Clear is a new to-do app for the iPhone that’s garnered quite a bit of hype recently due to a nicely produced demo video (shown above) of a very unique and sleek UI.
It has just hit the app store at the “introductory sale price” of €0.79, and while I can justify paying this for the app, considering I pay 10x to commute to and from work every day, the question still remains as to whether or not I will continue to use it after the initial novelty period has worn off. I’m doubtful to say the least.
I’m a huge fan of keeping aesthetics as simple and neat as possible, and I do love the UI and touch gestures, but there’s a sweet spot at which functionality meets design, and I think Clear leans too far towards the latter. Maybe added features in future versions will change my mind.
That being said, the feeling amongst the community is that Clear’s UI and UX may cause current app developers to rethink the way they’ve been designing. I’m not sure I share The Next Web’s view that it will Change the way we use our devices forever , but I’m interested to see where it goes.