Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists
By Realmac Software
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Over 2.5 million people de-clutter their lives with Clear, so stop stalling and start organizing your daily routine.
Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. Just start typing to add to-dos, and once you start organizing your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
- Simple gestural design that allows you to focus on your to-dos. Designed for the Magic Trackpad, but works great with a mouse too!
- Full keyboard navigation. Just start typing to create 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.
- Syncs with Clear for iOS (available separately on the App Store).
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 Mac and Clear for iOS are not affiliated with or endorsed by CLEAR Wireless.
What's New in Version 1.1.6
- Handoff support
- Allows you to use the “Edition” theme when unlocked via iCloud from Clear for iOS.
iCloud sync constantly fails
When it works this app is great, I use it for grocery lists and other non-critical to-do stuff because it is too volatile and buggy to use with anything you don’t mind losing.
The issue is that iCloud sync constantly fails because something gets tainted in iCloud and it throws an error on the mac and iOS version saying iCloud is disabled because of an issue. I can fix this issue by going into their advanced/diagnostic features and wiping the iCloud data and then turning it back on. This seems to fix it for a week or two and then it gets ruined again.
I have a bone to pick with Realmac Software because I have never used such horrible production software. They had to abandon Ember (which was very pricey) because it was rife with critical issues and they never fixed many before throwing in the towel. Now Clear, a relatively simple app by comparison, has continually had major issues for the near term so clearly Realmac has management issues because they have consistently provided the worst customer experience of anything I’ve ever used.
💩 Lists get trapped in the app, can only be emailed. iCloud sync works poorly
Clear has a lot of potential to be a great indispensible tool, but I’m now considering other options because of the lack of some basic functionality.
Do you want to copy a list from clear and paste it into another app? Sorry. There is exactly one way to get lists out of the Clear app. You must EMAIL it to yourself. On top of that, the email Clear creates is heavily formatted, so you STILL CAN’T COPY AND PASTE THE LIST without a lot of garbage and hand editing. This app has been around for several years, and it still can’t do this. I see nothing difficult about implementing such a basic feature. For some reason the developers have not included this and it is very frustrating.
Also, icloud sync between devices works poorly. On more than one occasion I have the iphone and mac version open and icloud enabled on both devices but they do not sync up even after forcing them to sync (which involves a special dance to be performed).
Finally caved and also bought the desktop version
I have such a love/hate relationship with this app. It is designed beautifully, it’s fun, and super helpful in productivity and works splendidly with touch screens (iPhone & iPad). I love it! But more often than not, the iCloud syncing doesn’t work and my lists across my devices get separated and no longer sync, without any warning, so I have no idea when it’s happeneing, and then it’s a completely confusing mess trying sort between the lists and getting back up to speed = unproductive + frustrating. So sometimes I hate this app too. I hope Realmac can figure out how to fix the syncing problem soon, it has been a long time. But in the meantime, they should at least put in a prompt that alerts us when the lists are no longer syncing across devices.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 20, 2015
- Version: 1.1.6
- Size: 13.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Realmac Software Limited
- © 2015 Realmac Software Limited
Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor