The other night I was searching through the Apple App Store looking for Halloween related apps and found Halloween Sound Shelf.  It caught my eye for several reasons.  It is a free app and has interesting graphics. Although I was looking for story apps for the Halloween Cyber Party,I thought this might offer many creative possibilities.  There are a good variety of sounds and various background music that you can play then select the sounds on top of the music.  The big disappointment is that there is not a way to record what you create, but you can use another app for that. One way around this if you are sending by text is to open the app on ipad and then under text on iphone press the microphone icon and it will create a small sound file you can send by text..  There are  10 best sound record apps that vary in prices.  There also are free apps in this category.  It would be possible to just play the background music while giving out trick r treats or having a Halloween party .

This is definitely not an app for young children but is handy for sound effects to create stories or fun sound texts.  It  is handy for making Halloween come alive with sound.  Check it out in the Apple App Store.  It is available for iphone and ipad .   I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween Sound Shelf App Review.  Please leave you comment on the form below and check back for more info on fun Halloween activities, book and illustrations with my Halloween Cyber Party.


My rating:  3 stars  *** Great variety of sounds but limited use because of no recorder or way to share directly what you create.  The only sharing is for the link to the app in the app store.



40+ sounds + 6 musics!

Halloween Sound Shelf features:

[Background Music]
– Haunted
– Haunted2
– Thunder
– Spooky
– Spooky2
– Ghost

[Sound Effects]
– Cat Screaming
– Ghoul Laughing
– Happy Halloween (Female)
– Happy Halloween (Male)
– Man Screaming
– Man Screaming (Short)
– Shaky Ghoul
– Simple Boo
– Heartbeat
– Trick or Treat
– Witch Cackle
– Woman Screaming
– Heavy Breathing
– Squeaky Door Open
– People Screaming
– Banging
– Wolf Howling
– Come Here

… and more!


What’s New in Version 1.2

Graphic Updates

iPad Screenshots

iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2


Halloween Sound Shelf

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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 49.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: ObjectGraph LLC

Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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