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SoundHound

IUTA Score
9.0
Price: $6.99

Okay iPhone users!  I am excited to bring you this app review.  Since I have had my iPhone (2 years or so), I have been using an app called Shazam.  I thought it was “the best thing since sliced bread.”  UNTIL, a fellow blogger Benjamin Minnich told me about SoundHound.  He uses it for Android.  I was interested, so I headed over to the SoundHound website to see if they had an iPhone version; sure enough, they did.  Now keep in mind I have used an app like this, so I was not sure what to expect.  Ben said, “I got a song name and artist from using it in a movie theater and the other day I just hummed for it!”  I had high expectations for this app once I heard that.  My high expectations were met and exceeded.  This app is amazing.  The user interface is clean, simple and easy to use.  The way it works is phenomenal.  I found it to be faster than the other app I used.  It found songs, identified them and made it even fun to see if the app could figure them out.  It was extremely accurate, every time.  Now that I have this app, I will never use anything else to figure out what song that is playing or who sings it.  If you’re anything like me or just a music lover, this app is a must have.  I’ll stop my ranting or raving in this case with one example.  Today, I took my girlfriend shopping.  As we walked through the mall, I heard a song over the speakers above that caught my ear.  I wanted to test SoundHound.  So without a thought, I opened up the app.  It loaded up (very quickly I might add); it began to listen.  A minute later, it identified this song:  Lesley Roy – Unbeautiful.  Now don’t make fun of me for being captivated by such a soft song.  The point is SoundHound rocks, and you should have it.

iTunes says…

☼ On Sale! Special iPad version included ☼
What’s that song?  Use SoundHound.  It’s a revolution in music search:

○ The world’s fastest music recognition on tunes playing from a speaker
○ The world’s only singing and humming search
○ Instant lyrics and artist info for your iPod songs
○ And, you can even go straight to a title or artist just by saying the name!

“This is amazing… insane, right?” -David Pogue of the New York Times

“A Music App That Could Change Mobile Search… Impressive.” – Dana Oshiro, nytimes.com

#1 in “Ten of the Best iPhone Apps” Alex Pell, The Sunday Times (UK)

Your SoundHound experience includes:

♪ Blazing fast music recognition: SoundHound can name a song playing from a speaker in just four seconds!

♪ You can sing or hum a tune and SoundHound can guess what it is – tunes stuck in your head might be found!

♪ Now, have you ever searched artists or song titles using your voice? Try voice-activated search and witness the future of how you will interact with your mobile devices– speaking to them!

♪ In-app lyrics

♪ Groundbreaking music discovery: artist top songs with visual popularity, previews, similar artists, Pandora station links, and the exclusive Underplayed list: a set of songs discovered in SoundHound much more often than they are played on the radio

♪ Instant sharing over email, Facebook, Twitter, and SMS

♪ Buying with one tap to iTunes

♪ Playback of your iPod tracks or entire playlists – while viewing SoundHound features including Lyrics

♪ Industry-leading music browsing: bios, in-app YouTube videos, discography, and tour dates

Use SoundHound every day for voice and text searches and iPod integration that brings your songs to life with lyrics, videos, song previews, album information and more immersive features.

◄ Special for iPad ►

♪ A new, immersive music exploration experience

♪ The SoundHound scrolling ticker – delivering songs just discovered in SoundHound worldwide

♪ Beautiful, full-size lyrics and YouTube pages

♪ Special portrait and landscape modes with even easier navigation



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SoundHound

IUTA Score
9.0
Price: $6.99