"Ask Fortuna" is an intriguing fortune-generator, creating almost-random sayings and prescient prognostications, with a twist.
However, these are not plagiarized lists of old quotes, nor are they completely random sentences of computer-speak; They are something in between. Ask Fortuna makes millions of uniquely original sayings, guided by "artificial intelligence" that imbues its prose with poetic and thought-provoking wit. You can save and send your favorite sayings to your friends, and even have Ask Fortuna read the saying out loud in one of many computerized voices.

Ask Fortuna is always ready to offer you some stress relief or just a smile, or possibly even some sage advice just at the right time. You never know what sayings Fortuna has in store for you, and like life, it will usually be a fun surprise.

Here are some examples of Ask Fortuna's serious, absurdly funny, and zen-like generated sayings:
* This month is an auspicious time to play with wild abandon.
* With great power comes a knob that goes to 11.
* A journey of a thousand suggestions begins with a single meeting.
* Your desire is waiting to be fulfilled, if you find the right spot.
* Take care, somebody's cute pet will cause a nightmare.
* A wise man once said when interruptions cluster, earplugs will be needed.
* The universe knows that if the day starts with a bang, your fortune cookie should be given to a friend.
* The right time to read the next chapter is after watching the sun set.
* Somebody suggested that when your journey seems the longest, look to your friends for guidance.
* Now that you can make a choice, your destiny will go all fractal.

Fortuna is a Roman goddess who personifies luck and fortune, both good and bad. This playful application calls upon her to spin the original 'wheel of fortune' and deliver a cornucopia of sayings that are equal parts funny, random, portentous, and thought-provoking. Seek her thoughts, share your wisdom with friends and family, and enjoy!

What are all the things Ask Fortuna can do?

-Read Aloud: Either automatically or manually speak your fortunes out loud in any of the installed (macOS or iOS) text-to-speech voices (this is an add-on feature.)

-Share: Send your favorite sayings to friends on social media or e-mail, or copy/paste them into your newsletters.

-Bookmark & Re-In-Karma: Each fortune has its own unique 16-character "Karma-code" which, if typed in, can instantly re-display that exact fortune again, on any device that is running "Ask Fortuna". This feature lets you type one of these codes and re-display that particular fortune, or choose a prior "bookmarked" fortune. This is good for bookmarking/saving and revisiting prior funny ones, or sending the code to friends so they can jump to it it too, instant "Re-In-Karma". Ask Fortuna will save up to 10 of these bookmarked fortunes, with older ones dropping off as you bookmark new ones.

-Daily Dose: Do you want a daily fortune without even running the app? There's a setting for that! Just turn on "Daily Fortunes", choose an hour of the day to have it delivered, and now every day like clockwork, you will get a new fortune from the goddess! You can read it in place in the notification center, or click it to have it displayed in the "Ask Fortuna" app.

-Shake it up: On the iPad and iPhone, shaking the device will automatically generate a new fortune, somewhat like a "Magic 8-ball".

-Personalized: Fortuna bonds to you, and your fortunes are different from anyone else! Try it! If you and a friend start "Ask Fortuna" on two different devices at exactly the same time, you will each get different sets of fortunes.

-Customized: The Preferences or Settings page lets the user customize the appearance, choosing a favorite color as a backdrop tint behind the text, and turning on/off sound effects for the buttons. This is also where the user can play with the computer-voices and enable the "Read Aloud" feature.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

Added many new fortunes.
Read Aloud feature is now included free.
Added several new color tints.
New fortunes do not repeat prior words as often.
Max stored bookmarks increased from 5 to 10.
Added accessibility labels to controls.
BugFix: Fixed the "Review App" prompting.
BugFix: Now after manually entering a "Re-In-Karma code", you can bookmark it for later.
Note: This big update cannot read your old bookmarked items, they will be archived (and still accessible.)
Updated to iOS 12 minimum
Works with dynamic type, user can grow/shrink the user interface text labels.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

CooBooPo ,

Fun and addicting!

Great job! The music and artwork really heighten the experience, and remind me of playing slot machines in Vegas. Fun and addicting!

Jasonofoc ,

Very creative App

Fantastic artwork and graphics. The quotes seem to be generated from some novel algorithm and for the most part are nonsensical but hilarious, which is the intent. Occasionally, however, they are prescient and inspiring. It would be great if the app sent notifications with quotes every now and then. Anyway, very creative app and am looking forward to future versions.

App Privacy

The developer, Eduard Schwan, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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