swName : Swipes

OS:  iOS 5.0 or later

Size: 8.4mb

Version: 1.0.1

Rating: 4.4/5

Busy life needs to track lot of things but What’s the best way to keep track of all  these things? With a to-do list, of course. However, a mobile task list will want to be as quick as possible, with the least amount of friction between you and getting the task in the app.   While there are also apps like Clear, it is definitely lacking in some features. Fortunately, Swipes is here to fill a gap.

Swipes places an emphasis on your daily tasks, with extra leeway for things that need to be taken care of later. Interface of Swipes,  it’s minimal, elegant, and incredibly intuitive. Also, I’m glad to see that a different font is used here (I believe it is Avenir) than the standard Helvetica, making it easier on the eyes. Despite using a darker color scheme, I think this is an app that will fit in nicely with iOS 7 as well. The app is divided into three sections, which are accessed via the tabs at the top of the screen: Later, Today (Tasks), and Completed. You can also pull the screen down a bit to reveal the Search bar and filter view. Swipes comes with some tutorial tasks to help you get a feel for the app. The bottom of the app will have a large, singular + button, which is what you use to add a new task to your list. When adding a new task, it will do a neat animation where the screen will “zoom out” a bit, and then you have a text field to enter in your new item. To save it to your tasks for the day (or cancel), just tap on that chunky arrow button. Tasks can be edited after they are added by double-tapping, which brings up the option for setting reminders, adding tags or notes, and the name of the item can be changed with a single tap on the text in this mode. You can manually reorder your tasks by doing the hold-and-drag to move it to the spot you prefer. To complete an item, just swipe it to the right, until it changes to mint green with the checkmark. It will be moved to the Completed section, but you can undo this by swiping to the left on the completed task. Whenever a task is put off, it will show up in the Later tab, so it doesn’t clutter up your Today view.

Still, Swipes is free, and for what it’s worth, it’s an excellent option to consider if you just want a minimalistic solution to task management. It certainly doesn’t hurt to give it a try and see if it fits your workflow.