Developer: Web Information Solutions
Price: $14.99
Version Reviewed: 1.68
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Once upon a time, the diary and personal organizer was all that stood between a businessperson remembering what they were meant to be doing and, well, not remembering. Years and plenty of technology later and it’s the iPad and iPhone that helps people remember what they’re meant to be doing next. One such way is through the use of Pocket Informant HD, an app that has the look of a physical personal organizer but with the ease of touch screen controls.

Upon loading Pocket Informant HD, the app offers the choice of watching a video tutorial but it’s not really needed. Everything is laid out in a very simple and intuitive way. Tabs reside on the side of the screen just like with a real diary. One section focuses on today keeping track of what events are occuring and what tasks must be completed that day. Each event can be linked to a contact on the iPad making it easy to contact them or just keep track of who else will be where. Event location mapping is also possible saving some effort.

A separate tab can be used solely to keep track of ongoing tasks while a third tab provides a calendar interface for quick consultation of what’s happening on which day.

In each case, Pocket Informant HD is very easy to use. All the buttons available do exactly what they suggest making the app an ideal tool to keep track of everything from business appointments to family plans or just what life improvement tasks need to be made and when. Tasks can be priotized according to the user’s needs. It’s very flexible.

Filtering goes some way to improving that so that it’s easy to mix and match different types of tasks either according to type or color coding. There’s even a Timebar system to show how much free time the user has at a glance which can be either very useful or very disheartening depending on how busy a time it is!

Syncing via Google Calendar ensures that everything is safely stored elsewhere with the option to store with Outlook for Windows Sync.

Pocket Informant HD is a little pricey at first glance but as an app that does everything anyone in need of controlling their life could want, it’s an appropriate price. Used correctly, Pocket Informant HD could go some way to improving efficiency and timekeeping. It’s hard to put a price on somthing like that.

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