By Francis Bonnin
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Morse-It is an easy to use application that allows to translate, interpret, type, learn, convert Morse code, and much more.
It is retina display enhanced, universal binary (run on iPhone/iPod AND iPad), and is compatible with VoiceOver.
Type some text and it will be automatically encoded into some fullscreen flashing effect of the associated Morse code.
The flash light of your device will also be used.
Your "SOS" messages will be seen quite far away !
Some sound will also be played accordingly. In detailed mode, the text being encoded is scrolling through the decoding process.
Tap some morse code onto the screen and the program will translate it into some text.
Different input types are handled : Novice, Straight key, Memory Paddle, Iambic Paddle (A and B), Microphone. Left and right handed modes supported.
Test and improve your skills : are you good enough to be understood?
Create audio files containing Morse code in a dynamic way or from a given text.
Use those files as you wish : listen to them to train your decoding skills or use them as ringtones for your phone.
Exclusive feature allowing to decode, in real time, the Morse code recorded from the microphone (if available) into Text.
Some automatic calibration is performed, allowing adaptation to speed, tone and volume changes.
The full Morse alphabet can also be consulted and the associated Morse code can be played.
Tapped and decoded text can be edited and exported to the clipboard, the In-app email and SMS.
A special screen allows textual conversion of morse code and text. Exchange encoded messages with your friends.
Wikipedia and Visual Mnemonic screens allowing to get informations and mnemonics regarding morse code.
You can also add your own web sites for an in-app consultation.
All the application is highly configurable (Frequency, WPM, tone type, color, morse characters, variables ...)
!!! As seen on TV !!! (UK) in Most Haunted Live: Apparently you can use it to communicate with ghosts (no guaranty though)
Premium features can also be unlocked as a single in-app purchase :
Koch trainer screen, CWops Academy learning method, Quiz screen, Prosigns, Macros, Dictionaries : abbreviations, QSOs, mnemonics, Timing (farnsworth) and Morse alphabet/prosigns personalization, look customization ... and more.
Morse-it is powered by Icom, a world leader in the amateur radio market.
What's New in Version 6.1.1
Small bug fixes.
This app has a lot of nice features, some of which I personally don't find useful. But some are. It is a highly configurable app. The training portion is probably the most useful especially the Koch training.
I bought the in app purchase because it is the only way to make this app worthwhile. It stated that it has Farnsworth timing. It does not have true Farnsworth timing. You can set the time gap between characters and words but not by actual wpm. This is almost a deal breaker for me. If they advertise Farnsworth, it should have true Farnsworth. If it weren't for the CWops/Koch training, quizzes and reference portions, the whole app would have been a waste of money.
To the developers, please add true Farnsworth timing. I also suggest adding a user defined text file import, and making the most common words play at random. Another fantastic feature would be to have a way to plug a key into the iPhone for entering morse characters. I'm sure we would have to design a cord, but I would do it. Or purchase one if you made it.
A Decent App
Before you consider buying this, please know that the .99 cent version only comes with certain abilities: encoding, decoding, and a place to tap out your own Morse. It comes with a glossary of all the basic Morse letters and numbers, but it does not teach it to at this advertised price. You will need to pay premium.
Still, a good app. Fun and entertaining.
Depending on how serious you are in learning & using CW, this app provides invaluable learning support. The phone's flash can actually save your neck one day if you long range night communication.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 23, 2014
- Version: 6.1.1
- Size: 33.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: Francis Bonnin
- © PacoLabs
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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