updated 07:00 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012
Clear goes on sale to celebrate new release
Realmac Software has updated its popular to-do iPhone app Clear to version 1.1, adding in several user-requested features such as a better UI for alerts and a "shake to undo" feature. The update also adds support for new themes, some of which are hidden or must be "unlocked" through usage, and the app has now removed the character-count limit and added an option to show the iOS status bar, which was previously always hidden.
In addition, version 1.1 adds 25 percent more inspirational quotes that appear when users complete a task list, several new UI elements and has improved readability in low-contrast situations. A full tutorial has been added to the "Tips and Tricks" menu, and the tap-to-create-item item at the bottom of lists has been improved. A number of minor bugs have also been addressed.
In honor of the new release, the program has gone on sale for $1 (half off its normal price) for a limited time. The app has sold over a half-million copies since its initial debut in mid-February. For now, the app remains native for smaller iOS devices only, but the company says an iPad version is in development. Realmac is open to the idea of an Android version but currently has no announced plans for one.