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Join us as we take our first look into the world of Alto’s Adventure, including a glimpse of gameplay and the dynamic weather and lighting that will accompany you on the mountainside!

Be sure to visit the Alto’s Adventure website and subscribe to our mailing list!

Hope you enjoy the video :)

Ryan

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Checkmark 2.1 with Snoozing and improved Recurring Reminders is here (and it’s on sale!)

Checkmark 2.1 is now available in the App Store.

The update will install automatically for existing customers that have Automatic App Updates turned on (for others just open the App Store app).

If you’re thinking about buying Checkmark 2, now is a great time! The app is currently on sale for $2.99 (70% off the regular price of $9.99)! 

Download Checkmark 2 on the App Store here

What’s New in Checkmark 2.1

 Snoozing. You can now set a snooze for When or Where reminders on a per-task basis, for either 1 minute or 1 hour. The snooze function will continually remind you of an overdue reminder until it’s marked as complete, or rescheduled. You can apply a “Default Snooze” in the Settings to apply a snooze to all created reminders.

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 Recurring reminders now require a check-off in order to rest them for the next scheduled occurrence. Overdue Recurring reminders now badge the app icon, ensuring you never miss a recurring reminder again!

 Tappable actions in Notes. You can now add tappable links inside the notes field, for things like a phone number, website URL, or email address. Tap and hold for about 0.5 seconds on a link to perform an action – like making a phone call or sending a new email. 

Checkmark 2.1 also adds support for users that are using a 24-hour clock, and includes a subtle count of items for each list in the main Lists view. Improvements to date-specific location-based reminders and the “Add from map” feature have also been made, along with several bug fixes and speed improvements.

If you’re enjoying the app it’d also be awesome if you could take a moment to rate it in the App Store. App ratings don’t carry over from version to version, so even if you’ve rated it before it’d still be super helpful to us if you could rate it again.

Thanks for supporting us in doing what we love doing :)

I’d also like to take a second to personally thank Kevin Wammer of ApfelTech for helping us out with some super-last-minute German translation stuff. Thanks again Kevin!

–Ryan

PS: we’re still hard at work on Alto’s Adventure!

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Checkmark 2.1 for iPhone® and iPod touch® Adds New Features to Further User Productivity

Toronto, Canada — August 28th 2014 — Snowman today released Checkmark 2.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, the first major update to the critically acclaimed to-do app originally released in March. Checkmark helps people stay on top of everything they have to do in their busy lives, and version 2.1 adds more great features to further enhance productivity for its users.

Checkmark 2.1 adds a slew of new features, including Snoozing, improved Recurring Reminders, Tappable Actions in Notes, and many small refinements.

What’s New in Checkmark 2.1 

Snoozing. You can now set a snooze for When or Where reminders on a per-task basis, for either 1 minute or 1 hour. The snooze function will continually remind you of an overdue reminder until it’s marked as complete, or rescheduled. You can apply a “Default Snooze” in the Settings to apply a snooze to all created reminders.

Recurring reminders now require a check-off in order to rest them for the next scheduled occurrence. Overdue Recurring reminders now badge the app icon, ensuring you never miss a recurring reminder again!

Tappable actions in Notes. You can now add tappable links inside the notes field, for things like a phone number, website URL, or email address. Tap and hold for about 0.5 seconds on a link to perform an action – like making a phone call or sending a new email. 

Checkmark 2.1 also adds support for users that are using a 24-hour clock, and includes a subtle count of items for each list in the main Lists view. Improvements to date-specific location-based reminders and the “Add from map” feature have also been made, along with several bug fixes and speed improvements.

Checkmark 2, released in March, 2014 was a major overhaul to the original Checkmark, released in July of 2012. Checkmark 2 has been re-designed for iOS 7 and includes powerful new features, such as Location Groups, One-tap Remind Rescheduling, Date-specific Location-based Reminders, Flexible Recurring Reminders, iCloud Sync, and the all-new Lists section.

Checkmark 2 Main Features

Create date and time-based reminders faster and easier than a calendar.

Reschedule reminders with only one-tap (push them ahead by minutes, hours, or days).

Create powerful location-based reminders in only 3 taps for a single location, or for a group of locations.

Manage projects for work and everyday to-do lists, and organize them with headers.

Set daily/weekly/bi-weekly/monthly, or custom recurring reminders.

Pricing and Availability

Checkmark 2.1 is available at a special sale price of $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com. After the sale the regular price will be $9.99. Checkmark 2.1 is designed for iOS 7. Checkmark 2 is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

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Announcing Alto’s Adventure

After over a year of hard work it feels great to finally let the cat out of the bag. This is our biggest project to date, and we’re incredibly excited about it.

Introducing, Alto’s Adventure: http://www.altosadventure.com

Be sure to follow @altosadventure on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to ensure you don’t miss any news!

– Ryan

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A little update on Checkmark 2 so far

Just thought I’d take a quick second to update everyone on Checkmark 2 so far.

First off – a HUGE thank-you to everyone that has purchased the app so far. Without you guys we couldn’t do what we do. Thanks a lot. Seriously.

Secondly, I’d like to thank everyone that has written about the app. We appreciate every review we get, big or small. It’s great to see read reviews of a product we created from scratch and spent so much time working on.

We’re thrilled to be reading the good, but it’s also helpful to hear the bad, or anything people think needs work.

It was also awesome to see Apple feature Checkmark in the Productivity section right when we launched the app last Tuesday.

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While we can’t link to every review, here are some of the ones we really enjoyed:

Dave Caolo, writing for TUAW:

This handy reminders app looks great, improves on old features and adds some new stuff. After a week of use I’ve promoted Checkmark 2 to my iPhone’s home screen.

Full review: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/03/11/checkmark-2-reminder-app-ships-next-week/

Dan Moren, writing for Macworld (Staff Pick)

I appreciate the handiness of Apple’s own Reminders app, when I want real power I turn to Snowman’s $3 Checkmark 2 for iPhone.

Full review: http://www.macworld.com/article/2109591/checkmark-2-reminds-you-to-do-that-thing-at-the-place.html

Alex Heath, writing for Cult of Mac:

Checkmark 2 For iPhone Is The Smartest Location-Based To-Do App Money Can Buy

Read the full review: http://www.cultofmac.com/270535/checkmark-2-iphone-smartest-location-based-app-money-can-buy/

Lory Gil, writing for iDownloadBlog:

Just like its predecessor, this is the app that Reminders wishes it could be. It has plenty of convenient options, great integration with location-based notifications, and looks good with iOS 7.

Full review: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/03/19/checkmark-2-review/

Shawn Blanc, writing on his personal website:

I’ve long been a user and a fan of Checkmark because I think it handles location-based reminders better than any other app out there, including Apple’s own Reminders app.

Full review: http://shawnblanc.net/2014/03/checkmark-2/

Thorin Klosowski, writing for Lifehacker:

Overall, Checkmark 2 is a lot easier to use than the original and it’s still more powerful than Apple’s Reminders app.

Read the rest here: http://lifehacker.com/checkmark-adds-lists-groups-and-more-to-its-location-1546399386

Mikhail Madnani, writing for Beautiful Pixels:

Checkmark 2 looks fantastic and does the job perfectly.

Read the rest: https://beautifulpixels.com/iphone/checkmark-2-iphone-reminders-app/

And last but not least, Jim Dalrymple, writing for The Loop

This is a nice app, I like it.

As mentioned: http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/03/18/checkmark-2/

We were thrilled to see Checkmark featured in the main Featured section on the App Store when it refreshed Thursday afternoon. Checkmark 2 is featured in almost every country, which is incredible. It’s such an awesome feeling after all the hard work we put into the app.

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We climbed all the way up to #18 in Top Paid in Canada, and have been sitting quite steadily around 30 for the last few days. Here’s to hoping we can climb higher, or at least stay where we are for a while!

On Saturday Apple sent out a tweet from the official App Store account with over 2.5M followers. Fingers crossed for a Facebook post :)

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We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback from our customers as well, and we’re doing our best to answer any support emails as fast as we can. So far our response times have been under 24 hours, and in some cases are instantaneous!

A lot of people are wondering what the future holds in store for Checkmark, and while I can’t talk about anything specific at this time, I can confirm a few things:

  • Option to pick the default view (you’ll be able to choose between When, Where, Lists, or “Last used”).
  • 24-hour time support (this was our mistake – should have been in there from day one)
  • URL scheme support for Launch Center Pro, etc. (we’re going to add support for “Launch Checkmark 2” in the next update, and hopefully more specific functions later)
  • Many little bug and crash fixes

If you have a specific request for Checkmark 2, feel free to send it in to feedback@builtbysnowman.com.

Thanks again for everyone that’s helped us get where we are today, including our beta testers, reviewers, customers, and the people at Apple that have supported us.

Lastly, if you’re enjoying Checkmark, it’d be awesome if you could take a moment and rate it in the App Store – it’s a huge help to us. And if you’re enjoying an app someone else made, take a second to rate their app too – I’m sure they’d really appreciate it, and you’re helping them continue to build the products you use and love.

Cheers,

Ryan Cash