Help! Is There an App to Find Similar Songs?

I know what music I like. I was a teenager in the 80s (you do the maths), so anything that has “electro” written all over it is my cup of tea (actually, make that a cappuccino. With an extra shot).

Fast forward to today: based on my own personal preferences, I want to expand my musical horizon and listen to what “young people” like.

Yes, as a seasoned music lover, I do like to find out about what's new out there.

Yes, as a seasoned music lover, I do like to find out about what's new out there.

And yes, even saying this makes me feel old.


You Are Never Too Old to Listen to Music

Ok, so probably according to today's teenagers, people over 20 should be banned from listening to music. Well, at least that's what I thought when I was a teenager myself.

I would hear my mum “la-la-lahing” along to her favourite 60's pop songs while I was doing my homework and it would drive me mad. I was WORKING for goodness' sake!

Yes, mum, how dare you sing along to music while I am doing some serious work here? I was so busy swotting over books and listening to MY music as a teenager that I thought I knew best and felt totally self-righteous about it. 60's music, in my view, was not “real” music. It was stuff dinosaurs listened to.

Here I am, I am now one of those dinosaurs, albeit a fairly fluffy and glittery one.

60's music, in my view, was not “real” music. It was stuff dinosaurs listened to.


Help the Dinosaurs

Someone should create a charity to help the dinosaurs. In the meantime, there should be an app for finding similar songs to what dinosaurs already enjoy listening to.

Because that's what people like me need. I like Depeche Mode (find some other similar bands too!). Is there any band out there that would sound like them today? Off the top of my head, The XX spring to mind. I like The XX. They appeal to my melancholic side. I also like Disclosure as their music has a retro-electro-clubbing feel to it.

What if I need more suggestions? Is there an app to find related music?

What if I need more suggestions? Is there an app to find related music?

Well, it seems that itcher ticks that box. Unlike, say, Genius Mixes on iTunes, which are computer-generated, itcher will give you suggestions on similar music based on what you like from people's recommendations. As a true dinosaur, why should I trust an algorithm when I can ask real people for their opinion?

itcher will give you suggestions on similar music based on what you like from people's recommendations... why should I trust an algorithm when I can ask real people for their opinion?

Are you itching for a change? I know I am.


Do You Want to Rate Movies? App iPhone Out Now!

Do you need to rate movies? App iPhone is out Now and you're going to love it.

There are so many movies out there, it’s always hard to know beforehand if the one you’re about to watch is going to be a total waste of time or if you going to have the time of your life.

Why not enjoy what new technologies have to offer?

A new app to rate movies just saw the light of day!


Do I want to watch this movie?

Does this sound familiar?

We often hesitate before watching a movie, as we have no idea if it’s going to be good or not, and we find ourselves too “afraid” of not enjoying it or too lazy to try. We don’t want to waste our time. I mean, I’ll never get back the 110 minutes of my life I wasted watching Paperboy!

Sure now we can check the trailers on YouTube with just a couple of clicks. But are we not taking the risk of finding out the outcome? Are we going to know for sure if this is a great film, with just a 1 minute “presentation”?

Now, you can be a real film critic, using just your smartphone

Wouldn’t it be great to know if a movie is for you, before you watch, and avoid the annoying wastes of time?

Now, you can be a real film critic, using just your smartphone. This new iPhone app rate movies; and once you start listing the ones you love, and the ones you hate, it builds your profile and tells you if you should watch this film or not …


Rate Movies iPhone App … Meet itcher!

Every problem has its solution and the solution here is an iPhone app: itcher!

OK, so we agree on the fact that not knowing if we’re going to enjoy a film or not is boring... and can even be quite time consuming. But every problem has its solution and the solution here is an iPhone app: itcher!

The process is pretty simple!

You just need to tell itcher what you think about the film you just saw, if you liked it or not, or if you think it was only OK … You can even write comments and reviews. As I told you, the app will then build your profile and put you in contact with people with similar tastes. You’ll then enjoy recommendations from these people and know exactly what they think about the movie you might watch.


Imagine How Comfortable This Is…

You're slumped on your couch, you just finished an amazing movie but the night is still young and you’re considering watching another one. Usually, you would spend half an hour looking for a nice film, one that keeps you in the same mood. You would call a couple of friends asking for recommendations and after a while, you would just give up and go to bed.

Discovering awesome movies has never been so easy …

Now, you just need to get your iPhone, tell itcher how great this movie was and you follow its recommendations. It’s as simple as that!

The only issue you might have at that point is facing too much choice.

Discovering awesome movies has never been so easy …

And for those of you who are also Rock n Roll fans or enjoy reading a nail biting thriller, don’t worry! itcher gives you recommendations for books, music and games as well!


The Good Movies App, itcher: Why a Movie Makes the Perfect Date Night

Ah, dedicated couple time, when you can forget about work and hang out with your significant other.

Here at itcher, we're complete movie buffs, and we think movies make date nights great. If you're more a stay-at-home-dater than a go-out-places-dater, this post is for you!


Make It an Event

Who says sitting down and watching a movie has to be the boring option?

Who says sitting down and watching a movie has to be the boring option?

We say make it as big of an event as possible.

Whizz up a delicious meal, get the popcorn popping and have drinks on ice. Maybe make some cocktails together (or mocktails if you prefer), or just refrigerate some beers before!

A movie is best served with plenty of food and refreshments.


The Bigger the Better, Right?

Part of making your stay-at-home date night more of an event is watching on the biggest screen possible.

Televisions are great, laptops are usually better hooked up to a TV and, if you and your significant other are serial movie lovers, it's worth investing in some kind of projector for a real at-home cinema experience.


Lounge Wear at the Ready

Dressing up all swish and going out to dinner is great, but you know what's even better?

Blankets.

Make your living room as cosy as possible. Blankets, cushions, whatever you need to be completely comfortable.

Make your living room as cosy as possible. Blankets, cushions, whatever you need to be completely comfortable.

One of the huge bonuses of staying at home to watch a movie instead of going out is being comfortable. So you can ditch the work attire and chill out in your lounge wear. Yes.


Decide on the Movie Beforehand

Sitting down to watch a movie and having no idea what you're going to watch is stressful.

You have high hopes for finding something great but - argh - you just can't find one you both like the look of.

This is where things get tricky because either one of you has to compromise, or you just have to keep looking, which could take ages.

Always decide on the movie before you watch it. Preferably the day before, but know by lunchtime at the latest. That way you'll keep your date night stress free, hooray.


Find Great Movies You'll Love

If you don't know where to start in looking for movies, the itcher app will be on hand to help you out.

If you don't know where to start in looking for movies, the itcher app will be on hand to help you out.

All you have to do is download the app and rate at least 5 movies you've seen, then itcher will get to work recommending you new ones. The more titles you rate the better your recommendations will get, so keep scrolling and keep rating!

The more titles you rate the better your recommendations will get, so keep scrolling and rating!

If you see any you like the look of you can save them to a list and then when your significant other asks what you're thinking of watching, you can whip your phone out of your pocket and show them everything you've saved on itcher.

Sorted!

Happy date night, ladies and gentlemen.


Book Recommendation Search Engine: Best Books for You

Up until now, upgrading your reading exerience has been simple: add chocolate and a cup of tea.

You might not think the reading experience can get any better than smothering your face in chocolate while you delve into a gripping novel (I mean, that's the life, right?) but hold onto your chocolate covered mouths fellow book lovers, because you're about to meet Reading 2.0.

First, let me ask you a question - how do you discover new books?

Do you ask friends and hope they'll have a good recommendation and similar taste to you?

Do you aimlessly browse book shops with no clue where to start or what to look at?

Your upraded reading experience comes in the form of itcher, the app that will learn your literary taste.

All you have to do is rate books you've already read.

Simple, right?

And there are so many benefits...


Personalised recommendations - just for you

itcher is great for keeping track of books you want to read and even leaving reviews for your favourite books, but where itcher really excels is giving you recommendations personally tailored to your taste.

Simply rate 5 books you've loved (or hated) to get your first batch of recommendations - and then just keep rating from there!

The more you rate the better your recommendations get, so keep going and itcher will get to know your taste so well it'll only recommend books you're bound to love.


More books, more reading

With all these recommendations on hand, you can spend more time reading and less time searching!

And that's great if you're a real bookworm and can't get enough of page turning fiction...


Say goodbye to aimless wondering

Looking through book stores is such a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The smell of books, endless blurbs to browse through...

Ah bliss.

And, with itcher in your pocket ready to refer to, you have a personal guide to direct you to books worth checking out.

Save any books you like the look of to your list on itcher and you can browse through it whilst in store to find a few new reads.

And if you're not the bookshop-wonderer type - no problem!

Hit the shop tab when looking at a book in itcher and buy directly from the app.


Get started now

itcher is raring to go, so download it from your app store and get rating.

Once you're in the swing of rating, reading and reviewing you'll wonder what on earth you did before you had the itcher app in your pocket.

Happy reading, bookworms.


What App Can I Use to Find Songs? Finally an Answer!

“I’m tired of listening to the same songs on my iPod, all the time! Do you have any recommendation for me?”

I can’t remember how many times I’ve heard this question …

If you ever asked it to a friend, then this is for you...

Because, good news, there’s finally a solution!


The Songs you Love can Become the Ones you Hate!

Change is always good. And you shouldn’t be doomed to listen to the same music over and over again. Your favourite songs could soon become unbearable because of the repetition, and that’s why it’s important to change your playlists as often as you can.

Plus, it’s not a secret that the more occasionally you listen to your favourite songs, the better they sound, and this is true for pretty much everything in life.

We live in the 21st century and everything is possible today!

So how can you find awesome songs, regularly and without compromising your tastes?

Guys, we live in the 21st century and everything is possible today! A few simple moves on the right smartphone app will prevent you from any iPod overdose.


What App can Find songs? In fact, What App Can I Use to Find the Songs I’ll like?!

A couple of great apps came out recently and they’ve changed our lives.

Take SoundHound for instance (Shazam but better, I think). I personally love this app and I use it all the time!

For those of you who don’t know the concept, it’s an app that analyses the song you’re listening to, for about 20 seconds, and tells you what it is.

Let’s say you are in a bar and you just love the song playing in the jukebox (yeah, it’s an old-school bar). You just take your smartphone, launch SoundHound and it will tell you exactly what it is, without having to walk through the crowd to reach the jukebox and get the answer.

It will also give you information about the artist, his next gigs, the possibility to get it on YouTube and it also keep records of your researches.

I personally love this app and I use it all the time!

But there’s one thing this app won’t tell you, and this is how you can find similar songs! Because once you get home and listen to your new finding a couple of times, you might want to discover some more of the same... Similar songs, similar artists and even discuss about them with other people who also loved them …

And that’s where it gets great; a new app is out and it tells you exactly that! Discover itcher!


Cool! So How Does it Work?

So once you have it installed on your phone, you just start telling itcher which songs you love (or hate) and the app will take care of the rest!

The more you use it, the better it gets...

It will create your profile and give you recommendations, based on your tastes in music. It will also introduce you to people with similar interests and tastes so you can follow and keep yourself updated on the new findings of your itcher mates! And all that, directly on this word-of-mouth platform.

The best part is that the more songs you rate, the more itcher refines your profile, and the more accurate the recommendations get. So basically, the more you use it, the better it gets!

What about you guys? What app do you use to find songs? And for those of you who tried itcher, what’s your feeling?

Oh and by the way, itcher does the exact same things with movies, games and books... so you've got lots to keep you busy!


Want Book Recommendations? App Android itcher is For You!

I just finished this awesome book and now I’m itching to read something new, but nothing seems to be a good enough follow up.

Book Recommendation App

I want to go Amazon mad and blow my monthly budget on books, books, books. But I can’t be bothered to spend hours looking for what I want. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a portable personal shopper full of great recommendations?

If you just had an image of a Barbie doll sized person with an encyclopedia for a brain sitting on your shoulder, whispering sweet suggestions in your ear – well, I reckon it may take a while until that’s out on the market.

itcher is all about hooking you up with the best in music, movies and of course books and it’s available NOW.

Something better and definately more practical – the itcher app android! itcher is all about hooking you up with the best in music, movies and of course books and it’s available NOW.


A Bit of Everything

The itcher app offers a bit of everything including: exactly what you are looking for! Need book recommendations? Android app itcher has loads! Doesn’t matter whether you’re a Stephen King fanatic or part of the Martina Cole fanclub:

itcher offers a surprising selection of genres!


Explores All!

If you’re worried itcher only focuses on recommending books that fall under the Twilight Saga category or the latest adventures of Kay Scarpetta – well, don’t be, because itcher isn’t afraid to explore all there is to know about literature.

But not only that, besides book recommendations, app android itcher will also come in useful for movies and music. If you had all the musicians, artists and writers featured on itcher over for a party, it would be one hell of a crazy mix!

It would be one hell of a crazy mix!


Best Book Recommendation App

Itcher is for all those lovers of music, film and literature who are always on the look out for something new, something old, or something they’ve missed. Here you’ll find everything from Big Hair Bands to good ol’ Jazz tunes. This is a great book recommender generator which also finds you movies, music and games according to what other people of similar interests like. What else could you really ask for?

Right – now that I’ve convinced you lot, I better get cracking myself!

Right – now that I’ve convinced you lot, I better get cracking myself!

I need a book for tonight!


The Best App for Rating Movies Won’t Let You Down!

Isn't it frustrating when you really want to try something new but you can't find it?

Say you have been meaning to watch a classic Hollywood film because it's part of our history but you don't know where to start. With so many Hollywood classics to choose from, deciding which one to watch can be daunting.

That's why you're looking for the best app for rating movies, so you can look at other people's choices so you can make your own.

That's why you're looking for the best app for rating movies, so you can look at other people's choices so you can make your own.

Roman Holiday

For example, you might be attracted to watch an iconic film like Roman Holiday which was shot in Rome.

Maybe you are planning a trip to Rome and are fascinating by its scenery and landmarks like the Coliseum and want to learn more about the eternal city's history.

The film Roman Holiday won three Oscars, including one for Audrey Hepburn's performance, but will it be your cup of tea?

You can do a bit of research first and see what other people thought on itcher, the new app that lets you see if the movie you have chosen is as good as it's claimed to be.

itcher gives power to the people because it allows them to rate a movie according to its popularity and generates recommendations on what to watch.

itcher gives power to the people because it allows them to rate a movie according to its popularity and generates recommendations on what to watch.

Sometimes what critics say is a good film may not be what the general public really like and viceversa. For example, Hollywood black and white classics can be interesting to watch because so much has changed since those times when they were shot.


Audrey Hepburn & Kate Middleton

If the story of a royal princess who wants to go incognito while on holiday in Rome intrigues you, why not compare notes with others who have watched the movie before?

Roman Holiday was filmed in the 1950s but the story is still relevant today if you like your princesses to be down to earth and elegant like Kate Middleton. The protagonist Audrey Hepburn was a style icon in the 1950s like Kate Middleton is today.

In Roman Holiday we see Audrey Hepburn whizzing around Rome on a Vespa scooter. She visits Rome's most popular tourist sites like the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain which still look the same today (the only difference being more traffic and more tourists!).

You might like the nostalgic element of an era characterised by glamour and elegance that is portrayed in the film.

You might like the nostalgic element of an era characterised by glamour and elegance that is portrayed in the film.

Ask People Like You!

What do other itcher users think of Roman Holiday?

Will their opinion differ according to their nationality?

For example will Italian itcher users be more enthusiastic about Roman Holiday than American or French ones?

That's the beauty of itcher: you get real opinions in real time.


Site That Recommends Books: What’s So Great About itcher?

Firstly, you should know that anything to do with books is good.

Book shops, book ends, book marks, bookworms, books books books books books.

You can't beat 'em. You really can't.

What you can do (are you ready? This is good), is get better book recommendations by using itcher - a nifty little app that will learn your taste and give you personalised book recommendations based on what you like.

It's brilliant.

Here at itcher we are total bookworms and love that we can give you more books to read. Not only that, but we also dabble in movie, music and games recommendations too!

Told you it was good.

But, if you need more convincing... fine.


What's So Great about itcher? 

itcher is far from a one trick pony...


1. You Get to Read More Books

If there's one thing better than getting new recommendations it's the simple fact you'll have more good books to read.

Do it in bed, do it in the kitchen, do it on the train - with less stress surrounding what to read next, you'll love how much more reading you'll be able to do.


2. Your Recommendations Are Accurate

Getting book recommendations is one thing, but getting book recommendations that you'll actually like is a completely different story.

Your friend Matt might rave about a new book but that doesn't mean you'll love it.

Your friend Matt might rave about a new book but that doesn't mean you'll love it.

You and him have different tastes, so just because he enjoyed it, it doesn't rule out the possibility of you spending 10 hours reading it only to be painfully bored the whole way through.

Why rely on that when you can use a much smarter (sorry, Matt) app?


3. Check Ratings and Read Reviews

One friend recommending one book to you might get it wrong, but looking at a bunch of reviews and ratings before you dive into a book can be really useful.

For some, they might prefer to go into a book not knowing the slightest thing about it, but others are a little more inquisitive - the reviews and ratings are you for guys!


4. It's Really Easy to Use

Not only is itcher so smart, it's also really simple to get started.

Not only is itcher so smart, it's also really simple to get started.

All you have to do is rate 5 books you've already read - you can either search for titles or just hit browse - and then bam! New recommendations ahoy.

Easy, fuss-free.


Well, Do You Believe Us Now?

Reading will always be magical.

You can give us all the technology in the world, but we'll still love to read. So why not use technology to make your reading experience even better?

Reading will always be magical.

Download the itcher app, and you'll see exactly what we're talking about...​


New App for Finding Entertainment: Discover New Books, Movies, Songs, Games

Life is so short, we should never miss an opportunity to discover something new!

And the good thing is that now, you can discover something new every day, and from the comfort of your home.

And the good thing is that now, you can discover something new every day, and from the comfort of your home.

The Same Movie Over and Over? That Can’t be Good!

There are so many great things out there, it should be forbidden to entertain twice the same way! To always listen to the same album, read the same book over and over again, or to watch several times the same movie (except if you’re watching Pulp Fiction of course)!

I don’t really mean it, as listening to your favourite song once in a while feels great! It sets a mood you can only find when listening to it! But you see my point. So many things to discover, it can sometimes be a shame, or even a waste of time to miss out on an opportunity because your favourite movie is on TV tonight.


So How to Discover those Gems, you Ask?

A New iPhone app for Finding Entertainment

Whether you’re a cinephile or you just couldn’t imagine life without music, you need to join the itcher community now! And same goes with books and games. Here’s why…

Itcher is an iPhone app that serves as a platform of word-of-mouth recommendations as well as linking users to each other based on their tastes.

You’ll have a new favourite movie every day!

You’ll have a new favourite movie every day!

Let’s face it, not all movies have the Hollywood budget for their promotion and loads of them often don’t make it, only because of lack of awareness.

Imagine you just love watching movies, but not the blockbusters. You like independent cinema from South America, and especially the films from the 1990’s. It can sometimes be difficult to find the right movie! The movie that will become your new favourite one!

But now, thanks to itcher, all you have to do is pick up your iPhone, set your preferences in the app, and you’ll have a new favourite movie every day!


How it Works you Ask? Quite Simple and yet So Effective!

Once you’ve downloaded itcher, you need to set your preferences, what you like and what you don’t like, what you love and what you hate, or even what could be alright if you had to compromise.

Itcher will create your profile, based on your tastes in movies, books, games and music, and put you in contact with people with similar tastes and interests. You will then start sharing comments and recommendations with those people and in the end, discovering hidden gems thanks to your new itcher mates!

The beauty of this app is that the more you use it, the more accurate it gets and the more pleased you’ll be by the recommendations. And I don’t even mention the time savings you’ll get!


Freedom

You won’t have to spend hours calling or texting your friends for recommendations, that most of the time you won’t enjoy!

And you won’t be depending on YouTube recommendations anymore, which are more and more influenced by advertisement or “Most Viewed” (a factor clearly irrelevant in this case).

The more you use it, the more accurate it gets and the more pleased you’ll be by the recommendations.

The more you use it, the more accurate it gets and the more pleased you’ll be by the recommendations.

So you got it now! Stop wasting time and explore what the artistic world has to offer...


Reading Recommendation Website itcher: Guide to Non-Fiction

As a reading recommendation website, here at itcher we love all kinds of books.

Big books, little books, books you can only buy in independent shops and books that are all over Amazon - we love the lot.

Today, for a bit of a change, we thought we'd show you some of the best categories of non-fiction books because hey, they get lift out a little bit and overshadowed by all the brilliant fiction that's around.


The Non-Fiction Categories You Have To Check Out

Thought only fiction books were worth reading? Think again!

Cookbooks

With drool-worthy photography and unbelievably delicious recipes, cookbooks are a thing of beauty. Not only are they fun to flick through but they make great kitchen companions, particular if you're not, shall we say, blessed in the kitchen department.

Cookbooks make fantastic gifts too, whether it's for a friend or just a treat for yourself!​


Autobiographies

We all get a little bit obsessed with someone famous from time to time - whether it's an actor, a comedian or maybe it's just someone you admire.

We all get a little bit obsessed with someone famous from time to time - whether it's an actor, a comedian or maybe it's just someone you admire.

Autobiographies are the ultimate indulgence, so read all about these people you're keen to know more about, all in their own words.


Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books are usually large, picture-led books that usually find themselves (yep) on your coffee table.

Coffee table books are usually large, picture-led books that usually find themselves (yep) on your coffee table.

The idea behind them is that they're easily browsed through and don't require too much attention. If you host guests a lot - or your friends are always popping over for tea - a good coffee table book can provide a 5-minute read while you boil the kettle.


Quote Books

Whether you're into political quotes, funny quips or famous last words, there's no end of quirky quote books out there to provide you with a quick read. Most can be read in one sitting, but many people prefer to just dip in and out of them whenever they like.

Whether you're into political quotes, funny quips or famous last words, there's no end of quirky quote books out there to provide you with a quick read.

If you're not a big reader but you don't want to be scrolling through your phone just before you go to sleep, try keeping a book of quotations by your bed for a light evening read.


(Sort of) Education Books

If we say educational books we know you're going to immediately have horrifying flashbacks of school textbooks, so perhaps we'll ease you in by saying we mean books that can teach you something.

And it doesn't have to be algebra or the history of Europe, you can find books on almost anything you want to learn more about, be it cinematography, blogging or maybe some kind of martial arts.

Books like these will turn you into an expert in no time.

Books like these will turn you into an expert in no time.

Off to itcher

We hope you enjoyed this guide to finding new non-fiction books to read.

Once you've found a few you like, you can rate them on the itcher app in order to be recommended new (and similar) titles you're likely to enjoy!