Tekton Technologies today is pleased to introduce Orderly 1.1 for iOS, their productivity app that lets users create To-Dos on sticky notes of any one of six different colors, typing in any of three different fonts. Once completed, notes are displayed on one of three shelves using Apple's bookshelf metaphor: High Priority, Medium, and Low. Users can instantly view all their To-Dos, expand and contract them with pinch gestures, edit items, change their priority, mark them as complete, or swipe them to delete. The app includes two full-screen bookshelves, Home and Work, allowing users to keep To-Dos posted according to priority and location.
"Orderly is the most natural way to create your To-Do lists using simple iPhone gestures," stated Rajesh Janakiraman of Tekton Technologies. "All your info is presented as simple sticky notes, so that you can create To-Dos and post them on your board, just like a sticky note. But this App allows you to prioritize your To-Dos, without the hassle of misplacing a note or forgetting an item, just because there are too many To-Dos to manage. The best part of the app is that Orderly automatically prioritizes your To-Dos by moving around those sticky notes."
The extraordinary simplicity, practicality, and design of Orderly sets it apart from the many To-Do apps available. Having concluded that pinches and swipes are ergonomically more efficient than taps (which require hitting a target button), Tekton Technologies has employed the fundamental principles of human factors to design a To-Do app that is highly efficient, instantly informative, and accommodative of the daily needs of real people. The learning curve for the app and all its features is about ONE minute.
Orderly Tips for Use:
- Create a To-Do instantly using simple iPhone gestures
- Pinch to zoom in/out to have a quick glance of the To-Do
- Automatically prioritize your To-Do based on the due date
- Long press to delete, or drag n' drop to move a To-Do to a different priority
- Swipe right to mark an item completed or swipe left to delete an item from the To-Do
- Once a To-Do is completed, it moves automatically to the archives, and you can browse through them when needed
At launch in portrait orientation, the app opens to either the Home or Work page (reversed with a page flip transition). Sticky notes go on one of three shelves, depending on priority: High, Medium, or Low. Users are free to invent their own color-coding for notes, as the app supplies all six of the standard sticky note colors (pale yellow, pale green, pale blue, pale orange, pale red, or white). Completed notes can have their priority set from the Scheduling Menu as a category (High, Medium, Low), or according to a Due Date (user selectable from the date picker). Also available is a Recurring category that can be set for Daily, Weekly, etc., reminders.
The colored, rectangular sticky notes are displayed three to a shelf, or nine to a page. Scroll dots indicate that more notes are viewable on that shelf by scrolling horizontally. Touching any note causes it to grow to fill the entire screen. The notes are clean and spacious holding just six items in full screen mode (before scrolling) and three items in shelf display mode. When enlarged, notes may be edited, and swiping left to right across any item brings up a Completed button beside the item. Touching the button dims the item, but does not delete it, check it, or cross it out. Swiping right to left brings up a Delete button, which removes the item with a text slide animation off the page.
The app includes many customization options including backgrounds, textures, colors, fonts, headings, priorities, etc. Sound effects can be turned on/off, and Archives (completed items) maintained up to 60 days. With a colorful, clean interface for posting, checking, editing, and completing To-Dos, Orderly breaks down long lists of reminders into easily manageable sticky notes.