Checkmark 2 by SnowmanI have a thoughts like a screen. Checkmark 2 plugs solitary confinements.

The developers at Snowman have actually released Checkmark 2 (US$ 2.99 launch cost; regular $ 5.99), a major update to its predecessor, Checkmark. This convenient tips app looks great, improves on old attributes and adds some new stuff. After a week of usage I have actually promoted Checkmark 2 to my iPhone’s house monitor. Right here’s my take a look at Checkmark 2.


Checkmark has actually been revamped to feel at house on iOS 7. Marginal symbols have actually replaced the aged ones, and the iOS 7 key-board is in location as is the date selector. In general, that “heaviness” is gone and the application looks much more according to iOS 7.1’s layout aesthetic. It’s comical just how a redesign could make an app really feel “lighter,” which holds true with Checkmark 2.

I did discover one instance where I was desiring to go back to the previous model. The “date option wheel,” for lack of a much better term, is smaller sized in this version and as a result a little more challenging to make use of. Not a deal breaker, of program.

Setting up pointers

Checkmark 2 permits you set up a tip by day or area. This update includes selections to the mix, which is wonderful for to-dos, purchasing listings and exactly what have you. Relying on just how you utilize it, its nearly like Checkmark 2 has a project manager built-in. Initially, a consider where and when.


Without a doubt, my favored function is to arrange a tip to appear as I come close to or leave a specific area. Checkmark 2 makes this simple by permitting you pre-load beloved places. To start, tap Where then struck the “+” in the top right-hand corner. Enter into the name of your brand-new place (“article office”) and then tap Next.

From there you have actually got 3 alternatives: identify your location from a map, import an address or, simplest of all, merely nab your present place. Adding from the map is enjoyable. The chart turns up (regular or satellite sight are offered) with a text field. You can either get in the name or address, or simply fall a pin if you’re very positive.

There’s an option to broaden or acquire a place’s geofence, too. It starts at 100 meters (great for something certain like a house) and expands completely bent on 30km. I made use of a radius of 200 meters to specify the complex of sports industries where my children play soccer in the springtime.

As soon as you’ve located it, tap done and delegate an agent icon as the last step (I was wanting for a ballet pantofle to utilize for my child’s dance workshop– tip, tip– yet the comedy/tragedy masks functioned merely as well). There are 36 icons to pick from, so you’ll likely find something to work. Consisting of The One Which Knocks. When points are set up, it’s a breeze. Merely tap the wanted location, make a new activity and you’re top.

I delight in to mention that Checkmark 2 has fixed a huge issue for me. Generally, a calendar or other reminder application will sound an alarm as an event starts or will start. That’s all great and top, yet I have actually been wanting a 2nd punctual to seem as an event is regarding to end. As an example: I fall my little girl at dancing for 4:00 and need to select her up at 5:00. Checkmark 2 will let me set up an alert for approximately a hr after the start of an occasion. Super! I wish to be able to do this at 2- or three-hour intervals, too. Possibly after an upgrade. Still, that’s a massive assistance.

Below’s an additional technique. For fun I established up “plunging tips.” I would have to drive to the blog post office, the food store and the financial institution. So, I informed Checkmark 2 to advise me to strike the grocery store as I left the post office, and the bank as I left the grocery store. Fun! This way I do not would have to extract my “Errands” listing and see exactly what’s following.

Checkmark 2 additionally allows you group similar areas. For instance, you could place the medicine store, food store and article office into a single collection called “Errands.”


This is simple and requires no setup. To produce a tip for a specific time, just tap the “+”, offer it a title and a date. You can also add some notes and set repeating options. By default, your repeat choices are day-to-day, once a week, monthly or bi-weekly. A custom schedule is likewise available.


Lists view is a brand-new addition. Instead of being an endless strip of bullet points that scrolls permanently, Checkmark 2 lets you produce headings to keep things arranged. You could also re-arrange the whole lot at will. It feels much more purposeful than tacked-on, which behaves. I’ve been utilizing it for grocery lists.

Overall this is a truly great upgrade. iCloud sync is in area (simply an iPhone model alreadies existing meanwhile) and there are numerous notice sounds to pick from. The moment you have actually got your locations established up– which, I do confess take a while– Checkmark 2 is a pleasure to make use of.

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