App advice: 5 free apps to check out this week

App+advice%3A+5+free+apps+to+check+out+this+week

Carly Fristoe | Reporter
March 9, 2016; 12:00p.m.

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The wait is over, now you can listen to music from YouTube while using other apps on your phone with YouTube Music. Listen to radio stations, separate songs or albums from several different genres. The app compiles a daily top 40 songs and users can choose from either audio or video to sort lyric and music videos.

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Use other apps while listening to music in the background
-Listen to non-stop music with pre-made playlists or create one
-Watch specialized videos of concerts and live recordings clip

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With Kanvas, the world of live video, pictures and gifs is at your fingertips. This app has several different video and photo editing options, including gifs and flipbooks. Content can be taken directly from the phone’s camera roll, or taken directly in the app. Users create a profile where their graphics and gifs are saved and can follow other people.

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Easy to share on social media, such as Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram
-Create flipbooks, paintings or something completely different from scratch
-Overlay text onto gifs for extra appeal

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[su_box title=”3. Magic Piano” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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Let your musicality free with Magic Piano from Smule. Users choose from several categories of songs and then decide the level of difficulty. Each song play earns coins and experience that allow new features to become unlocked and purchased. The app also features a “world” in which users can play against one another from across the world.

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Play daily challenges or at your own pace in solo mode
-Level up to unlock different instruments
-Tap with one, two or three fingers to play

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Searching the internet becomes simple with Vurb. This app provides information from several different sites, such as Uber and Yelp, and presents it in an organized manner. The information is saved to a virtual card, which can be saved to different decks created by the user. Individual search cards or decks can be shared within the app to the phone’s contacts.

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Search anything and find results based on distance, hours or price
-Collaborate with contacts from your phone to create decks and ideas
-Look at featured decks from locals based on the user’s location

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See the weather in a new way with Clear Day. With information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this app allows users to view live weather updates in the form of 3D maps as well as a 7-day and 24-hour forecasts. View multiple cities’ current weather conditions at the same time with animated graphics.

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Get a free trial for the notification center widget when you download
-See the local time for each city in all views
-Play with friends through Game Center

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