Last Updated on June 14, 2011 by New-Startups Team
Vancouver based Sleeping Giant Apps (@SleepngGiant) is composed of 3-highly-skilled “indie-dev” superstars that make apps that are simple, speedy and stylish. HQ is the first app from this trio – to help you deal with day-to-day tasks in a new, fresh and better way. Available at the iTunes App Store for your iPhone and iPod Touch, HQ is a tool to manage and track the progress of any project (no matter what realm it may be for).
We’ve seen countless apps that try to help you manage your busy life, but many of them don’t really help you be productive, what good are they then? HQ was designed with the vision to help you get tasks done instead of spending time managing them. HQ allows you to manage simple to deadline oriented large-scale projects. You will be able to set deadlines, estimates and track time, color code and filter your data to suit your needs – all through a simple UI that truly puts form back together with functionality.
The true greatness of the app is how different, quick, easy to use and feature (only useful features, that is) packed it comes as. You won’t see your traditional UI elements within the app but rather a style that is unique and easy on the eyes. Because of their dead simple UI, everything that is needed to be done can be done quickly and more then likely with just a tap or swipe of your thumb – because of the stripped down and simple structure, which ensures productivity.
“Imagine an app where you can comfortably perform most tasks using only your thumb. HQ is that app. We made sure to use the entirety of the screen real-estate to maximize the size of EVERY tap-able, swipe-able and otherwise interactive part of the app. If we couldn’t pull it off with one hand, while sauntering down the street with a coffee in the other, we made it bigger, or we cut it.”
Many task based apps are filled with features that are unneeded to seem like a one-shop to do all, which ultimately sacrifices productivity for what it was intended to be used as. HQ has all the features you would need to manage your day-to-day life but doesn’t give you them with the kitchen sink. You will be able to assign priorities and due dates, color code projects and assign time estimates to visually track progress all while allowing you to separate large-scale projects from everyday task lists.
The app is available for just $2.99 at the App Store and you can expect it to only get better because of a commitment from the Sleeping Giant Apps team to update and provide future tools to make the app even better. Some things in the works: Syncing to the Cloud in case you lose your device, stopwatch for time tracking, project sharing, themes, a robust iPad app and probably a web app. Get HQ now to manage your tasks and projects, its got “speed, simplicity & style”.