When I first heard the title of the app, I thought it referred to all of the things you wish that you could forget. I could write a book about awkward thoughts and experiences that just won’t go away. That, however, is not the case. Crap You Can’t Forget is about things that are just too important to forget. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend using it to chronicle special occasions like your wedding, but it’s fun for the day-to-day events that need to be accomplished.
Crap You Can’t Forget is a universal app that helps you remember those urgent thoughts without the imposed order of to-do lists. In fact, these thoughts are so urgent that you apparently write them down on toilet paper while in the bathroom before you can forget about it. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had revelations of things that I need to do while relieving myself, but I am someone who suddenly remembers everything while laying in bed at night right before I fall asleep. It drives me crazy. Typing my lists at night tends to be more beneficial, since I can’t read my own writing the morning after.
The setup for the app is both comical and useful. You can add folders for groups of common needs. The folders are icons of toilet paper roll packages. The picture above with the rolls comes from my folder of crocheting projects. I’ve recently taken it up with gusto, and I need something to help me keep track of what yarn goes with what project. Since I was going to review this app, I figured I would put it to the test. Each individual roll is its own list. I’ve written down when I started the project, the yarn colors I’ve used, and how far I am. The projects don’t require a strict list of things to accomplish, but the app is more organized that just writing everything down in a notepad.
My adolescent sense of humor thought it was hilarious that the color of the font is brown. I know, it’s probably juvenile, but I thought it was great. The toilet at the bottom will remove the entire roll. After potty training two toddlers, I’m amazed that the toilet is powerful enough to flush a roll. I wish mine could. You can set alarms for your lists, print or email them, share them on Twitter or Facebook, and enable locations. If that wasn’t enough, you can also use and insert video or pictures. If you need to do voice dictation, you can record those as well. If privacy is an issue, you can enter a four digit code to control access to your lists. Considering that it’s a humor-based app, it packs a powerful punch in features that makes it something worth using regularly. I honestly don’t see many other to-do apps that pack in this many features.
The app keeps track of when you last visited the roll. It refers to it as your last bathroom break. Yes, it’s more potty humor, but it’s useful. I was going to record when I work on each project so that each one gets equal attention. Otherwise, I’ll never hear the end of it from my kids. Having the app keep track of that for me instead of me needing to record it is handy.
In summation, yes, the app has a ridiculous title and a humorous theme. However, with all the features it packs in for a simple to-do app, it’s well worth the price tag. I use locations for my grocery lists and alarms to help me remember to stop at the store while I’m out. The only small recommendation that I would give to the developers would be the ability to create bullet points. Beyond that, it was a surprisingly great app to review. I can recommend it proudly.
What exactly do you look for when selecting a to-do list? Are your lists so important to you that you would consider buying an app that has all the features you need, or would you make do with several free ones to cover all the basics?