Just recently, we covered a gesture-based to-do list Android app called Koalcat’s Clear whose interface and functionality seemed to have been inspired from (or rather, were spitting image of) the popular Clear for iPhone, which displays tasks in a thermal heat map of sorts, depicting their priority. Being an exact replica of the app, Koalcat’s Clear had to face some severe criticism from users of Google’s rival mobile OS. While sticking to the app is no crime whatsoever, if you want a better, more original and slightly more customizable solution, check out Didit! – a free to-do list manager for Android that sports the same gesture-based and heat map-like UI. However, the originality of Didit! lies in a couple of its very own features. These include the option to list your tasks under multiple user-created lists, facility to have your lists and underlying tasks sorted in multiple ways, and on top of all that, the option to select from various colorful themes to make task management a little less boring.
When we say that Didit! follows the same concept as that of Koalcat’s Clear and Clear for iPhone, it is automatically implied that with this app, you get most of the same core features. For one, you get the option of adding and managing your tasks via simple gestures. Secondly, you get the same thermal heat map UI, which displays your tasks according to their priority. To help you get a grip of its various gestures and controls, the app walks you through a brief tutorial when launched for the first time. In case you skipped the tutorial by mistake, here’s what it you need to know:
1. To edit an item, just tap its tile.
2. To reorder a task on the list as per its priority level, hold down on its tile, and drag it to any position in the list.
3. To add a new task, double tap an existing tile. The newly created tile will automatically get placed under the tile that you’ve just tapped.
4. To remove a task/tile, just swipe it towards the left of the screen.
5. To mark a task as ‘done’, swipe the corresponding tile towards the right.
To begin, you must add a task list. To do so, tap the ‘+’ button at the top of the app’s main screen, specify the list’s title, and you’re good to go. Each added list gets displayed on the app’s main interface, and can be tapped to manage all the underlying tasks. The top-right corner of each lists screen displays a couple of buttons. The ‘x’ button can be used to remove all completed tasks from the list whereas the stack button can be used to put all such tasks at the bottom of the screen (below all other pending tasks).
Within the app’s settings screen (Menu > Settings), and you have the option to change the app’s theme and modify several other UI settings. For instance, you can change the default order in which lists are displayed on the app’s main interface. You can sort these lists by time created, time modified, total number of included tasks, and by the percentage of tasks completed per each list. Each list on the app’s main interface carries a small rectangular box that displays a specific number/digit. You have the choice of setting this box to display the total number of included tasks, percentage of tasks complete, or the number of pending tasks within each list.