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Published on December 14, 2017

Knit Your Favourite Pattern 50% Easier With This App

Knit Your Favourite Pattern 50% Easier With This App

No one can escape the occasional stresses of life, though we can definitely find a way of keeping the annoying boredom and anxiety off our life. As well as eating well, sleeping, meditating or working out, an excellent life hack to help calm our nerves and let the mind relax is by indulging in a hobby that relaxes the body.

Of the many hobbies you aren’t probably thinking of right now is the age-old art of Knitting, yet it has several unbelievable benefits that help the mind and body stay calm. Knitting calms the body in almost similar ways as meditating, alleviates causative signs of stress, anxiety and depression and even fights arthritis and tendinitis. Besides, knitting brings a subtle sense of pride and enhances creativity.

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Let knitting calm your nerves 

    To help you rekindle your grandma’s favorite hobby while still managing to escape from life’s hard knocks, here’s Love Knitting App. If you have been wondering how you can knit your own scarf, gloves or pairs of warm socks, or even small pairs of socks for your little one, worry no more. Just pack your yarn, knitting needles and ensure your device has enough charge!

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    Knitting Has Never Been That Easy With This App

    The app is a product of passionate crafters at LoveKnitting who know how tiring old school knitting tools can be. Zooming in on your patterns is a breeze and you can count the rows, mark the end points and start knitting, like a Pro. It is fun, user-friendly and incredibly addictive once you have discovered the secret of using it.

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      Fun, User-Friendly Knitting App

      An app so intuitive with hundreds of knitting ideas and designs, everything presented in a simple, easy-to-follow manner, you will fall in love with it. It comes loaded with beautiful and exciting patterns, HD photos and directions to help you ditch pen and paper designs.

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      A mobile for every ardent knitter, it combines:

      • Everything you would need to learn to knit!
      • Organized knitting library!
      • Knitting on the Go!

      You will have free access to LoveKnitting and Ravelry library where there are hundreds of designs. Of all its features, it is the lovely and convenient row counter that helps you keep track of your progress while keeping your space clutter-free.

      Love Knitting App is freely and exclusively available for Apple users. Download yours here today

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      Anna Chui

      Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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      Published on September 21, 2018

      Transform Your Memories: 10 Best Photo Editing Apps

      Transform Your Memories: 10 Best Photo Editing Apps

      How do you get the best out of photos?

      By using a photo editing app of course!

      Though phones are getting smarter by the day and there is AI to click better photos, for now they can’t match up to photo editing apps.

      In this exclusive list, I have rounded up all the photo editing apps that will help you transform your memories. These apps will help you to resize, adjust, beautify, sharpen, apply filters, make collage, remove objects and even shoot time lapses.

      So without further ado let’s take a look at the best photo editing apps:

      1. Pixlr

        Pixlr is a complete photo editing app that gives you a variety of options. A lot of users rely on it for quick fixes to a photo, adding texts and applying preset filters. Recently, Autodesk acquired it, which validates it popularity.

        Features:

        • User Friendly design and functionality which are extremely simple and logically categorized.
        • Simplified editing tools like crop, adjust and autofix.
        • Advanced tools like Splash which makes the image black and white and helps you add selective areas with colors.
        • Variety of preset filter option.
        • Add text feature.
        • Collage making option.

        Available for iOS | AndroidWeb

        2. Facetune

          Facetune is photoshop for dummies. It helps you to modify your photos, especially you face and make them look picture perfect. It whitens your teeth, removes blemishes and pimples, does away with wrinkles and even reshapes so that you can have those perfect cuts.

          Features:

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          • Basic features like crop, adjust aspect ratio, rotate and flip.
          • Advanced features like whiten, smooth, red eye reduction, tones and details.
          • Option to see before edits and after edits.
          • Preset filters (limited options though)
          • Frames to lighten up your images.

          Available for iOS | Android

          3. VSCO Cam

            VSCO Cam is an editing app for people who are serious about their photos. People in the professional circuit seem to like it a lot. Its filters make the photos look better, but still help it keep real.

            Another standout offering that makes it one of the best photo editing app is that it has an amazing social platform where you can make your own photo journals and share it with the world.

            If you are obsessed about your pixels being perfect and and would like to experiment with a new photo sharing platform, this is a highly recommended app.

            Features:

            • All the basic functions like crop, edit, adjust and resize.
            • Advanced photoshop features like washed out tones, saturated colors, high contrasts etc.
            • Social platform GRID for your photos to get discovered.
            • Amazing set of film like pre-set filters to automatically make your photo look great.
            • Integrated camera.

            Available for iOS | Android

            4. Touch Retouch

              The Guardian says that there is no easier way to remove unwanted objects from your photos. This is precisely what this genius photo editing app does. It removes unwanted content from your pictures.

              If you are constantly photo-bombed or the frame has a lot of disturbance, you can remove them all using Touch-Retouch. The best part? It is not hard at all.

              Features:

              • Replace unwanted objects in the picture.
              • Weed out photobombers by using a lasso.
              • Make portraits more beautiful by removing blemishes and wrinkles.
              • App replaces selections automatically (using nearby pixels)
              • Clone tool can be used to easily duplicate objects.

              Available for iOS | Android

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              5. Moldiv

                Moldiv is a friendly photo-editor app with all the standard photo-editing functions but with more than 550+ stickers in it and a plethora of collage options.

                If you like to liven up pictures using stickers and collages, then this is the perfect app for you.

                Features:

                • 320+ fonts
                • 150+ filters
                • Beautify selfies – face slimming, enlarge eyes, smoothen skin and whiten teeth.
                • Collage – Ability to artistically combine 10+ photos in one frame.
                • Ability to crop, straighten, rotate, adjust colors in a picture.

                Available for iOS | Android

                6. Lapse It

                  Lapse it, as the name suggests is a time-lapse capturing photo app. Though there are many smartphones these days that have a slo-mo capacity, lapse it beats them all with its rich features and easy to shoot functions.

                  Of course, if your phone doesn’t come with a slo-mo capturing functionality, this app is hands down the best.

                  Features:

                  • Choose the interval between captures.
                  • Customize focus.
                  • Pre-set ISO.
                  • Battery saver mode that switches off screen while capturing videos for long hours.
                  • Crop videos and apply filters.
                  • Import videos and apply effects easily.

                  Available for iOS | Android

                  7. Perfect 365

                    Perfect 365 is a virtual make up app. It delivers exactly what it promises. It lets you retouch and apply makeup to deliver that spotless portrait photo.

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                    What’s more, you can explore makeup services with this app!

                    Features:

                    • Change color of your hair and your eyes.
                    • Whiten your teeth with one touch.
                    • Easily remove blemishes and dark circles.
                    • Sharpen your face structure for that perfect jaw-line.
                    • Easily apply virtual make-up to your photos.

                    Available for iOS | Android

                    8. Afterlight

                      Afterlight is a delight for people who want everything perfect in their photos. It has enough filters, styles and toning tools to please probably everyone.

                      It also has an amazing range of premium offerings (in-app purchases), that is non-intrusive and sets it apart from its peers.

                      Features:

                      • Abundant filters and frames.
                      • Varied options in lights and leaks.
                      • Designer letter frames that put your picture in that letter.
                      • AI powered contrast, shadows, highlights etc that understands your image.
                      • Filter collections (free) by popular photographers.
                      • Ability to add overlays, texts and even stickers.

                      Available for iOS | Android | Windows PC

                      9. Snapseed

                        This photo editing app is what we call an all-rounder. If you are looking for an app that is a jack of all trades, this is the one you should be looking to install.

                        It was originally developed by Nik Software, but was then taken over by Google. Now, the app has seen quite a lot of improvements including better user interface and user experience. Also, like most things Google, this app has all things free.

                        Features:

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                        • Simple and user friendly UI.
                        • Myriad of editing tools.
                        • Vintage filters, HDR adjustments.
                        • Remove unwanted objects.
                        • Apply “last edits” to a new photo.
                        • Available guides to better use the app.

                        Available for iOS | Android

                        10. Lens Distortions

                          This app is the best app if you are looking to add natural elements like sunlight, rain, fog, snow and other weather effects to your photos. A lot of apps do have this as an additional functionality, but Lens Distortions is the best in the business.

                          The USP of the app is that it makes it look so natural that viewers won’t be able to recognize that it is an added effect.

                          Features:

                          • Add natural elements like sunlight, snow etc.
                          • Add multiple layer of effects.
                          • Ability to adjust depth, sharpness and brightness of images.
                          • Blur effect.
                          • Adjust the depth of each overlay.

                          Available for iOS | Android

                          The bottom line

                          The marketplace is littered with thousands of photo editing apps, promising to transform your memory.

                          However, as a user, it is entirely for you to gauge what the important features you need in a photo editing app.

                          If you are a professional – you will need something advanced like Afterlight2 or Moldiv. For personal use there are even more options like Facetune, Touch Retouch and Perfect 365. If you need something specific like collage, time lapse, face -emojis – you can take your pick from apps like Lens Distortions and Pixlr.

                          Get explore and find what suits your needs!

                          Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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