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Complete is a to-do app, and there are already many other to-do apps, yes. So... why another one?

Because none of them personally fit my needs - or hopefully yours either!

Complete allows you to create multiple projects within one window, add milestones to each project, and under each milestone, add to-do items. Also, under each project, you can add as many files as you want, keeping all project files in one place. Not only that, you can add notes to each project.

So to sum up the key features:

What's New

Version 1.0.2:
  • Many minor improvements.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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lemon-kun Member IconReview+256

OK, this is very, very basic stuff, but still there may be some who need something like that. Unfortunately, there is a lot wrong with this app, in my view:

- entering tasks is kind of awkward: klick "+"-button then double click to change the task's name from "Todo Item" into the name you want it to have. That's just clumsy and way too slow – in OmniFocus I just hit enter and the next to-do item is created, ready to give it a description.
- no drag and drop of to-do items from one Milestone to the other. No copy and paste. There is a way to manage milestones and to-do items: each to-do item has a clickable list where you can choose the location of the to-do item. This sounds OK, but first of all in my testing it took quite some time until this list updated itself (?), and well, this way you cannot copy an action.
- the tasks are always (and only) in alphabetic order. The Milestones are always in the order you created them: if you forgot something, you cannot rearrange them or insert – a new milestone will always show up all down the list.

+ Adding Files to a project is a good thing, and well integrated with quickview
+ you can give a project whatever icon you just like. That is nice.

Overall: Not very Mac-like, this app – typical actions we Mac users are used to, don't work with this app: copy/past, drag and drop… While the whole thing is really basic and cannot do much, it isn't even as clean as it should be (the "no milestone" to-do items are only listed together with all others in the "all milestones"-list, there is no way to only see these). The whole interface is pretty unpractical – while not even shiny: it looks like some Xcode Interface Builder tutorial. However, thanks to the developer to provide a demo-version – if I would have paid 5$ in the MacAppStore and would get an app like this, I'd be pretty angry.

So, I have to ask the developer: why another to-do app? And who would pay 5$ for that? You can get iProcrastinate for free – it will do files, while having a better interface, drag & drop, sync with 1$-iPhone app… If you need more complicated you can get Task Coach, for free as well. And yes, then there are the more expensive apps like OmniFocus&Co. that are really powerful and very cleanly designed – they cost more than Complete, but you get so much more functionality that the 5$ price tag for Complete still seems way too high…

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Krystof Vasa


thanks for all the input, though I really don't think your rating is fair given you haven't even contacted me and given me a chance to fix those things which I'm most likely to fix in the next update, though I don't see much use in drag'n'dropping the todos between milestones since it's more work than simply choosing the milestone in the milestone menu that's at each row (but definitely will be added).

Please note that most devs don't visit MU and read the comments - it's much more useful to contact the dev instead.

I have honestly mainly built this app for myself - when developing apps, you get a lot of various mockups, support files, notes, etc. - none of the other apps (and I've tried generally all of them that have a trial) met my needs.

IMHO iProcrastinate's UI isn't anything pretty and seems cluttered to me. But that's a matter of opinion. Complete's goal is to be streamlined and simple - you have projects, milestones, todos - and possibly some files.

TaskCoach the same (not to mention that it's not really a native app).

This is version 1.0 - there will be features added, stuff improved. I generally provide support 18 hours a day, provide beta builds, fix things within 24 hours. This is why to pay for software and $5 is one Starbucks coffee, or max. 2 beers (depending on where you live) - it's not really much considering I've spent hours and hours working on this (and if you understand that Apple takes 30% away from you, so I really get about $3.50, it's not much) and providing support.

I understand that Complete doesn't suite your needs - but that's not a reason for giving it one star. iProcrastinate and TaskCoach don't fit my needs either, so I just pass, or give a comment and don't rate.

Sincerely yours,

Krystof Vasa


I am sorry but I can only review what is actually there in the app. If your app isn't finished, do your work and publish when it is finished. As for not contacting you: I am not working for your company and this is a commercial product, not an open-source project – it is not my job to provide the creative input.

I didn't give Complete a low rating because it is a simple app – I gave it a low rating because it doesn't do simple things very well; poor design.

You are right that iProcrastinate isn't a pretty app, but it is at least quite well designed. If you feel the pre-defined groups in the left pane are too much clutter, you can simply make them go away by right clicking and then uncheck what you don't need. At least in iProcrastinate you can rearrange the tasks ("steps") by dragging and dropping and sort the milestones ("tasks") according to due date or priority. I've never said iProcrastinate is a perfect app, but it's free and easy to use and it does provide features that are useful even for total beginners, things like a search function.

Regarding money: I know the software business isn't easy. Especially if you want to sell something others offer for free.

Krystof Vasa

Yes, but one star really means a garbage app - something that completely doesn't work, is malware, etc. What you found are really a few cosmetic/usability bugs that I haven't considered since my workflow is different from yours. From your review, I'd say it's more like a 3-star app. Giving a 1-star review incredibly hurts me as the developer since then people skip the app without even trying it.

As for the contact: Sure, you don't work for me, however, no app will ever be perfect for everyone and when you don't contact the dev, there's no way of him knowing someone isn't content/missing something in the app. It's just a general observation I've made that people here often rant that something isn't working and isn't fixed - how is the dev supposed to know when no one tells him?

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Date 19 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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