Songify

Common Sense Media says

Fun way to make your own tunes; some iffy user uploads.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

This app is easy to use -- simply tap the record button, talk into the iOS device, and tap again to stop. Then you'll hear a song playing.

Violence

An option within the app lets you hear other people's songs, which may include references to violence.

Sex

An option within the app lets you hear other people's songs, many of which include profanity and sexual references.

Language

An option within the app lets you hear other people's songs, many of which include profanity and sexual references.

 

Consumerism

The app features songs from The Gregory Brothers (of "Double Rainbow" and "Bed Intruder" viral video fame) and Khush (the developer). Users can buy additional song styles through in-app purchases. This app also promotes LaDiDa, another music app by Khush. Some users' videos mention commercial brands.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

An option within the app lets you hear other people's songs, which may include references to drinking, drugs, and smoking -- such as one user's "Put me in the weed hall of fame" song.

Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. The app lets you email your song, upload it to Facebook, tweet it on Twitter, or share with the rest of the Songify community. The Songify "About" page also has a link to Songify on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, you can sign into Facebook or Twitter to upload your song to the Songify community -- so someone else can hear your creation within their app. All of this is optional.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:July 19, 2011
Category:Music
Size:17.50 MB
Publisher:Khush Inc.
Version:1.0.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySpielberg00 July 28, 2011
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I LOVE SONGIFY!!!!!!

Songify is so fun!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
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Adult Written bykkklovesyoou April 16, 2012
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songify is really fun:D

if the kids dont listen to the other peoples songs, then its fine. my 6 year old brother loves this app and has lots of fun!! he makes songs about cars and fruit and characters from movies:) and btw the ;yrics are kinda hard to hear and ive never heard anyone swear in any of the songs aha kat

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