Robert McGinley Myers reviewing Clear for iOS and OS X:
As the philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco said,
What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often. And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists.
Lists were the first form of writing I took up for myself. The first I wrote when I was six-years-old: Birthday Wish List, 1991. The older I get, the more lists suit practical application.
It’s hard to remember just how different Clear looked in 2012 when compared to its competition at the time. Clear was one of the first (or possibly the first) truly “flat” app on the iPhone. But it didn’t just lack gradients and textures. It lacked buttons of any kind. In their place, Clear used a series of gestures in a variety of new ways: pulling, pinching, tapping, and dragging.
Clear is the one list app that has stayed on my iPhone for 2+ years. Like Robert, I don’t use Clear for tasks I have to do, but for the ones I want to do.
Be sure to revel in list-ing and a good productivity app with a read of Robert’s article. ∞