Why are the BEST gestures of old Clear not incorporated in the new one?!

Guys, one of the absolute best features from old Clear was that you could pull down anywhere on the screen while creating items within a list to keep adding new ones in succession. This is THE best way to quickly create a list and keep adding items, how come it isn’t part of new Clear?!

Also, what happened to swiping left while creating a new item to instantly erase text??


Totally, the pull down while creating new items was the best feature of the original Clear! Please bring it back <3

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You can now tap above/below an item with keyboard up to change directions! Give it a try, I find it useful.

Just tried it with all possible edge-case scenarios. You’re right, it’s giving me essentially the same functionality as before so I’m glad about that.

BUT… I don’t see why you can’t also keep the swipe gesture like before? You could have two levels of thresholds > A short pull always means create new item above whereas a long pull means go back to lists.

And what about the erase text with left swipe?


Hey, try what Phill just mentioned. It’s not the worst substitute.

Yes, the tap also works, but I am just so accustomed to the pull down after using Clear for 10 years and I just would really like to keep this gesture. Now swiping down while adding new item just dismisses the keyboard - you cannot go back to the “lists” view directly (you have to pull down again after dismissing the keyboard to achieve that), so I think the old gesture would fit in.

Oh I totally agree, see my reply to Phill.

You should add your opinion in reply to him as well!

I would like to bring back to erase text with left swipe!

If I remember correctly we went with the tap above/below vs. swipe because it didn’t feel like we could also make swipe reliably work either direction (and give you enough space to do it) depending on how tight the row is above keyboard etc.

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Please do! And maybe make it a little better this time where if you swipe right again then what you deleted comes back for those moments of hesitation haha

I really miss this one!
Please bring it back!

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The tapping works but I definitely miss the pull down/swipe left to delete. This was one of the first things that popped in my mind when I started using the app.

It’s like copying/pasting - you can do it via the menu bar, right clicking from a drop down, or using keyboard shortcuts. Different people are used to different gestures and I don’t feel like this additional affordance would make the app super clunky.