Fitbit

STEP – Journal for Life app 1.4.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. It is also available on Google Play for Android devices.

iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide

Available today, the ThriveTracker app offers gamified mood tracking for the iPhone and iPod touch. The ultimate goal of the app is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals afflicted by mood disorders like Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Bipolar Disorder can cost $11,720 for a single manic episode or death for the 20% of patients that complete suicide.

“I asked myself what community I would like to serve and turned inwards to reflect on my own challenges with learning to manage bipolar disorder over the past decade. ThriveTracker is our first attempt to utilize technology to assist the over 20.9 million individuals afflicted by mood disorders and the mental health professionals that support them.”- Adrian Cunanan, Founder of ThriveStreams Inc.

ThriveTracker is a free app that helps users to record key data points to improve the tracking and management of their mood. Users can simply track their mood, sleep, therapy, and journal about their progress. Users can even earn real world rewards for checking in daily.

What makes ThriveTracker unique is that the app combines elements of positive psychology, gamification, and quantified self. The app collects self care data for Meditation, Exercise, and Journaling. Quantifiable studies in Positive Psychology have found these self care methods to improve mental health. Gamification allows users who check in consistently to earn real rewards such as product samples, gift cards, mp3 downloads, and more. Finally, quantified self is at the core of ThriveTracker in enabling users to analyze trends from the mood data through interactive charts that can be shared with mental health professionals.

ThriveTracker 1.0.0 is Free and available in the US exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. This is perfect timing for the app with Mental Illness Awareness Week in the same month. Other features are being developed such as scheduled reminders and electronic reporting for mental health providers. For more information, including download instructions and screenshots of the app, visit ThriveStreams online and follow @ThriveStreams.

Spray Can – sketch, draw, paint takes the lead

With more than 6.5 million uploaded pictures in total and thousands of new pictures and comments every day, “Spray Can – sketch, draw, paint” forms a unique painting app, which combines art with social media. In 2009 “Spray Can” was released by rapidrabbit, originally designed for playing pranks by simulating graffiti spray can sounds, such as shaking or spraying. Due to its realistic sound effects and graphics, the app quickly became a biggie and took over the top download lists of North America and Europe.

Spurred by success rapidrabbit’s developers implemented a painting feature, adding additional colors and the option to share all the wonderful artworks via Facebook and Twitter. A new online gallery, plus a rating/commenting function, were the final touches before “Spray Can” cracked the US download charts’ top 3 and hit the top 25 several times.

After that constant improvements regarding drawing tools, usability and depiction in the online gallery have led to a renewed success of “Spray Can – sketch, draw, paint”, which meanwhile contains more than one million accounts. Today the app took the leading place in German App Store download charts among the free entertainment apps. The same results at international level are yet to come.

Spray Can 5.1.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Create beautiful art cards with Art Cards – Monet for iPhone and iPad

Mount ICT today is pleased to announce the release of Art Cards – Monet for iPhone and iPad. Art Cards – Monet will let you create and send real cards. If you like to send beautiful postcards, you’ll like Art Cards – Monet. The app makes creating unique, beautiful art cards really easy. 4 x 6 inch postcard that will be printed and shipped anywhere in the world, wherever you are. Choose as many contacts as you like, directly from your address list.

Art Cards by Claude Monet categories:
* Argenteuil
* Boats
* Cityscape
* Garden
* Giverny
* Waterlilies
* Masterpieces
* Other
* Series
* Umbrellas

What You Get:
* 4 x 6 inch postcard
* Printed on thick, glossy photo postcards at 300dpi resolution
* Personalized message (optional)
* Personalized with a profile photo of the sender (optional)
* Your favorite artwork as a postcard
* Delivered anywhere in the US for just $1.79 & $2.79 for addresses outside of the US (price includes postage!)
* Printed and shipped within 1 business day (Delivery time varies by country. Visit Sincerely online)

Available languages:
* English, Dutch, French, Spanish

Art Cards – Monet 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Post cards are delivered anywhere in the US for just $1.79 (USD) and $2.79 for addresses outside of the US (price includes postage).

Lottie Dottie Chicken: huge success in Latin America lands in US

Lottie Dottie is a chicken, Purple Rooster is her guy. Lottie Dottie wears a skirt, Purple Rooster wears a tie. You probably never heard this before, but Latin American kids have listened to this song more than a billion times.

Created by Bromelia and published by 01Digital, Lottie Dottie is launching its app for iOS and Android, which has videos and activities targeting kids under seven. Already among the top grossing apps for kids in Latin American countries including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, the company is hoping to claim the top spot in North America and other English speaking countries.

Lottie Dottie’s YouTube channel has 3.3m subscribers and 1.8bn lifetime views. Since 2010, Lottie Dottie Chicken (Galinha Pintadinha in Portuguese or Gallina Pintadita in Spanish) has conquered the hearts of the little ones with new versions of traditional songs. Their video clips are full of funny and educational animations that teach kids how good it is to sing and learn. The franchise also has about 600 licensed products.

App Features:
* 14 video clips in English with Lottie Dottie Chicken – Including 1 Free
* 13 video clips in Spanish with Gallina Pintadita – Including 1 Free
* 57 video clips in Portuguese with Galinha Pintadinha – Including 4 Free
* Playlist: Watch all clips at any order. Keep your child entertained.
* Parental control: Player controls can be hidden, and Purchase process is secure
* Fun and Play: Images to collect, paint, play with puzzles and share
* Watch on TV with your Apple TV or Chromecast
* Universal App: Buy once and get access in all iOS devices (iPad, iPhone e iPod touch)
* Sing together and have fun with your family and friends

Your kids will be engaged with videos and interactive activities through a child-friendly interface. Nice and funny songs will put the whole family to dance uniting generations. Your little one will have fun and could even learn their first words in Portuguese and Spanish. As we all know, kids love to watch the same things over and over again. So you can download a song once, and they can access it whenever, even without a data connection. And you can watch on TV if you have an Apple TV or Chromecast.

About Bromelia:
Bromelia is a Campinas-based animation and musical studio where Lottie Dottie Chicken was born. With children under seven in mind, the project unites generations with its new versions of the traditional Brazilian culture. Their video clips are full of funny and educational animations that teach kids how good it is to sing and learn.

Lottie Dottie Chicken 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Upgrading to new iPhone? Backup your SMS using SMS Export Plus app

SMS Export Plus app exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. The texts on your iPhone are now one of your most important forms of communication with your friends, family, loved ones. Maybe a friend sent you a funny joke that you want to save or maybe you need to make a backup of a text for legal purposes or may be running low on storage space?. Whatever the reason, SMS Export Plus lets you access and save your iPhone’s messages on your Mac or PC in most widely used excel format.

No need to worry about loosing important messages of your iPhone. By using SMS export plus app anyone can preserve all messages in Excel file. SMS Export Plus gives you the ease of a tabular format to scan through your messages quicker. You can sort your messages based on multiple criteria, leveraging the sorting feature of a tabular format. With SMS Export Plus, you can now save your messages rather than delete them to free up some memory on your iOS devices.

Feature Highlights:
* Save exported messages directly to your computer
* Backup messages are saved in .xls format
* Email the backup messages in excel file format
* Browse all backup messages in the .xls file very easily – You can filter messages by sender or sort messages by time & date
* Easy to search for any message in your backup file
* You can export SMS or iMessages of Multiple devices into multiple excel files
* Detailed help guide available within the app

SMS Export plus is listed in Top 50 charts of Productivity category in the US.

Available the wonderful feature-rich SMS Export Plus 1.6 at just $3.99 (USD) worldwide from the App Store under the Productivity category. SMS Export Plus has been rated 4 by many of its existing users.

Cut Me Out pro – Chop Photos or superimpose Backgrounds

mTouchLabs today is proud to announce the release of Cut Me Out Pro 1.5, their utility app exclusively for iOS users. Have you wondered how your friends swap their faces or attached animal face? Cut Me Out is Photoshop(tm) like app one can cut some parts of the image and paste it on other images. Easy to replace background of any photo. Chop Photo or Superimpose background.

Cut Me Out is still the best photo editing app that allows you to make hilarious pics in unbelievable places. It’s so easy to use, with its Photo Chop Background Adjuster to Superimpose your images and you can go to so many places and occasions in a snap. Fooling your friends just became a bit more wicked! Cut out sections of an image in any shape and paste it to selected background photo with Cut Me Out Pro. You can create, save, and share impressive images with only a few swipes across your screen.

Main Features:
* Cut out any shape from the image and paste it on background Image
* Cut portions can be pasted in Email, SMS, Notes, or any third party app
* Supports multiple cut and paste feature (Eg. you can replace your friend’s faces in a group photo)
* Import your own background pics from Camera Roll, Photo library, Facebook, etc.
* Easily move the cut portion to any place on the background
* You can make twin effects using Duplicate feature
* Erase unwanted background with Different brush sizes and there is Undo option for accidental erase
* Cut out face from one photo and paste it in same photo or some other photo
* Multiple face cut out feature is available
* Save to Library, Email and sharing with Facebook, Twitter

What Cut Me Out users say:
“Works Great – The app works great on my photos, I simply cut the face on my photo and paste on other photos, the results were good.”

Cut Me Out Pro listed in Top 100 charts of Utilities category in US.

The wonderful, feature-rich Cut Me Out Pro 1.5 is available at just $1.99 (USD) worldwide from the App Store under the Utilities category. Cut Me Out Pro has been rated 4+ by many of its existing users.

Theme Inn Launches the iOS Version of Bundle for MS Office

Theme Inn, a graphic design company that specializes in creating themes, templates, and illustrations for OS X and iOS, has expanded its assortment of productivity templates with the release of the iOS version of Bundle for MS Office. The brand new pack of designs complements the newly released Microsoft Office Mobile with 200 assorted designs for Word, 20 matching template lines for Word, 40 spreadsheet templates for Excel, and 40 slideshow themes for PowerPoint. The new collection of templates helps users of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch save time and effort creating quality content with the new Microsoft Office Mobile app.

“We have been offering templates for the Mac version of MS Office for some time, so the release of Microsoft Office Mobile allowed as to offer the same designs for iOS users,” says Jolita Unguvaitiene, Theme Inn’s general manager. “As with our other products, we will keep expanding this set with new content.”

Bundle for MS Office carries an impressive selection of designs: 200 unique designs for Word documents, 20 matching template lines for Word, 40 spreadsheet templates for Excel, and 40 slideshow themes for PowerPoint. They cover everything from brochures and business cards to vacation planners to modern presentations. All templates have been streamlined to make the best use of the iOS environment and are available in the US and international paper sizes.

Bundle for MS Office 1.0 is $10.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. For more information and design samples, users can visit Theme Inn’s web site.

Rectangle 2.0 Prints Facebook and Flickr Photos and 20 Foot Panoramas

Rectangle LLC today is excited to announce the release of Rectangle 2.0, a major update to its iOS app. Rectangle is a free, simple, and easy-to-use app that allows users to order large-scale prints and Pictoblocks(TM) of their favorite photos and have them delivered directly to their door. Using the new proprietary dynamic sizing algorithm, the app can now offer several sizes that are proportionate to each photo. This means all photos – from portraits to panoramas – print perfectly, no cropping required. No other app out there is as well integrated, offers dynamic sizing, or prints as big!

What’s New in Rectangle 2.0:
* Facebook integration – access and print your Facebook photos!
* Flickr integration – access and print your Flickr photos!
* Panoramic Prints – no cropping required!
* Dynamic Sizing – up to 9 sizes offered tailored to each photo
* All new gallery to showcase products & services
* Crop tool for Pictoblocks(TM) orders
* And many other improvements

Rectangle recently printed an enormous 12 foot long iPhone panoramic photo and the clarity was stunning. Now with Flickr integration, users can access even higher resolution photos and print even larger. No other app prints as large as Rectangle.

In addition to our premium poster prints, Rectangle offers Pictoblocks(TM). Pictoblocks(TM) are 1/2″ thick clear acrylic blocks on which we face-mount photos to the back. The result makes the photo “pop” and creates a frameless display, perfect for desks, credenzas, etc.

Rectangle is focused on creating high-quality products with a fast and a pleasingly simple shopping experience. Rectangle offers 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Finally, the founders of Rectangle want to thank all of Rectangle’s users for all of the positive feedback about the quality of Pictoblocks(TM) and Poster Prints. Founders Jim Drought III and Canzhi Ye say, “All of the 5-star reviews we’ve seen in the App Store have brought smiles to our faces, and to return the favor, we are working daily to put bigger smiles on your faces by continuing to improve Rectangle.”

Rectangle 2.0 is a free app and available in the US exclusively through the iOS App Store in the Photo and Video category.

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Lightricks Releases Facetune for iPad: Chosen #1 Best New App by Apple

Lightricks Ltd. today is thrilled to announce the release of Facetune for iPad, an app that gives every user the ability to create high-end portraits from everyday photos, with intuitive and powerful tools previously reserved for the pros. Facetune for iPad offers all the advantages of Facetune for iPhone, but with unprecedented user control, strikingly natural results, and an ease of use never seen before.

“Facetune for iPad is a game changer,” says Zeev Farbman, Lightricks’ CEO. “Facetune’s revolution was offering every user the ability to achieve magazine-level portraits on the go. Facetune for iPad provides a whole new experience, by stretching the limits of technology with a product that’s both powerful and approachable.”

“The iPad is the ultimate device for photo-editing. It doesn’t matter if you shoot with your iPad, or import photos from your phone or professional camera, Facetune for iPad lets you achieve results comparable only to what professionals can do with Photoshop. And it’s way more fun.”

Facetune is a novel image editing application that uses Lightricks’ proprietary LTEngine(TM) and SafeBrush(TM) technologies, which are the basis of a line of exciting and powerful photo editing products for mobile devices. Facetune for iPad was featured as the #1 Best New App on the US iTunes Store, whereas Facetune for iPhone was featured as #1 New & Noteworthy Photo & Video app, was ranked #1 in photo & video in 107 countries, and #1 paid app in 41 countries.

Lightricks simultaneously released a new iPhone version, in which most of the features were upgraded, and several new ones added. There have been major enhancements in every tool, which allow for more powerful and accurate results. The menus now have a totally different look, with safer and quicker import and export. The help system offers beautiful graphics and short video demonstrations of each tool. Users can now apply unique photo textures and localized filters, meaning that each filter effect (lighting, paper and textures) can now be applied in full, or only to specific areas of the photo. In addition to red-eye correction, Facetune can now deal with white-eye flash effects as well.

What you can do with Facetune for iPad:

* Perfect Smiles – You can emphasize your smile, make it wider or gentler, or give your teeth a bright and natural shine.

* Beautiful Skin – Smooth and rejuvenate your skin, remove temporary imperfections like pimples and blemishes, brighten those dark circles under your eyes, and improve your skin tone.

* Penetrating Eyes – Emphasize your eyes for a penetrating gaze, change your eye color or get rid of red and white-eye effects.

* Hair Salon – Turn back time and color over grey hair, fill bald patches and remove stray hairs.

* Reshape Facial Structure – Refine jaw lines, heighten cheek bones and brows, reshape your nose or have fun and transform your face into an alien shape.

* Vivid Makeup – You can apply blush and eyeshadow in every color, add volume to your lashes, or add some intensity to your lips as if you were using real makeup.

* Photo Enhancements – Focus the photo on YOU by defocusing the background, improve lighting, create customized filters, and add unique textures and frames.

* Make Art – Add artistic touches to make your photo your own, with customizable filters that can be applied to the whole photo or to specific areas.

* Maximum Control – Choose the size and intensity of every brush stroke in the Tones, Defocus, Whiten, Smooth and Details features.

* Show Off – Instantly share your edited photos with your friends & family through social media or e-mail.

* Easy and Fun – You can compare your work with the original in every step of the way, with only one tap. Having trouble? Facetune also offers extensive graphic and video help screens for each feature.

Facetune 2.0 is offered at the special launch price of $3.99 USD (regular 7.99) or equivalent amount in other currencies, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Facetune for iPhone is also available on the App Store for 2.99 USD, or for a free update for existing users. To learn more or purchase Facetune for iPad, visit the App Store or watch the videos at our YouTube channel.