Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:03 AM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Popular To-Do App 'Clear' Coming to Mac With iCloud Syncing




Popular iOS to-do app Clear is coming to the Mac complete with iCloud cross-platform syncing. Clear launched earlier this year to strong reviews of its minimalist interface. The app is designed to be extremely quick and easy to use, with lists automatically color coded in order of priority. The Mac app is expected to be released next week on November 8th. Realmac, the creator of Clear, plans to price the Mac version at $15. It will require OS X Mountain Lion.
Quote:
With Clear for Mac, we wanted to spearhead a new design direction for Mac UI that focuses on simplicity. Featuring nearly all the gesturally-driven interactions from Clear for iPhone as well as a complete set of keyboard shortcuts, Clear will revolutionise the way you interact with your Mac.
Clear for iPhone will be getting a free update next week as well, adding support for iCloud backup and syncing, as well as a few other nice features. The new version of Clear requires iOS 6. It's available on the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

Update: Nik Fletcher, product manager for RealMac Software, commented in the MacRumors forum about the pricing decision on Clear for Mac:
Quote:
Thanks for your feedback, guys. It's interesting to hear your thoughts on the app and pricing. Pricing it is always tricky, and whilst some folks may think that pricing is something that is simply determined at the last moment, that's not the case with us. We gave the Clear pricing a **lot** of thought (and continue to do so). We think great apps are worth paying for, and we want to ensure that we can always continue to build apps that people want to use.

Thanks again, I hope you enjoy using Clear for Mac and iPhone w/iCloud when it launches next week.
Article Link: Popular To-Do App 'Clear' Coming to Mac With iCloud Syncing
MacRumors is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
lazyrighteye
macrumors 65816
 
lazyrighteye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Denver, CO
While I like the clean, minimal design/aesthetic (very nice work UI team), the app is so minimal I found myself needing a bit more function. I've not used it outside of the first week of experimentation.

That said, $15 is an absolute joke for the desktop version. Sure, iCloud sync is nifty. But $15 is a bit steep for a pretty to-do list app. I guess it all comes down to the adoption rate for which Clear is targeting. At $2 (iOS)/$15 (OS X), I don't see this taking off - which may be fine with them. At $2/$4 or better, FREE/$2... I suspect you'd see some significant adoption. I could be wrong. Would not be the first nor the last.

Now if there are updates to the app down the road, I may revisit. But as it stands now... I'm good.

Last edited by lazyrighteye; Oct 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM.
lazyrighteye is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:10 AM   #3
rocknrollme
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Seems to be a pretty nice app, but what are the benefits compared to Apple's built-in reminders ?
rocknrollme is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:14 AM   #4
besweeet2
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Send a message via Skype™ to besweeet2
It's practically the same as the iPhone version, which is $2, so they price the Mac version at $15? That makes *total* sense. They're practically begging people to pirate it.
besweeet2 is offline   11 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5
komodrone
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
$15? there's no reason for $15. At least Tweetbot had a good reason for their massive price tag.
komodrone is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:20 AM   #6
wongulous
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Are you kidding me? I spent double what it was worth to buy it on the app store, and it's taken THIS LONG to get iCloud syncing... I had to reorganize my whole to-do-list-life in order to use Clear up until this point. And now they want $15 for a rehashed desktop version?

Uh, no. What jack***es.
__________________
nana nanananana nanana katamari damacy..
wongulous is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:29 PM   #7
Gala
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazyrighteye View Post
While I like the clean, minimal design/aesthetic (very nice work UI team), the app is so minimal I found myself needing a bit more function. I've not used it outside of the first week of experimentation.

That said, $15 is an absolute joke for the desktop version. Sure, iCloud sync is nifty. But $15 is a bit steep for a pretty to-do list app. I guess it all comes down to the adoption rate for which Clear is targeting. At $2 (iOS)/$15 (OS X), I don't see this taking off - which may be fine with them. At $2/$4 or better, FREE/$2... I suspect you'd see some significant adoption. I could be wrong. Would not be the first nor the last.

Now if there are updates to the app down the road, I may revisit. But as it stands now... I'm good.
I agree with you but what worries me is how can they add anything to it in upgrades? It is an app that people choose because of its simplicity & lack of date reminders etc. What I would love to see is Siri integration or since Siri makes reminders in Reminder.app have the ability to "pull" new reminders from it.

Last edited by Gala; Nov 6, 2012 at 07:39 PM.
Gala is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:46 AM   #8
Xano
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
15.00?
Are you serious?
People are forgetting the sense of common stuff!
GreedyClear?
I'm Out ... already moving!
__________________
MacBook Pro MacBook Air iPod iPhone iPad TV

Last edited by Xano; Oct 31, 2012 at 02:10 PM.
Xano is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:49 AM   #9
aristotle
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Who is it popular with? Hipsters? It looks too minimalistic and too edgy. Form over function and usability.

Also, the price seems really high.
__________________
15" Retina MBP, 2.7 Ghz Quad Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD (10.9)
24" iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HD; 128 GB iPad Air LTE (iOS 7.0.4); 64 GB iPhone 5S (iOS 7.0.4)
aristotle is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:52 AM   #10
EmpyreanUK
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
What does it do that Reminders, or even a plain text note do not?
EmpyreanUK is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:01 AM   #11
lightmyway
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
I just use a combo of Reminders and Wunderlist, but guys– stop complaining about $15 software. A lot of time, effort, and money goes in to developing quality software. You don't have to buy it if it doesn't suit your needs, but I would say $15 is a bargain for daily-use software like this.
lightmyway is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:41 AM   #12
lazyrighteye
macrumors 65816
 
lazyrighteye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightmyway View Post
I just use a combo of Reminders and Wunderlist, but guys– stop complaining about $15 software. A lot of time, effort, and money goes in to developing quality software. You don't have to buy it if it doesn't suit your needs, but I would say $15 is a bargain for daily-use software like this.
Totally. Supporting devs is imperative to the ecosystem.
I just don't think that what their offering is $15 worthy. Some will. Some won't. I'm of the latter.
As stated earlier, should they evolve the app, I might revisit. The simple, clean, minimal UI is fantastic. But at $15, it needs a bit more oomph. For me. One guy.

Last edited by lazyrighteye; Oct 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM.
lazyrighteye is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:01 AM   #13
coder12
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fargo, ND: The greatest city on Earth.
If it supported Reminders, I might consider paying $15, but this is a wee bit ridiculous.
__________________
Want a bigger phone screen? Hold it closer to your face.
coder12 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:28 AM   #14
JTToft
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmpyreanUK View Post
What does it do that Reminders, or even a plain text note do not?
- It looks nice and has fancy colours.
__________________
2011 15" MacBook Pro, 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon 6750M 1GB, 256 GB Samsung 830 SSD, 10GB RAM, Hi-Res Antiglare;
iPhone 5 64 GB White;
iPad Air Wi-Fi 32 GB White
JTToft is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:33 PM   #15
aristotle
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTToft View Post
- It looks nice and has fancy colours.
No, it looks like something from a 70's TV show intro.
__________________
15" Retina MBP, 2.7 Ghz Quad Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD (10.9)
24" iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HD; 128 GB iPad Air LTE (iOS 7.0.4); 64 GB iPhone 5S (iOS 7.0.4)
aristotle is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:48 AM   #16
Drunken Master
macrumors 65816
 
Drunken Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmpyreanUK View Post
What does it do that Reminders, or even a plain text note do not?
It gives you a satisfying sound when you check something off, I guess.

I found that I just ended up not using it much. Asking Siri to remind me of something or creating a To-Do list in Notes is much better.

I can only fit so many apps on my iPhone homescreen so this one bit the dust.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightmyway View Post
I just use a combo of Reminders and Wunderlist, but guys– stop complaining about $15 software. A lot of time, effort, and money goes in to developing quality software. You don't have to buy it if it doesn't suit your needs, but I would say $15 is a bargain for daily-use software like this.
Yeah, we're getting too spoiled these days with all these quality $0.99 apps.
Drunken Master is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:06 PM   #17
nuckinfutz
macrumors 603
 
nuckinfutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Middle Earth
I went OmniFocus a long time ago.

About ready to delete all the tasks apps on my devices. I find many to be too simple and OF is probably overkill but I can get the basics in pretty easy.
nuckinfutz is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:25 AM   #18
Dwalls90
macrumors 68040
 
Dwalls90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Apple should buy them and integrate into Reminders.
Dwalls90 is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 01:25 PM   #19
Reach9
macrumors 68020
 
Reach9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In America
I bought Clear on iOS and while it had a nice minimalistic UI, it was just too simple to use.
The Reminders App replaced it easy.

I use 2Do for my task managing. And their Mac version is coming out soon.
It's really the best task manager in the market.
And i've bought and tried Things and Omnifocus too.
Reach9 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:07 PM   #20
KALLT
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
The pricing absolutely doesn't feel right. While the iOS app is almost a no-brainer with its low-end pricing for its attractiveness, the Mac app doesn't even get close. That price requires a bit of consideration first and to me, this looks almost the same as the iOS app, with more intuitive controls for the Mac. I'd rather see a price up to $7.99, but nothing more.
KALLT is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:19 PM   #21
rnizlek
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Washington, DC
I'm looking forward to this. I use Simpletask at the moment, mostly at work, but I'm frustrated by the lack of Cloud Based syncing and the ability to separate tasks into multiple categories. While $15 is a lot, this is the first app that I've seen that does everything I need.

At work, I'm only running 10.6, so I don't have Reminders, although I could upgrade for not much more than the cost of Clear.

Essentially, the bulk of my tasks at work don't have very hard deadlines, it's more a matter of managing priorities and determining what to do next. I've found the color-based vertical organization very helpful - I move a task to the top of the list if it's a higher priority, and lower if it's a lower priority.

I use reminders for when I actually want to be reminded of something - and it works great. But most of the time I just need to keep an ongoing, dynamic list of what I have on my plate and this looks like the best way to do it. I've found that if I don't have a solution that integrates absolutely seamlessly into my workflow, I tend to not use it and just wing it off the top of my head. So I think it will be worth it to me, although I'd prefer the price to be closer to $9.99.
rnizlek is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 1, 2012, 10:05 AM   #22
tribalogical
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: tokyo, japan
I haven't tried Clear yet, and at that price, probably won't.

I second the motion for 2DO… have been using it for about 2 years, on both iPhone and iPad, and it sure has evolved nicely! THey've kept it up to date, and growing the entire time. It used to synch perfectly using mobile me, and transitioned almost seamlessly to using iCloud instead. Never lost a beat.

I don't use it only for 'to do lists' or task managing. It fills in as a pretty good project management core as well. The way it handles projects and checklists is elegant, simple, and very functional.

It's a pretty amazing app all around. One of the less-lauded underdogs perhaps, but highly recommended. And you can't beat the price!

I didn't know there was a desktop version coming. Great news. Thank you for the tip!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reach9 View Post
I bought Clear on iOS and while it had a nice minimalistic UI, it was just too simple to use.
The Reminders App replaced it easy.

I use 2Do for my task managing. And their Mac version is coming out soon.
It's really the best task manager in the market.
And i've bought and tried Things and Omnifocus too.
tribalogical is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 1, 2012, 05:40 PM   #23
TuffLuffJimmy
macrumors G3
 
TuffLuffJimmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, OR
I really like the iPhone version of this app. The sounds are actually very encouraging. My only gripe is it has no left handed mode. It would be nice if you could set the text to be aligned right so I could tap the left side of items and it wouldn't bring up the keyboard to edit.
TuffLuffJimmy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:20 PM   #24
Chip NoVaMac
macrumors G3
 
Chip NoVaMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern Virginia
I would be tempted to buy Clear for the iPhone IF the desktop app was not so expensive - $15 is way too much to just be able to sync via iCloud to my desktop....
__________________
It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job. - Bombeck
Chip NoVaMac is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:25 PM   #25
nikf
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brighton, UK
Hi Guys

Just a quick update to let you know we’ve announced the introductory pricing for Clear for Mac:

http://realmacsoftware.com/blog/intr...oductory-price

—Nik
Product Manager, Realmac Software
@nikf
nikf is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC