QuickCarrot

There are tons of so-called to-do apps available on the App Store, but Carrot is one that stands out in my mind as being fairly unique. Dubbed as being a “to-do list with personality”, the Carrot AI uses insults and other harmless wit to interject feeling into processing ho-hum everyday mundane tasks.

With that in mind, I’m here to discuss a recently released jailbreak tweak that works in unison with Carrot. The tweak, aptly titled QuickCarrot, allows users to quickly enter tasks into Carrot using an Activator gesture. To see how it works, take a look at our video walkthrough after the break.

While the tweak is handy for those of you who happen to use Carrot as a to-do list manager, it does have some opportunities for improvement. I like the fact that it works with Activator to perform gesture based quick input actions, but the “quickness” is kind of lost due to the fact that the QuickCarrot app UI has to load up before a task is actually entered.

It would have been nice to be able to enter in tasks without even opening up Carrot to begin with. This would have resulted in more effortless entry of tasks.

What do you think about QuickCarrot? If you’re interested, it’s a free download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Be sure to share your thoughts on the tweak in the comment section below.

  • Beta382

    I think that the reason it has to open the app to add a task is a limitation of the application. Even when you use CARROT’s stock feature of integrating from your Reminder.app’s todo-list (and thus Siri integration), you have to open the CARROT app for those tasks to migrate over.

    • insanj

      Yep! That’s exactly why. I could do a hacky thing and try to edit the CARROT database itself, but instead I elected to use the supported URL-schemes. Not only will this make the tweak work indefinitely, it’s nicer to implement, and way more friendly for the app itself. Maybe I’ll work on the hacky feature for a future update, though.

  • Ben Giddings

    Jeff, do you record your voice live, or voice over the video?

  • breagz

    Can you fix the typo in the title of this post? It’s annoying me!