Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists
Developer: Realmac Software
Current Version: 1.1.7
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 13.1 MB - Download
Over 2.5 million people de-clutter their lives with Clear, so stop stalling and start organizing your daily routine.
Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. Just start typing to add to-dos, and once you start organizing your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
- Simple gestural design that allows you to focus on your to-dos. Designed for the Magic Trackpad, but works great with a mouse too!
- Full keyboard navigation. Just start typing to create to-dos.
- Use separate lists to organize every aspect of your life.
- iCloud sync built-in so you can be productive everywhere.
- Set reminders so you’ll never forget important tasks.
- Personalize your Clear lists with themes and make them your own.
- Syncs with Clear for iOS (available separately on the App Store).
Clear is built by a small team, dedicated to bringing you frequent free feature updates. We’d love to know how we can make you even more productive, so get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @UseClear.
Clear for Mac and Clear for iOS are not affiliated with or endorsed by CLEAR Wireless.
Thanks for using Clear! Just two small enhancements in today’s update:
- We’ve tweaked (increased) the delay before “Click to Clear” appears.
- We’ve ensured compatibility with OS X El Capitan.
Stay productive, and follow @realmacsoftware on Twitter for the latest news!
Most Helpful Reviews
Fantastic App - People asking for more features in this app are not understanding the point. Clear is a great app for simply maintaining a list of things you need to do, and being able to quickly access and update it from anywhere. It’s not a complex task delegation and management solution, it’s a clean and simple list. Works perfectly for my needs. I have personal and work lists, and whenever anything comes up that I need to do, it goes on the list, which I sort in order of priority. As soon as I finish one thing, cross it off and move on to the next. With this way of managing things, I never forget anything, and I spend as little time managing my todo list as possible, and as much time actually getting things done as I can. I’ve also seen complaints about the price. MY view here is that it’s well worth the money to ensure that the developers have the incentive to continue working on the app, which can become core to the way that you work and get things done. As is the case with almost everything, you pay for quality, and when something is really important to your life and/or work, it’s worth dishing out more to ensure that you have an excellent tool you can rely on.
💩 Lists get trapped in the app, can only be emailed. iCloud sync works poorly - Clear has a lot of potential to be a great indispensible tool, but I’m now considering other options because of the lack of some basic functionality. Do you want to copy a list from clear and paste it into another app? Sorry. There is exactly one way to get lists out of the Clear app. You must EMAIL it to yourself. On top of that, the email Clear creates is heavily formatted, so you STILL CAN’T COPY AND PASTE THE LIST without a lot of garbage and hand editing. This app has been around for several years, and it still can’t do this. I see nothing difficult about implementing such a basic feature. For some reason the developers have not included this and it is very frustrating. Also, icloud sync between devices works poorly. On more than one occasion I have the iphone and mac version open and icloud enabled on both devices but they do not sync up even after forcing them to sync (which involves a special dance to be performed).
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Excellent for iPad, good for desktop and iPhone. An honest loving review. - I absolutely love Clear for iPad and have been using it consistently for more than a year. Its iPad version lets you create many lists, add multiple tasks to each list, move tasks between lists, set reminders, and rank both lists and tasks in order of importance as indicated via color gradation. Its visually intuitive and the predictive text is quite good too. The ability to move tasks between lists is a feature only on the iPad, and is sorely lacking on both the desktop and iphone versions. I don’t mind it so much on the iPhone as I mainly use that to cross of tasks as I move about. Only on the iPad can I reorder and reprioritize my tasks with ease. If they fix the desktop version to be more like the iPad, this review will go up to five stars. I fixed my syncing issue by turning the Sync option off, letting it sit, turning it back on and then not using the program on any device for about 4 hours. If it makes you delete your lists before disengaging from the cloud, simply export your lists to email and them reimport when it is all fixed.
Reccommended - I have used many to-do apps. This is the best for me so far. I have it on my iPhone & Mac. It syncs between them. I have used it for about 18 months now. Usually I dump a to-do app after a month or so. After using it for a year I tried another well regarded to-do app and used it for about 3 months. But then I dumped that one and came back to Clear. I love the interface & the swipes. I love that you can name and re-name your lists. With some apps you are stuck with their list names. I highly reccommend it. My wife has just started using it on her devices and is very happy with it. It also has reminders if you want but I have not used that feature. Improvements I hope to see a) on iOS the ability to move an item from one list to another easily without the laborious actions of select, select all, copy, escape, go to the new list, create a new item, and paste. On the Mac OS X you can just drag the item from one list to another (which is fantastic) but not on iOS. b) on the Mac, deleting a task is a bit hit or miss for me and so I usually just delete tasks on the iPhone which then syncs to the Mac. Overall for me this is a 5 star app and is one of my most used apps on a daily basis. Just pay the money. It is worth every penny.
Still does not Sync properly! - I love this App. Best of the best in terms of functionality and minimalist design. Problem is, it does not sync. The developer should switch to dropbox sync instead of iCloud. At least give the user the option to choose.
On a Clear day. . . . - Well, you may not be able to see forever. . . but Clear will certainly help you get things done and stay focused. Clear works pretty well for me. Though, I’d like to see some features added which, in my opinion, would make it a better product: √ Checklists — I use Clear to make sure I do all the tasks associated with producing a little radio featurette I call Musical Notes (dot) Show. The devil is in the details and checklists are a good way of making sure all the steps in the process are taken care of. • Bulleted lists — Sometimes you just need to bullet-ize things to see the organizational possibilities. Even better, a minimalist outliner would be wonderful. 3. Numbered lists — Yes, numbered lists help collaborators edit a list to be in the proper sequence. - Reminders should be more specific about whether it’s a hard deadline, a milestone, or a start date. One annoying thing about Clear is that the desktop and iOS versions don’t seem to always be in sync. Since I’m on different devices throughout the day, I need the app to talk to all of them and have the same conversation with each. Is that Clear, Realmac Software? :) Overall, I really enjoy using Clear. I don’t have to fight it too much to make it do my bidding as I organize my life.
They keep breaking things - I wonder how much QA they do before shipping updates. This week they broke the iOS version so you can’t set reminders… “No problem,” I think to myself “I’ll just do it on the desktop!” And then I dsicover that with this version of the Mac app I can only set the date on a reminder. The time is stuck at the time you added the reminder. They seem to be doing their best to drive me back to Apple’s Reminders. At least it syncs reliably… and supports recurring reminders… and shared lists... and has Siri integration. When I really think about it the only thing Clear has going for it is the ability to quickly reorder items and clear a list of completed items. Other than that it’s pretty outmatched. I’m kind of sad to say it but I’ll probably be moved over to Reminders a month from now.