If you’re anything like me, you need reminders, and you’d need reminders for reminders. Well, we live in a world that becomes more distracted by the day. We all need a small ping or a swishto remind us of our tasks. So what app do you use on your smartphone? Whatever app you use, you may have had moments of annoyance when the app just didn’t work the way you’d like. That’s the problem with most reminder and to-do list apps: they are not simple. Most apps have too much clutter, offer too many options, and are just plain hard to figure out. I’ve tried a few reminder apps myself and of all, I preferred the default Reminders app on the iPhone. It’s not the best, I admit, but at least it’s the closes to best I could find. Until I tried Remind Me.
Developed by Nick Leith, the Remind Me app is simpler than any other app I’ve seen. It’s got everything I need from a reminder app—the basics: simplicity and speed. It’s not the only app on the App Store with that name, so make sure you get the correct Remind Me when you go looking for it.
How it works
It works just like you do. Once you launch the app, it asks you permission to access your existing reminders. Once you allow the app, you go right into the reminders screen. Here’s where you set a reminder and set the timer—without even swiping to another screen. No other app does that. Every other app I’ve tried so far would make you swipe to another screen or make an additional tap to set the alert time. Remind Me is an exception that impressed me at once.
- Though a simple app, there are a few things about Remind Me that’s worth mentioning.
- You don’t have to sign up to use the app.
- It uses a single screen interface, so you have no clutter.
- There are shortcuts for common times, like remind in one hour, six hours, or twelve hours.
- It syncs with the iPhone Reminders app, so you can add reminders to separate cards of the iPhone app.
- You can’t see a list of your reminders but you can rest assured that you will get a reminder.
Go ahead, give Remind Me a try, and you can tell what you think about the app.