14 Tips To Get the Most From Mac Reminders

The Reminders app is a simple way to store to-do items, reminders and lists. You can get more out of it by knowing how to use some features like priorities, location alerts, sorting, and multiple windows. Check out these tips to become a pro at using Mac Reminders.

Comments: 11 Responses to “14 Tips To Get the Most From Mac Reminders”

    Jean-Marc
    2 years ago

    Useful tips. Thank you Gary

    Karl
    2 years ago

    Are all these steps the same for the iPad and iPhone?

    Can you share a list with more than one person?

    Thanks

    2 years ago

    Karl: No, not quite. I was just focusing on the Mac app in this video. But feel free to explore each tip in the iOS app and see. As for sharing, yes, you can share with many.

    Shirley
    2 years ago

    Most useful in Reminders is the “Custom” repeat to use for things that occur on the same day ( e.g., fourth Tuesday) of each month.

    Roger Mann
    2 years ago

    This app has a major flaw. I want to see “Black Panther” Sunday at 6:15PM. I want to buy my tickets in advance on Friday at 11:00 AM. I set a reminder for Friday 11:00 AM to “Buy tickets for Black Panther Sunday 6:15PM”. This reminder is not set for Friday but is set for Sunday at 6:15, so I will forget to buy my tickets. I know there are complicated work arounds, but this is a stupid convention.

    2 years ago

    Roger: How would you suggest it work, though? In cases like this, it is probably best to simply ignore this shortcut and do it as you would if the shortcut didn’t exist.

    jOe JuliAno
    2 years ago

    Reminders on the iMac? I didn’t even know I had it. I don’t think it is any more useful than
    Calendar appointments. Seems a redundancy, but as always your explanations and demos are very interesting to watch, even if I don’t take advantage of all your expertise. Thank you.

    jennifer
    2 years ago

    How do you set the way you get the reminder. I set the reminders, but never hear them, so I use my calendar for everything.

    2 years ago

    jennifer: You get notifications. You control how you get those on your Mac in System Preferences, Notifications. Look for Reminders on the left sidebar. Then you can choose from many options.

    Karl
    2 years ago

    Roger Mann
    Say “set a reminder for Friday at 11am to buy tickets for Black Panther SHOWING Sunday at 615pm.” I did this and it works fine, it sets it up for Friday at 11am and not Sunday at 615pm. Hope this helps.

    Anne Burke
    2 years ago

    Thank you once again Gary for this tutorial. I use reminders all the time on my iPhone etc & now I can really get fun use out of it on my Mac. Bless you.

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