I’ve been using Due for a good three years now, and it has become one of those apps that makes me hesitate ever switching away from iOS devices. Due isn’t a task app, but rather a reminders and timers app, and it really excels in that area. I know that once I’ve put a reminder into Due, I can trust the app to alert the living hell out of me when it’s time to get something done.
Due 2.0 came out yesterday, and after spending one evening with it, I’m happy to report that it’s all I wanted out of an upgrade, and more.
The whole app is now easier to read, thanks to an even more spartan interface. Due 2.0 is a great iOS 8 citizen, with features like a sidebar menu with “sloppy” swiping (i.e. you can swipe right from anywhere to activate the menu), background syncing via Dropbox, and vastly empowered notifications. It used to be that you had to open up Due in order to get a reminder to shut up, but with these new iOS 8 notifications, you can now snooze or complete a reminder right from the banner or alert pop-up.
If you’re a new user to Due 2.0, the app is $5. If you’re upgrading from a copy of Due you already own, there’s an in-app purchase of $2.99 for a few new features — which is a a price I gladly paid for three years of great performance.
Due 2.0 is so good I think it warrants a full review of the app, and so I’ll be working on that in the next week.