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To-do app Clear now available on App Store

updated 12:00 am EST, Wed February 15, 2012

Uses 'heat index' for priority sorting

While iOS and the App Store have no shortage of ways to create and manage to-do lists, RealMac Software along with Impending are offering up Clear, a new to-do app now available for $1 for a limited time. Clear is a visually-oriented, iPhone-centric task and note app that offers basic features but done in an elegant way. Though the app is compatible with iPad, the company says an iPad-centric version is in the works.

The main screen of Clear is a "heatmap" list of subject or reminders or tasks ranging from red (most urgent) to yellow. Users can swipe to the left to delete tasks (the opposite of how deleting is normally accessed in lists), or swipe right to mark them done (two functions associated with swiping is normally rare in list-style apps.

Users can pinch anywhere or "pull down" to create a new task, drag the task up or down to reassign priority, and scroll to see older to-dos if any. A typical screen will show up to eight tasks, and the app supports multiple lists. Multiple lists can be created and stored, each with its own title.

The app requires iOS 5.0 or later.

by MacNN Staff



  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That's not a ToDo app. It's a "hey look at my cool new app" app. This serves no useful purpose, except perhaps for soccer moms.

  1. chirpy22

    Joined: Dec 1969


    too simple

    i am sick of todo apps only allowing you to put one line of text that is visible so that you have to click the todo to see all the text. it is annoying. i want to see all the text for all my todos all at once. that would make my life simple. not having to click into stuff and then click back out (or in this case pinch and slide).
    this is not a simpler app just because it doesn't have buttons. the actions you need to take are still there, and they are actually more complex than clicking a button.
    so, this is basically an exercise for programmers to see if they can make something cool.

  1. chirpy22

    Joined: Dec 1969



    they did not test this app for color blind people. it is useless. and white text on a yellow background is incredibly hard to read. just poor design all around.

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