Mobile task managers have been around as long as smart phones themselves, going back to the first Palm Pilot.
Over the years, we've seen these digital to-do-lists incorporating a host of new functions - some useful, others just plain unnecessary. Indeed, finding the right balance between efficiency and functionality in this realm has long been a Holy Grail of sorts - one which few developers have managed to find.
"Priorities" is among the latest apps to seek this balance. And based on initial observations, it seems to have done a fine job of doing so. The software, in its simplest form, serves as a straightforward list of user-generated items, which - if that's all you need - works like a charm.
For those in search of more, the app also allows the creation of "lists", a specialised category of items that allows one to include ancillary entries underneath it - perfect for things like groceries, for example.
If all this sounds a little messy, there's also the option of creating separate master lists, which can be accessed simply by swiping left or right. Other features include cloud syncing, calendar integration and a slew of sharing options. It's precisely this layered form of complexity that makes "Priorities" a choice application both for neophytes and power-users alike.
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