Clear Updated with List Emailing Functionality, iPad Version Coming Soon

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    Realmac's gesture-based list making iPhone app Clear has been updated to version 1.2.2, adding a feature that allows users to email their lists to other people. When viewing a list, Clear users can shake their phones to bring up the new emailing option.

    Emails sent from Clear contain the app's lists plus a link that provides the option to open the sent lists within the app. The Clear update also provides additional secret themes and comes with an announcement that an iPad version of the app is currently in the works.
    Clear for the iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

    The new list emailing feature has also been added to the Mac version of Clear, which is available from the Mac App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Clear Updated with List Emailing Functionality, iPad Version Coming Soon
     
  2. somethingelsefl, May 22, 2013
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    I use Apple's Reminders app all the time because I like it's iCloud integration, but I wish it had the functionality and form of Clear.

    I find myself wanting to export my Reminders all the time. Is that too much to ask from a stock app?
     
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    Shake to email just sounds awkward. Then again, I am biased... I hate shake gesture with passion (e.g., Articles app randomly opening a wiki article without giving you an option to turn the feature off).

    Also, so-called secret menu that is activated by pull down and secret themes are all just annoying. Make the features more discoverable.
     
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    Apple should improve between app functionality in iOS and OS X. They seem so busy with iOS features in OS X, they've neglected improving the simple functionality of their bread and butter iOS. I like what Samsung has done with SideSync, some great ideas that would have been great for iOS and OS X interoperability. I've wondered if using iTunes as the main conduit is helping matters, it definitely doesn't allow for better syncing with OS X app's as it's far too limiting.
     
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    Shake to email?

    This developer is the king of gimmicks.
     
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    What would you propose in an app like this?
     
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    Real productivity. I know quite a few people who loved the gimmicks of Clear and used it… for about a week. Then tired of it.

    Its a cool game. A great UI demo. Its just not that great of an actual app. And yeah, I'm a bit biased, but I've also been in the business for 13 years working with people from the students who want to track their homework, to the "soccer parent" who needs the simplicity of tracking their home schedule and tasks to their work projects, to the doctors, attorneys, and businesspeople whose days are full of meetings and action points.

    As a testimony to the other side, I also know people who wanted to be productive - got an app like ours (up front - we write productivity software) and went - man - that's too much. Got an app like Clear and are happy.

    I just know more of the first kind.
     
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    I've used the app since day one, and I have loved every minute. The dopamine kick it gives you when you check something off your list is great, and it's so easy to use I put everything I need to do on a list. With other apps I would only put "important" or "complex" items on a list, simply because creating a new task was quite a process.

    I get that some people want more, but some people want less. Clear has been a godsend for my personal workflow, and other people probably need something different. Dismissing the app because it doesn't personally work for you is ignorant.
     
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    Their design forced them to do that bad decision. Think about it, if you want to give the users the option to email your todos, where would you put that button? Not much options.
     
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    Sounds like your experience is with people who need a to-do list/calendar option which Clear is not.

    Clear works great if you use it how it is intended. It is not intended to be used as a scheduler.
     
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    I found three so far:

    1. If you click on "Gift Me" from the grey menu, it will open up the app store. You don't have to actually pay and send it to someone, but reopen Clear after that and you unlock the "Gifted" theme.

    2. If you install the app Path on your device, then reopen Clear, it unlocks the "Path" theme.

    3. Same with Temple Run (original, free). It unlocks the "Temple Run" theme.

    I have read online that if you use the app 7 consecutive days, it unlocks another theme. Also, I read that if you use the app between 12am and 3am, it unlocks another theme... Good luck!
     
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    None of those are new, though :(

    Whoever does find a new new post it here!
     
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    Shake works annoying

    I just updated, but still get the undo function when I shake my iPhone.
    I like Clear, but I don't like the shake to undo function. It really looks strange to undo by shaking especially with other people around. Instead of that I think it would be better to flip the iPhone (upside down) and turn it back to normal. I already mailed realmacsoftware about this, if more people do, maybe they listen and change it.
     
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    Those are old though. The update apparently brings new themes that are hidden
     

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