Developer: Kasper Pihl Tornoee
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Swipes is a minimalist To Do app designed for people like me: those who get easily overwhelmed by a huge list of things that need doing. It’s simple and quick to use, and I rather like it.

The idea behind it is that it allows users to focus on the day ahead, rather than the potential muddle of including tasks for other days or weeks. Add various entries of what needs doing by typing a few words, then it’s just a matter of swiping to the left to indicate that the task has been completed or swiping to the right to postpone the task for another day. We’ve all had those moments where we’ve looked at the To Do list for the day and realised that some stuff can be put back. Swipes makes it easy to implement.

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Scheduling isn’t just restricted to the next day either, with options available to postpone to any day, either by tapping on the day itself (if it’s quite soon) or by choosing a date on the calendar. Once pushed back, the item then goes to a different screen on the app, leaving today’s entries unsullied. Completed tasks go to a separate screen too, with the option always there to resurrect it or schedule it for another day. Something that’s ideal for regular events.

Tagging plays a role too, enhancing the options when searching for a task. It’s something that’s not so important when there’s only a handful of jobs, but ideal for the very organized. Being able to separate tasks according to home, work or other is a useful move too, with filtering rounding things off well.

Swipes keeps it simple, so there’s no social network sharing or even email functionality here, but it’s not really needed. Swipes is an insular package, solely for the user’s needs, rather than for collaborative efforts. It’s an attractive package, made all the better by the free price tag.

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