Dave Wiskus, writing for iMore:
If Voice Memos are Post-Its — a quick and dirty tool to make sure
I didn’t forget an idea — then Music Memos is a sketchbook. This
is where I start the songwriting process, and every part of the
app is designed to help facilitate the process and, most
shockingly of all, guide me to the next step in fleshing the song
Music Memos has so many other tricks up its sleeves that I almost
feel like someone at Apple has been reading my dream journal. An
app for recording song ideas that uses a robust tagging system is
something I’ve personally wanted to build for a long time, but
throw in a guitar tuner, chord and tempo detection, exporting to
GarageBand, and magical automatic backing instruments, and the
dream becomes borderline pornographic.
I’m not a songwriter, so the app isn’t useful to me personally, but I’m really impressed by the design of this app. It is attractive, well-organized, simple, and thoughtful. And judging by Dave’s take (and Serenity Caldwell’s), it’s genuinely useful and solves a heretofore unsolved problem.
So all is not lost when it comes to Apple putting out high-quality apps.
★ Wednesday, 3 February 2016