I don't believe I've ever played with a simpler app for my iPhone.
Even it's name is simple.
And yet the name says so much. It takes a very mundane and much-hated task ~ List making, especially To-Do lists. Yuck. ~ and makes it fun.
Okay. "Fun" might be too strong of a word. Perhaps pleasant would be better. Or makes it not-so-bad. And? It's intuitive. Very easy to use. No need for a 500-page manual to get the hang of this app. No siree. After downloading it, it took me all of 1 minute to learn the ins and outs of it.
- Title a list.
- List the items.
- Rearrange the items according to priority.
- Swipe it clear when the task is done. [Which is quite satisfying. Swipe! "Die task! Die!"]
[That last one is probably why they named it Clear. Great marketing. "The App that clears your life."]
Makes your handy-dandy iPhone that much more handy and dandy.
But don't take my word for it. Here's the video:
A Word or Two About the App Store Reviews
Now. I've read the reviews in the App Store on Clear. The main complaint is that it's too simple. In fact, someone listed this whole list [go figure] of things it doesn't do. Seriously? Do people really do all those things to their lists? Really? No wonder the lists aren't getting done. Cuz if they were getting done, you probably wouldn't have been looking for a new app to take care of your lists. [Just a thought.]
You see, I'm a procrastinator. I got it from my Dad. And if given the chance [like with a whole bunch of list features], I could spend all day on my To-Do lists. I could make them pretty. Alphabetize those suckers. Color code them with, like 50 different colors, number them, letter them, letter the numbered list, number the lettered list, set-up monthly tasks to tackle larger tasks, break those monthly tasks into weekly tasks, take a sledgehammer to those weekly tasks and come up with daily tasks, pound those tasks a little more to come up with hourly tasks, and yet pound them some more into tasks by the minute.
Then? I'd schedule a break from all that task-organizing.
Then I'd take that break.
Then I'd feel extremely guilty for not getting anything done, except for my awesome To-Do list.
Yeah. So. I need my list making to be easy. Simple. So, if you're one of those task-mastering champions, then more power to you. And? This app is SO not for you.
Who Can & Can't Get The Clear App
Sorry Android. It's not available for y'all. [Or Microsoft 7, but I think that's probably a given. No?]
Apple products that it IS compatible with:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPod touch (3rd generation)
- iPod touch (4th generation)
- Requires iOS 5.0 or later
Gasp! It's not free. But? Go look in the seat cushions of your couch. Scrounge together the buck and buy this app. It's HOT. And not just because it has that 'heat map color coding priority thing' going on either. It's the App of the Week in the App store. The description of the app indicates to get it now while Clear is cheap.
Note: I've no connection whatsoever to the developers of the Clear App or to Realmac software. I just thought it was pretty darn nifty. And easy. And cheap. So I thought I'd pass it along. Kinda like a public service announcement.