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Clear puts pleasure into productivity

Nonstop Tech’s Doc Rock says Clear from Realmac Software is an iPhone application that’s worth a look

Posted February 23, 2012 by Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Productivity apps for the Mac, iPhone and iPad are a dime a dozen these days. We’ve seen countless iterations of applications designed to make your life easier. Many of these apps, however, have a high learning curve and are likely to save you less time than the time it takes to learn them.

Clear, though, may be the application to truly help you simplify your life. Clear was designed to help you manage things without making it harder for you to do so. Its beautifully designed, gesture-driven user interface is so simple because you already know how to use it. It uses touch interface gestures common to most iPhone apps like pinching, swiping and double tapping. If ToDo apps aren’t your thing, it’s still a very nice list creation application.

Clear has a nice introductory offer of $.99, so it’s well worth a buck to give it a shot. The only shortcoming so far is that it doesn’t have syncing with iCloud or Dropbox; although, the people at Realmac Software have hinted that syncing via iCloud may be coming soon via an update.

Overall, it’s a very beautiful application that puts the pleasure back into productivity. Best of all, Clear is simple to use with just one hand. By taking away the friction of capture and input you may find yourself actually getting more things done. I think you will like it as much as I have.



  1. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 7:04 am

    DR: Good review, comprehensive enough for one to male a decision on whether to go for it or not ….thanks.

  2. Jerome Koehler
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

     @Annoddah_Dave I like the app.  As Doc mentioned, I wish there was a way to sync with my Mac and my iPad.  It looks like that is happening rather soon though!

About Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Raised on the East Coast, Doc came to Hawaii soon after graduating high school. Doc has been involved in technology since getting his first set of tools as a Christmas present at age 5. Since climbing out from behind the Genius Bar at Apple you now will most likely find Doc waxing rhapsodically on the virtues of saké, good food, soccer, super-cars and camera gear.

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