Version Reviewed: 1.0.2
App Reviewed on: iPad 2
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One of the greatest things to use mobile technology for is to keep the many things people have going on in their very busy lives straight. Trying to keep things in a notebook or in one's head usually isn't an efficient or clean way to do it, so people have taken to their various mobile phones or tablets to assist them.
Snipe is yet another organization utility which allows users to add in details of events, pictures, or anything else they need to keep track of. It's a great idea when one first thinks of it; somewhere where the worlds of tumblr or Pinterest can marry with a to-do list or other similar life organizing apps. However, upon implementation it feels like a bit of a mess.
The controls are the first major issue with this app. Users will have a hard time understanding what to do and how to make things work. Subsequently, the app itself sometimes doesn't respond well to user input or even tell users what it is they have to do. Many times within this app there wasn't any clear direction.
Ultimately, the overall point of this app feels lost on the user - what is the usage of a utility that allows people to put their schedules, details, and things such as pictures into it? There definitely is a need among the mobile user base to have apps that help in the organization of their everyday actions, but the addition of hash tags, pictures, video, and other media just seems like an odd mechanic.
Snipe is an app that has lots of potential but seems broken and incomplete. For those who want to blend media and tasks, such as designers or other artistic people, Snipe feels like a great app. However, the app itself never truly establishes whether it wants to be a media sharing program or an organization utility. Perhaps in other versions it could be really awesome, but for now there appears to be a lot of confusion as to its ultimate purpose.