Things 2.0 and Things Cloud


Cultured Code:

Today is a big day in Things’ history. It sees major updates for all our clients, as well as the long awaited Things Cloud release. Many of you have been looking forward to this, and I want to thank you for your patience. We have been working hard at these updates and we are truly excited about releasing them today.

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Coincidentally, I was perusing the Cultured Code website yesterday and made the assumption — evidently prematurely — that the project must have been ostensibly dead. Clearly I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Looking over the release notes, the improvements appear extensive. Considering Things used to be one of my favorite apps, I’m actually feeling rather excited to experiment with this iteration of the app.

Things is available from the Mac App Store and iOS App Store (iPhone/iPad).

Checkmark for iPhone


Released today, Checkmark for iPhone is now available from the App Store. Written several weeks ago, Shawn Blanc has a fantastic review of the app:

On top of its reliability and ease of use is a pixel-perfect design. Checkmark is, in this writer’s opinion, of the best kind of apps: thoughtful, useful, and attractive.

Working from home, location-aware to-do lists have simultaneously become wonderful assets and cursed pains. In most instances — as is documented by Federico Viticci — location apps seem to simply fall flat in terms of practical functionality.

Checkmark, on the other hand, appears to have rectified many outstanding concerns, and is certainly an app worth considering.

Checkmark is available for $0.99.

Realmac Software Teases Clear for iPhone

Realmac Software, makers of fantastic Mac software like Little Snapper, Analog and Rapidweaver, have today teased a new to-do app for iPhone, Clear.

Although this is just a brief teaser, I think Clear looks fantastic. The retro design coupled with some fantastic multi touch gestures make for a uniquely attractive app.

Perhaps I'm going a little too far, but I'd say the flat, simplistic color scheme is wholly reminiscent of Windows Phone 7, and that's certainly not a bad thing, in my eyes.

(Via 52 Tiger)