Relive the glory days of the computer lab!

Relive the joy of 1979 on your wrist and in your pocket! Unix Fortune is a modern take on the pseudorandom fortune message application of Unix systems from the late 70's and 80's.

Based on the most popular version written by Ken Arnold, offers over 13,500 random fortunes covering categories ranging from sci-fi to literature to sports with quotes from classic TV shows and comics of that era.

* Get fortunes on your Apple Watch!
* See fortunes on your iPhone and iPad!
* Over 13,500 fortunes!
* Over 34 different lists!
* Choose from green screen, amber or modern text color!
* Set a reminder to get your daily fortune!
* Choose which lists to show fortunes from!
* Show only short fortunes for a quicker read!
* Simple interface - jus tap to get a new fortune!

This one's for you Dave :-)

Ratings and Reviews

mrjwbr ,

Needs work

No choices made in the Settings seem to have any affect the widget. Neither Subject or color change. I have it set for Fortunes only and currently have some lame quote from Andrew Carnegie showing. 2 Stars for the idea, more if it would work correctly.

*Update: Bugs fixed

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the feedback and for updating the review!

Mr. Iowa ,

fun & simple unix inspired app

fun & simple unix inspired app. please update with more fortunes....

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