Sofa: Downtime Organizer 12+

Lists for movies, books & more

Astrio, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Featured by Apple as *App of the Day*

9to5Mac: “I’ve found Sofa to be a delight to use.”
MacStories: “My favorite app to manage my media watchlist.”
iMore: “A great way to organize everything from your games to your books.”

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ONE PLACE TO ORGANIZE YOUR DOWNTIME
Create lists of books, movies, tv shows, podcasts, music albums, and video games to enjoy later.

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“Never feels like a chore”
Most of the apps we use today are designed for work. Sofa is one of the few productivity apps intentionally intended for play.

CAPTURE IN SECONDS
You can come across an interesting book or movie at random times. Sofa is designed for these moments.

• Easy Search
• Throw it on The Pile
• Add almost anything

KEEP THINGS TIDY
Keeping things tidy shouldn’t ever feel like a chore. Sofa provides many ways to organize your downtime.

• Lists & Groups
• Log your activity
• Activity stats & filters

YOUR OWN PERSONAL GUIDE
It can be overwhelming to figure out what to watch, play, and read. Sofa can be your own personal guide for deciding how to spend your downtime.

• Just enough detail
• Prioritize with The Shelf
• Remind yourself with Sticky Notes



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MORE ORGANIZED THAN A NOTES APP
Keeping lists in a notes app can become an incoherent mess. Sofa’s organization brings sanity and flexibility to how you spend your downtime.

UNLIMITED LISTS & GROUPS
Add unlimited lists and groups for categorizing all your stuff.

THROW IT ON THE PILE
Do you know that place in your home where you put things you’re not ready to deal with yet? That’s “The Pile.” A quick place to save stuff you’re not ready to organize.

REMIND YOURSELF WITH A STICKY
Add sticky notes to items in your lists. This is great for remembering who recommended something or for logging your thoughts.

KEEP A LOG OF YOUR ACTIVITY
A historical view of the things you’ve watched, read and played. Upgrade to Super Sofa for the ability to filter and see stats.

PRIORITIZE WITH THE SHELF
Similar to pinning, prioritize items in your lists and see them aggregated together. This is great for figuring out what you want to watch, read, play, etc.

JUST ENOUGH DETAIL
Get the synopsis of a book or release date for a movie—just enough detail, nothing more. Upgrade to Super Sofa for helpful detail links.

AN APP YOU CAN TRUST
Your data is completely private and secure. We intentionally can’t see the contents of your Groups, Lists, and Activity.

EASY TO START, EASY TO LEAVE
Sofa’s not for everyone, and that’s ok. If things don’t work out, quickly export your data in multiple formats and move on.

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SUPER SOFA
Super Sofa is an optional subscription for a “pro” version of Sofa. The core experience will remain completely free.

LIST CUSTOMIZATION
Add a cover image, large title and description, along with more layout options.

STICKY NOTES
Simple notes for items in your lists.

STATS & FILTERS
More refined controls for filtering and understanding the things you’ve logged to Activity.

THE SHELF
Prioritize items in your lists and see them aggregated together.

ENHANCED DETAILS
Links to music services, podcast players, and more.

EDIT CUSTOM ITEMS
Change the title and cover image for custom items in your lists.

ALL THEMES
Access to all current (100+) and future themes.

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Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Terms of Use: https://www.sofahq.com/terms

Privacy Policy: https://www.sofahq.com/privacy

What’s New

Version 3.3

Hey gang, ready for a fun update? This release enables you to make your lists even more personal and fun.
• Cover images for lists
• Large titles and descriptions
• New layout options
• Custom settings per list
• Edit custom item's image and title

REQUIREMENTS
• An iPhone or iPad running at least iOS 15+
• An Apple Silicon Mac running 12.3+

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**ABOUT THIS UPDATE**
The lists that people create in Sofa are highly personal and are often painstakingly curated over time. A lot of time, effort, and care go into the creation and curation of people’s reading lists, watch lists, playing lists, and more. The benefit of Sofa is being able to manage all of this in one place so you can be more intentional with your downtime.

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**WHAT'S NEW WITH LISTS**
For your lists, you'll now be able to add a cover image, large title, and description, along with more layout options.

COVER IMAGES
Add a large cover image to each of your lists. You can search from Sofa's movie, tv show, and video game data sources, Unsplash, or add an image with a URL.

LARGE TITLES & DESCRIPTIONS
Display a large title for your lists and give it a description. Descriptions support markdown syntax for a little extra flair. Perfect for adding bold, italic, and links.

LAYOUT OPTIONS
Two new "cozy" grid and list layout options. These "cozy" options are great for lists where you want a little more information density.

CUSTOM SETTINGS PER LIST
All list settings are now saved per list and synced with iCloud. This means you can choose different sorting and layout options for each list.

NEW "EDIT LIST" VIEW
To easily understand and customize all these settings, there is a new view dedicated to controlling all the details. Tap the ••• button in the top right of each list, then "Edit List Details".

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**EDIT CUSTOM ITEMS**
Custom Items are a great way to add content to your lists even if one of Sofa's data sources can't find it. Previously, custom items would use a random image from Unsplash. Now, you can change the title and cover image for custom items in your lists. This should make custom items feel more at home in your lists.

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**STICKY NOTES MARKDOWN SUPPORT**
Sticky Notes now support markdown syntax. This is helpful for adding emphasis and links to your notes.

IMPORTANT CHANGES
• Editing Sticky Notes now requires explicitly tapping the "edit" button in the top bar. There are pros and cons to this approach, but the main benefits are that rendering and interacting with Markdown is much more reliable with this implementation.

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**NEW THEMES**
Sofa is ready for spring and summer with 8 new themes:

SPRING
• New Day
• Flower Power
• Open Fields
• Sleeping Flowers

SUMMER
• Camp Out
• Clear Skies
• Surf’s Up
• Island Vibes

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**IMPROVEMENTS**
• You can now take action on items when performing a global search

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**BUG FIXES**
• Fixed the pluralization of an Activity metric category when the total equaled one.
• Fixed a bug where items would "flash" when being moved to and from the Shelf

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As always, don't hesitate to reach out with feedback, issues, and suggestions. I'm always happy to hear from you: feedback@sofahq.com.

- Shawn

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

SamuelMeln ,

ADHD Life-Saver

My life consists of a lot of moving pieces and commitments, add in a sprinkle of ADHD and I’m the most forgetful person on this planet. I’m always looking for a way to easily log and track the different books or shows I want to watch when I finally get some free time. I’ve tried things like written notes or the notepad app but always manage to lose or forget about them. I’m also a very visual person, so not being able to easily see the cover of the media makes it harder to recall what it was about or why I even wanted to watch/read it. Sofa makes it so easy to quickly log a piece of media without having to hunt down all of the information itself. The shelf feature allows you to store media of all kinds in one category. I use it to log all of the media I am currently consuming and plan to consume next. Adding the widget to my phone makes it easy to quickly figure out what I want to watch next without having to rack my brain trying to remember that movie I saw on Netflix last week. It’s a game changer. 10/10. If the developers ever make something geared towards students or working professionals (marking conferences or technical documents), I’ll gladly use that too. My work around is adding in a custom category and inputting the titles manually. Multiple shelves would also be cool. Big thank you to the developers for the awesome app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the kind and detailed review 😊. It makes me so happy to hear that Sofa is helping you in this way.

Also, I've noted your suggestions!

saintlier ,

The backlog to end all backlogs

Truly the app I never knew I needed. Sometimes I put media in my backlog onto my daily to-do list just because it doesn’t really fit into any better place, so this is the perfect app to curate every piece of the pie I’ve dipped a finger in lol. It really is a great concept for those days when you know you have a nice chunk of free time, but aren’t sure what to do with it. Plus, having lists across multiple media genres in this one app consolidates many of the backlogs that I’m keeping in different places.

The UI is clean and intuitive, and I love the resource lookup integration, as even obscure titles readily appear when I search for them. Adding custom items is a great feature, too.

I do wish we had the ability to manually reorder items on a list rather than only by A-Z or date added. I look forward to seeing what new media formats get added to the app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! I'm glad Sofa is working out for you.

derajpaarg ,

Not a bad app

I really like this idea. I downloaded it to organize my video games because I’m an achievement hunter. So having lists for games I need to purchase, games I need to complete 100%, and all by console. The reason I’m only giving 3 stars is for a few reasons… #1 - Can’t pick game by console. Example: there are Xbox 360 games and Xbox one games and you can differentiate them. #2 - Ran into several games I wanted to add that didn’t show up on the search. It does let you add a “custom game name” but it doesn’t let you choose the artwork for it, it’s just a blank generic image. Not a huge deal but part of the reason I was drawn to the app was the imagery. #3 - Can’t add notes or anything to anything on the lists. #4 - Can’t move items on lists around. Once items are added they stay in the order they were entered. So if you want all games (or anything, really) in a series together and in order, you have to add them all in a row in the order you want. Again, not a bad app. Just not user friendly enough yet for the purposes I’m looking for. I’m going to keep the app regardless and hope the dev will make some of these changes.

I do LOVE the fact that there is no data the app takes or need. Bravo on that 👏

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking time to write a review and share your feedback. A few of your points will be addressed in a future update. Stay tuned!

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