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Take charge of your repeaty household jobs with HomeRoutines. Create routine checklists, then complete them on your chosen days of the week, with reminder notifications to keep you on track, and a gold star for each completed task. Your checklists can automatically reset - start fresh each morning, week, or month (no guilt trips here!) Free online editing and syncing between your devices. HomeRoutines is totally customizable, easy to use, and friendly, not bossy.
Keep your email, calendar and to-do lists clutter free by keeping recurring housework chores in HomeRoutines, the only app designed from scratch to suit the real flow of your home. Customizable to suit your home and your household. You choose how often your routines recur - with daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and seasonal scheduling options.
Detailed cleaning lists are built in with the “Focus Zones” section - add rooms and tasks to suit your house, then do a little bit of extra housework every day and you'll never have to spring clean again! Up to seven zones so you can switch focus each day of the week, or choose to switch zone each week of the month.
Discover the power of speed cleaning with HomeRoutines' built-in timer - set your timer to 10 or 15 minutes, set your mind to it and see how much gets done.
There's even a built-in to-do list for simple one-off jobs, and a daily message option helps you plan the pattern of your weekdays.
HomeRoutines' unique Accomplishments list is the “Tada!” to your todo - review all the tasks you've completed today. You can even share your accomplishments via email.
Even with its cool sync features, all your data is still available locally on your device, so you don't need an internet connection to use the app.
What's New in Version 3.1.0
* Fixed task editing bug on iOS 8.
* Fixed reminder and timer setting bug on iOS 8.
Useful but not perfect
I've been using this app for a while and it is helpful - the best I've found of this type. I'm a SAHM and have trouble keeping up with housework - I tend to mosey around doing a little of this, little of that, and not accomplishing much in the end. Home Routines gives me set tasks to do every morning, afternoon, evening, week, etc. It's easy to customize the task lists and zones too, which is nice.
There are a few small things that I wish were different, but here's the big one - weekly and monthly tasks have to be set to "reset" on a certain day. For example, my weekly tasks are set to reset on Mondays (you can choose the day). But that means that if I do a weekly task on Sunday, it's going to come back on my weekly task list the next day. It would be more helpful to have a weekly task reset to a week out once you complete it. It would also be nice to be able to click on a task and find out the date of the last time you completed it. Or even have reminders (optional) telling you what tasks are most overdue.
App good, workable lists/viewing could be better
I have had the app for awhile and like it, but I would really like to see these ideas incorporated to make it more of my everyday/life-go-to app:
1- Make start times/dates and reset options more flexible. I have added more chores to it (weekly, daily, monthly, and annual/seasonal), like the other reviewers, the start and reset times/ dates are a little restricted.
2- Email lists. I would like to get my chore chart/list emailed to me the night before the next day starts, and have a manual option to email or print a chore chart or list of chores for a specific date or range of dates (eg. Week at a glance).
3- Increase viewing options. I would like to be able to see the next day today if I want or even the next few days to help plan my days activities.
4- Wish list items now:
a) Be able to assign chores to each of my children (it would be cool to be able to get an alert or see anytime what they have done for the day)
b) be able to integrate chore lists into either my Google calendar or tasks.
c). Be able to print chores off in a weekly box-calendar format to see the big pic in my planner or to pin up on my wall.
Thanks for listening!
A busy, ADHD-prone Mom of boys
One of my favorite apps!
I use this app nearly every day. Extremely useful to keep up with housework and more. Easy to use and customize. Some of the complaints on this app are actually doable already in the app. Just need to explore further, such as, monthly resets. I have anything I need to do monthly in the focus zone part. Each zone comes up once a month and you have a week to do it. Very workable for me. Also, the "ALL" tab in the top left corner allows you to see each list of tasks, each day of the week, times of day, etc. A quarterly task list is also available on this app. Thank you to the developers for a great app. I don't buy many apps, but this one was worth the money for sure.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Oct 08, 2014
- Version: 3.1.0
- Size: 13.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Wunderbear Software Ltd.
- © 2014 Wunderbear Software Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.