‘HQ: To Do’ App Review – A Vibrant, Stunning Way to Keep Yourself on Track

With the introduction of iOS 5, we saw the inclusion of another application that comes standard with the software, which was Apple’s Reminders application. While it was certainly a much needed addition to iOS, there are multiple other solutions that boast what Apple failed to include, one of which is HQ: To Do, an application similar to Reminders wrapped in a much nicer looking package and sporting additional content over its likely competitor.

As you open the application, you’ll notice it’s appealing interface, which is one of application’s strongest fortes, hence the “HQ” part of the name. The plus is that it goes uphill from this bright point on. The aim of the application is to keep you on track. In essence, it’s another to-do application among the existing many that the App Store has to offer. You input a task, a date by which it must be finished, a priority, some other things and it’s guaranteed that you won’t forget to do that task so long as you’ve got notifications turned on.

One plus is that the application is pretty much completely customizeable. Each of your tasks will show up in the large list that shows up each time, formatted neatly with the inputted name and the task due date. It also comes accompanied by a slick rounded rectangle layering as the acting background for that task, which can be changed for each other task. From the blues, to the greens to the yellows in between (I’m a poet, and I didn’t even know it!) the options provided add life to the interface giving you the opportunity to augment the application with the desired vivid colors.

Highly navigable, the user interface is one to compliment. Everything that you can do in the application is directly accessible with a few clicks, and deleting tasks, editing them and so on can be done with simple swipes to the left on the specific task. The ability to arrange your tasks depending on various criteria, including my priority, time due and such, is incorporated, easily done by swiping the according area that layers the bottom of the screen. You’ll also be able to create lists within the same application: groceries, shopping, whatever it may be all eased.

I mentioned that HQ: To Do was in some ways better than Reminders, the application included in iOS 5 by Apple themselves. The latter does have Apple’s graphical talent poured in, however, isn’t quite as user-friendly in my opinion. It’s also not as intuitive as HQ: To Do, which utilizes iOS’ capabilities. Just small things.

The fact that HQ: To Do is a worthy alternative, if not a better solution, to Apple’s Reminders application, is incontrovertible; it’s polished, gives off an effervescent in each of its various menus and is only a small investment in comparison to the amount you receive in return. Pick up HQ: To Do in the App Store for only $1.99, the direct iTunes link is below under our scores for the application.

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