Because we spend more time organizing complex productivity apps than actually crossing things off, we’re keeping it simple. Clear’s bare-bones interface ranks to-dos like a heat map and lets you create lists and tasks through a series of pinching and swiping gestures.
For once, look good on Paper. Jot ideas, doodle, and sketch on a digital blank canvas and, no matter your skill level, be pleasantly surprised by the artistic outcome. Get started for free and add new tools for two bucks.
Stop wondering and learn: Snapguide’s how-tos take you through the process of everything from making popcorn in a brown bag to changing a car tire with step-by-step photos and instructions uploaded by users.
When you don’t want to commit to a phone call, but texting won’t do, give Voxer a try. The walkie-talkie app works over your network or Wi-Fi to deliver your voice message to other Voxer-using friends.
Making short work of content consumption, mustachioed Mr. Reader is by far our top Google Reader client for the iPad. Intuitively flick between folders and feeds; share, star, and tag articles; and view content in your preferred theme.
The appetizing discovery app not only finds restaurants nearby based on your cuisine preference but one-ups the competition by considering your taste preference based on past ratings you’ve given similar venues.
Twenty bucks is a bit steep for an app, but if you’re keen on learning the ones and twos, give Djay a spin before investing major funds in proper decks. You’ll be mixing, beat matching, and looping tracks from your iTunes library before the party even starts. Available (for the iPad) at itunes.com, $20.
Grasp the gestures of iPhoto’s intuitive interface, and you’ll have all the photo-beautification and image-editing tools you could have dreamed of on a mobile device. Sync with iCloud to create and share photo journals.
Instead of texting, email, and bookmarking articles and videos you don’t have time to read, keep them organized and accessible in your Pocket. The simple app lets you access the content on your iPhone, iPad, or computer when you have time.
To start, enter your current weight, goal weight, and how many pounds you want to shed a week (two maximum). Log meals and workouts, and the nifty app helps set personal goals and tracks your progress. Use it if you want to lose it.