It took me a few years of effort to find out the problem with using a to-do app isn’t the app so much as it is the person doing to to-do. Apple’s Reminders app isn’t bad, but it’s traditional and boring.
Is there a better to-do?
Clear Is Clearly Easy
Photographers often say that the best camera you can use is the one you have when a great event occurs.
Likewise, a great to-do app is the one you actually use, not the one with the most features.
Clear is considered one of the most usable personal to-do list apps for the iPhone because the interface is touch-oriented and simple.
For the harried housewife or haggard husband busting buns to keep up with the day’s activities, simplicity rules.
For Clear, it’s pull down to create a new to-do list item.
Swipe the item to complete it as done. Or, pinch to navigate between items.
The beauty of Clear is the simplicity. If you want more bells and whistles and alerts and alarms and sub-categories and task management that folds into project management with options to assign items to others, keep looking.
The latest version of Clear for iPhone even works with iCloud. iCloud? Why? So your to-do items are stored in the cloud and can sync up between devices.
Devices? Yes, Virginia, there is Clear for the Mac. It looks and works much like the iPhone version. Start typing to enter a new item.
While Clear for Mac looks and functions similar to the iPhone version, there are a few differences which take advantage of the Mac’s greater screen real estate.
Each list will pop open in a separate window on the Mac. And, you can drag and drop to-do list items between list using the multiple windows.
Clear is simple, elegant, and syncs lists between Clear for the Mac and Clear for the iPhone using iCloud.
What’s really interesting, though, is the price differential between the iPhone version and the Mac version. Maybe it’s an issue of competition. The iPhone has hundreds of to-do list managers. That’s not the case on the Mac.
Regardless, the Mac version is much more expensive than the iPhone version. And, for whatever crazy reason, there’s no version of Clear for the iPad. If I’m synchronizing to-do items between iPhone and iPad, what’s wrong with doing it on my iPad, too?