A library of quotes, maxims, aphorisms, and proverbs.
|How many times have you googled for quotes you wanted to use in an essay? An iPad app called Quotes Folderoffers a whole new level of convenience for all age groups, especially those who want to improve their writing. This app features a simple design with an extensive library of quotes categorized by author name. It supports four different languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish. In total, it contains in excess of 60,000 quotes from 4,800 authors (1000 per language for the free trial version). What’s more, Internet access is unnecessary for the basic functions.
Many of the quotes included in the archives include not only ones by authors but also those by great leaders and philosophers such as Aristotle, Martin Luther King Jr. and Marcus Aurelius. Such a vast archive can satisfy almost any kind of need. In my case, I use the app to find suitable quotes for my SAT writing practice, for including it on formal emails or just for trying to sound smart on twitter.
Switching to a different language archive
|If you want the quotes in English, Italian, French or Spanish, click on the settings tab in the bottom left-hand corner and choose the language that you want the quote in. The library will automatically switch to the chosen language. It contains more than 15,000 quotes in English, 15,400 in Italian, 23,000 in French and 6500 in Spanish. The switching between each archive can be done in the blink of an eye.|
|Searching for a specific quote is quite simple: click on the search tab and you can choose an author name or a keyword. This works perfectly on occasions when you think, “Who is the guy that said this?” Sometimes, when you don’t know a specific quote to suit your needs, this app can throw random quotes by tapping on the dice button. Skimming through the 60,000 quotes, it is more than likely for you to find at least one good quote.|
|One of the most convenient functions of this app is the flexibility of its usage. To start off, you can “favorite” the quotes that you want to come back to for later use. You can also copy and paste the quote directly onto your essay or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. Clicking the “Share on Facebook” option will direct you to a Safari page. Logging in once will make the process easier for the next time you use this function and thereafter. Clicking the “Tweet on Twitter” option will pop up a page inside the app, making it even easier to share quotes with your friends and family. The sharing functions require Internet access, however.|
Straight to author info
By clicking on the ‘i’ button at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, a Wikipedia page of the author will pop up. The best characteristic of this function is that it does not browse to Safari to view the information; it can be viewed straight from the app, making the process fast and efficient. Reading through the information of the author will surely help extend your level of appreciation for the quote and for the author. By pressing “done” you can easily return to finding more quotes. This function also requires Internet access.
|Good Point||Simple to use, great for finding appropriate quotes for essays|
|Bad Point||Latin is not supported as one of the language options|
|Comment & Tip||Stay logged on to Facebook via Safari to share the quotes quickly|
|App Name||Quotes Folder||Developer||Nestor Borgo|
|Price||$0.99||Latest Update||Dec 15, 2011|
|Size||7.7 MB||OS||iOS 4.3 or later|
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