I'm looking for an app that contains a customizable list of fields, with a binary on/off or yes/no switch on each.

This is seemingly impossible to search for, given the generic words involved.

The usage is: I carry three laptop battery bricks with unique serial numbers. As one depletes, I insert the next one. They all look identical except for the serial number, so it's helpful to make a note of which one is spent or not. I'd like a simple app where I can list the three, e.g.,


With on/off switches next to them, so I can toggle and see at a glance which is spent. Often I wind up having only one with juice on it, and I have to cycle through all three and power the laptop on before finding the right one.


AFewThings on the JP app store. Excellent primitive (non-flat) interface, no ads, and you just add/delete a line and pulse it to turn strikethrough on or off. Finally, an app that does one thing and one thing only! And it's free!


Pretty much any shopping list app could do that - I use AnyList, iOS & OS X versions, sync across devices, share with named parties.

Items "bought" can be hidden when "purchased" or just crossed [struck] through - so that might just be the single function from it that you need, tap to toggle state from crossed to clear.

You might even find it handy for actual shopping lists, which movies you want to see, music you need to check out, what to take on holiday... etc etc ;)

I think the basic version is free - but I bought the full version some time ago so it's hard to tell.

  • You got me in the right direction. That was vaguely in the back of my mind, but I had the feeling that a traditional to-do list would involve checkboxes, a bunch of extraneous features, etc. AnyList lets you push the whole line anywhere to toggle on/off. I wound up finding AFewThings, which is gloriously ad-free and has no features but pulsing the line on or off. Not sure if that is available in every region's App Store. – Salami Oct 28 '16 at 17:03
  • Any shopping/to-do list type app is going to have some amount of extraneous, for sure - I just thought the simple 'plain text vs crossed out' might satisfy that one need - you can always ignore the rest... like I've never used the 'recipe' function, nor never will ;) – Tetsujin Oct 28 '16 at 17:15
  • I've revealed my true colors. I am an extreme Unix command line minimalist at heart, so I bristle at extraneous cruft. I've never liked ignoring things that vie for attention if I can obscure them entirely. I don't want my toaster to have a pancake defrost feature, either :D – Salami Oct 28 '16 at 17:20
  • I'm sure my toaster has a 'croissant feature'... but as I've never even tested it I neither know nor care - not that I'm in any way insisting my recommendation is the be-all & end-all but the cruft you only see at the welcome screen after an update - rest of the time it's invisible ;) – Tetsujin Oct 28 '16 at 17:23

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