Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Dream Journal Pro.
Dream Journal Pro is priced at $1.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.
Dream Journal Pro is described as follows:
Dreams are, as Freud said, the “royal road to the unconscious.” Now you can map these roads with Dream Journal Pro, a dream journaling app for Android.
The Stuff of Dreams
Dream Journal Pro allows you to record your dreams for convenient reference and analysis. Adding a new dream is as easy as tapping the button and then filling out the Dream Form. Highly detailed, this form prompts you to analyze your dreams guided by Jungian Dream Theory. You’ll enter information such as title, date, type (Lucid, Nightmare, Premonitory, Anxiety, Initial, and others), dream text, general notes, setting, age, feelings, and much more. You may gain considerable insight into your dream as you record this information. As time passes, your journal can become a valuable reference tool for interpreting new dreams.
Features and Other Stuff
Dream Journal Pro is packed with useful features. Night Mode darkens the screen to avoid disrupting your sleep but remains active so you can access your Dream Journal as soon as you wake. Backup and restore your dreams from your device’s SD card, and backup your dream database through e-mail. Find a particular dream with the convenient search feature and enjoy the security of keeping your dreams private with password protection.
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Journey into the landscape of your unconscious with Dream Journal Pro.
Dream Journal Pro has a rating of 4.7 stars in the Android Market and 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
This time there there are a significant number of Android Market ratings (78) vs. the Amazon Appstore ratings (36) the once again: why the big difference?
Quite a few Amazon Appstore reviewers called it like it is: this app is really little more than a template on top of a text editor, rating it one star. In addition, the overwhelming number of ratings (59 out of 78) were 5 star at the Android Market, while they were spread out at the Appstore, explaining the difference in the scores.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.