Version Reviewed: 2.4
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Looking simple yet offering all the features that one could need, Orderly is a very handy To-Do list app. It fits into the stylings of iOS 7, retaining a clean interface throughout. Even better, it should help organize one's life a little easier.
The app starts out offering a fairly extensive tutorial. At first it might seem a little intimidating, which is fairly far from the truth. Orderly is intuitive enough; with regular iOS users sure to be able to understand what goes where. Using a choice of buttons or gestures, it's simple to set up a variety of different reminders and notes. Rather than restricting users to one line of content, it's possible to create lists within lists, proving particularly handy for a combination of similarly themed tasks.
Rather than solely adding lists of things that need doing, Orderly offers more powerful features than just that. It's possible to adjust the priority with more important tasks going to the top of the app. This can work in conjunction with due dates, making it possible for the app to automatically prioritize what should be most important on any given day. Even more convenient is the ability to set up location aware reminders, ensuring that forgetting that vital loaf of bread in the store shouldn't be a problem any more.
Further enhancing Orderly's flexibility is the option to divide tasks into Home and Work views. At the tap of a button users can switch between the two, proving very useful for those who want to maintain the work/life balance, as well as keep things more streamlined.
That's the most handy thing about Orderly: it's well thought out. Everything makes logical sense and it offers just as many major handy features as it does minor ones. Adjusting visual stylings according to each type of note is a convenient touch and nearly as useful as the all important ability to sync between numerous devices. Combined, it's a powerful package and a very attractive way of organizing one's life, albeit one lacking iPad support for now.