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Lumiappaday #165: Zero demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| April 28, 2012 | 2 Replies

Zero is an list making app with an understated elegance about it. And it’s actually darn useful. When you start the app, you’ll be presented with a tutorial as you’re going to need to learn this first. Otherwise, you’ll be presented with a black screen.

  • Create new category – swipe up or swipe down. Depending on the swipe action, the new item will be placed either above or below previous items.
  • On that new category, swipe left to delete, swipe right to enter the category and add new items, e.g. “Shopping>*swipe right*>Banana*swipe up*chicken” etc.
  • On an item within a category, just swipe right to mark as down or left to delete.
  • To edit entries, just tap on them
  • To go back pinch inwards or the back button
  • To get settings, pinch again
  • To re-order items, pinch outwards and drag items  with the little box that appears.
  • There’s quick delete of all things marked done by pressing three fingers but that doesn’t always work for me. I prefer swiping left anyway.
It will take a little learning but once you get it, it feels very second nature and the lists do look great, just you and a list.
The live tile is very useful. It will show count all the things you have to do, presenting that as a number on screen, and when the tile flips, it will tell you how many items out of how many categories done and left to do.
There’s an option to link your skydrive to backup your lists.

#165) Zero

Price:  £0.79 with trial

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Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/2a5e5f9b-d09a-4f2c-a45a-d985b46ef020

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApW3694YNVg

Developer Blurb:

Version 1.1:
-online backup
-fixed the about links
-option for items to flow to the bottom when checked
-the live tile has a back now
-you can return from the menu or from an elements screen with the back button now
-when adding a new item, you can now just tap on the screen anywhere to add
-minor fixes

Coming in 1.2: online bakcup

This is Zero. The new approach to your old tasks.

Zero is a gesture based to-do list application, designed to get you in, out and back to your things. The simple gestures can be learned in just a few minutes, and after that, you won’t want to use anything else.

Don’t judge by the screenshots – this app is heavily “metro” – see it in motion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj7JNfOqkwk

Important: the trial version does NOT save anything, but that’s the only limitation.

Rating:

Design: 9

Usability: 9

Performance: 9  1

Spontaneously deletes your list. 30-04-12. Quite a fatal bug, renders the entire app useless.

Price: 9

 

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Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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