In honor of Halloween fast approaching we’re going to take a look at the FREE True Ghost Stories from Around the World app that provides you with a library of true and frightening tales. If you can’t pass up a chance to get a little scared from time to time, this is the app for you.
Haunting You with Words
Within this app you’ll find a collection of free ghost stories that will leave you scared and uncertain of what you thought you believed. In the free version you're given access to the current top 10 stories and these are updated on a regular basis. Just scroll through the list and tap on the ones you want to read. There is the week’s top 10, the month’s top 10, and the overall top 10.
Before you read a story you can browse through the comments if you like or you can wait and read them at the end. Save a story as one of your Favorites, and recommend a story by email to friends and/or family. Don’t forget to rate the story: the scale uses skulls with five skulls being the highest rating.
Upgrading to the Full Version
If you decide to purchase the full version of the app you’ll have access to thousands of ghost stories and ghost encounters. These stories are updated daily. As well in the paid version you’ll get smoother operation, better graphics, and audio stories. You can even upload your own stories and photos if you like.
In the paid version you can comment on and rate stories, which gives you a sense of a community as you all start exchanging scary stories and thoughts.
User Interface Falls Short
The content in this app is really cool and the ghost stories are lots of fun to read. The app itself is a bit of a letdown though. The user interface design isn’t exactly simple and really seems to have missed the mark. Things could be laid out and presented much better than they are.
Then there’s the fact that there are no interactive features and no graphics in the free version, which is another huge letdown. Even if you were just treated to a few engaging features it would help to sell this app and even prompt people to buy the full version.
Pros and Cons
- A large variety of free content
- The ability to share ghost stories by email
- Mark stories as favorites so you can read them again
- In order to access all the content and features you’ll need to purchase the full version
- There are no interactive features
- User interface is not a great design
While FREE True Ghost Stories from Around the World certainly has its downfalls and negatives it is also filled with some truly frightening and fun-to-read stories. For that reason alone I consider this one worth the download; you’ll just have to take the bad with the good.