ManUseScript: Like “Jack Attack” for your iPhone


Price: Free
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Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

We’ve noticed a trend around these parts, and though it’s not exactly one we prescribe to, we’re hardly going to put down the progress it’s been making across the Web. We’re talking about venues like The Art of Manliness and others, those sorts of pages or apps that want to more clearly define what it means to be a man—and then provide you with tips on how to get there.

Into that genre we’re going to be throwing the newcomer ManUseScript. The app is available for iPhone and iPad, and if you’re looking for a guide on how to be a better macho man (insert Village People) this may be the one for you. Either way, you’ll find our full review below!

Concept and Functionality

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept at hand, we’re talking about being a man. That is, the classic definition of one, anyway. ManUseScript’s purpose is to show you how to be exactly that (sort of a more Hemingway machismo) and it does this through a variety of categories and lists.

For instance, the app will give you verbal sparring techniques for use in the boardroom, weight training tips for the workout room, and some sexy photos for the bedroom, as well. Or, we suppose, if you just need a “manly” pick me up during the day, too.

All in all, the package is rife with items designed to boost your male self-esteem, increase your testosterone levels, and get you up to Jack Donaghy’s pay grade. It’s a lot of text, even more photos, and a whole lot of chest-hair growing macho nachos.

Design and Interface

ManUseScript for iPhone

ManUseScript for iPhone

Sadly, this is where things begin to go a bit down hill for ManUseScript. You see, we like the concept well enough, and though it’s not as original as we might like, we do appreciate what it’s trying to do.

In essence, it’s pure entertainment. However, it just doesn’t have the flair that something like Art of Manliness has. There’s a certain ruggedness that’s missing in the rather bland interface design. The main menu is what amounts to a single large list, and though this is easy to navigate, it’s hardly enticing.

Still, these are complaints that can be remedied. As future updates roll out, bringing with them more clever designs and more content, we expect a lot of improvement. Furthermore, content is curated daily, which is a golden touch.

Overall Value

Considering that ManUseScript us free in the App Store, it’s still a bit hard to knock the application’s value. But as stated, if you’re in for this kind of entertainment, the Internet and some good Google searches may yet prove to a more succulent value.

Add in a few updates and even more curated content, though—as well as some identity—and undoubtably we’ll have much more of a contender in ManUseScript!

ManUseScriptManUseScript requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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