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J's Job Jar

By James Norton

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"...simple to use and fun in a way that’s unique to the iPhone platform" -

Got a lot of small jobs that never seem to get done? Don't know where to start? Fascinated by physics simulations of paper bouncing around in a jar?

Job Jar can help!

Just enter your jobs and you're ready to go! Whenever you have some free time, give the jar a shake and watch the paper fly! Using our state-of-the-jar technology (and a lot of help from the Bullet physics engine), Job Jar will select the job most likely to lead to job satisfaction.

With support for multiple jars and users, Job Jar is great for families. Create separate jars for Dad, Mom, and each kid. Job jar makes mind-numbing chores fun again!

What's New in Version 2.0

Awards!!! Earn points and awards for completing jobs. Great for motivating kids.
Many improvements suggested by users:

- New settings panel to allow the user to customize his or her experience.
- Create multiple users to track scores/awards separately. (Great for families with kids).
- Enable/disable scoring and awards.
- Enable/disable icon badges.
- Enable/disable shake detection from main menu
- Recurring jobs - set a completed job to be re-added to the jar after a period of time.
- Assign star values to jobs.
- Add notes to jobs.
- Copy jobs from one jar to another.

And much more!!!

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Customer Reviews

Great and Useful App - Two Suggestions

I love this app! It took me almost no time to enter dozens of jobs and figure out just how much work I have to do around the house. I have a couple of feature requests. First, please add a reminder function that allows setting due dates, with notifications as an option for each job. Second, I would like to be able to search my jobs to find a specific one instead of scrolling up and down the list. Otherwise a very useful tool!

Exactly what I wanted!

I have been using real life job jars for years to get chores/cleaning accomplished. A few electronic attempts at a virtual job jar/chore manager have come out, but unbelievably, NONE do what this one does, plain and simple. The randomizer element is usually what’s missing in other apps, and this is what I want most. It really makes dull, repeating chores more bearable. J’s latest updates to this amazing little app turned a great product into a perfect one. He listens to his users. Worth the price many times over. THANK YOU J!!

Simple, fun, and motivating.

The app actually makes task management fun. Experience a little apprehension as you shake, wondering if you'll be set to task re-grouting bathroom tile, or be rewarded with an hour of tv. Either way, you can keep score to one up your significant other.

I'd love to see additions to put tasks in other's jars (honey do lists), sync to another phone/pad, and set/filter by time to complete, so jobs can be selected based on work time available.

J's Job Jar
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 15.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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