PicList To Do Manager: Where Darn Near Anything Can Be Your Shopping List

Price: $2.99

PicList To Do Manager: iPhone App Video Review


PicList To Do Manager for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

We wouldn’t dare lie to you: We’ve seen more than our fair share of to do managers in the App Store. Like Angry Birds style physics puzzlers, it’s just something that’s a bit over done. That being said, it makes the rare, genuinely inventive find all the more worthwhile. And PicList To Do Manager by developer MoseCode is exactly such a rarity, offering a unique blend of photography and task management. We’re enthralled with the title’s functionality, but in case you need a bit more tweaking before committing to a purchase, check our full review of PicList To Do Manager below!

Concept and Functionality

In comparison to other applications like Remember the Milk, which attempt to provide you with a text list of necessary items as quickly as possible, PicList To Do Manager ditches the entire process cold for a more photograph oriented approach. The app makes it simple for users to quickly snap a picture of their handwritten note or thought pad, and then use it as a comprehensive shopping, to do, or goals list. This is made possible by the title’s innovative highlighting controls, which allow the purchaser to scribble and scrawl over any added photo. This makes it incredibly simple to load, edit, and use your to do lists on the go.

The potential of this sort of arrangement may not be apparent at first blush, so we thought we’d give a few of our favorite uses of PicList To Do Manager. For example, the app makes it brilliantly simple to snag a recipe sheet out of a cook book, and then carry it straight to the supermarket. Likewise, it has never been easier to log a quick electronics schematic, or other such plan, and then haul the whole kit and kabootle to the hardware store using just your iPhone.

Design and Layout

PicList To Do Manager for iPhone

PicList To Do Manager for iPhone

Where most to do managers for iOS fall short is in their design, but thankfully PicList To Do Manager suffers from none of the usual shortcomings. Creating new lists is a snap, especially if they’re photo-based, while editing created menu items could not be simpler. Likewise, the construction of the app’s menus are spot-on, feeling solid and useable under thumb. However, we would have liked to see a quick undo button tucked into the photo scribbler, as we found going to the share menu to undo a check-off quite the pain.

Overall Value

Admittedly, PicList To Do Manager is slightly more expensive than we might like, clocking in at $2.99 in the App Store. Considering apps like Remember the Milk are free, we do wish the price of entry were lower, especially considering how good the content is. All in all, though, if you’re looking for a quick way to turn almost anything into a to do list, there’s no better option (or price) than PicList To Do Manager.

PicList To Do ManagerPicList To Do Manager requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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