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

4.7 out of 5
175 Ratings
175 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.

A great and intuitive app that is hampered by sync issues


I've been using Clear for about a year now. It's an indispensable tool for making quick and easy to manage lists. One example is my wife and I went wine tasting a couple months back and we wanted to remember all the places we visited and which ones we liked the best. I started creating the list in Clear as we visited each one and then when we would discover a favorite I could easily move them up the list in ranking. Clear makes arranging lists so easy. And as a shopping list it's perfect because you can mark items off the list as complete but they can remain as inactive so when updating your shopping list you can see some of the staple items you've bought before and add them to the list again.
But that brings me to its one frustrating downfall, because it's suppose to have cloud sync which does work sometimes but it's too inconsistent to be relied upon. Just last week I told my wife I would make a Costco run after work so I asked her to go through the house and do an inventory of what we needed and update Clear. She did this but our lists would not sync. So I got to Costco and didn't have the list ready to use on my phone. Quite frustrating. She had to text me screen shots of the list from her phone. The next day the lists synced and we didn't make any changes to our settings.
So as a list program it's slick and worth the money, but for cloud sync don't rely on it or you'll probably get burned.

Incredible list app


I PRAY the developers don't listen to the complainers regarding all the things the app DOESN'T do... or, at least, if they sell out, that they then include a "keep it simple" option that preserves the current functionality as is. This is the simple list keeper I've been looking for, and I've used a lot of them. I thought the new "Reminders" app was decent before I found this one. It's ridiculously easy to add items, delete them or mark them as complete. And deleting completed items? A work of art. The app with its use of gestures is great, just as it is. If the developers choose to weigh it down with detailed screens for items, stars, location-based nonsense, collaboration that require account creation and the like, I'll be very disappointed. My only knock on the app is that it has the ugliest, most obnoxious icon in the history of icons. It's an eyesore on my screen. And to think that it's derived from their "heat map" concept is further frustrating since the heat map is superfluous nonsense. The heat map is based on importance but importance is based solely on how you manually order your items. Sure, it adds color but no other purpose. Thank goodness the developers included themes else I'd not use the app. I'd not be able to work in a sea of oranges without having a come-apart. But since I can bypass that by using a different theme, my complaints boil down to just the one about the horrendous icon. Nonetheless, a 10 star app.


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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