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Review: CompList offers a number of list types with limited customization options

Create and add items to a handful of different types of lists.

CompList is a list creation tool with a couple of small twists, allowing you to create custom list types from a menu of options. The custom lists are at times useful and in other cases a bit redundant; and while the setup is a great idea, the interface and feature set can be limiting when it comes to more robust list management needs.

When you open CompList for the first time, you'll find five options for different types of lists, from a straight text list to a countdown list, as well as options to automatically update lists or copy them. The ideas here are all solid, but the app often feels like a rough draft. The text is often truncated, descriptions are not clear, and there are not quite enough options for changing the layout or entry types for any one list. You cannot create your own list types and when entering text for a list, you can't add attributes like due date or price. The design is clean and attractive, however, and with some work the functions could be very useful because of the unique take the developer offers.

CompList is a combination of great ideas and incomplete execution. With a bit more attention to the interface and the actual process of creating and editing list items, the app could be a great list builder and productivity tool on the App Store. Right now, however, there are plenty of better free options out there to choose from.

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