App of the Week: Clear To-Do App Is Free Today-Only

by Brandon Russell | February 27, 2014

Life is complete chaos. The Internet makes us scatterbrained. But we can use technology to our advantage. Case in point: Clear. The app isn’t new, but it’s beloved for its minimal design and expert functionality. And, today only, it’s free. At the very least, you should give it a shot, especially if iOS 7’s built-in Reminders app doesn’t cut it for you. Get your hectic life under control.

The price of Clear is typically $4.99, so this is actually a pretty big drop for a mobile application. I got it because it’s free, which is the point of the sale. If you haven’t heard of the app before, it was featured in Apple’s Best of 2012 collection, and it has been endlessly lauded from some big publications. Clear calls its take on the to-do list “unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use.” Lists can be stored with iCloud, too, which allows you to synch everything across your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Most to-do apps are the same, but Clear has managed to build a favorable reputation in the mobile space. Although it’s extremely simple, that might actually work to its advantage, never overcomplicating what needs to get done. And because this is done in the mobile environment, everything is dominated by gestures, so it should feel very natural.

In addition to Clear for iOS being free, Realmac announced the app now supports the iPad; Realmac previously released Clear+ for the iPad, and actually pulled the original version. That version was eventually reintroduced, but not before a bit of customer confusion. Moving forward, all Clear+ customers will actually be moved over to Clear, thus the temporary price drop. The deal is only available for 24-hours, so you better act now.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...