iOS app of the day – iPoe


iPoe for iOS

Do you like reading poems? Do you like ghoulish stories? Then why not pick up Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy storybook app, iPoe from the App store.

In the app you will find four animated and interactive stories and poems from the writer Edgar Allan Poe. You will find four tales including ‘Annabel Lee,’ ‘The Masque of the Red Death,’ ‘The Oval Portrait,’ and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’

Each of the stories comes with its own haunting and suspenseful soundtrack with lovely illustrated pages, animations and interactive touches.

For example, in ‘Annabel Lee,’ you meet the first character through an animation with her hair and tattered dress fluttering in the ocean breeze. In ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ you’ll find a page where the text is dark with a beam of light right underneath which you have to use to read the text. It’s a great effect that’s similar to tracing the words in a book with a flashlight.

The only downside is that the app is missing some key works of Poe like ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ ‘The Pit and the Pendulum,’ and the famous ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue.’ But we hope to see the developer adding more stories in future updates.

Nevertheless, iPoe offers a unique way of telling Edgar Allen Poe’s classic literature, creepy stories and animated storybooks.

You can pick iPoe up from the App store for £2.49 for the iPad or iPhone.

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