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  • Rated 3 stars
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  • GoodDay
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  • Last modified: Nov 10, 2013

Review Summary:

PROS: Nicely designed UI. Offers access to several services and utilities. Good and reliable performance. CONS: Lacks advanced customization. Overpriced.

From time to time I catch myself using an app on my iPhone to check for new e-mails, or to see the newest tweets, even if I am using my Mac at that moment. What I am trying to say is that mobile apps can be a perfect way to stay on top of things, and to do some tasks in just a few taps. Sure, these apps don’t come with the same functionality and advanced tools like their desktop counterparts, but there are many situations where I prefer a mobile app over its desktop version.

I guess there are a lot of people who share my opinion, and I can see that by looking at the OSX App Store and those numerous menu bar apps which emulate iPhone apps or show web services in their mobile editions. One of the latest additions to this app category is called GoodDay, and we are going to take a look at it in this article. Continue reading to see what you can expect from this app, and how it can help you in your everyday life.

GoodDay 1

Once downloaded, GoodDay is going to be showed in the OSX menu bar. Simply click on its icon and you’ll see fairly small interface which resembles the way an iPhone shows content. Here I am referring to those two large gray strips on top and bottom, which also hold some icons and functions. Every time you click on its icon, GoodDay will show you, and there’s no easy way to remove this. I guess this could be helpful if you’re using Gmail, so you can always get a glimpse of your inbox. In order to use some other service you’ll need to reveal the sliding menu, which will be showed if you click on a button containing three vertical bars. This will show you icons of Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Wikipedia, as well as some built-in note taking apps. Simply click on any of these icons and you’ll get to see their iOS-compatible interfaces. It actually works like just like an emulator, but it comes with a good performance.

As I’ve said in the previous paragraph, with GoodDay you’ll get to use several online services, but you can also use some built-in note taking apps. These also function as web apps, and come in a very limited functionality. There are apps for journaling, taking notes, to-do lists, and expense tracking. All of these are nicely designed, but they can’t replace any desktop app, so in case you’re really interested in a note taking app, I would suggest looking elsewhere. These are not its biggest selling points, but you also won’t find them advertising as primary features.

Even though you can use GoodDay to access your mail and several social networks, and you’ll also get some helpful utilities, I am not sure that I would pay its asking price of $10. There are a lot of similar apps in the OSX App Store which are free or which cost only a few dollars, so GoodDay certainly comes with a very uncompetitive price, which is undermining its full potential.



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