Feel-Goodies for Android
At a Glance
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One of the worst Android applications in the market, this "uplifting" app induces nausea rather than inspiration.
Hey, times are tough, right? With everything that's going on, wouldn't it be nice to have some little reminder that you can deal, and get through it? There are so many wonderful quotes by remarkable men and women that can lift the spirit and inspire positive thinking.
In that vein, we have Feel-Goodies, an app designed by the curiously named L.H. Allgood. According to the company's Website, Allgood got the idea for the app while sitting in a fast-food restaurant and reading self-help books. Apparently she was inspired to "condense the books into fast nourishment for the spirit," so she developed Feel-Goodies to provide users with "digital packets of inspirational wisdom." Described as "fast food for your self-esteem," Feel-Goodies, I figure, is about as good for my self-esteem as fast food is for my waistline. That is, not good at all.
Upon opening the app, you see the homescreen, which has the Feel-Goodies name in soothing blue and yellow, and the slogan "Power Positive Feelings" located underneath. A button that says 'Click Here for Feel-Goodies' is also in blue. Clicking that button produces a bear character and quotes such as "You can do it," "You know no situation is hopeless," "You are unlimited," "You are brilliant," and my personal favorite, "You make sense."
"I have a dream...", it is not. I'm not entirely sure this app required Allgood to even open a self-help book, as all the quotes are generic. The image never changes from the little bear cartoon, the quotes repeat frequently (the Pro version supposedly has an additional three months' worth of quotes), and the sayings are rarely more than three or four words long. This is literally the worst Android application I have ever used. I've been more inspired by soap commercials.
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