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Any.DO: to-do list app for iPhone

When choosing a to-do app list, don’t go with an ‘Any one will do’ attitude – try the Any.DO approach!

Part Due, part Clear and part Apple’s own Reminders app, it’s like Any.DO has been created by picking and choosing great parts of other to-do list apps. You interact, for example, much like Clear.

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It’s a clean interface, with few visible buttons. You can simply pull the list down to create a new entry; if you pull down quickly, you get a typing interface, but if you pull for a bit longer, you can dictate your to-do. It’s then added to the list, which you can reorder by tapping and holding on an entry, then dragging. To cross an entry off, swipe your finger through it.

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Swipe through a to-do to remove it from a list

But Any.DO can do a bit more than just show you a list. For a start, you can arrange your list by time or by ‘Folder’ – ‘Work’ and ‘Personal’ are the default entries. Tap on a to-do and you bring up more options.

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We prefer the layout to Apple’s Reminders

As is so often the way, though, it’s not perfect. The reminders part is a bit too easy to miss; it goes off once, and if your phone is on silent, you might well miss it. It’s also a shame that it doesn’t offer location-based reminders.

  • This review originally featured in Tap! Magazine issue Sept/Oct.

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Key info

  • Price: Free
  • Universal: No
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • App size: 10.7MB
  • Developer: Any.DO
  • Age rating: 4+

Our Verdict 8/10

Free, beautifully designed, well thought-out and often ingenious. It’s not quite perfect, but it’s not far off.
  • Clean interface
  • Simple operation
  • No location reminders
  • Missable alerts

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