iReminder – To Do and Reminder w/Snooze and Alert – Could This Be the Perfect Fit?

Total Score:  28

I am somewhat of a to-do list junkie.   It’s not that I must have all of them.  It’s that I have had trouble finding just the right one.  I know this comes down to very personal tastes, but iReminder for iPhone and iPad seems to have all the things I am looking for.  It’s easy to enter, I can put in dates and times and it comes up on my iPhone reminder screen.  For me it has to be functional first, but it also needs to be colorful and intuitive.  This app is a perfect fit for me.

  Price Rating = 5     $1.99 cents.   It’s the middle of the pack when it comes to this type of app.  Some are free and some more expensive.   I think it is worth the money because of the features it provides and the ease of use.

Ease of Use Rating = 5     It’s very easy to set up a new reminder and to close them out.

 Readability Rating = 5     The font is a very good size, particularly for typing in the name of the reminder.

 Will You Use It Rating = 5     I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of things on my plate.  I find an app like this critical.

Downsides Rating =  -1     The only issue that concerns me is, at the time I am writing this, there isn’t a back-up feature.  There is a note in the app that an online feature is coming soon.   I’ll remove this downside when it becomes available.  It is not optimized for the iPad, which may bother some people, but I like my reminders on the iPhone.

   Consumer Review Rating = 4     There are less than 60 reviews at this time and they are primarily positive.   I didn’t experience any of the issues mentioned in the few complaints.

Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5     Keeping yourself organized reduces stress and helps you achieve more.

How does it work? 

  1. The first step I would take is to determine the categories for your tasks.  You don’t have to do this, but I have a number of business and personal projects and it helps to be able to see the tasks for each project.
  2. Next, you can begin the task of setting up a new reminder.  You touch the large words “New Reminder” near the top of the screen.   You tap the large white space and a keyboard appears so that you can type the task name.  Next you set a time, choose the category and determine if you want the task to repeat.
  3. If you happen to make a mistake and put the task in the wrong category, it is easy to fix.  You just go through your categories until you find it and click on the white space with the task details and then you can make your change.
  4. When you finish a task you can click the big green “I’m done” button.  Or, from the list of tasks you can put a check in the box.  A message comes up asking you to confirm you are done.   This is a nice safeguard in case you hit the wrong button.
  5. If you want to put off your task you can click the orange Snooze button and then set the time for your reminder.  You can also skip it.
  6. There are tabs that allow you to see the tasks for Today, This Week, or All.  You can see them by category or click all categories to see all your open tasks.
  7. The reminders come up on your main iPhone screen to help keep you on track.  You can reschedule the reminder and it will remind you at the new time.
  8. There is an option to Skip the task.  That seems to make it disappear and not show as open or completed.  I suppose that could be handy if you think you need to do something but find out it didn’t need to be done.  Then, it would in fact be neither open nor closed.
  9. You can see your completed reminders by clicking on that button on the main screen.

I’ve used this app for more than 10 days.  As I mentioned earlier, it is colorful, easy to use and has all the functionality I need.

Small word of caution – there are a couple of apps with similar names.  Just look for the name and the matching icon.

Devices:   Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.  It requires iOS 4.0 or later.    It was developed by TechBase, LLC.

 

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