TVGuru - The TV series episode tracking app with syncing
By Tomato Interactive LLC
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Watched it? Check it off!
*** UPDATE 3-10-12: If you are having issues with syncing please update to OS 5.1 and please make sure iCloud is turned on before installing (documents and data must be 'on'.)
Keep losing track of your favorite TV series? Are you watching "Breaking Bad", or any other favorite series, on Netflix, Hulu, network television, AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle, Xbox 360, PS3, and/or the Wii? Are you trying to keep up with multiple series? Lost track of where you are and which episodes you've watched? Want to keep track individually of your whole family’s favorite shows? Wondering when the new episodes will air? Coming back to a show you started watching last year, or when you were a kid? Then TVGuru™ is the app for you!
TVGuru™ is a powerful organizational tool that will get your TV-watching life organized! Simply search TVGuru's extensive online database for your favorite shows and organize them into folders. After you watch a show, check it off! It's that easy.
Not sure if you watched that show already? Check out the episode info (available for most shows), read a summary, and then decide if you need to watch that episode. Watched it? Check it off!
Planning your big weekend of TV viewing? Put your must-see hot shows in your 'InBox' for instant access to the shows you absolutely positively must watch ASAP!
Own an iPhone, iPod, and/or iPad? Awesome! TVGuru™ is a Universal App with iCloud syncing. Buy it once and sync all of your iOS devices.
- Intuitive interface
- Easy to use. Watched it? Check it off!
- Extensive searchable online database of nearly every show ever made. Past and future airings.
- Universal App. Buy it once; run it on all your devices.
- iCloud syncing. Sync all of your iOS devices.
- Place your highest priority viewings in the 'InBox'.
- Organize all your shows into folders by user, genre, series, device, or anything!
Really and truly, it's a work in progress: Allows you to search and download series' episode lists and information; provides an elementary sort of check list functionality.
Series information is comprehensive and includes currently running and long- (sometimes VERY long-) cancelled shows.
The next step, however, needs to be to add some automatic functionality. "Inbox" for example, implies a place to which things are delivered. This app currently only supports manually moving episodes to the inbox from the lists you create. The air date is included in the information about each episode and when an episode airs on the same day, it appears in blue - but only once you'v selected the series from a list you already created and made it to the episode list. It seems that if the developers have set things up to have today's episodes appear in blue automatically, the next obvious step would be to create a function where these episodes automatically appear in the inbox, alerting you to the fact that a new episode of one of your shows has aired.
I really don't think this is nitpicking - it's kind of a glaring omission in a 'series tracking' app. Right now, it's just kind of a series LIST. With checkboxes...
TV Guru is a simple app for tracking viewed episodes of television series. It does this job well. You type in the title of a series and after a second or two it appears with information such as total number of seasons, current status of the series (cancelled, returning, ended), and titles for each episode along with a brief synopsis. Simple tap the episode you have viewed to check it off.
My use of TV Guru has been a pleasant one - no crashes as some have discussed. It would be nice if it could automatically track shows I view on streaming services for me, but that's a nitpick item I suppose :) Tomato Interactive has continued to impress me with the Apps they release, and this doesn't disappoint.
If you are looking for a no flash, no frills app that lets you keep track of what you have and haven't watched of your favorite series, TV Guru is a nice selection.
Very simple and easy to use for the most part and found all of my shows to track with no real problems. iCloud sync works but there's a bit of a delay and sometimes it just refuses to sync checked episodes unless I create a folder or add a new show to force a sync. Some features I'd like to see are cover art for shows, the abillity to hide checked episodes, and a setting to not include unaired episodes in unwatched episode counts or atleast putting the unaired episodes in parentheses or something. Overall I'd say this is the perfect app for what I was looking for which was a way to keep track of what episodes I missed without going over the top in graphical stuff.
- Category: Productivity
- Released: Jan 10, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tomato Interactive LLC
- © 2011 Tomato Interactive LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.