Yesterday I downloaded a new iOS app.
Eevzdrop is an audio recording app. I remember seeing the article back on Mashable.com, however when I went to the iTunes store eevzdrop still wasn’t available for download. I put it out of my mind. Until yesterday, when I stumbled upon it again. This time I downloaded it and started experimenting with it.
my eevzdrop screenshot
[My Pros] The first thing that caught my eye is that there is a 10 minute limit on the audio, which some other audio apps are 3, 5 or unlimited. This is a plus for eevzdrop in my book. Second thing, is that there is a draft folder. You can record then save it until later. Once you have recorded your “edrop” you can …
- Add a title/caption (which also has the time recorded included)
- Add your GeoTag or location (optional)
- Hashtags. Which is a good idea because there isn’t a place to add a brief description of the edrop, so this would allow you to describe what your edrop is about.
- Mentions. You can “tag” other members in your edrop.
- You have the option of uploading a picture to also assist in describing your edrop if you so desire.
This is what it looks like when you are adding your edrop
You can listen to my eevzdrop here
Lastly, eevzdrop has a very good system of finding new content to listen to. There is a “discover” button within that option you have two ways to search via “featured” & “search.” Click the featured and it’s broken down into categories. Click the search button, you then see all the users listed with a search bar; plus you then have another option of searching by “hashtags” or “users.” I think that’s great to have, because it’s all about being social with social media.
Several ways to find new content
[My Cons] The first issue is that there is no other option for sharing your edrop than to “copy URL.” I found that it’s important for users of social media to have options of multi-sharing their information on other apps, platforms, sites, you get the idea. People wanna be able to direct share onto their blogs, websites and OMG let’s not forget Facebook & Twitter!
Secondly, I noticed that a user can not upload audio files or down load their edrops. I know that some people use programs such as audacity to create & edit their audio/podcasts. Some people want to save their audio after recording, but in either case this is not possible (yet). Lastly, the app is only available in iOS not android. There is not desktop version or social website available. Strictly mobile & iOS. There is no play back button to listen to your recording, also I noticed that there is no indicating light or lights to let a person know that’s its actually recording. However the minute counter starts when the record button is pushed.
I couldn’t find anything major that would hinder me from continuing to use this app. It’s still in it’s infancy. So, there is lots of potential there. Maybe in the future add or change a few things, but it looks very promising.
Best part of all is that it’s FREE!
[note: at the finishing time of this post, eevzdrop had crushed. I was unable to load their site, along with my profile on the app. When I finally did get the app to load everything appeared to be wiped clean. Hopefully this is a only temporary & that guys are hard at work to correct the problem]
- The Chirbit iOS App Review (sassycat3000.net)
- 89 of the best iOS apps launched in 2013 (thenextweb.com)
- 4 Apps Teens Love that Parents Need to Monitor (goodmenproject.com)