Every other todo app piles on features, fields to fill out, and extra decisions to make in an attempt to make you feel more productive… and ends up creating even more noise and distractions in your life.

What if there’s a better, simpler way?

“elegant and clever… revelatory” The New York Times
“wonderful” Cult of Mac
“definitely going to wow you” TechCrunch

Tame the chaos of your life and focus it to something simpler with Clear, an app that somehow improves on the simple satisfaction of crossing off items on a piece of paper.

See for yourself why it works so well for over a million people by trying it out today.

“short, sweet, and to the point… delightful” App Advice
“quick, simple, intuitive, and perfect for busy people” Gizmodo
“out of your way so you can spend more time doing” Ars Technica

What's New

Version 1.7.7

This update (finally!) adds support for the iPhone X.

Plus you’ll find 4 new teaser themes as a preview for the upcoming brand new Clear…

Please note that the Apple Watch app has been removed, as it will require a lengthy rewrite to work on the upcoming watchOS. If you feel strongly about this send us an email at!

P.S. we’re still investigating an issue with items sometimes disappearing after editing them. If you are experiencing this send us an email as well!

Here’s what’s added and fixed:
• Basic support for iPhone X’s screen
• Added 4 new teaser themes from the upcoming new Clear (unlocks on first launch of the new update)
• Fixed layout issues in the Today widget
• Fixed a crash that could happen on launch
• Fixed reminders popup layout issues on smaller screen devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
408 Ratings
408 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

With its clean, colorful interface and intuitive swipe controls, Clear makes managing to-do lists across multiple devices lightning-fast and almost effortless. Its rainbow-hued checklists are like miniature works of art, making it simple to tell at a glance what you need to do and how urgently you need to do it. Bells? Whistles? Nah, but that’s by design. The developers knows that creating a to-do list is about managing chores, not creating new ones.

clin0048 ,

Love the app

I have been using this app for many years. According to the App Store I first put it on my phone back in May, 2013 (WOW really THAT long?!) and I gotta say it’s pretty great. I have tried, and subsequently deleted, untold numbers of list apps. What keeps bringing me back (or making me never leave) Clear is the absolute simplicity. It lets me make lists like I would on paper, and delete/cross off, my choice. Themes, whatever, I don’t care. I want it easy to use and easy on my eyes, and this 90% succeeds.

Unfortunately, I was forced to take a star away due to the last update removing Apple Watch support. I understand the need to do so, and honestly I didn’t use the feature THAT often, but the times that I did use it (phone in another room, phone in pocket, during meetings, etc.) it was quite helpful. Obviously this review will be amended once it returns (or if it never returns). Just sayin’

Anyway, love the app. Cautiously optimistic about what is to come (a lot of times developers “improve” their apps and they get considerably worse, see Dark Sky weather as a current example), hoping if there are major changes in store, there will at least always be a way to use it as my simple, list-making app!!

TuesThurTech ,

Truely Useful Tech

What a life enhancer. This app is an example of the very best kind of thing that pocket computers can do: simply take a basic need (“to do” lists) and, in a very unobtrusive way, extend the utility of this “simple list” significantly beyond what it’s ever been before. Your best thoughts or needs for a given list are not lost. Instead they sit there, dark and crossed out, until you bring them to life in prioritized color for your latest shopping trip or vacation or goal or whatever. Gradually, you enhance them with additions and deletions. This entire tool of the details you need just sits there until you press one button and use it.
I just hope they keep adding colors and don’t “feature” it to death. So far they’ve let it stay nice and simple. If they want to add features and sell more I hope they just do a second, different app with, say, nesting folders of lists. That would not be as simple but might be a different tool for different problems.


Realmac Software Limited
43.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Realmac Software Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. 8-Bit Sound Pack $1.99
  2. Bonus Sound Pack Free
  3. Sci-Fi Sound Pack $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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