Good vs. Bad: An Assessment of Pros and Cons

Price: $.99   Score: 7/10   By A. PapachristosPros

Everyone has trouble making decisions now and then because, unfortunately, most things in life are not black and white.  Whether you’re up in the air about taking on a new job, moving to a new city, or simply buying a new piece of clothing, we could all use a little help sorting our priorities in our quest for a final decision.

With Pros and Cons by McLeran Consulting LLC, users can make their own Pro/Con list, ranking each factor by number and thereby determining what decision is most practical based on what weighs heavier, Pros or Cons.

To begin, users must enter the title of their ‘Action’ in the bar at the top.  Be careful of the strange dot next to the ‘Action’ bar, however, for upon inspection, the dot appears to erase all of your current data on the screen.  Then, using the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, users may begin entering their Pros and Cons.  Tap the ‘+’ to enter Pros and the ‘-‘ to enter Cons.  Users will first enter the item’s description, and then rank its weight so as to help with the final calculation.

While the weighting system is certainly Pros and Cons best feature, users must be sure that the number they initially assign is definitely the number they wish to use.  During my test run, the backspace button on the keypad would not function, apparently making my first choice my final decision, not allowing me to possibly reassess the item’s weight.

If you decide to exit Pros and Cons in the middle of your list making, have no fear.  The up arrow in the navigation bar will retrieve your last values once you restart the application.  However, be careful not to hit the arrow button when still compiling your list, for it also appears to delete all your current information.

Once you have entered all of your possible Pros and Cons, simply tap the equal sign icon on the far right of the navigation bar and Pros and Cons will automatically calculate the weight of your decision’s factors.  If the Pros outweigh the Cons, a big ‘+’ will appear on the screen, and if Cons outweigh the Pros, a big ‘-‘ will appear on the screen.  However, it is ultimately still up to you, the user, to make the decision.  Hopefully, though, Pros and Cons will have made the task a bit easier on your end.


Pros and Cons requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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