This app brings the wisdom of the famous people to your iPhone or iPod. Read the words of the prominent authors, religious people and philosophers. They share their thoughts on everything from the pursuit of happiness to the meaning of life.
Included are the quotes from:
Gautama Buddha - Spiritual teacher who founded the buddhism
Albert Camus - French author, journalist and philosopher
Confucius - Chinese thinker and philosopher
Artur Schopenhauer - Infuential german philosopher and atheist
Epictetus - Ancient greek stoic philosopher
Friedrich Nietsche - German philosopher
Henry David Thoreau - American author, poet, naturalist and philosopher
Imanuel Kant - German philosopher
Soren Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher and theologian
Lao Tzu - Chinese philosopher and the author of the Tao Te Cing
Plato - Greek philosopger
Jean-Paul Satre - French existentialist philosopher
Socrates - Classical greek philosopher and founder of western philosophy who mentored Plato
Random - Many more can be found with the randomize button
-Small Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Some of the images are poor quality, especially the Menu. In some situations, a pretty picture is put in the background of a "profound" quote, often without an author given. I only really looked at the Lao Tzu quotes, but I know for a fact at least one of them is not actually a Lao Tzu quote. I have several translations of the Tao Teh Ching open before me looking for it.
How the quotes are portrayed could
use some work. The pictures aren't actually necessary, I think. They only limit the space the quote can exist in and distract from the words. A search function would be nice, too.
The app has potential, but since it looks pixelly and not all the quotes are even legit, I can't rate above three stars.
...and did you notice it was free? Simple yet helpful - a great app without any unnecessary or costly bells and whistles. It's educational, not a game, takes up little space, and honestly performs as described.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.