Announcing the Yale Book of Quotations App
Do you want to learn what political figures, literary scholars or singers have to say about their fields? Do you want to share with your friends and colleagues the inspiration you get from various public figures over the dinner table? Or do you just love words and love to read for self-enrichment? If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of the above, you should probably take out your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store, and download The Yale Book of Quotations app.
The Yale Book of Quotations app includes over 13,000 quotations and proverbs from the award-winning title The Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro and the companion volume The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs, compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro.
The app combines the accessibility of a book and the portability of a mobile app. This means that you don’t have to fret over quotations taking a long time to load, because the app enables a complete offline use and facilitates quick search function.
For instance, if you love American history and wish to retrieve some information about what Lincoln had to say about the Battle of Gettysburg, you can use this search function to find exactly what you’re looking for. Even if you only remember fragments of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address or even if you don’t remember anything in particular, the app will retrieve the quotation by matching the search input with its expansive library, instantaneously recreating the scene of one of the most important America’s patriotic journeys.
Not sure which Shakespearean play includes the quotation “To be or not to be, that is the question”? This app offers you not only Shakespeare’s quotations but also those of leading scholars in literature, social science, law, politics, art, music, and even folk songs, advertising slogans, film lines, TV catchphrases, proverbs and more. Even if you’re thinking to console a friend and wanting to see what philosophers have to say about happiness, the app offers you expansive resources of quotations and proverbs with regards to human nature. This app search function makes finding the right words and phrases easier than ever before.
Another tremendous feature of the app is that it allows easy communication with the outside world. Upon discovery of a new favorite quotation, you will be able to share that via your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote) or e-mail. Or if you’re more reserved and would prefer to keep your findings to yourself, the app’s ability to bookmark quotations and categorize them into personalized folders will ensure you don’t lose them for future reference.
The app’s resourceful entries, accessible navigation, and extraordinary portability are suitable for wide range of people: from curious individuals who want to seek for specific entries to people who might use this app for fun games and other social activities. With the app’s novel platform to enjoying Shapiro’s rendition of quotation compilation, you will never run out of the right things to say. Inspiration is just a single click away.