TinyList for Android looks to have taken some major inspiration from Clear for iPhone. List items can be created with downward swipes, each list item can be manipulated with left and right swipes, and there are sound effects for almost every part of the app. But the thing that stands out about TinyList is that […]
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TinyList for Android Looks Mighty Familiar, But Also Quite Good

TinyList for Android looks to have taken some major inspiration from Clear for iPhone. List items can be created with downward swipes, each list item can be manipulated with left and right swipes, and there are sound effects for almost every part of the app. But the thing that stands out about TinyList is that it looks a little bit beyond Clear’s feature set and adds a few of its own innovations. Numbered lists can be increased incrementally with built-in controls, lists can be searched or re-organized automatically, and individual lists can be e-mailed or texted to others. None of those options are currently available in Clear 1.1. I’m not going to make it a habit to post on Android apps here on iSource, but my Android-wielding roommmate texted me the link, I just had to comment.

I think TinyList looks (and functions) a little too much like Clear to get much credit for original design, but if there must be an Android copy, let it be a functional one. It’s a fairly vanilla move to accuse Android apps of not being quite as polished as iOS counterparts, but software like TinyList (or the more original doubleTwist Player) are part of a growing pool of Really Good Looking Robot Software.

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