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Magic Book

by InrecoLAN
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1.0
  • Book list added
  • Tablets supported

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004U7AKPY
  • Release Date: March 28, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,646 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Find answers to all your questions in the passages of old books
  • Choose a text and randomly select the page and line
  • Rest your fate in the embedded knowledge of Lewis Carroll, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Shakespeare, and more

Product Description

Let Magic Book help you in your daily life. Divine the wisdom of classic books to answer all your questions.

Books keep all the answers you need. You just need to ask.

Technical Details

  • Size: 1.2MB
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Developed By: InrecoLAN
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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Sometimes, for fun, I like to search the App market for 'magic' and see what comes. This did, and I am downright pleased. As well, there are no apparent ads - WOW! The app does require permissions for network access, so I'm not sure whether that will change in the future. But nice, for now.

A brief understanding - bibliomancy, for the uninitiated, is the divining art of querying random passages in books to provide wisdom and insight to your situation. Usually, this is done by closing your eyes, going to your bookcase, choosing a random book and letting the pages fall where they may. Having stubbed my toe a time or two via a cascade of heavy tomes, I can say this is an improvement. The user below was probably not familiar with the actual purpose of the app, and gave it a low rating accordingly. What it does, while simplistic, has a specific intent.

Having said, it's an attractive app - simple, but with the appearance of parchment. I like that. There appear to be only four books to choose from, delightfully random titles, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. 'Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes', 'Romeo and Juliet', and an ambiguously titled 'Sayings'. One assumes that works public domain took precedence here. One also hints that there are a plethora of other books in said domain, just sayin.

The premise is simple: Start the program, think of your question, choose a book and VOILA. For fun, I asked it:

"How great is this app?"

And received the answer, "He will never set the Thames on fire."

Londoners, be warned.

Also? It works on the unrooted Kyros!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun like an eight ball August 11, 2011
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This app does what it says it will. It's fun and much easier than carrying around I ching coins or an eightball. I wish it included more books, and I would really like to see the bible here just to grab a verse for the day. Good app and lots of fun.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars simple fun June 1, 2012
By Heather
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quick download to view random excerpts from books. I love to read and enjoy finding fun tidbits in the books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars needs more February 16, 2013
By Dan
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this is a fun idea but it needs more books to choose from or different ones anyway because the ones chosen dont really work a lot of the time
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like the book on sayings December 17, 2011
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I found the one book helpful especially if need to come up with a saying. It does work. It is of limited use overall.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent application for the experienced diviner December 4, 2011
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Very good application of an old technique. The primary strength here is that it eliminates the need to go to you bookshelf and randomly choose the literature yourself. Since it does not interpret the meanings of randomly selected passages for you, I recommend it for those who are already experienced in divinatory interpretation. I also suggest that the User shy away from selecting 'Romeo and Juliet' as the way the lines are divided up, the text often provides exceedingly brief, difficult to interpret passages (e.g., I just recieved 'you, it.' to today's query).

A recommendation to the developers: Many bibliomancers prefer using religious texts, so you might get more dowloads if you also offer parts or wholes of the Bible, Koran, Bhagavad Gits, etc. as options as well.

In the end, this is going to be one of my favorite apps!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great July 5, 2013
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Awesome! feels like quality looks like quality and performs like it too... cant go wrong get this doit just do it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting February 27, 2012
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this app is very intriguing, I asked a question of whether things will be ok or not between myself and a past flame that still haunts me. I chose the book and I received the passage " I tell you, he who lays hold of her ", interesting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Thought this would be fun, but although my account shows that I've...
Would have put no stars if I could. Thought this would be fun, but although my account shows that I've downloaded this (and I tried again just now), it never shows up...?
Published 1 month ago by E.S.
1.0 out of 5 stars not cool dude
Poop I don't like it: ( uh uh
Published 1 month ago by Ashley Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Sherry
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous!!
This app is just dumb. You can hardly read it because it was translated wrong from it's original language. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ashlee
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much going on here
This app basically just offers a random selection of quotes from public domain books. It's "selling" point is that you ask a question and it gives you an answer. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Julie A. Dawson
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea not enough choices
The premises of this app is great. However there isn't enough material to draw from. I think it could be a great app if they added books. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Just So
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I thought it would have magic information, not the quotes.
Hard to follow and comprehend. Not enough instruction given. That is it.
Published 21 months ago by Pat Okacza
1.0 out of 5 stars dum
I don't know why I got this. That's all I have to say. I am done writing about this. all done.
Published 22 months ago by Timothy E. Winsley
2.0 out of 5 stars hi
it is not that good but it a app what can u do lol so get it or dont haha
Published 22 months ago by richard
2.0 out of 5 stars hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Boring. kids did not like it much because it was not very user friendly. it was difficult to comprehend and follow along.
Published 22 months ago by Prof. Westrup
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