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[iOS] Best Resume Lite helps you create resumes

mzl.jpqrouiq.320x480-75 [1]When you call your app the best or the greatest, you are inviting criticism. If you make a bold claim about your app, you’d better be able to back it up. Sadly, more often than not, “best” apps are often sub-par. Best Resume Lite calls itself “best,” but is it, really? Let’s discuss.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

Best Resume Lite is a tool for quickly creating resumes. You can create one from scratch, or make your task easier by importing work histories from LinkedIn.




mzl.puthcxjt.320x480-75 [2]I have never, ever experienced such persistent pop-up ads in an iPhone app. These pop-ups are stubborn, reappearing twice a minute even after the first has been dismissed. If you idle for even half a minute, it’s pop-ups for you!

Out of frustration, I eventually clicked “ok” on the pop-ups, hoping that the pop-ups would cease. Oh, how wrong I was. The pop-ups continued. After just 30 seconds or so of inactivity, the pop-ups will re-assert themselves. If you ignore them, the pop-ups continue to stack up, and you’ll need to hit “cancel” repeatedly to dismiss all the windows.

The incessant pop-ups are a major roadblock to getting anything done in this app. That being said, it is simple enough to create a resume in Best Resume Lite. You can easily import your info from LinkedIn, or add it manually as you go step-by-step through the build a resume template. Add in your personal info, a “representation of self,” experience, education, skills, and references, and you’re go to go. There’s also a place to add “other” information, should you have need of it.

Conclusion and download link

This app may be called “Best Resume Lite,” but sadly it is far from “the best.” The pop-up ads alone are enough to condemn this app to the pile of “not worth your time.” On top of that, the app makes it hard to customize resumes, and the app is also prone to crashing. For these reasons, we suggest you skip this app. Perhaps it will improve in Version 1.1?

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.0

Supported OS: Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Download size: 1.3 MB

Best Resume Lite on Apple App Store [3]