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An App To Turn Your Phone Into A Mic

An App To Turn Your Phone Into A Mic

Would you like to be able to turn your smartphone into a mic?

Crowd Mics, an iOS and Andriod app released at Launch Festival, offers a way to do this: the app connects the smartphones of people in the audience to the room’s sound system, offering them a personal microphone.

Wondering how it works? The event speaker simply plugs their smartphone into the sound system and creates a name and access code for the current event. Audience members can then download the app and use the code to join the event.

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If members of the audience want to ask a question, they can tap their phones to join a list of people who have questions, which is then displayed on the presenter’s phone.

The presenter holds all of the power: they can enable individual microphones, mute microphones, or change the setting to ‘Open Mic’ so everyone can comment and get involved.

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An App To Turn Your Phone Into A Mic

    One of the best parts of this app is the option to text questions and comments to the speaker; ideal for anyone who hates the idea of speaking up in public.

    The handy app comes with polling options as well, so there are a variety of ways to get feedback from the audience.

    Crowd Mics requires that everyone using it is connected to the same Wi-Fi or wireless router device. Crowd Mics was created by brothers Tim and Seaon Holladay, after the brothers went to a meeting where the presenter was interacting with the crowd.

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    “We just couldn’t hear what the other people were saying,” Tim said. “Sean pulled out his phone and said, ‘I could FaceTime someone across the world and hear them perfectly, but I can’t hear the question someone is asking in the room…there has to be a better way.’”

    Crowd Mics is free for the audience, as the presenter or organizer pays for access to the system. The price varies based on the size of the crowd, and is free for 20 people or less.

    To download Crowd Mics click here.

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    What do you think of Crowd Mics? Comment your opinions below!

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    Last Updated on August 13, 2020

    Best 9 Money Management Apps for Easy Financial Planning

    Best 9 Money Management Apps for Easy Financial Planning

    Do you want to keep a budget, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have your money in a few different places and want an easy way to keep an eye on it all? We scoured the web and app stores to find the best money management apps so you can dive in, start saving money, and live more financially secure!

    1. Mint

      Mint is a great app for seeing where all of your money is on all of your devices. It can track your bank accounts, credit cards, and even investments. You can also use it to plan budgets and future expenses, but its main focus is on giving you a financial overview.

      Download Mint here.

      2. You Need a Budget

        You Need a Budget (YNAB) is a great tool for setting a budget and sticking to it. YNAB is nicely designed and gives you a clear report of where your money is going, as well as tools and “four rules” for budgeting to help you save.

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        Download You Need a Budget here

        3. Spendee

          Spendee is a budget and expense tracker with a heavy focus on design. Spendee is truly beautiful and does a good job of showing you where all of your money is going and how you can adjust course. The only down side is that you’ll need to manually enter your transactions.

          Download Spendee here.

          4. Expensify

            Expensify is perfect for the business traveler who wants to easily create expense reports of where he or she is spending money. You can do things such as take pictures of receipts, track your time, log any distances traveled, and print it out whenever you want to for expense reporting.

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            Download Expensify here.

            5. Budgt: Daily Finance

              Budgt is another good app for helping you watch your budget, and it’s geared towards college students and other people on more strict monthly incomes. If you’re a student trying to make sure you stick within a certain allowance, this is a great app for you.

              Download Budgt here.

              6. Dollarbird

                Dollarbird is a personal finance app that focuses around creating a calendar of your expenses to give you a high-level view of your expenditures, as well as predict big expenses that will come up in the future. It’s great for making sure you have a macro-level view of your financial situation.

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                Download Dollarbird here.

                7. Pocket Expense

                  The Pocket Expense App is an alternative to Mint. It gives you an overview of all of your accounts and expenses, and helps you keep everything in check without too many bells and whistles.

                  Download Pocket Expense here.

                  8. Toshl Finance

                    Toshl is a fun, personal financial management app that has many of the features of the other apps on this list, and adds in fun animated characters to make it more interesting. It’s also one of the few to also have an app for windows phones!

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                    Download Toshl Finance here.

                    9. Budget Boss

                      Budget boss is interesting because it learns your spending habits, and in addition to helping you make a budget, it can predict your spending over time in order to let you know where you’ll likely be at financially in the future. It’s great for helping you adjust course from spending too much of your money.

                      Download Budget Boss here.

                      Bottom Line

                      Those are our top 9 picks for great budgeting tools, but ultimately the most important thing is that you have some sort of money-management system. Keeping track of our money is important for ensuring that we’re on track for all of our financial goals.

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