Developer: Createful
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

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

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Style over substance sums up Pronto well. Frequently, To Do list and organizational apps choose to take one of two paths: the convoluted feature rich route full of syncing options and ways to collaborate with others, and the beautiful yet simplistic type which Pronto has pursued.

Pronto won’t allow you to share lists with others or email or print details. There’s no syncing functionality, not even to iCloud, and power users are going to feel left out in the cold quite quickly. For the casual user, however, who just wants an attractive and quick to use app, this might well be the ideal solution.

Everything about Pronto is very clearly laid out. Using large text sizes and a clear font ensures it’s an app that can be glanced at any time. Adding information is simple enough with taps and swipes initiating everything that needs doing. Taps add content while swiping unveils deletion and editing options. Users can also add a reminder or recurring timer, thereby initiating an alert when the right time comes. Once an event has been added, users can expand upon it with a checklist to-do list style interface. It’s simple stuff with no way of looking up past completed tasks but then again Pronto is more the kind of app to use for regular day to day tasks rather than anything critical that needs to be recorded.

One particularly useful feature is the app’s ability to countdown to an event. Add a date to something and Pronto displays how many days until it happens on the side of the list. It’s particularly useful when dealing with birthdays, anniversaries or other cheery events that you want to be reminded of.

There isn’t much more to Pronto, not even the choice to change color scheme but none of that feels overly vital. Pronto has a clear mission statement of being simple throughout and it achieves that well. At half the price of something like Clear, it’s a very tempting proposition for the casual user.

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