2020 is almost over, but not before the editors of iPhoned look back one last time. Michel kicks off with his best iOS app of 2020.
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Best iOS App of 2020: Amazing Marvin
My favorite iOS app wasn’t made in 2020, but I did discover it this year. Don’t get distracted by the slightly silly name, because Amazing Marvin is a fantastic calendar app, although it can do a lot more. At the same time, the app is also the home base for to-do lists, notes and project management.
Amazing Marvin especially excels in adaptability. When setting up the app, which is also available on Android and as a desktop version, you can indicate how you bring order to your life. The foundation of Amazing Marvin is bare and it is up to you to add useful planning methods, or ‘Strategies’.
You can go in all directions with the productivity tool. For example, do you like to work with a weekly planner, or do you always look a month ahead? Choose. And do you enjoy being able to divide projects into small tasks and attach a due date (including minutes) to this for each task? Which can. Do you also want to add colors per sub-area here? You ask, Amazing Marvin is running.
The app is almost completely customizable. That also applies to the appearance. In the theme store of Amazing Marvin you will find various designs, so that the app copies the design of colleagues, such as Todoist or Wunderlist. You can then use this basic design to shape your ideal agenda.
Last year I fell in love with the extensive possibilities of the app because it helps me to create an overview. The app serves as a reminder, project management tool for various employers and a shopping list. In addition, it is ideal that you can switch all expansion options on and off, so you are not bound by the design choices of the makers.
Incidentally, this also directly hides the danger of Amazing Marvin. The app is far too comprehensive for people who are simply looking for an online calendar. In fact, the first time you see all those options and possibilities can be quite overwhelming. Fortunately, you soon learn that Amazing Marvin always places the choice with you. You can make the app as comprehensive as you can imagine, but you don’t have to.
Cons of Amazing Marvin
Amazing Marvin is not perfect. The iOS app (and Android variant), for example, is sometimes a bit slow. The makers themselves also acknowledge this: the app is maintained by a small team and as yet there is no capacity to expand the functions. However, if you run into problems, customer service is always there, as I know from my own experience.
Another downside to Amazing Marvin is price. A monthly subscription costs more than 11 euros. If you pay a year in advance, converted (from dollars) around 7.50 euros per month will be lost and students will receive a 50 percent discount. All in all, the app is not cheap, but in my opinion it is well worth the money.
Amazing Marvin – On the Go
Looking back at 2020
In the run-up to 2021, all share iPhonededitors their favorite iOS app of 2020, so stay tuned. Finally, we would like to thank you as a visitor for the past year. We are happy to write about everything that has to do with Apple every day and will of course continue on a cheerful footing next year. We couldn’t do this without you, so thank you!