Dots On Strings ... a tale of two apps.

MobiDic ( $8.99 )

MobiDic ( $8.99 )

How To Play Guitar Chords ( $4.99 )

How To Play Guitar Chords ( $4.99 )

So both of these are paid Apps and both show the user how to play chords on a Guitar. Sure one is $8.99 and has a terrible, terrible name and the other is $4.99 and has a name which, well, says it all.  But the price difference isn't reflected in the content of each product. MobiDic looks to be a very polished chord dictionary with over 5000 chords, each with a dots-on-strings diagram, a photograph of how to finger the chord and an audio chord-preview. If you want a chord reference this seems pretty good. 'How To Play Guitar Chords' by comparison seems to generate only Maj and Min chords, 8 at a time and provide a single Dots on strings fingering diagram! As a new release the asking price for this app was $19.99 ( as if ... ) but it quickly dropped and is now  '50% Off' and still $4.99! For what? Unless there's something totally hidden in this App that's not mentioned in the description someone has got an inflated sense of the worth of the app.

So beware. The App Store is the Wild West and it's easy to choose a disappointing app. So search for alternatives before plonking down, and let us know if you find any gems or dogs...

Yes ... work went into this App!

Yes ... work went into this App!

Um ... for the price even a beginner would blush!

Um ... for the price even a beginner would blush!