Purelist: Notes & Tasks 4+

Capture Ideas, Get Things Done

Shintaro Miyake

    • 3.6 • 9 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Purelist is a thought organizer for those who are serious about their work or studies. Purelist prioritizes your focus on what's important, not adding extra features or decorations to get your attention. If you are looking for a motivational tool, Purelist may not be for you. However, if you need something simple to help you achieve your goals, it may be perfect for you.

Purelist can be used for daily planning, task management, and note taking. It's helpful for habit checklists, lecture notes, and shopping lists. Its clean interface won't steal your time. There are no ads, and it doesn't collect your data.

Purelist has no checkboxes in the list and is completed by swiping, so it can be used for both task management and idea capture. The star icon indicates the urgency of tasks or the importance of ideas. Purelist is designed to do more with less, so you don't get confused and lose the features you need.

Use Purelist to increase your productivity!

Key Features:
• Sort tasks and items freely.
• Show your list on your home screen at any time with the widget.
• Mark important items to mark them more prominently.
• Use indentation for easier writing and reading outlines.
• No need to title your lists and tasks.
• Easily search by item.
• Smooth completion and deletion as you work with each item.
• Add descriptions to items to manage items in detail.

For Pro:
• Sync lists between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac via iCloud.
• Set reminders for tasks and items.
• View and manage reminders by date.
• Quickly set reminders using date presets.
• Send system notifications at set times.
• Can repeat reminders on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annually schedule.
• The list can be divided into groups to organize the list in more detail.
• Subgroups can be added to a group.

What’s New

Version 24.5.0

New Features:
- Creating groups is now available. You can create subgroups and manage them in a nested structure. Access all non-archived lists from All. This feature is for Pro only.
- Creating descriptions is now available.
- Nesting list items is now available. Items can be collapsed, and you can mark both parent and children as 'completed' at once. Additionally, parent-child relationships are maintained even with automatic sorting.
- Added weekdays and weekends to Repeat.
- A confirmation message is now displayed when deleting an item.
- It is now possible to switch from bullet to dash.

- Made the actions for list items more dynamic and responsive.
- The number of lists in groups is now displayed.
- Refined the overall View.
- Improved overall response.

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when a repeat was set for a reminder.
- Fixed an issue where the number of past reminders was not displayed as an app badge.

Hi there!

We are excited to announce that the same great functionality is now available for Mac, iPhone and iPad. You can now seamlessly switch between devices and continue your tasks effortlessly.

We deeply appreciate your patience and support as we continue to improve and expand our app. Your feedback is invaluable to us.

Thank you for using Purelist, and have a wonderful day!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Pryn625 ,

Well designed

This app is very well designed and removes a lot of the clutter I see in many other apps. As of this writing, I paid for a yearly subscription to see how this might work for me and to see how the developers support their product. The 4-star rating is based on: the app works as advertised; the app is easy to use; the app does not collect data; it is very easy to export/share my data in a format that I can easily use (i.e. text). Features I would like to have: (1) option to enable or disable iCloud sync. (2) option to export/share all reminders. (3) option to set recurrence for an entire list. (4) option to export or share all lists as one text (for example to share all lists to an email as text or export them into 1 file instead of separate files). (5) ability to move items from one list to another list. (6) ability to easily move items up/down in the list. (7) ability to sort items alphabetically.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, Pryn625.
In response to your feature request.
(1) Currently in development. Will be added in the next update.
(2) This feature will be added soon. We would like to fix import at the same time.
(3) This is an idea we never thought of! Very helpful. We will consider the design.
(4) Consider implementation.
(5),(6) It is possible to move by drag & drop even now. Please try it.
(7) Consider implementation.

If you have any other requests, please feel free to let us know!

lilli—• ,

simple & neat app

I like this note taking app because it looks so nice and I am not overwhelmed by so many features. It is so easy to take notes. I use it to take notes for school. I think it would be great to have a folder to organize my notes by the different subjects or sections I have at school. That way it is more organized. It could be by tags 🏷️ or just with folders. These could be shown in the page that says Groups.

Thank you for your hard work 🐻‍❄️
Have a nice day.

Developer Response ,

Thank you, lilli—•.
The group feature has been added since version 23.12.0.
Sorry for the late update, but please try it.
We will continue to develop features that will be useful for your study.

Rosay ahahah ,

Love it! So simple

I don’t typically write reviews but I had to rave about this one. Very simple to do lists with a clean user interface can be hard to find. This one hits the mark. I’ve never found one I liked as much as this. This one is not unnecessarily complicated it’s so simple and has every feature you need for a well-rounded and effective to do list. It’s everything I want in a to do list and I’m very happy I discovered this app! :)

Developer Response ,

Thank you, Rosay ahahah.
Your words make us very happy. We' ll continue to develop apps where a clean user interface and great feature can coexist!

App Privacy

The developer, Shintaro Miyake, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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