A Beginner’s Guide to Mac Reminders

The Reminders app is handy for keeping track of to-do lists, creating alerts, and building idea lists. As a cloud service it syncs with your iPhone and iPad. You can easily add items to Reminders by just typing, or you can use Siri to add items.

Comments: 9 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to Mac Reminders”

    jpf
    2 years ago

    I use reminders a lot, I’m getting old, LOL. One of my favorite ways to use reminders is to attach a location and distance to it. First you add the location to your address book (ie: Grocery Store) and then in Reminders and Grocery Store to the location field, click on it and set whether you want the reminder when you get close or when you leave and set the distance. You can also set a date but next time you get close to that location the Reminders app will alert you. Really cool!

    Roger Mann
    2 years ago

    If I schedule a reminder for 3:00PM today to “Get milk for Sunday’s brunch” it moves that reminder to Sunday, when I want to be reminded at 3:00PM today which is when I plan to be shopping. How can I prevent reminders from changing the day I have chosen to be reminded? Reminders makes these changes without my permission whenever I put a date in the reminder such as “Invite Jay and Martina to Saturday dinner.”

    2 years ago

    Roger: It is just a matter of either checking to make sure the time is what you want after you add the reminder.

    Terry
    2 years ago

    On my Reminders, I don’t get the dots at the bottom of page, I tried different views, but none of them had the bottom of the page dots. I’m using MacOS 10.12.6 which I think is the current version.

    2 years ago

    Terry: Not sure what you mean by “bottom of the page dots.” Is there a time in the video above where you see those dots? Let me know where.

    Sher
    2 years ago

    Set up a location reminder, when you arrive at a store it’ll remind you GRAB BAGS!!
    I always forget and remember once I’m in line at the store.

    John Stires
    2 years ago

    Re Dots: They’re the first thing you discuss. Each reminder page has a dot at the bottom of the displayed page.

    2 years ago

    Terry & John: Ah, those dots. Notice that they are there only when you have the sidebar list hidden. That makes sense, since you don’t need them if you have the sidebar.

    John Stires
    2 years ago

    I switched from Notes to Reminders (mostly for grocery lists) only to discover that Apple doesn’t provide a way to print Reminders. I realize this isn’t a complaint forum but it’s important to know up front that these can’t be printed without cutting & pasting into another app or by using and printing a screen shot. Notes are readily printed. I don’t need to print often but I hope Apple rethinks this. Thnx.

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