Life Tracker HD for iPad A great looking app with little substance

LifeTracker HD

Life Tracker HD Rating: ★★½☆☆

Life Tracker HD is a beautiful application for you to track the milestones in your life and your future goals. Included in this is the ability to predict your life expectancy which while nice for me, apparently I have another 40+ years to live, I’m not sure how an octogenarian would feel if they were to try the app!

LifeTracker HDAfter a short overview of the application you get to enter your name and then you date of birth and nationality that is used to predict your life expectancy. Once you’ve added those few pieces of information you are launched into the main part of the app.

The main page of the app displays a large clock face but instead of hours and minutes it displays years and months, from the year you were born to your predicted death!

Adding milestones and or goals is as simple as dragging a pin onto the relevant year on the clock face. From there a new page opens up and you can pin point the date down to the specific day and month.

Also on this page you can add as much detail about the milestone as you like, from a simple headline to an essay, the choice is up to you.

This is all very simple to do, however the simplicity comes at a price. There’s no ability to add tags to group your milestones, no ability to add pictures or any other attachments and no way to format the text you are entering either which some what limits the options and the subsequent results.

Once you’ve added some milestones and goals, the difference between them simply being whether they happens in the past or will be happening in the future, they will all show up as dots on the dial. This is nice to look at but while you would think tapping on them would take you to the detail it doesn’t.

To view the entries you’ve already entered you have to scroll down to the milestone page which will display all your entries in chronological order for you to scroll through and re-read.

It would be nice if there were different options to view your milestones and even export them but sadly at present this is not the case.

You can set up multiple profiles so that multiple users can enter their life stories but is no substitute for the previously mentioned missing pieces.

The app looks absolutely beautiful and has great potential but until additional functionality is offered all the hard work of entering your data leaves it as nothing more than a great looking diary.

Pros

  • Looks spectacular
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No ability to change dates on already created articles
  • No export functionality
  • No way to add attachments
  • Only a single view

$3.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Productivity
Released:Sep 30, 2010
Version:1
1 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
4.2 MB
Language:English
Seller:Oliver Rozynski
© 2010 Oliver Rozynski
Rated 4+
Requirements:Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later

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Craig WillisLife Tracker HD for iPad A great looking app with little substance