Clear took the App Store by storm two years ago by offering a revolutionary new way to use a to-do list on your iPhone. The interface has since been adopted in a wide range of apps, but Clear really put swipe gestures on the map. It’s an effortless to use to-do list experience that focuses on minimalism above all else. You pull down on the screen to create a new task, swipe across an existing task to mark it complete, and pinch to move between menus. Everything is presented with a heat map interface, and the app includes subtle sound effects, and multiple themes.
Last year, the developers, Realmac Software, released Clear+, which was an iOS 7 specific version that offered universal support for iPad owners. The plus version launched for $2.99, and was an additional purchase outside of the existing Clear app. The move made a lot of users upset, as the original version appeared to be left for dead. Realmac listened to feedback, and brought iOS 7 support to the original Clear app as a free update. Now, they have taken it even further by updating the original Clear with iPad support, so it’s the exact same as Clear+. As an added bonus, Clear is going to be their only app going forward, and it has dropped in price to free for 24 hours. This will allow existing owners, Clear+ owners, and others that are interested to get Clear completely for free with full iOS 7, and iPad support.
Clear ($4.99 -> Free, Universal) is an absolute stand out that all iOS device owners should give a try for free to see if it’s right for them. It might not be the most feature rich, but it’s effortless to use for tasks, and now there’s just one deluxe version going forward that can be had for free if you’re quick.