I have a sordid history with to do apps and services.
I need a to do list to keep track of all the things that I need to get done for work, but too often even the most exciting systems fail me because they have too many options, or don’t offer easy access; and not long after picking one up, I leave for a prettier app.
This is why I’m excited about the soon to be released iPhone to do app — Clear.
I’m looking for a great to do app that is simple to use, lets me reorder tasks, keeps things simple and looks nice. The Clear app for iPhone, shown in the video below looks like it might be just the right app to make that happen.
You’ll notice that tags, due dates and many of the other standard task and to do features are missing from Clear, but that’s exactly why i love the app. I know when things are due, I just need to have a list of things I can look at every day to see what’s on my plate.
I found the interview Nik Fletcher of RealMac Software gave to Ars Technica interesting because he gets right to the heart of why my to do systems fail — Friction.
By changing the way users interact with the app to a simple collection of gestures, Clear has a shot at being a real contender in the crowded iPhone to do app arena.
Clear has no specific release date yet, but the team was showing off a build at MacWorld|iWorld 2012, so hopefully it arrives soon. You can sign up to be notified of the release at RealMac Software.
Look for a review and hands on as soon as I can get access to the Clear app.