Developer: Tite I/S
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.02
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

The App Store is awash with To Do list apps determined to organize one’s life, but how many of them promote good habits and maintaining them? Not so many. That’s what Doable hopes to achieve by reminding its users of things that need doing by a certain time, but leaving them to finding the right moment. It’s the kind of thing that lends itself well to things like remembering to complete household chores or visit the gym often.

Setting Doable up is a breeze. It’s all just a matter of getting started and creating appropriate Doables for one’s self. In my case, I set up reminders to drink regularly (as I’m terrible at remembering to stay hydrated), do some housework and hit the gym regularly. Options are available to adjust when such duties need to be done. Users can adjust things according to minute, hour, day, week, month or year. That’s a heck of a lot of choice. Need to be reminded to renew some insurance in a year’s time? Doable will do that, just as well as it’ll remind one to do something in an hour. It’s very flexible.

Swipe controls affect things such as whether the task has been completed for now, or whether to delete it. The more it’s used, the more interesting facts arise too. Doable tracks how late the task was completed then works out an average interval compared to when it was supposed to be done. Further information can be provided in note form, explaining how something went. It’s simple yet very functional.

That flexibility ensures that Doable is great for a wide variety of tasks, rather than being focused on reminding users of what’s coming up. It’s a subtle yet useful shift of focus that ensures Doable is worth a look over more regular To Do list apps.

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