Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Simple List




Simple List Free is a small, intuitive and easy-to-use application. Designed to be able to create an unlimited amount of lists...you'll be organised before you know it!
Within each list you can add many entries, rank them them and check them off as completed.
Can be used for grocery lists, check lists, packing list, basically whereever there is a need for a list you can use Simple List. If all you want to do is manage lists without the bells and whistles then this is the
application for you.

1. Creating a List

The first time you launch Simple List you will see the following screen:


 
To create your first list, enter the name of the list in the text box at the bottom of the screen. You should then select the add button or press the return key:



The Edit List Screen will then be opened:



You can add as many items to the list as you like by entering them into the text box at the bottom of the screen. As with adding lists you select the add button or press the return key to add an item to the list. 

2. Quick Actions

You can select any List or List-Item by using a Long Press and a quick action bar will appear:




The options available are:
  • Edit (List Only)
  • Check/Uncheck (List-Item only)
  • Remind (List-Item only)
  • Send (List Only)
  • Delete
  • Rename
  • Move Up
  • Move Down

3. Gestures

A Single tap will open up a list.

A Long press will open the quick action bar

If you swipe across a List-Item it will check or uncheck this swiped List-Item.











If you like this application then please give us a good rating.

135 comments:

  1. I installed Simple Lists Free and liked it well enough to purchase the version without ads. Unfortunately, the lists that I created do not appear in the paid version. How can I move or copy my data from the free to the paid version?

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  2. Hi Seth,

    this is a known problem.

    A possible way around this is to copy the database file. If you locate the following file: data/data/com.J5.simplelist.free/databases/notes.db and copy this file to data/data/com.J5.simplelist.pro/databases this should work.

    Although it is little consolation for you, I will look into creating a migration function for future releases.

    I do apologise for this inconvenience but would like to thankyou for you valuable feedback.

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  3. There is now an import feature when moving from the free version to pro. You can access this by selecting the menu button from within the pro version. This feature is only available in the pro version when you have the free version installed. So do not uninstall the free version until you have migrated your data.

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    1. Where do I find the menu button within pro so I can transfer info from the free version?

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    2. When you are in the main screen with the overview of your lists, hit the menu button. Manage Data will pop up.

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  4. Hi,

    I just started using Simple List and loving it.
    I would love it if you had a feature where you could share a specific list with other users.
    Looking forward to more updates!
    Keren

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  5. Hi Keren,

    Thanks for the feedback and I am pleased you are enjoying it. I do have future plans for sharing lists and cloud storage.

    Thanks again for using Simple List.

    Regards

    James

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    1. I agree. Please let me know once this feature is added.

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  6. Would love to be able to remind/check/uncheck @ the list level. Also would love to be able to move items down.

    All in all this is s rockin'ly good app I use every day. In the past, I'd be in the middle of sn errand, chore,etc. think of something I need to do and forget to write it down OR I'd have a zillion scraps of papers with reminders. Now, I've got a prioritized list I can work that goes everywhere with me. A total YAY!

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  7. Just installed free app. Is there a way to copy a list or it's file to share contents? Is this availaable in paid version? Thanks for sharing a great product.

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  8. @prisonerprince, there is no export function at the moment, what did you have in mind, how do you intend on using this data? Let me know and I will consider adding this feature. I am interested in what sort of file format(s) would be usefull to you.

    Regards

    James

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  9. First, thanks for the prompt response/

    I am logginh personal biometrics (BP, Glucose level, weight, meds, etc.) and it would be convenient to attaatch list to e-mail or open and save as text with OfffficeSuite pro.

    Also, I am using a Kryos tablet, do you know if print drivers exist or where one would look?

    Thanks again!

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  10. I have a Kindle Fire, and love Simple list, however after having to hard reset my Fire, my lists disappeared. How can I back up my lists? I created a new list, then looked in the data folder, but found nothing there. Where are the lists kept on the Fire? I've been using the free version, but would likely buy it if I can find a way to back up the lists to my computer. I keep lists of items relating to my clients.

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  11. @prisonerprince I have just added send functionality to latest version (1.3) so you can send your list via email.
    This is available on google android market at the moment. It has been submitted to the amazon market place and will be available once they have reviwed this. Unfortunatley I do not know anything about print drivers.

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  12. @susan, sorry to hear that you lost your data. Unfortunately there is not feature at present to backup data apart from sending via email (version 1.3). I will look into a solution for this and let you know as soon as I have something available.

    Regards

    James

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  13. Hi James,

    Your app does the job for me with exception of one thing. In order for me to invoice tasks it is necessary to know when I completed them. Any chance of adding some automated tracking?

    Thanks,
    Carlton

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  14. @Susan, just added a backup and restore feature that backs up database to SD card.
    @c4rlts I have just added a completion date and time that appears when you complete a task.
    I am just finishing final testing of version 1.4. This should be on the google android market within the next 24 hours. I will also submit this to the Amazon app store at the same time but this can sometimes take a couple of weeks before it has been reviewed and is available.
    If you follow me on twitter or facebook I will post updates as soon as they are available.
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Kind Regards

    James

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  15. I just downloaded the free version today and used it for grocery shopping. This app is going to save me sooo much time! I love it! I also love that i can make lists and email them to my husband so he can stop at the store after work.
    i have a question though. I have installed this on my tablet as well as my droid phone. Is it possible to back up a list created on one device to my sd card then load it from that sd card on the other device? I just want to be able to create lists from my tablet but have them on my phone to check off.
    My only suggestion would be to allow for sub categories within a list, I like to organize my shopping lists by department. Right now i can move items up and down but it would be nice to go just one step further.

    Thanks for a great app!
    Heather

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  16. @Mrs.Reed The latest version of Simple List has a backup and restore function. You could potentially backup on one device (This creates a file called notes.db on the SD card in the folder called databasedata). If you copy this file onto another device in the same folder, you could then restore this.

    Kind Regards

    James

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  17. Just dl the free version on the fire...love it so far :)


    Is there a way to sync the list so that it also appears on my Android?

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  18. Downloaded to blackberry playbook, is there a back button or home button so I can move from list itmes screen to list screen?

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  19. @Meredith, sorry no way to sync at the moment.
    @Darren, on playbook swipe down from top of screen to get application menu, there is a back button on there. When I get round to it I will a dedicated back button.

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  20. I love the list program, one idea about moving items in a list up / down. If you have a long list it becomes a chore to select the item repeatedly to move it one step, it would be great if item could be just dragged up / down within the list!

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  21. Love the program. Would love to have an easier way of putting items in alphabetical order.

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  22. @Velda, will look at this for the next release :)

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  23. I'm stuck in my groceries list and can't get to my list of lists. Using kindle fire. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  24. Hi, you just need to select the back button. If this does not work I guess your tablet has crashed so I would try restarting.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    James

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  25. Hi, James,
    Would really appreciate the ability to have lists within lists. Perhaps bullet points, sub-categories, each with titles. Example as given in an earlier post ftom Mrs. Reed, grocery lists: i.e. Meats; Dairy: Types of cheeses: Modes: Chunk. Grated. Shredded; Produce: Bananas. Apples: Granny Smith, HoneyCrisp. You get the idea. Thanks so much.
    mm

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  26. Hi James
    I have been using your Simple List Free version for quite a while and just recently noticed that after entering a new item in a list, I cannot pull up the Quick Action Bar. I can on the older items I have entered. I have purchased the Pro version hoping that would solve the problem, but it didn't! Please help! I LOVE THE APP but I am frustrated that I cannot seem to resolve this issue.

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  27. @Donna,
    In the last release i made a few changes. To open the quick action bar you need to do a long press as lots of people wanted the quick tap to open the list. Have you tried a long press?

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  28. James
    I have tried the long press, but it doesn't work.

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  29. @Donna, I have managed to reproduce it, I will get a fix out as soon as possible. Thanks for the feedback

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  30. @Donna, I have fixed the bug you reported. It should be available soon on Google Play. If you downloaded from Amazon market place the new app has been submitted but it takes longer to become available as it will have to go through amazons review process.

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  31. Need google tasks syncro, with reminders, repeating tasks and do on....Thanks

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  32. I have just installed simple-list Prof on my Nexus 7 and it looks to be just what I need. Unfortunately there are two problems:

    1. A long press on a list title doesn't bring up the action bar
    2. There seems to be no way to add a new list beyond the initial one created when first launched.

    Regards

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  33. I use Simple List on my Kindle however when I long press to get the quick action bar I only see three options. I would like to edit my list items but it is cut off at the end of the bar and I can't access it. Any help would be appreciated!
    Marilyn

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  34. I use Simple List on my Kindle however when I long press to get the quick action bar I only see three options. I would like to edit my list items but it is cut off at the end of the bar and I can't access it. Any help would be appreciated!
    Marilyn

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  35. @Kal and Marilyn Farr, have you tried dragging the buttons in the quick action bar across, this should expose the other options. Let me you if you still have problems.

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  36. What am I missing. I am not able to create a new list with new category but just add items to an existing list

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  37. I love the app. I would love to be able to access my lists on both my Kindle and my android phone.

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  38. I am also having problems creating a second list. (Kindle Fire HD)

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  39. Unable to add a second list. Also, it will not allow me to edit the one list I have been able to add.

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  40. I downloaded the free version on my kindle fire & its great. However, there is no send option on my quick action bar.
    As far as adding a 2nd list, I hit the back arrow & then was able to add another list. For all you kindle people, try that. I wish there was a print option!

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  41. @Denise, the option to send a list is only available at the list level. If it is not visible you should be able to drag the buttons to the left to make it visible.

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  42. I love this app but would like to edit the individual items as I often put tasks by rooms or types of things to pack on one item separated by periods and cannot find way to add text to an individual item. Be very helpful thanks

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  43. Need to be able to edit individual items later.thanks

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  44. having a of trouble with it I installed the free version and the start up was as you described but it is only allowing me to view my one list won't let me change the title, delete, or start a new list.have tried following directions above.nothing seems to work.

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  45. started using simple list this week and very pleased. is there a way I can backup my data-- say to my laptop--in case I get a different ereader?

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  46. @Ann you an edit individual items, just select the quick action bar, you an rename an item or you can complete or incomplete and item.
    @Kasey If you select the back button you this will take you to a screen showing all lists. From here you can rename your list
    @Florence, you can backup data from the main lists screen. Select the menu button (three dots...) then manage data. form here you can backup and restore data. The backup will be stored in a file called 'notes.db' in the a folder called 'databasedata'. just copy this file to your laptop. When you move to a new ereader, just copy file back to same location.

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  47. Love this app. I started with the free version but updated to the PRO version at a very low price. .This app.is great for any type of LIST you need. I would like to see sub categories soon so I can organize my shopping list by the order they are in the store. It would also be great if there was a desktop version so you could sync with computer. Thanks for this great app.

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  48. Unable to add more than one list. I downloaded this app to my Galaxy Tab7
    :( Am i missing something??

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  49. @those2 are you selecting the back button to go back to the screen showing all lists?

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    1. Thanks James fir your quick reply. Got it now and think i'm going tl love it. Just ehat i need. Thank you

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  50. Thanks James for quick reply! Ive now got it all sorted and love the app. Thank you

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  52. I just started using this app on my kindle fire and like it so far, but I think checking things off should be a bit easier. It's a little annoying to have to hold down a button and choose the option to "check" in the middle of the store. I like that feature for the other options, just not the check off option. Maybe just have check boxes next to the list items to check off or just swipe to check off.
    I'd also LOVE to be able to have categories in a list. Like for my grocery list I can have different lists inside that one for meats, dairy, produce, etc. I'd be so incredibly happy with that feature.

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  53. @briezee123 you should be able to swipe on a list item to complete it. Categories is on my todo list....when I get a bit of time ;)

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  54. I really like this app, considering how forgetful I can be! I currently have the free version on my Kindle Fire. The only issue I'm having is while creating a list I can see the first item as I enter it, but the second and all following items I cannot view them as I'm "typing" in the Add Item box. Just a minor annoyance more than anything else, but we all know how auto-correct can change what we intended to put in!

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    1. I have the same exact problem ! I have the paid version!

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  55. HELP!! I went to access my Simple List Pro app on my phone and it was GONE! VANISHED! completely from my phone. I went to the App Store to redownload it and I couldn't find it. Please help!!

    Donna G.

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  56. @Donna G,

    you can re-download from google play at:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.j5.android.simplelist.pro

    or from amazon app store:

    http://www.amazon.com/James-Farrier-Simple-List-Pro/dp/B006BFZ0N0/ref=sr_1_1



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  57. Is there a way to delete the list once it is finished? I can delete each item once it is complete but do not see a way to delete the list name.

    Danny

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  58. @Danny, Long click over the list (from the list of lists - the first screen) and the Quick Action bar will appear. This has a Delete option on this.

    Regards

    James

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  59. Thank You for all your hard work and quick responses to all our request.
    Keep up the good work!

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  60. About 3/4 of the time I type in the add field it's blank and I have to enter to see the list. Usually having to delete and start over because of mistakes because I can't see what I'm typing Is there a fix for this ?

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  61. Really like the app so far!

    How do you rank an item witin a list? This feature is listed in the description but I don't see the option anywhere. Also agree drag & drop vs the move up/down would be great.

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  62. How do I copy list items to multiple lists? I have a classroom of 30 students that I give monthly lists of goals they all need to achieve (60 + items) and I was hoping to use this app for this but if I can't copy and paste full list item lists, this app (which I love) won't be feasible. Please help!

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  63. I purchased Simple List Pro today and I believe it hits the mark concerning a simple list manager that notifies me when I am late and let's me see how well I am doing towards completing my list. I am using this on a Nexus 7 32 GB tablet. A couple of suggestions for a future release would be the following:

    1. Provide a widget version so I can keep it on my desktop in front of me.
    2. Provide views or work spaces so I can separate my Work list from my Personal list.

    Excellent App! Keep up the good work.

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  64. One additional future feature I would like you to consider is the possibility of defining a repeating list. I often have tasks that I would like to repeat on the same day each week for the year. Some of these are work related and some are personal.

    Having that ability would be really nice and I am sure there are others who would like to have such a feature.

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  65. I have the free app, and I'm loving it! aThis is exactly what I was looking for.

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  66. I little instruction would be nice. How do you add Lists? How do you see multiple lists. I have wasted an hour, searched for a YouTube video, the internet etc. I am going to delete the app and write a bad review if I don't get some help. Maybe the app is great but it is very rude not to provide any instructions. Is there some help?

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    1. You are actually commenting on the instructions!

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  67. Can you sort list? It would be nice to a list by store aisles.
    Thanks

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    1. Sure, use the up and down arrows from the quick action bar

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  68. I wish that, when you emailed the list, it was formatted like a list and didn't just group everything on your list together in a paragraph.

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    1. I just recently started using simple list and it is definitely a handy tool. I agree with Mrs. Green about keeping the list format when emailing. Is this something you could consider adding? Thanks for the great app.

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  69. How can one delete an entire list?

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  70. Created fist list easily, now how do I create more lists?

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  71. I just purchased the list app, but it is exactly like the free list app and I cannot add new lists. It only gives me the option to add items to the one list.

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  72. I shift my items around a lot as I prioritize on the move. But moving number 14 up to #3 and 5 to 12 takes a lot of repetitive work. There has to be a way to number items and drag them to their desired rank....

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  73. I love the simplicity of this app, but would really like to see a couple things to help with greater organization. To be able to add an item to a sub category, within a list would be great. Also, as an example, in my "Grocery" list, if I could keep a list of all items I might need, (which would be extensive), and be able to go through this list, select the items I need to get at that time, and then have an option to display only the selected items. Hope the suggestions help, and thanks in advance for listening.

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  74. I have Simple-list on my Kindle fire and I created numerous lists I never manually backed anything up, as I was under the impression that everything was being backed up on the cloud. My Kindle was reset to factory defaults. Is there any way that I can get that data back?

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    1. You can only restore data if you have previously manually backed this up using the backup facility

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  75. I am unable to add new lists. I can only create one list and add items. I am using the pro version on the kindle fire. Please help.

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    1. You need to press the back button on your device. I think you are on the screen for an individual list. If you press the back button you will go back to the screen for all lists. Hope this helps

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    2. Great app, really great app. I would request a feature though. Numbered list. Bulleted list is great but numbered list would be even greater. Thank you.

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  76. Perfect! Thank you so much for the speedy response! Great app!

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  77. I am unable to edit my item in my list, even though it should pop up an an option in the action bar. What am I missing? I do love this simple app!

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  78. I love this app and have rated it elsewhere. I do have a suggestion though. The capability to synchronize between a tablet and a cell phone would be great.

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  79. There is an
    ad for Amazon across the top of the screen and I am in saga able to see what is underneath could it be a navigation bar? I cane add a second list because hitting the back bar on the kindle takes me to the start screens

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  80. I have the free version and purchased the pro version but can't move my lists from free to pro? Can you help?

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  81. How do you share lists with others?

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  82. I purchased this app & wonder how to email or text lists. Any plans for this - it would certainly make it way more useful!? Thanks!

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  84. I can't delete items from lists. No matter how long I hold my finger on the item the box telling me I can delete it doesn't pop up. Please help. Besides this I'm very pleased with the app.

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  85. To Lucy I know this is basic but I've been an IT professional 25 years and still forget these sometime. Have you exited app and reentered? Did you turn Kindle off by holding OFF switch down for at least 20 seconds? If problems still, remove app from device, and download from cloud again. Just in case, before removing app select bottom middle icon in Simple List PRO, then Manage Data, then Backup. To restore data if necessary, go to Manage Data again.

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  86. Does anyone experience Simple List PRO performance often hangs up and will not budge? I check running applications and Force Stop those that I know don't need to be running but it doesn't help.

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  87. Is there a way to password protect a list or the app itself? If not, I would love to see that feature added.

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  88. Hi, a suggestion: rather than having to go into the quick edit list each time i want to move the same item up higher in my list, can you change function so that the 'arrow keys' remain active, to avoid multiple 'quick edits' just to move an item line by line? Thanks! Love the pro app. - Diane

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    1. I'd vote for this, too.

      Other than this, no complaints or suggestions at all. Very happy with the app.

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    2. Yes that would be great! And how about fixing the quick edit so it avidly opens when you long tap!

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    3. Oops, I meant to say "actually opens". I can hardly ever get that quick edit box to open!

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    4. Oh, and btw, other than that I LOVE this app too. Just what I needed.

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    5. Oh, and btw, other than that I LOVE this app too. Just what I needed.

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    6. Oops, I meant to say "actually opens". I can hardly ever get that quick edit box to open!

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  89. I love this app for grocery list, running lists, menu planning, etc.. I also use Evernote for some other things. Is there any plan to be able to share the list to Evernote? I recently had to reset my phone to factory settings and last lost all of my running list in simple list pro. Would love this option so that I have my list backed up.

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  90. Is there a way to import from a pdf file? I would love to use this to keep track of my book collection and importing instead of typing would be so much easier

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  91. Can I install the pro version on both my phone and my tablet or would I need to purchase another license? Also, if I have it installed on both, can they be synced?

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  92. Also, I love this app. It does exactly what I need it to do without extra features that I don't need.

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  93. Can I transfer the contents of this app to a new Kindle.

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  94. Superb program. Does what it is supposed to do, without garbage or complications.

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  95. I see all these great reviews but I can't even figure out how to create additional lists! Your instructions above don't reference it at all. I've done a long hold everywhere and while I can edit anything, I can't add other than to the one list I was able to create initially. Are there better instructions somewhere else?

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  96. When you first open 'Simple-List', it opens in the 'List' view (i.e. the page that should show the names of the various lists.) It you look at the bottom of the screen, the box where you would type in a new item, it reads 'Add a new list'.
    Just enter the name of the list you want to make, and that adds your new list. Then in your start up screen, that shows as another list. Just touch that name and it opens up the screen where you can add items to the list.
    I hope this is helpful!

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  97. Belinda Amazon Fire 5. When I long press on the ist title or a list item my option bar does not start with edit. I get no option to edit any of my lists or items.

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  98. Belinda Amazon Fire 5. When I long press on the ist title or a list item my option bar does not start with edit. I get no option to edit any of my lists or items.

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    1. On your option bar, use 'rename' to edit an input.

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  99. Nice App, THX. I bought your App 2 years ago and use it every day. One suggestion: the selection for the date of a Reminder is the day of the Week not showed. It would be easier with Monday Friday...

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  100. Nice App, THX. I bought your App 2 years ago and use it every day. One suggestion: the selection for the date of a Reminder is the day of the Week not showed. It would be easier with Monday Friday...

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  101. Great app! However needs a print and or a forwarding option

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  102. Great app! However needs a print and or a forwarding option

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  103. James, I saw in one of your comments that there is a backup facility for Simple List. Can you tell me how to access this and apply it?

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  104. Is there a faster easier way to delete an item than the long hold/ delete? Thanks. Enjoy your app.

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  105. Is there a faster easier way to delete an item than the long hold/ delete? Thanks. Enjoy your app.

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  106. How do you delete a list?? I made several for a specific project that is long gone!!

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  107. How do you delete a list?? I made several for a specific project that is long gone!!

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  108. How do you delete a list? Finished project, would like to delete whole thing so I can start more!!

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  109. How do you delete a list? Finished project, would like to delete whole thing so I can start more!!

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    1. If I can't delete it how do I rename it???

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    2. If I can't delete it how do I rename it???

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  110. I figured out how to rename a list! Collapse the list, press and hold to bring up that menu, then hit rename.

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  111. Love this app and have suggested it to many of my friends. I know you like to use the KISS principle but one feature that would benefit me infinitely, would be the ability to "hide completed" tasks. I reuse lists all the time by checking and unchecking items but some list get long and force me to do a lot of scrolling to find unchecked items. Another aide if hiding isn't easy/possible would be the ability to add items to the top of the list. Moving items one step at a time to move them to the top of a long list can get tiresome. Just items on my wish list. If not possible, no worries. Love this app.

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  112. I have the pro version and love it, but one little glitch has come to light, if I want to alter an item I can't get the rename menu to come up.

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