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With millions of apps, movies, TV episodes, and albums available for purchase at our fingertips, it can be hard to keep track of it all. iTunes' new history tracker shows us what we've browsed, but it's not very discretionary, and there's no such feature for the App Store. Swiping over to list-making app Ita whenever I find something I like works well enough, but it's far from an ideal solution.
Whatever your preferred method, if you're a rabid list maker, there's a good chance that Recall - Reminders for Recommendations will replace it. Basically, it does what iTunes and App Stores should have done all along: Keep lists of the digital media you might want to buy and make sure you don't forget about them.
Recall divides its suggestive searches into separate categories for each type of file (apps, books, TV shows, etc), and once you find what you're looking for -- or accidentally stumble across something new -- you can either purchase it via a link that sends you to the iTunes Store, or add it to a list for safe keeping. Anything you find in its expansive library can be quickly set up with a reminder, and Recall will gently prompt you whenever you're ready to buy it.
As a list junkie, I can see Recall becoming part of my daily iOS routine, but there is certainly room for improvement. The overly simplistic interface is frustrating at times -- especially when I am looking for a movie while still in the TV tab -- and the limited discovery options forced me to rely too much on the search bar. Also, I really hope a cloud-synced iPad app is in the works, and I would like to see recurring reminders in a future update, as well as a way to share lists.
The bottom line. Recall will help you remember, but it's not quite as unforgettable as it could be.
iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later
Easy to set reminders and create lists. Extensive media library. Powerful searching.
Interface can be frustrating. No recurring reminders. Limited discovery tools and sharing options.