by on September 13, 2017

The first preview release of Pocket List 2 is available on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-lists-2/id1272049520

We are putting the new release in the preview state, because right now it is released as an iPhone-only app. The full release featuring all-new cloud sync, list sharing and the new iPad app is in the works and is coming later this year.

What’s New in Pocket Lists 2

  • The UI: new in almost every details, but instantly familiar to every Pocket Lists app user
  • (coming soon) All-new fast and reliable cloud syncing platform
  • 350+ new list icons and 50+ cover images that will help you to make every to-do list look and feel all-new and unique
  • To-do Stream filters: Scheduled, Starred, Nearby, High Priority, Repeating, Completed
  • Starred (favorite) to-dos
  • Custom repeating intervals
  • Gesture control for to-dos: swiping left and right, unpinching, holding and dragging, and more
  • Calendar view bringing all your scheduled to-dos in a monthly timetable (simply rotate your iPhone into landscape to see the calendar)
  • Support for #hashtags
  • Re-written from scratch in Swift
  • Full 64-bit compatibility
  • Improved performance and speed
  • Lots of big and small tweaks for upcoming Pocket Lists 2 upgrades

New price — $0

Pocket Lists 1 was a paid app ($4.99), and we are proud to make both the new Pocket Lists 2 and the upgrade totally free!

In order to keep the development going, we will be rolling out a bunch of premium features available as an optional in-app purchase. And don’t worry — a solid base part of the app will always be free.

Pocket Lists 1 and iOS 11

When you upgrade your device to iOS 11 (available since September 19, 2017), Pocket Lists 1 will stop working because iOS 11 won't support 32-bit apps.

Pocket Lists 2 is a 64-bit-only app, and that is why it is just in time for the iOS 11 release!

Upgrade from Pocket Lists 1

We have made Pocket Lists 1 -> 2 data migration fully automated (and free!) to make sure you can continue using Pocket Lists under iOS 11. Here is how to upgrade:

  1. Update your Pocket Lists 1 to the latest version (5.0.0) on the App Store. This upgrade will turn your Pocket Lists 1 app into a single-screen “bridge” app and pack your data ready for the migration.

  2. Get Pocket Lists 2 on the App Store and launch it. Tap “Import My Pocket Lists” (either on the Welcome screen, or in the app Settings).

  3. Done! Your data will be migrated automatically.

After your data was copied to Pocket Lists 2, feel free to delete the old Pocket Lists 1. But please be sure not to delete the old app before the migration is complete!

What’s next for Pocket Lists 2

For Pocket Lists 2, it’s just the beginning! Here are some insights on what we are working on right now and what’s coming soon:

  • Late 2017: Pocket Lists app for iPad (universal app),
  • Late 2017: All-new cloud syncing platform that will sync data between iPhone and iPad apps and enable to-do list sharing,
  • Late 2017 / Early 2018: A bunch of new free and premium features for the iPhone app (e.g. locking to-do lists with Touch ID and passcodes, to-do hierarchy, additional to-do stream filters, and some more),
  • Late 2017 / Early 2018: PocketLists.com web app to access your to-dos and lists using a browser,
  • 2018: Pocket Lists iMessage app,
  • 2018: Pocket Lists macOS app,
  • Later in 2018: A bunch of new secret teamwork features that we prefer not to disclose for now :)
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by on June 13, 2017

Pocket Lists 1 is no longer available on the App Store.

Pocket Lists iOS app was designed back in 2011 to work under iOS 3.2 (on the very first iPhone model). The app was initially written in Lua under 32-bit architecture. Unluckily, there were no feasible way to recompile to app for the modern 64-bit architecture which will be required by iOS 11, and this locked us out of being able to provide any app updates.

Recently, Apple suggested us that one of Pocket Lists app's linked frameworks "appears to contain code designed explicitly with the capability to change your app’s behavior or functionality after App Review approval". We knew nothing of such a "feature" and never would even think of utilizing it, but this linked framework was not technically possible to exclude from the app without migrating the entire app to 64-bit platform.

And so today, Pocket Lists iOS app has been removed from the App Store by Apple.

If you have Pocket Lists app installed on your iPhone or iPad, it will continue to work until the release of iOS 11 (fall of 2017). However, no new installations of Pocket Lists will be possible because the app is no longer available on the App Store.

All-new Pocket Lists 2 is coming September 2017

The good news is that the inability to recompile Pocket Lists for 64-bit architecture turned into a new big project — Pocket Lists 2! We started the development of the brand-new version from scratch more than a year ago, and we are now at full speed finalizing the development. The ETA for Pocket Lists 2 is September 2017!

The new version is written in Swift and will be fully 64-bit compatible. It will be in time for the iOS 11 release and will offer an easy way for all Pocket Lists users to upgrade and easily migrate data to the new app.

Say goodbye to Pocket Lists 1

It's been a long story lasting more than 6 years, 1.02M downloads, $94.4K of total income (we exposed some app sales figures in case you are interested) full of research, design and development.

Until Pocket Lists 2 is available, we will continue to provide technical email support for all existing users of Pocket Lists, but we won't be able to provide any app updates until September 2017.

See how Pocket Lists user interface evolved →

by on March 9, 2017

This year, major changes are coming to Pocket Lists!

We are working on an entirely new syncing platform (Pocket Lists Cloud) and significantly improved iOS app. We will be happy to provide more details on the upcoming releases when we prepare a bunch of fully-featured demos and previews.

For now, please welcome To-dos app for Webasyst:

New To-dos app is a to-do list web-based app designed for teams. A simple but very handy and super-easy-to-start-with team collaboration app.

Webasyst is a multi-user environment (and an open source PHP framework!) which turned to be an ideal platform for the purposes of small team collaboration according to our (Pocket Lists's) vision. In addition to To-dos app, Webasyst also offers a collection of other awesome apps — from simple notes taking and blogging to a fully-fledged ecommerce — so we encourage you to get Webasyst and try it for your projects.

You may notice many obvious similarities between Pocket Lists for iOS and the new To-dos app for Webasyst. For today, both apps are not integrated (not synced) between each other, but be sure that this is on our list!

Just like the entire Webasyst platform, To-dos app is free for teams of all sizes! Download and install it on your server (PHP/MySQL) or start using it hosted on Webasyst Cloud: https://www.webasyst.com/store/app/pocketlists/

by on July 12, 2015

Pocket Lists checklist app hit a thrilling 1,000,000 downloads milestone today!

We thank all Pocket Lists users and look forward to deliver some great new updates for Pocket Lists later this year!

by on April 13, 2015

It's here! We are super happy to deliver an update that will make Pocket Lists one the first apps available for Apple Watch.

The update is already on the App Store. Once you get your Apple Watch and pair it with your iPhone, Pocket Lists will be available on your Apple Watch immediately. The update enables you to be up to date on your next things to do without launching the app on your iPhone.

  • Manage your To-Do Stream on your Apple Watch: view your agenda, complete and postpone to-dos
  • Stay up to date on what's UP NEXT on your To-Do Stream at a glance
  • Pocket Lists will notify you about your next to-do right on your wrist

The Ultimate Checklist app for iOS

Pocket Lists is a productivity app designed for every iOS device that support iOS 8: iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPads, and now Apple Watch. Tons of built-in features and support for 13 languages makes Pocket Lists one of the most versatile, universal, and useful checklist & to-do list apps on the entire App Store.

Download today and be ready for your new Apple Watch!

Pocket Lists to-do list app on the App Store

by on October 30, 2014

Please welcome Pocket Lists for iOS 8!

This update optimizes the app for iOS 8, fixes most crashing issues and bugs found to date, and makes the app look and work totally terrific on new bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


The update is available on the App Store and is free for all app users.

How about watching new app preview video? Here you go:

The app icon has been slightly adjusted to better complement the look and feel of iOS 8.

Thank you for using Pocket Lists and for your feedback!

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The app website was updated too. Woohoo!

by on June 6, 2014

Over a year ago I exposed some sales figures for Pocket Lists iOS app. Today, sales counter hit $71168 — this is a total amount of the app sales after Apple's cut for two and a half years since the app has been initially released.

Sharing some more sales figures →

by on December 5, 2013

A brand new version of Pocket Lists is here! The app has been re-designed from scratch exclusively for iOS 7. All-new app icon, all-new app user interface:

  • 196 reimagined colorful icons for just all sorts of to-do lists. Includes a set of beautiful icons for Christmas lists!
  • To-do list colors have been perfectly adjusted to complement your iPhone 5c experience.
  • New Korean localization added. The app is now localized in 13 languages! Tested and approved by native speakers.
  • Pocket Lists Cloud sync improvements and bug fixes. Celebrating 33,000th user, 100,000's to-do list, and 3,000,000's to-do in the Cloud!
  • Reminders, Calendar, Google Tasks syncs improvements: no more #pl suffix in to-do names.
  • Multiple tweaks and improvements in both iPhone and iPad app versions.
  • Minimum system requirement for this version is iOS 7.0.

Pocket Lists to-do list app on the App Store

by on May 22, 2013
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The Pocket Lists app icon was updated — again.

A couple of months ago, we received a notice from Cultured Code, the maker of wonderful Things prodictivity app, that Pocket Lists 3.0 icon looked similar to theirs. Indeed, icons really looked similar:

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by on February 24, 2013

A year ago I exposed Pocket Lists iPhone app sales figures ($13500 in first 3 months). For today, the overall Pocket Lists sales exceeded $29000.

Today, the app (productivity category) brings $2K/month in profit, or $65/day. The app total download counter recently hit 500K, though most of downloads are free downloads obtained during time-limited free giveaways.

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