Finish Review – Pun fully intended

On February 27, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Finish Review – Pun fully intended

Our rating:

By: Basil Ltd.

Version #: 1.0.2

Date Released: 2013-02-17

Developer: Basil Ltd.

Price: 0.99

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I’ll admit. I’m lazy, and I love putting things off till the very last minute. More often than not, this proves to be my downfall when deadlines start piling on me. So I was quite happy when I heard about Finish.

As per the app title might suggest, Finish was developed with the aim of helping procrastinators like me get down to doing work.

To start things off, one has to realize how procrastinators love to push things till the very last minute. Unless something is due the very next morning, they won’t even start on it till the night before. So what Finish has in store would be three zonal methods of categorization to chart the importance of whatever tasks you may have at hand: Short term, Middle term, and Long term. The importance levels of these groups is pretty much self-explanatory. The time frames defining these categories can be adjusted in the settings.

What Finish does is to group the tasks you have to complete via importance preceding from the date the tasks are due for. So rather than having to filter through dozens of randomly arranged reminders, users get to view what’s most urgently requiring their attention and get down to it first. Cue a couple of somewhat annoying but very much appreciated push notifications as reminders, and you have one of the simplest and yet most effective forms of reminders.

Of course with all that said, ultimately it all boils down to your self-discipline. Unless you have the urge and initiative to overcome this horrible habit, no app can be developed to help you. But would I pay a dollar for something that helps me with keeping myself in check? Indeed I will.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:Just about everyone who have things to manage

What I Like:The ability to highlight what is most urgently requiring your attention

What I Don't Like:A few cosmetic improvements would be very much appreciated

Final Statement:Definitely gets the job done.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Overcome the clutches of procrastination with Finish, a busy iPhone user’s best friend. Unlike other to-do apps that are "clever" for their own sake, only Finish takes advantage of how you naturally think. Finish gets in your face when you need it, stays out of the way when you don't, and effortlessly keeps you focused on the only thing that matters: completing important tasks.


Forbes: "You can retire your post it notes!"

iPhone Life Magazine: "I've never found task apps that useful… But Finish for iPhone has changed that."

TechCrunch: "If you’re a high school or college student, or a freelancer with deadlines, Finish’s due-date-based system will probably be just the trick."

TUAW: "Finish is a nice looking app. It's very well done. As days go by, tasks get re-assigned accordingly. That's pretty handy as deadlines draw nearer."

– Simple, intuitive to-do entry. Name, date, done.
– Unique, fully automated, timeframes-based task management. Your tasks automatically slide up as time passes through your customizable Short, Mid, and Long Term Timeframes.
– Notifications that actually help: with optional notifications for both when a task slides or becomes due, you can stay focused on each individual task, while also maintaining a broader sense of how long you have to do everything. It's a secret weapon against procrastination.
– Truly satisfying completion indicators.
– A gorgeous, gesture-based interface--Finish is smooth as can be and a joy to use, because you deserve it.
- One-tap access to all of your completed tasks. Just tap the Finish in the top bar to see what you've finished!
– Multiple view modes--don't want to be stressed and overwhelmed, no matter how much you have to do? Finish intelligently collapses your less urgent tasks, without you needing to worry about a thing. Feeling ahead of the game, and want to see everything at once? Just flick off Focus Mode in Settings. You'll be ready to conquer all of your stuff, no matter the circumstances.
– …and more! (full list & descriptions at

With updates constantly in the works, including more platforms coming soon, Finish can only get better. You've never settled for sub-par, so why not grab the best task-management app available? Be your best, only with Finish.

Happy tasking!

Article By

A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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