Version Reviewed: 2.8
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2
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The world of date reminder apps is a competitive one with each aiming to tackle the situation differently. While 22 Days HD focused on looks over substance, Days has gone the other way offering a simplistic interface but with plenty of functionality under the surface.
There aren't any frills here but it's clearly obvious how everything works. Adding an event takes moments with options for setting it as an one off event or as a recurring annual event. Relevant notes can also be added for each occasion although there's no ability to add images which would have been useful. Reminders can also be set with the user being reminded up to 9 days prior to the event if required. A separate section of the app covers days gone by and days to go making Days an ideal way of checking how many days to go until an upcoming event.
Filtering options also exist which immediately make Days more powerful. Users can easily differentiate dates according to categories that they create themselves. It means that birthdays, anniversaries and work dates can all easily co-exist while also being just as simple to separate for quick consultation. Families will find this particularly useful when trying to keep track of after school clubs and playdates, as well as the adults' work schedules. It means that Days is an ideal app for any situation.
Days is a universal app so the introduction of backups via email is extremely welcome ensuring that information can be shared easily between iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. It's simple and it works just as expected. Dropbox might have been useful in some situations but this still works well enough as emailing is just so convenient.
For those with busy personal lives as well as work lives like me, Days is going to grow into an increasingly useful app to keep everything in check. It might not be the most attractive of apps but it's certainly powerful.