iOS checklist peek
I recently went to Disney World and made a checklist for the stuff I wanted to do, and discovered something kinda cool with the native iOS notes app. Basically, if you make a checklist, and you have someone secretly check and then uncheck an item, there’s a built-in peek function so you know which item was selected. You can also know the order if multiple items were checked.
Here’s the lowdown. First, find a friend and share a note with them. This is not who you’re performing for. They’re just your buddy that’s letting you share a note with them for this trick. All they have to do is keep the note in their iOS notes app for as long as you’re using it. And probably get them to turn off notification because you’ll be editing the notes whenever you perform or revise the list.
The “peek” function is a way to identify who checked off what on a shared list. But this function is hidden and is activated by a swipe right on the list:
For multiple selections, you’ll need at least one minute in between making each check. And if you swipe more towards the right, it’ll reveal the time each item was checked, giving you the order.
The shared part is kept secret during the performance, obviously. Just scroll down a little to hide the top of the document that indicates it’s being shared.
And that’s pretty much it. I have not used this for anything yet. Just thought it was an interesting discovery.
Here’s the best part… you can have your friend as your accomplice to reveal the info since they have full access do that note. They can write down the info and load it somewhere or however you guys want to reveal it. They don’t even have to be in the same room to get the info.
If you want to be sneaky and use a borrowed phone, and somehow share the note with yourself, and then somehow un-share it after you’re done. You can remove yourself after you’re done, but the note on their phone would still indicate that it was shared. So, if there was a way to remove that, then that would be pretty nifty.