Developer: Christopher Vernon
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

List apps are plentiful on the App Store. Understandably this makes for a lot of competition as if you’re going to pay 99c, you want the best you can get. ActiveList rightfully deserves a place at the top of this (pun alert) list.

It’s exactly what you’d expect on the surface. You load up the app, add items to your list either by creating new entries or by adding items you’ve used in the past and there you go. There’s much more than that though. Once you’ve cleared the item off the list (the same as simply crossing the entry off), it goes into the history section of ActiveList so you can keep track of exactly when you last purchased something. In this way, it’s not only fantastic for reminding you to buy an item that needs to be replenished regularly but it also serves well for people who need to replace medication at regular intervals too.

There’s more to ActiveList than simply the history side of things. There’s also the listing interval option which adds items automatically to the list after a set amount of days if you turn it on. Even better, ActiveList tracks how often you buy certain objects so that if you’re not sure, the Watch and Notify functionality allows you to assess just when you typically need to purchase something. Plus if you want to be extra organised, you can set ActiveList up to list something a few days early so you’ve got plenty of time to get said item.

ActiveList is an intelligent list app. If you’re someone such as myself who relies on lists to ensure they get everything done, it’s a lifesaver. At its simplest, it can ensure that you never run out of milk or bread but there’s a lot more to that. If you regularly have to renew your medication, you can set it to remind you to get it a few days before you run out. You could even use it to remind yourself of when to deal with things like paying the bills too, and it’ll be able to work out the best time to do it. If you like your life well organised then ActiveList is a no-brainer simply put.

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