iPhone Reminder AppsWhen was my dentist appointment again? What was it that I needed to pick up from the grocery store? If you find that you’ve developed a habit of forgetting things, then it’s probably a good idea to get some reminder apps for your iPad and iPhone that can help to keep you on track.

In this digital age, you really shouldn’t be relying on random sticky notes taped to your computer monitor. The smart thing to do is to rely instead on the device that you’re always going to have on you: your smartphone. Use one or more of these reminder apps in tandem with some iPhone apps for organizing your life and you’ll never forget to water the plants or feed the fish again.

Alarmed

Alarmed Reminder App for iPhone

Alarmed Reminder App for iPhone

Download from iTunes: Free

As the name of this app implies, the reminders here come with an audible alarm, including a pop-up reminder alert. If you’ve popped in a load of laundry, for example, you can set a timer so you know when to go put your clothes in the dryer without having to go back to the laundry room to check on things. There are repeat options, snooze, custom sounds, and even a regular old alarm clock for getting you out of bed in the morning.

Checkmark

Location-Based Reminders with Checkmark

Location-Based Reminders with Checkmark

Download from iTunes: $0.99

Time-based reminders are pretty much par for the course and while Checkmark can do those, too, it’s even better that you can use this iPhone reminder app to set location-based reminders too. Say that you have some stuff you need to buy from a certain store. You can set it so that you get that reminder when you are in the vicinity of that particular store. The location-based reminders are great for home tasks too, like watering the plants or putting up the Christmas lights.

Due

Due Reminder App on iPad

Due Reminder App on iPad

Download from iTunes: $4.99

Yes, this is the most expensive offering in this list of reminder apps for iPad and iPhone, but it’s also one of the easiest to use. As the developers say, “the beauty of Due lies in its simplicity.” You don’t have to create an account or deal with tags, because a reminder can be set in a matter of seconds. They say that it’s up to three times faster than the pre-installed Calendar or Reminder app. Other features include reusable countdowns, recurring reminders, and auto-snooze.

iReminder

iReminder iPhone Reminder App

iReminder iPhone Reminder App

Download from iTunes: $1.99

With an attractive and colorful user interface to go along with its pop-up reminders, iReminder is effective and simple. The pop-up reminders look fundamentally the same as when you get a text message, so there’s no way you can miss them. You can set categories, repeat the alerts and even set non-alert categories for a to-do list. This way, not everything comes with a reminder, even if you want to be reminded of it.

Reminder App

Reminder App

Reminder App

Download from iTunes: Free

If you want to save a little money, this free reminder app might be suitable for your needs. It’s mostly designed around monthly reminders, like paying your credit card or your utility bills. The reminder dates are shown in a calendar and you can assign the dates for when you want to be reminded of each item. There’s a snooze setting too, as well as categories for filtering.

TellMeLater

TellMeLater for iPhone

TellMeLater for iPhone

Download from iTunes: $0.99

One of the more useful features of this particular reminder app for iPhone is that it doesn’t just give you an alert the conventional way; it can also be set up to send you an email and a Twitter direct message. This way, you can’t possibly miss your reminder and you have no one to blame but yourself if you don’t act on it. You can set up recurring reminders too for things like paying for electricity and rent.

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