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The Alethiometer (from the Greek "Aletheia" - truth) is a device from Philip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials". With it, you can ask any question and to get the truth in answer. On the dial of the Alethiometer are depicted 36 symbols, each of which has a huge variety of meanings.

You ask him a question, setting his arrows on three symbols describing your question, and he answers. The answer of the Alethiometer is a sequence of any symbols. To correctly interpret it, you need experience or even some talent. Practice and you will succeed!

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Attention! To run the application need Adobe AIR.

Recently changed in this version

Added menu.
Added reference.
Added the ability to add their symbol's meanings​​.
Added ability to save questions and answers.

Comments and ratings for Alethiometer
  • (59 stars)

    by Dave O'Reardon on 05/06/2014

    Quite nicely thought out app. But the alethiometer is so small (about 1/6 of my HTC One screen) you can't see the symbols. The alethiometer should fill the screen.

  • (59 stars)

    by Revika Parker on 25/05/2014

    But those of us with smaller android screens (and mine isn't even that small, it's a Galaxy S3...) would HIGHLY appreciate it and LOVE YOU if you enlarged the actual alethiometer imagery, the icons are so small I can't even tell what they're supposed to be unless I individually click on each one.

  • (59 stars)

    by Andrew Ventham on 03/12/2013

    This is great fun. I fumbled around with it for several minutes before I worked out how to control the needles (you have to twiddle each of the three little knobs on the edge of the dial); but once you're in control, it really is like having your own alethiometer! The alternative fruit-machine style UI with the three mini-dials is only available when using the app on a phone - fair enough as you w

  • (59 stars)

    by Harry Wormald on 26/09/2013