Pros and Cons: Your iPhone Decision Maker

Price: $.99   Score: 10/10   By M. SchustermanPros

Looking for a way to make a tough decision, but not quite ready to resort to the Magic 8 Ball yet? Pros and Cons may be the answer to your dilemma.

When it comes to really serious issues, I’ve found that listening to my gut works better than a statistical analysis of the positives and negatives involved. However, for some problems a nice, unbiased assessment is a good idea. McLeran Consulting LLC have come up with a super simple, easy to use app to help you figure out the best decision based on fact.

Open Pros and Cons and you’ll find four simple icons at the bottom of the screen; a plus sign, a minus sign, an up arrow and an equals sign. The top window is labeled “Action.” Type a name for your decision in that field, such as “move to New York.” Tap the plus sign to enter a pro, like “better job,” and give it a rating on a scale of one to ten (ten being the best). Tap the negative sign to enter a con, like “expensive rent,” and rate that as well.

If you exit the app, your entries will disappear, but tapping the up arrow retrieves them. When you’ve entered and rated all the pros and cons you can think of, tap the equal sign. Pros and Cons will generate either a large plus or negative sign to let you know if the pros outweigh the cons, or vice versa. If you’re dead even, you’ll get a question mark, leaving you to seek help outside of your iPhone to make your decision.

I know this app had a few bugs in the last version, but I had absolutely no problem with the back button or any other feature. Tapping the up arrow or the X next to “Action” could potentially erase your information, but you must confirm it through a pop up message before that happens. If you need some objective perspective on a problem, download Pros and Cons and give it a try.


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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2 Responses to “Pros and Cons: Your iPhone Decision Maker”

  1. John says:

    There are other apps that do a better job than that one, for example:

    Yay or nay?

    Maybe you could make an updated post to show the changes in this market since 2010?

  2. Peter says:

    I agree with John, maybe an update to this is in order?

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