One to Watch has been removed from the App Store

I've taken the difficult decision to remove One to Watch from the App Store. I've not been in a place to update One to Watch for new devices for years and haven't renewed my developer account this year, meaning immediate removal from the store.

This means that One to Watch won't download onto new devices. As I never had the chance to implement export, a manual backup via pen and paper is the best I can suggest. There are several great replacements on the App Store.

Hopefully at some point I'll have some time to bring it back up to date and back on the store.

One to Watch.

Don't miss a thing.

One to Watch is a standalone iPhone app to keep a record of the films you want to watch. It isn't part of an online service, so you don't need to sign up to anything in order to begin. Just open the app and get started.

One to Watch fetches film details which makes choosing a film to watch easy and it shows beautiful full screen artwork. It's also stupidly fast.

Supported: iPhone 5S, 5, 4S and 4. iOS 7 and above.

One to Watch is created by Mike Rhodes under the name Small Text.

“You should watch Hidden”: two steps to “I got it.”


You can start a search within two seconds on an iPhone 4. One to Watch even understands films sometimes change their name.


One to Watch will fetch a synopsis and thumbnail so you can be sure to get the right film. Found the right one? Just hit Add.

“What shall we watch tonight?”


Quickly scroll through your list of saved items. Thumbnails make it simple to see what catches your eye.


Recap the synopsis, checkout the reviews at Metacritic, or get some extra info at IMBb or Wikipedia. Then watch.

“Can you recommend me something?”

Save watched items

As the credits roll, mark a film watched and give it a rating. Even email it straight to a friend.


Asked to recommend a film by a friend? Easily scan for those you liked in a separate list for watched films.

A library should be beautiful


Artwork within One to Watch takes advantage of the iPhone's retina display — beautifully.


Browse to an image with the built-in browser, and you'll be able to change the artwork used for the film.

Closing remarks

The data

One to Watch uses:

  • The TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb.
  • The Freebase API, but is not endorsed nor certified by Freebase.

I'm insanely thankful to these services, without which One to Watch would not exist.

Help and support

Questions, comments or problems with One to Watch? Don't hesitate to and I'll do my best to sort things out.

Alternatively, feel free to send me a message on Twitter. I'm @mikerhodes.

Finally, I blog on new developments, apps and things in general at