There are many task managers out there, but there’s only one Due app. This is the app that I rely upon on a daily basis to pester me, incessantly, until I get a particular task done. When one of my alerts goes off, Due will bother me every single minute — with a banner alert, vibration, and audible ring — until I load the app up to delay or complete a task. If this sounds annoying, that’s because it is! But that’s exactly what I love this app for.
Due was always a good-looking app, but the lack of any major updates has made its iOS 6-era interface stick out on iOS 7. Thankfully, yesterday’s update to v1.10 changed that with a full re-skin of the entire app. Due now mimics the cleaner overall appearance of iOS 7, and its UI has become much easier to read and comprehend. The buttons for delaying a task by 10 minutes, 60 minutes, or 24 hours, are now much more legible than before, and the homescreen icon has been flattened appropriately. I’d say the app simply feels more crisp, sharp, and precise, and that’s totally approprioate to how Due functions in the day-to-day.
Now, keep in mind that this is mainly a fresh coat of paint to Due. A major overhaul, V2.0, is apparently still in the works. The @Dueapp Twitter account has confirmed that background syncing is on track for the next release, but I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for possible Reminders integration. However, even if none of that comes to fruition, I’m already very happy to have an iOS 7 refresh for Due. It’s still one of the absolute best reminder apps out there, and its combination of natural language parsing and rapidly repeating alerts make it one of my must-have iOS apps. It’s a steal for $4.99, and it’s incredible that the whole package works on both iPhone and iPad.