Unstuck for the iPad is a useful and unusual app. Recommended by even the notoriously computerphobic Oprah Winfrey and carrying great reviews from such high-brow mags as The New Yorker, this clever app is designed to get you through those times when you’re, well, stuck.
Maybe it’s a personal or work problem — or maybe it’s an issue with a relationship you need help with. Maybe you just need encouragement. Unstuck is like a personal coach to help you address such issues. But unlike a human personal coach, it’s free — and you can turn it off.
Created by the eponymous Unstuck LLC, the latest 1.0.3 version of the app arrived in the Apple iTunes Store just before Christmas.
According to the maker, Unstuck promises to help you figure out what’s really going on and “teases out what you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and what you’re actually doing.” You answer some questions and the app tries to coach you out of your stuck spot.
The design is whimsical and engaging — and encouraging, too.
Rated 4+ by users, Unstuck also is available in English, Vietnamese, Korean, German, French, Dutch, Chinese and — looking out toward the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, no doubt — Basque.
Can Unstuck help you? You tell me. If you’re stuck on something, try it. It’s free.
ED: Phil Baker also recommended this to readers in his tech column in the San Diego Daily Transcript.
Downloading this now, Phil. Not sure what I’m stuck on, but I bet I’ll think of something. Thanks and welcome to the team! gs
Of course, as you said, you can’t review or write about products you were involved with designing (see our ethics statement here at AND) — but man, Phil, I’d love to see your take on Kindle. You agree with Paul?
If anyone out there has not read Phil’s book — it is remarkable if you’re a designer. Or a reader or tech enthusiast.