Gain inspiration on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

by Caitlin M. Foyt

What better way is there to commemorate Martin Luther King, one of the greatest leaders and orators in American history, than by downloading an app made up entirely of his most inspiring words?

Martin Luther King, a prominent, peaceful leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement was a powerful speaker, who educated and inspired people across the country when he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Some of the man's best quotables from his life are said to be included on the Martin Luther King Inspiration app for your Android phone, a quote-a-day service designed to motivate and infuse the human spirit.

This may be the most simple, easy to use apps that I have ever seen. Every day, you just launch and load up the app and a daily dose of wisdom will be posted atop a screen of a natural, scenic background from somewhere in the United States. None of the quotes are longer than the length of your screen.

While the photos are exceptionaly vibrant and clear, the text written over the top of them sometimes isn't so easy to read. You may have to skim your eyes over the words a few times before you can decipher exactly what they say. Also, the occasional intrusive ad that pops up at the bottom of the screen seems to take away from the calming, inspiring aesthetic of this MLK application. However, because it's free, I feel that you sometimes must make allowances for these kind of minor flaws.

I like that Martin Luther King Inspiration doesn't send those daily, sometimes irritating push notifications that harass you to read your daily quote of the day (I find that this usually happens when you're preoccupied with something else). At the same time, however, because you have to remember to pull this app up on a regular basis, I could see how it might get lost in the shuffle.