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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but in the case of Clear for iOS owners who were spitting fire and brimstone over Realmac's upgrade policy late last year, it's never too late to change.
Realmac Software announced Tuesday that the company has had a change of heart over Clear+, the universal version of its popular to-do list app for iOS 7 introduced back in September as an entirely new release.
Despite the long-awaited universal support, Clear users clearly weren't thrilled having to pay for the app all over again. Realmac responded quickly by restoring the original iPhone version with iOS 7 support, but they're going a step further in an effort to get all users onto a single version.
Starting today, Realmac is encouraging Clear+ users to migrate back to the original Clear for iOS, which has now been updated with universal support for the iPad. Those who already own both versions can do this by simply reinstalling the earlier version, launching the app to migrate lists and settings and then deleting Clear+ from their devices.
For everyone else, Realmac is planning to make Clear free for 24 hours so there are no Clear+ owners left behind. In fact, the company is planning to do this twice, and has posted a signup page on their website which will notify customers so they won't miss the free offer.
"We know this is risky — we rely on the income from Clear to run our small, independent company — and so whilst this was by no means an easy decision for us to make, we simply want to do the right thing for you, our customers," said Realmac Software founder Dan Counsell.
In addition to the Clear consolidation, Realmac is teasing a forthcoming free update that will add reminders to the apps, so be sure to hit the link and sign up to be notified when the original Clear goes free.
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