Poem Flow

Pros:

-Nice layout

-Easy to navigate

-Can be stress relieving

Cons:

-Have to buy extra poems

3.5/5

Poem Flow is an app that lets the user get a poem a day, and read them as a regular poem, or, if the iPhone is turned sideways, the poem is animated to play as the poem should be read.

This is a nicely organized app, and easy to use.  However there isn’t much to it.  I enjoy reading the poems day to day, but I’m not sure I like the idea of subscribing to get more poems by amount or by year.  I’m the type of person to pay for an app once, and enjoy it for the time I use it.  But since the app is free to begin with, its not that bad to pay the .99¢ for 3 months or $2.99 for a year of extra poems.

The poems are informational as well, by giving the title, author, as well as the date or year the poem was published.

This is an app for people who are interested in poetry, whether it be writing poems themselves, or reading the works of others.  You can even see where the poem was read last, if you choose to participate in the geolocation.

While in video mode, the poem moves fluidly and you can almost hear the voice of the poet reading it along with the words appearing on screen.  It’s very calming if you’re having a tough day, and you can choose poems to read that you already have in your library.  But if you want more, you have to wait for the next day to receive a new poem.  Personally, I would rather that all the poems be accessible at once than having to wait, since I’m a little impatient, but that’s just me.

All in all, this app is awesome for coffee shop sitters, students in a poetic writing class, and even for professors teaching said class as well.

Rating: 3.5/5

Author: Brie Kocian

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