Pocket Lists: iPhone App Written Review
Here at the iPhone App Review we’ve seen more than our fair share of to-do lists. There’s just something about the genre that tends to draw the developers out of the woods, and though we certainly like being productive as much as the next guy, we often pine for an app with a little more innovation: In other words, we sometimes wish there was one offering out there that stood away from the pack. Thankfully, Pocket Lists by developer 1312, is just such a title. The app adds a lot of new functionality to a tried and true milieu, making us excited once again to create to-do lists. For our full thoughts on this killer checklist title for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
As odd as it may sound, one of the things we appreciated most about Pocket Lists is that it doesn’t try to be more than a to-do list. Rather, the app sticks to its guns, and works on polishing them up. Obviously, the app allows you to create checklist-based items for completion, as any good productivity app should. However, from here things only get more entertaining. To begin with, all of your entries are displayed in a logical and simple way that makes it blissfuly easy to view your agenda. Secondly, we’re absolutely in love with the app’s talking abilities. You can input something as human “Meeting tomorrow with Steve at 3 pm,” and Pocket Lists will understand your input entirely, creating a whole new event, with Steve, at 3 pm the next day. Better yet, you an also collaborate with other users to create lists via WiFi or Bluetooth, making that next boardroom meeting all the easier. All in all, it’s an incredible offering, and one that redefines what it means to make to-do lists on the iPhone.
Design and Graphics
Another notch in the app’s favor is its incredible design. The entire title has a pocket metaphor that’s complimented by a stellar denim theme: With every new addition, you feel like you’re in your own pants—don’t take that the wrong way. Additionally, we loved the tiny, graphical niceties the developers have added to smooth the productivity process over. For example, prioritized tasks are shown using a simple color wheel, allowing for a direct, visual representation of what needs to be done. Likewise, lists can be lumped into groups with absolutely gorgeous icons, allowing for even more graphical flow. At the end of the day, not only is Pocket Lists easy to use, but it’s easy on the eyes as well—an important feature for a daily-use application.
Sure, Pocket Lists is slightly pricier than we might like, clocking in at $2.99 in the App Store. But for that money, you’ll get the best to-do manager and creator we have ever seen. Period. If that’s not a recommendation, we don’t know what is.
Pocket Lists requires iOS 3.1 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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