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By Realmac Software

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Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, the amazing app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use.

Clear for Mac stores your lists in iCloud so you can use them on your Mac, or on the go using Clear for iPhone*.

Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!

Try it with a:
• Personal to-do list
• Shopping list
• Quick notes list for phone numbers and things
• List of movies to watch, or books to read
• Guest list for that party
• Bucket list for those big life goals

We became obsessed with how to simplify our lives without adding clutter… Our solution is Clear.

Give it a try and tell us what you think - and check out the video at

* Clear for iPhone is sold separately, and available on the App Store.

Clear for Mac is not affiliated with or endorsed by CLEAR Wireless.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

- Adds new themes from Clear+

If you like Clear, we'd love for you to give us a nice review: it really helps.


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic App

People asking for more features in this app are not understanding the point. Clear is a great app for simply maintaining a list of things you need to do, and being able to quickly access and update it from anywhere. It’s not a complex task delegation and management solution, it’s a clean and simple list. Works perfectly for my needs. I have personal and work lists, and whenever anything comes up that I need to do, it goes on the list, which I sort in order of priority. As soon as I finish one thing, cross it off and move on to the next. With this way of managing things, I never forget anything, and I spend as little time managing my todo list as possible, and as much time actually getting things done as I can.

I’ve also seen complaints about the price. MY view here is that it’s well worth the money to ensure that the developers have the incentive to continue working on the app, which can become core to the way that you work and get things done. As is the case with almost everything, you pay for quality, and when something is really important to your life and/or work, it’s worth dishing out more to ensure that you have an excellent tool you can rely on.

Excellent Task Manager

First, I’ll address the icloud bug. Yes, it happens from time to time. It’s a pain. But I have found it fixes itself with a reboot. Since other icloud apps also have issues on the same day, I’d lay blame on Apple’s servers. However, I’d like to see Clear handle the glitches better. Shutting off iCloud syncing automatically isn’t really a fix, is it? That’s like keeping your Mac turned off so there are no boot up problems. So one star taken away for this occasional bug.

Now for the app overall: I have been using todo list apps since the Palm Pilot days. Some are simple. Some are overly complex. I like how simple lists are to manage when you have more than one open at a time. I like dragging and dropping within lists and list to list. Color schemes add variety. Syncing with my iPhone works 99.9% of the time (see above). Clear is my task manager of choice.

However, I wish that it would do reoccuring events. I’ve taken to creating Applescripts to make those for me. Also, I wish the hover-to-create-new-tasks process was less finicky. Although just typing to create a task works great when only one task list is up, it is prone to window focus errors when more than one list is open.

I adore Clear

Clear is fantastic. I’m a fairly unorganized and forgetful person, so I need to plan my day to make sure I get what needs to be done, done. A calendar is helpful, but I’ve found Clear immensely helpful in that respect. Every morning when I wake up, I input all the tasks I want/need to get done that day into Clear on my iPod. And while I work on my Mac, that icon badge on Clear in my dock provides a subtle reminder to me that I’ve still got stuff to do. I still use a calendar, but not everything I do has a specific time assigned to it, which is why Clear is so great for helping me plan and get through my day.

I also use it to keep track of my current homework assignments, because it serves as a nice little summary of what I still have to do. When the reminders update comes out, I’m sure it’ll be even more useful in that respect.

Clear is a simple, and effective way for me to make sure I’m on top of what needs to get done, and I can’t wait to see how the Realmac team continues to build and improve upon this already great app.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 11.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Realmac Software Limited

Compatibility: OS X 10.8.2 or later, 64-bit processor

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