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great!” —Kenneth Branagh, actor and director “‘The app’s the
thing.’ Hamlet was almost right. Great to see Shakespeare Pro superplaying
with Shakespeare’s plays.” —David Crystal, Linguist and Author of
I can’t read anything :(
I’ve had this app for years now and use it as a reference all the time. As of late it’s been crashing. Every time I try to utilize it in some way, a few seconds pass and it boots me out. I love the app— I advertise it to anyone who loves Willy Shakes because of the quotes and it’s convenience, but now it’s practically useless. I don’t really know how to rate this, because the app itself deserves a 5 star, but the functionality is awful right now, so please fix or at least look into it!
This is perfect for my current project and has Been very helpful. Search function is key and though it needs a tweak as Othello seems to be off a bit, and the poems etc don't get excluded when you narrow a search, it is still remarkably useful. Now they need to add some more of the apocryphal texts--Arden of Faversham was recently included as in part by WS by Oxford I think, and there are several still under suspicion of him helping on. But this couldn't have come at a better time for me.
Great content, for free!
I use the free version.... it's a fun resource for a treasury of one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time! Love the daily quote at midnight - I can click it for the whole context and it gets me reading Shakespeare! I am considering upgrading to the Pro version for the notes/ context; Shakespeare's language is so rich, you really need an interpreter sometimes.
I detest nag screens
I really, really hate vendors that throw up nag screens asking for ratings. It's bad enough in their own apps, but unconscionable to use the notification system for nagging. Apple clearly didn't design it for that purpose. So here's my rating: one star. You asked for it, you got it. UPDATE: I'm not sure why the developer has only now responded to a three-year old review, but in fairness, the nag screens have long since been removed, so I'm increasing the rating based on the app (decent) and content (excellent).
Great actor’s resource
I’m a professional actor and I love using this app. It is easy to navigate and includes all of the earliest folio editions of each play etc which helps with interpretation. The glossary is only occasionally helpful, but the labeling of each line as prose or verse is extremely valuable. An overall great resource for any Shakespeare lover.
A Shakespeare Quote/ A Day Keeps the ......
I start my day with a few words from the bard. I am impressed at how current and appropriate to the days political scene they are. Reminds me that centuries before, people were dealing with many of the same issues..... will we never learn?
Can’t read plays
I have the free version and an iPhone XS Max and I cannot read any play - when I click one all I see is a white screen that does not load the text. I restarted my phone and reopened the app and one specific play loaded and was readable after restarting but the other plays were not - I still see a white screen and no text! After closing the app and reopening again the play that I was able to read was no longer readable either!
I love having the complete works on my phone. I have very few apps and I don’t like gazing into my phone for extended periods of time but Shakespeare is the exception. Thank you so much. Will’s words are a balm to my soul and I can carry them all in my pocket!
O for a muse...
And in this app, I found it. The Shakespeare by itself is a treaure. But when able to compare the text against the first folio on the same screen!! I am playing King Lear and this app has proven already its worth for helping unravel this poor mad King
So far I could say this is one of the worst application purchases I have ever made. I did a search on Soliloquy’s in Hamlet and came up with nothing. Changed into first folio and now no matter what I do start the program over etc. it is stuck on the old spelling. Text meaning does not work. So far the app does not do a single thing it says it does. Totally worthless. By the way I’m having these problems with the pro version.
Brilliant classroom tool
Works great in our theater class so students aren’t carrying books or papers around while reading. They’re already used to holding a smartphone or tablet easily anyway;) Thank you!
Doesn’t live up to potential
This is a very buggy app- for example, the quote of the day would be great if it worked, but half the time the widget where it is supposed to be displayed (outside the app itself) the just says there’s an error. And it would be nice if the quotes of the day were tailored to the actual day - as it is, you get really dark quotes on holidays etc.
I’ve used this on and off for years. It’s accurate, comprehensive, easy to use and gets functionally updated now and then. This is what all apps should aspire to be!
Amazing and well worth it
By far the best Shakespeare app out there. Top quality editions, great glossary, and the First Folio included. I can also use it to take notes for school. Get it now!
I’d like some quizzes please
I was named for a Shakespeare character so naturally I really like his plays. I like this app, but I thought there’d be quizzes in it! I was extremely disappointed at my discovering the opposite. Please, I’m begging you! Update, add the quizzes! And good ones, that, with every time you try the questions change.
No. Shakespeare does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 2,110 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Shakespeare Is 17.1/100.
No. Shakespeare does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 2,110 Shakespeare User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Shakespeare Is 17.1/100.
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