Super useful app
Lines, lyrics, stage direction...this app can help you with all of those. Plugging everything in and getting the hang of the small intricate details of this app can be a pain, but it is very much so worth it if you are an aural learner like me. Cannot recommend this app enough!
Fantastic! (Updated review)
This is the best app i have on my phone. I’m so happy to see my other actor friends in Los Angeles using it, and i recommend to all my actor friends who tell me they have trouble memorizing lines. I still use this every week, some weeks every day.
Thank you SO MUCH Peter for creating it and adding my suggestions early on in the process.
If you learn lines, you must try this app.
I am in a play in Hollywood and the cast took my advice to get this app. They're all very happy with it. And years after buying, I still use this app BEFORE EVERY PERFORMANCE in the car on the way to the theater to review my lines in a speed through with the app's speed functionality. We're doing Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy. The comedy is rapid fire, and this app helped me be able to relax and lock the words in my brain so I can have fun onstage. I cannot thank the developer enough.
I also use for most auditions and when I book a film or commercial. Driving in LA gives me lots of time to run lines with hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. I love it!!!
They just added a sleep timer! It's like the developer is reading my mind! Awesome!
This update is fantastic and delivers several feature requests I've made over the last versions.
Speed up and slow down playback is so great!
Recap my lines only- genius!
Stage direction addition!
The new graphics interface is great!
This has been my only line memorization and review tool since I bought it (and I bought several others, but this one works best for me).
As a working actor, I use this every week. On my way to auditions in LA, on my way to class, or just to review lines while driving.
I highly, highly, highly recommend it.
I don't know how much it sells for currently, but I would easily pay $10 for this because of how much I use it and how much it helps me.
I'm not just gushing, read my reviews below of the previous versions.
I contacted the developer a few times with bugs and feature requests, and he took care of them and has now added those features!
I haven't used it but a few times since the update, so I haven't encountered any bugs yet, but rest assured if there are any and you let him know, this developer will fix it.
That's a good feeling.
This is my most used app on the App Store besides Waze.
I love it. Thank you!
Now the app plays in the background, yay mutitasking! This is a great feature added!! Added a star to my review. Well worth it.
I'm not sure if the script erasing has been fixed.
I would love to see a new feature of SPEEDING UP PLAYBACK for speed throughs to practice lines and cues fast. This would be great. Adjustable speed.
I use this app many times a week. Almost every day. I love it. It's still not perfect, but it's the best line memorizing app on the market that I've tried or bought.
Great app, really great for line learning and solo practice, but totally needs MULTITASKING!!! I use this a lot while driving to auditions and jobs in LA. I set it on loop, but have to go back and forth to my maps app, and playback shuts off when you exit the app. Please add multitasking so I can keep playback looping in the background!
Also, you need to able to re-arrange the order of scenes in a simpler way.
(This has been fixed:)
Holy crap! I just deleted one of my productions from an audition, and the app mysteriously deleted several other productions!!! For no apparent reason! The productions are still listed, but all of the audio and lines are gone!!!
Now it crashes anytime I try to open one of the messed up productions! "recover" option does not work!!! Sounds like a database issue.
By pittsburgh's own little bleeding heart
Except it keeps disconnecting from my Bluetooth headphones. I switch to another app and they connect just fine, but as soon as I switch back to linelearner the connection vanished. It's a little weird walking around with your own voice playing out of your phone. Also, the send feedback button just kicks you out of the app.
Otherwise pretty good. Slight learning curve as elsewhere mentioned, but you'll have that with anything.
Best in Show!
This app is great. I started out using Rehearsal Pro, but the bugs in that program eventually made it completely unusable (although I love the concept of that one). This app, on the other hand, seems flawless. There’s a small learning curve, but watching the video tutorials helps thru that part. Entering in my lines was easy - I loaded up the entire play in about 2 hours - and once that’s done, you have so much power. it’s like they thought of every possible adjustment to assist you through every single stage of memorization. Unlike Rehearsal Pro, you are not seeing the script scroll in front of you as you memorize, and that threw me at first, only for like a minute though. Because it ended up with me learning the lines aurally - only through listening - and not visually (by seeing the lines), which usually happens for me at a letter stage of the process.
Nice looping feature so I could also get up and walk the blocking when i was ready.
The interface is bare bones - no extra flashy junk, which is better. Simple, effective, light, fast and powerful. Feels like it was designed by actors just brainstorming the perfect way to use handheld technology to help them do one thing, and then get out of the way. Really great job, designers and developers who made this. I thank you profusely for coming up with this and implementing it so well.
I’ve been wishing there was a program that I could run my lines on my own- this ap exceeded my expectations. Developer thought of everything- easy to use and record the script (don’t rush- you’ll need the right timing once your off book!), tons of playback options to help you transition from learning the lines to just running them, easy to delete or change lines if there are any script changes, you can flag a line you’re having trouble with, etc. bought the full version and I’ve been sharing it with all of my actor friends!
I got this app because RuPaul recommended it and I was going to be in a production of The Goat by Edward Albee. We had a 2 week rehearsal process - so we had to come in to rehearsal fully off book. I am proud to say that I was the only one successfully off book at that first rehearsal!
I wouldn’t spend money on this.
The app doesn’t have many helpful features and I personally don’t feel like it helped me memorize my lines. I wouldn’t recommend this app.
Awesome for actors
I started using this app a year ago, when I had to learn a two-hander show in 2 weeks. Helped me enormously! I’ve used it on every show since then. Works WONDERFULLY!
I usually learn off the page and in rehearsals - this is such a welcome addition to memorization. Now I can walk around and run lines with earphones - do housework - walk around the city - run lines in car with Bluetooth - great for sitting in traffic!
Interface takes a little time to learn - but WORTH IT - and many options for playback - other character line then ‘gap’ where you speak your lines - or other character, then gap, then recorded line (my favorite), other options as well. And speed thru capability for fast ‘Italian’ run.
Also great for monologues - just break it into chunks/beats and record each as ‘separate’ line. Works like a charm.
Also app developer has been very responsive with any questions & suggestions.
Everyone should use this! Get off book quicker and easier!!
By Richie Irish Boy
Crappy, difficult to use. Interface is not clear. Never really was able to figure out how it works. Save your money. Just tape your lines with sound gaps on the voice recorder that comes with the iPhone.
Do you learn lines? For plays or movies or songs or ANYTHING? Then you must get this app.
It is the best $4.00 I've ever spent. The looping features are perfect and help hammer the lines home and then, later as you get better, provide elegant options for rehearsing them.
Buy this app! Do it now! You will thank me later.