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With so many apps now available in the App Store, it’s not often that one comes along that makes everyone swoon over it. Let’s face it: We’re jaded by having so many cool apps on the iOS platform, so we stand up and take notice when one gets so much attention. This week, it’s Realmac Software’s Clear which has everyone talking.
Realmac Software has finally released the long-awaited Clear, a simple and elegant to-do list manager that landed in the App Store overnight for an introductory price of only 99 cents. Its arrival has sent a considerable number of bloggers and app fans going crazy on Twitter, which doesn’t happen with just any app these days.
“Life is messy,” the app description reads. “Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!”
Among the suggested uses for Clear are a personal to-do list, shopping list, quick notes list for phone numbers and things, list of movies to watch or books to read, guest list for that party or even a “bucket list” for those big life goals.
“We became obsessed with how to simplify our lives without adding clutter,” the developers proclaim. “Our solution is Clear.”
The mere simplicity of Clear seems to be what everyone is talking about. The app features a colored “heat map” view of your to-do list, with more imminent tasks in red and less important ones in yellow. Users can pull to create a new task, swipe to complete a task and pinch to change lists.
For all of its eye-catching bravado, power users may be disappointed to discover what Clear doesn’t offer: Namely, some type of iCloud sync for keeping your to-do lists matched up with your Mac. No doubt the developers will look to add such missing features in the near future, but you’ll want to snap it up now at the introductory price of only 99 cents for a limited time only.
Clear requires iOS 5 or later and is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and up, third-generation iPod touch or higher and all iPads (although there’s no native support, since the app is not universal).
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