iPhone App Review: Things

iPhone App Review: Things

April 28th, 2009 by

There are many “To-Do” apps in the iTunes Store but known as graphically appealing, none more user friendly than that of the critically acclaimed iPhone App, Things.

When you first take a glance at the App without opening it you will notice the icon. This is probably the most important feature to an app for me, in the sense that if the author takes the time to create a great looking icon you know it will be an amazing app. Fine attention to detail searching pixel by pixel; Adding gradients where they seem fit and color scheming are true signs that the author cares about what he/she does and the product they are creating is worth our time.

Opening the app a consumer will see 7 tabs, which include: Inbox, Today, Next, Scheduled, Someday, Projects, and Logbook. Each tab or category has a specific purpose in that it will help you get organized, from your top priority to your lowest they will get the job done.

The inbox is one of my favorites. Say your running down main street and you remember that you need to buy some more shampoo for your Aunt Bertha who is coming down from Phoenix, Arizona. Well open up the app and add it quickly to your list; so that way you can spend more time with that good old aunt you haven’t seen in years for a number of reasons (I won’t blame you for forgetting to buy it for her on accident).

things_homeNext in this plethora of organization goodness is a clump of categories that are similar in purpose but at the same time keep you scheduled and on task. Today is one of them, it is a complete list of things you want to accomplish… well today. All due items that you have added with the current date will be found there. Next is next which is a list of things you want to do as soon as you get to them. The scheduled category is for all the to-dos that you want to start on a later date. And lastly is the someday box for your bright ideas like what you want to achieve in the future.

The Projects tab is probably the most intuitive of the bunch. Here you can add a project by tapping the add button on the bottom left hand corner. You will then be prompted to enter in the name of your next project. After you have completed the first step it will take you back to the main projects area and you will see your new addition at the top of the list. You can enter into it and start creating a list of things you need to do to finish the project.

There are not too many negatives with this app that really scream CHANGE. But if I were the developer I would most likely give the user more freedom in placing where your to-do goes and so forth. Another thing is the price.. I don’t mind spending a few bucks for a decent app but $10 dollars is a screaming deal for what you will be receiving.

Overall this app is one of in my opinion the greatest iPhone Apps in the store. I know that is a bold statement but it does hold it’s own compared to all of the other “to-dos”. So in the vast midst of average and slightly less than amazing to-do apps comes a new giant, Things.

Things was developed by Cultured Code and can be purchased in iTunes store for $9.99

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