Acme Lists Review
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Acme Lists Review

Our Review by Ryan Wood on July 24th, 2010
Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LISTS MADE EASY
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Acme Lists takes all the complication of similar apps and throws it out the window. The result is a simple and straightforward list app that should be considered one of the better in the genre.

Developer: Acme Technologies
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 2.0
Device Reviewed On: iPod 3rd Gen

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

I’ve reviewed quite a few list apps since starting with 148Apps. It hasn’t been on purpose, by any means. I don’t even make many lists. I just seem to gravitate towards these kinds of apps for some reason. I’ve made the statement before in reviews that if I would be using a list app, it would be this app, or that app. Yet, here I am, not using a list app at all.

That was before I realized the greatness of Acme Lists. The greatness I speak of isn’t in the bells and whistles, the time stamping and organizing of data, the categorizing of lists by importance, type, smell, sound… etc that other similar apps flaunt as their selling point. The greatness of Acme Lists is in the simplistic design and ease of use, the quick input of lists and the quick deletion of finished objectives. No tracking, no breakdowns, no graphs, just pure list making bliss.

The interface for Acme lists is fairly straight forward. Three tabs along the bottom of the screen separate out the list making, the settings page, and a comprehensive help page. With one click on the list page, a list can be viewed, added to, or deleted. With another click entire new lists can be created. Picked up those diapers at the corner store? You can delete the item all together or simply red line it through until the next shopping list, where it becomes necessary again.

Acme Lists isn’t without its own arsenal of bells and whistles though. A web server allows for remote editing of lists through a PC as long as both devices are on the same wi-fi connection. So your wife can upload your daily honeydo list before you ever wake up in the morning. Once you check the app, you’ll have a brand spanking new list of items to complete. Additionally, if your wife or husband has their own iDevice, the two devices can share lists over Bluetooth or wifi. So if you got the eggs and milk but he got the chicken and beef, your lists will be updated accordingly once connected.

The help page is extremely comprehensive, providing step by step instructions for each section, general information, and options to rate and share the app. If you’re looking for a simple yet useful list app, Acme Lists is a hard one to pass up. At $0.99, it's a safe investment to see if it fits your needs. Now if you'll excuse me, my shopping list needs completed.

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