MacMost Now 620: iCloud Reminders for Mac and iOS

Reminders are calendar events that can be used as to-do items or alerts. They sync between your Macs and iOS devices. They can also be set as location-based alerts on the iPhone. You can use Siri to create new reminders on the iPhone 4S.

Comments: 14 Responses to “MacMost Now 620: iCloud Reminders for Mac and iOS”

    13 years ago

    I'm finding the location reminder feature very inconsistent. There have been many times where reminders have not come up even when entering the "geo-fence" area.

    13 years ago

    Hey Gary, how is going?
    I've never figured out when use this reminders (correct me if this sentence is grammatically wrong please)… Why not use the calendar on the date that you need to do some thing?
    Thanks Gary… and you are doing a great work with this tutorials.

      13 years ago

      Partially organizational. But Reminders don't have to have a date. And they can be used more like to-do items where you check them off when you complete the item. You can't do that with events.

    12 years ago

    HI Gary

    I have duplicate entry's since going to IOS5 , can you please advise on how to delete

      12 years ago

      Duplicate entries of what? Contacts? Events? Chances are you don't have duplicates at all, but you just have the contacts or calendars account twice in your settings (perhaps once for iCloud, and still the old MobileMe too -- or maybe an iTunes sync with "on my Mac" data.)

    Ross Brunson
    12 years ago

    Gary, thanks VERY much for putting this up, I was missing the iCal piece and now I can add reminders from my desktop and just go somewhere with the phone and ipad and it's all there.

    Great video!

    12 years ago

    How do I change the name of a reminder in the reminder list

      12 years ago

      Select the Reminder to edit it. Then click/tap in the name field and edit the name.

    12 years ago

    Hi Gary
    Thanks for that - very helpful.
    However, although I can add a reminder list on my mac, I cannot add actual reminders in there - I can add reminders to my iCloud list, but not my mac list; what am I missing?
    thanks - sfd

      12 years ago

      You would add reminders to your iCloud reminders list, that's right. Not sure what you see as the difference between those lists -- just add them to the one that supports reminders.

    12 years ago

    Gary, I love reminders and stopped using Think because of the integration with all my devices via iCloud etc. BUT I need just a tad bit more functionality for organizing Reminders on my desktop. The view via iCal is pretty limited. Can't really sort, and you have to check and uncheck all you Reminder lists if you are just trying to look at one. Any app that adds a bit of functionality but still leaves you in Reminders?

      12 years ago

      How about a Reminders app? All you'll need to do is wait for Mountain Lion to come out in a few months.

    12 years ago

    hey gary,

    ive followed this but where you say go to File > show/hide reminders in ical i cant see this setting so im stuck at the 1st hurdle :-( can you help me please

      12 years ago

      Which OS are you using? This is from Lion, but it all changed with Mountain Lion which has its own Reminders app.

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