I don’t use ambient noise generators on my laptop very often, but when I do, I have come to enjoy A Soft Murmur. It has a decent selection of sounds and allows you to create different combinations and save them. It’s not overly fiddly, though, and I appreciate the balance of features and simplicity.
When I went to take a look at their mobile app, I found a bunch of negative reviews. Nearly all of the bad reviews were complaints that a bunch of the sounds that are free in the web version are locked in the mobile version and have to be paid for.
Expecting the price to be steep (given all the complaints), I installed the free version and then took a look at the cost to upgrade and unlock all the sounds…
It is $1.99.
That’s not a buck-ninety-nine a month, or even per year. It’s one-time charge of $1.99 to have the full app.
While I generally know better than to ask questions like this, what the hell is wrong with these people upset over two dollars? I know there are plenty of folks out there who are barely scraping by and do not have a lot of spare cash to throw around on app purchases. However, I’m guessing that people who are taking the time to log in to the App Store and post a negative review are in that category.