Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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There are enough To Do list apps out there to ensure that I could easily write a cliched line about how if I had a dollar for every, well, we all get the idea. There are a lot. In many ways, Zippy is another typical app offering convenience and simplicity, but it does also come with its own unique spin on things thanks to a form of analysis.
Bringing it back to the more conventional features, Zippy does the job well. It's clearly laid out and it's always easy to add a task. A significantly placed + icon gets users started with a set of icons allowing one to choose the timing according to how many days away it is, or by going the more conventional method of entering a date. Tags can be added too, highlighting what kind of task it is and proving quite useful in conjunction with a filtering system.
The main screen of Zippy then lists everything that's coming up, offering a clear splash screen of information. A quick swipe to the side then sends completed tasks to the completed section, ensuring that users can always look back on what they've accomplished. Indeed, Zippy rewards those who want to check on how they're doing through an extensive insights section.
The insights section is the key thing that differentiates Zippy from the rest, offering some great statistics. Besides informing users of how efficiently they complete their tasks, it also tracks details on how far in advance one finishes their work, as well as what time of day they are most likely to achieve something or set a goal. Most useful of all is the ability to see how often one snoozes a task, demonstrating just what it is that one dislikes most about their routine. The more that one uses Zippy, the more interesting it becomes, giving handy insight into the working patterns of its user.
While elsewhere Zippy is business as usual for a To Do list app, it does so with style. It's attractive to look at and very easy to learn, but more importantly, that insights bar is really quite appealing. It's satisfying to see things work out and often satisfaction is exactly what one needs in being motivated to complete unattractive tasks.