Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists
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Over 2.5 million people de-clutter their lives with Clear, so stop stalling and start organising your daily routine.
Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. It’s as easy to use as pen and paper, and once you start organising your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
- Simple gesture-based design that allows you to focus on your to-dos.
- Use separate lists to organize every aspect of your life.
- iCloud sync built-in so you can be productive everywhere.
- Set reminders so you’ll never forget important tasks.
- Personalize your Clear lists with themes and make them your own.
- One universal download for iPhone, iPad and now Apple Watch!
- Syncs with Clear for Mac (available separately on the Mac App Store)
Since its launch in January 2012 Clear has won numerous awards and continues to receive critical acclaim. Here’s just some of the nice things that the press have written about Clear:
“Clear’s interface is elegant and clever…” — The New York Times
“Clear is quick, simple, intuitive, and perfect for busy people” — Gizmodo
“If you’re regularly turning to a simple to-do list app… Clear is definitely going to wow you.” — TechCrunch
Clear is built by a small team, dedicated to bringing you frequent free feature updates. We’d love to know how we can make you even more productive, so get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @UseClear.
Clear for iOS and Clear for Mac are not affiliated with or endorsed by CLEAR Wireless.
What's New in Version 1.7
Say hello to the biggest update to Clear, well, ever! We’ve packed this update with three huge new features - including Clear for Apple Watch.
◆ Clear for Apple Watch
Clear for Apple Watch is the newest member of the Clear family. We’ve brought your favorite to-do and reminders app to Apple Watch, allowing you to complete existing tasks from your wrist, and create tasks and reminders via dictation! Just ask Clear to “Remind me to take the cat for a walk tomorrow morning” and we’ll make sure you get reminded (if you’re not a cat person, it’s OK - you can set any other reminders). There’s also a Glance, to show your next upcoming Reminder.
#protip: Tap the heatmap to complete a task, and use Force Touch to add new ones!
◆◆ Even if you’re not getting an Apple Watch, you’ll love this update too. ◆◆
◆ Interactive Notifications
We’ve added interactive notifications to reminders - you can complete a task by simply swiping-down on a notification and choosing “Complete”, or snooze the reminder for 15 minutes. It even works (as if by magic) on your device’s lock screen.
There’s also all-new Handoff support in every version of Clear (Watch, iPhone, iPad, Mac - we’ve been busy) so you can carry on working as you switch between your favorite devices. You can use Handoff via the Lock Screen and App Switcher on iOS, as well as the Dock and App Switcher (Cmd + Tab) on your Mac. Handoff is even supported in Clear for Apple Watch’s Glance, allowing you to quickly dive into your next upcoming reminder on your iPhone!
◆ A New Theme, and The Return of a Favorite!
Oh boy. We were going to keep theme details secret, but we’ve spilt the beans now. There’s a brand-new “Edition” theme to unlock, and we’ve made sure you can still unlock the “Vanilla” theme too.
We hope you love this huge free update to Clear, and send us your feedback. If you do <3 this update please consider taking the time to write a review on the App Store - and be sure to tell your friends about Clear for Apple Watch. Thanks for using Clear. xxx
A useful tool crippled by inconsistent sync
This is a direct replacement for all the scraps of paper with quick lists written on them which I’ve used forever, as have we all. They’re also forever getting misplaced, or are at home when I need them while I’m out, and so on. I’ve tried 6 or 8 list managers for iOS, and this is my favorite — it doesn’t give me very much more than what I want to perform that simple quotidian task, and presents the desired functionality very cleanly and consistently. However, the app also promises iCloud sync among my devices, and that is, unfortunately, unreliable. Mark an item as complete on one device, add an item to the same list on a second, and delete an item from that list on the first device, and the results will usually be correct, but will sometimes result in scrambled eggs. It seems to happen most frequently when one device is not able to connect to the internet, but I’ve had inconsistent lists even when all my devices are in my own home, and all on the same Wi-Fi. Not always — in fact, sync ALMOST always works — but the fact that it doesn’t ALWAYS always work means that I can’t trust the correctness of the lists I see on the device at hand. I’ll try to hold on and hope that this functionality will be perfected, but my faith has been shaken. If I can manage to keep track of the old-fashioned scrap of paper, I can be at least certain that the list I see on it is internally consistent.
Just a great, clean, beautiful app. You won't make the most of it unless you incorporate it into a Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen or similar system. I can't comment on the syncing issues since I use it 99% of the time on my 6+, but I have noticed that iCloud seems to turn off randomly at times. Bouncing around on multiple devices is a distracting way to use this app though, stick to one device to check your lists. Speaking of, my system includes lists for: next actions, someday, tickler, social, PhD, website #1, website #2. Basically lists that complement my big projects and general lists that filter and sort my regular "brain dumps"and random ideas. do yourself a favor, read GTD and get this app, don't just improvise "To Do" lists. Between Clear, the Calendar app and perhaps Evernote or the upcoming revision of Notes, you should be able to organize your life pretty darn well if you put some effort into it, good luck and may the force be with you.. (Favorite part of this app tho, besides its elegant simplicity, is the nostalgic, Mario Bros-like sounds when clearing items and lists, magic)
Still work to do.....
First, as already mentioned, the sync is unreliable. Second, the app has had an ongoing issue with data entry in landscape mode on the iPad. The problem is that data entry will allow one letter to be typed and the keyboard will disappear and data entry ends leaving you an incomplete entry. You open the entry to edit and you get to add one more letter and again the keyboard disappears. Speaking of the keyboard in landscape, it's cut off on both the right and left sides. The only "solution" I've found is to completely close the app and reopen it in the regular orientation to regain the entire keyboard then rotate back to landscape where it will work fine until the problem returns and it always does. I've removed and reinstalled clear but cannot get rid of this issue. My frustration with this app is growing. Just about ready to write it of....again....and go back to other more stable alternatives. Love the simplicity, but if these issues can't be corrected nice and for all, there's no reason to continue in wasting time with a buggy app and developer who can't or won't address the problems.
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 20, 2015
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 18.0 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Realmac Software Limited
- © 2015 Realmac Software Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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