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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Songify is a creative app that turns speech into music. Users can listen to creations from other users, many of which contain words like "f--k" and "s--t" as well as references to sex, drugs, and more. The app offers an option to password-protect the section with other users' songs.
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Is it any good?
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a pop star, SONGIFY might give you a taste of what you'd sound like. The clever and fun app turns your spoken words into a catchy melody; you don't even have to carry a tune as the app does it all for you. Along with pitch correction, the app will also randomize and repeat your sentences -- which sound better if you speak in rhyme. Simply tap the large album to begin talking, and once you're done you'll hear a produced song you can save, email, post to Facebook or Twitter, or upload to the rest of the Songify community to listen to and rate.
Songify comes with three free song templates, including the "Double Rainbow" classic from The Gregory Brothers (creators of the "AutoTune The News" series on YouTube), plus there are many more to preview or purchase for 99 cents or less, including rap, pop, and techno songs. The user-submitted songs can be entertaining but mature; the password protection makes the app friendlier for younger kids -- if parents use it.
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