Handle, a mobile software and cloud services company, has announced the launch of its iOS app, designed to help users organize and respond to time-sensitive obligations in their daily lives. The app combines a user’s email and calendar items with a standard to-do list to organize the important moments and tasks in a person’s life in a single place.
When browsing email in Handle, users can swipe on a message to quickly create a “to-do” for that email. Reminder alerts can be added to each item, at a selection of standard times (early morning, afternoon or even a week out), or a custom time. Users can add tasks to their to-do list manually, with the same support for reminder notifications, and by importing their calendar, all of a user’s tasks are available in a single “To-Do” view.
In addition to this standard, daily view, users can group specific items (say, work-related tasks) into projects for easier browsing later on.
In a statement, Shawn Carolan, CEO and founder of Handle, commented on the app’s goals:
Handle will help people make the most important decision in life: what should I do next. Focusing on what matters will help people balance their lives while also creating economic value. The answer is not to replace email, but to enhance it with the data we all need to manage action: reminder times, projects, locations, and due dates.
Handle is backed by $9.9 million in venture funding, and offers its app for free on iOS, as well as the Chrome Web Store. For now, the app is limited to Gmail and Google account support, but will introduce Exchange support in a future update.