Glass Planner review: A complicated but useful planner
Is this complex planner worth the effort?
You know something is going to be complicated when an app instantly tells you it starts with a reduced feature-set to enable you to learn the ropes before being gently eased in. More so when the explanations for each step have to be read and reread a few times in order to ‘get it’.
There is no doubt Glass Planner is comprehensive and makes very good use of the screen. At the top are two lines of dates for the current calendar month and beneath is a list of forthcoming days with their associated entries.
There is a horizontal insertion cursor that has to be in the right place before you can add an item, appointment or calendar note for a day. You can then view these later with a simple tap.
But the constant bombardment of pop-ups explaining each expect of the app threatens to suck the early life out of it and using Glass Planner is a mind-bending chore that quickly bores. Yet when you stick at it, it does begin to click. Its organisational ability is unparalleled and it feels slick and solid – more so, when you upgrade graphics, tags, projects and tasks that can really improve your planning skills. One thing that we don’t like, though, is the upgrade process where you have to either pay or enable the app to write a promotional post on your Facebook wall.
The app makers agree that Glass is controversial but stick at it and it becomes intuitive and less of a chore.
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