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Poet's Pad for iPhone Provides Mobile Muse.

Posted by Chantelle Joy Duxbury on October 4th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

For all the would be Shakespeares out there, great news. A developer by the name of Dante Varnado Moore has got a mind to help you write all the sonnets your heart could desire with the release of Poet's Pad for the iPhone.

Poet's Pad for the iPhone is the baby brother to the iPad version released at the start of September. It includes a digital audio recorder for writers who express their art via Spoken Word or Def Poetry. It also offers idea generating tools that are designed to inspire creative expression and eliminate writers block on the go; sort of like your own digital muse in your pocket.

The App boasts of features such as a Rhyming Dictionary with more than 70,000 words, including thesaurus and dictionary functionality for finding just the right word. The major feature that they offer, however, is the 'emotion based' word and phrase generator. Using a base emotion such as Love, Hate, or Anger, for example, you can then search for and find phrases and words that fit the bill for whatever you're trying to express. You can use these phrases and words immediately for writing your poetry, or save them for later inspiration. Therefore, you can use this tool both for inspiration and organization.

Maybe you prefer dictating your poems? Poet's Pad also states that it offers a built in voice-recorder so you can make verbal notes, or practice your poetry performance.

Poet's Pad is a professional poetry writing app that allows poets to create, arrange and store all of their writings and poems in one app. Visit the Developers website for more information, or check it out on the App Store. You can also see the video below for an explanation of most of what this App offers.

For a limited time Poet's Pad for iPhone 1.0.1 is being offered at an introductory price of $1.99. That's over 65% off the regular price of $5.99 USD. The iPad version is currently on sale for $6.99, 30% off the regular price of $9.99 USD. They are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

Lyricists Find Their Muse with Songwriter's Pad

Posted by Blake Grundman on September 23rd, 2010

As a musician, I have always appreciated when the worlds of sheetmusic and technology collide.  In college I first explored writing music on computer and the tools that were at your disposal were mind blowing.  Everything from auto-playback to automatically adding in chord progressions was at your fingertips, but there was still one small problem: lyrics.  No matter how amazing your "baby Beethoven" is, unless you are planning to play it for a concert hall full of stuffy old people you're going to need some quality words.  But as any writer can tell you (myself included) these silly little sentence don't just write themselves.

Before you get frustrated over your lack of wordsmith skill and decide to hang up your guitar forever, in steps indie developer Danté Varnado Moore, with the solution to all of your problems.  His newest creation, Songwriters Pad (for both iPad and iPhone) looks to put the power of the English language back in your corner, with tools that will make designing your stanzas nothing more than a glorified Mad Lib.  Okay, maybe that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but here are some of the highlighted features:

  • Generate Ideas Based on Emotion - Generate ideas with our unique emotion based word and phrase generator.

  • Feeling happy, angry, sexy or over the top in love? Generate words and phrases that reflect your mood and post them on sticky notes for use in your lyric.

  • Find Words that Rhyme -  Quickly generate words by vowel sound and save them for later use.

  • Define or Find Similar Words -  Need a Dictionary and a Thesaurus? It's included too. (wifi or 3G required)

  • Record Your Ideas - Got an idea for a melody? Tap 'Record' on the built in Audio Player and let it rip. Capture vocal ideas anytime inspiration strikes and save it with your lyric.

There is literally everything that a songwriter could ever ask for included in this app.  It is very apparent that this was well thought out, with the musician in mind, because you would be hard pressed to find something not to like.  If you are still skeptical, I will leave you with a trailer for the iPad version of the software.  I'm pretty sure you will agree that the awesomeness of this app will speak for itself.  Now get out there and start winning some Grammys!