Help Me Decide iPhone App Review.
Should I wear blue or green? Should I buy a hamburger or a steak? What dog should I adopt? It seems like everyday we’re bombarded with these mundane decisions. And most often than not the decision takes longer than deciding what country to attack next. The more mundane the situation, the longer we need to make a decision. That’s wasted time right there! Thankfully, there’s an app for that as well. It’s called Help Me Decide and guess what, it helps you decide.
Use cautiously! May cause laughter!
Before getting into the juicy details, I should say that Help Me Decide is an entertainment app. You shouldn’t take it seriously or rely on it as some kind of all-knowing, omnipotent oracle.
What Help Me Decide does is randomly pick one of the options that you feed to it. The first step to getting the app to do its job is to enter the options you’re faced with in your current situation. A good example of this is me figuring out what to eat for breakfast this morning at the local coffee shop. I had to choose between three types of sandwiches, the awesome smoked bacon and eggs, a simple blueberry muffin or just the coffee.
As unimportant as this decision was, I was starring at the menu for quite some time. I pulled out my iPhone, started up Help Me Decide, entered the choices and let the parrot pick a card for me.
More ways than one to help you decide
After feeding the choices into the app, you can choose between four different animations to present your results. “Shake” will list all your options on wooden planks and shaking the iPhone will cause the planks to fall, except for one. “Cards” presents you with playing cards facing upside-down, and tapping on any one will reveal the option written on it. “Wheel” is my favorite. It will let you spin a wheel which has all the options written on it. It will stop with the arrow pointing at the final choice. “Parrot” will have a parrot fly and pick up a card from the table. The card features the choice.
But wait! This means that you still have a choice in your future. You can still choose the way the app chooses. Not to worry, there’s an option for randomly selecting the animation as well. How cool is that?!
And if you don’t have time to enter the choices, Help Me Decide has a preset list of choices for a whole bunch of occasions, from birthdays, fashion choices, eating out, baby names or what games to play and movies to watch.
A warning. This is an entertainment app and the developers or this reviewer are not to blame for bad decision making. Special warning to heads of states. Do not use the app to decide the fate of the nation, as tempting as it may be.
So I guess the last question you need to answer is whether or not to download this app. There's no need to enter the choices into any app. There's one clear winner: go download it now!
PS: By the way, I ended up enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich with coffee. Good stuff! Thank you Help Me Decide!
Help Me Decide
Developer: iAstute Inc.
Released: May 24th, 2011
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