Here’s my vote for the best new To Do list app: Clear. And the neat thing is that all of the potential features haven’t been released yet, such as: Desktop synching, collaboration & tablet versions.
Two great things about this app. First, it’s super simple. All you need to know how to do is:
- Scroll up & down
- Swipe left & right
- Pinch in & out
- Drag & drop
Think you can handle that? To do lists are a pain to manage – the stuff we have to do is more important than needing to learn how to master managing a list application. The visual intro and the tips screen is well done. Once your list is created, pinch it, tap your Personal list and scroll down to view the control panel. Couldn’t be easier.
The second thing happening here is the new trend this design may create. Buh-bye buttons. Say hello to the wonderful world of gesture controls. I’m hoping this helps spark a new trend in app design and ushers out the need for tiny buttons with even tinier text. Make your apps easier and users will enjoy them even more. Brands who embrace this will see increased engagement, increased app shelf-life and higher in-app conversion rates.
Small items like unlocking an additional design theme for following @UseClear on twitter is a nice touch. More apps could learn from this as well. Not much needs to be said – it’s a to do app. A very simple one.
So what do you think? Have you tried it yet?