8 Reminder Apps for the Chronically Forgetful
Juggling responsibilities is just one of the many exciting perks of adulthood. Sometimes important things fall through the cracks, especially if you are forgetful by nature. Luckily, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are actually a lot. Let’s take a look at eight of the best smartphone apps to help you organize your daily tasks.
Remember the Milk
As its name would suggest, Remember the Milk allows you to create interactive to-do lists. As you finish items, you are able to drag them over to the “completed” section. You are also able to create specific task lists for the various areas of your life, such as work, school, and hobbies.
With bytNotes, you can create reminders of discussion topics for your friends and coworkers, and then you will receive them as notifications when that person contacts you. It’s great if you have something you need to tell someone, but you know you will forget before you see them again.
Your friends are constantly posting links to interesting articles, but you don’t always have time to sit and read everything you see. Later, you forget to go back and see what you’ve missed. With Instapaper, you can save article links and then read them when you finally do have free time. You’ll always be in the know.
Paying bills is never fun, but being organized about it can make things a little less painful. Mint Bills allows you to put all of your upcoming expenses in one place and reminds you before they are due. This way, you will never have your lights turned off because you forgot to pay the electricity bill. Mint Bills even lets you pay the bills through the app.
Do It (Tomorrow)
Do It (Tomorrow) is another task manager app, but it operates on the idea that its users love to procrastinate. When you finish an item, you can remove it from the list. However, if you fail to complete a task, you have the option of moving it to the next day’s list. This way, you don’t forget to do the items you weren’t able to get to—or more realistically, refused to get to.
With this helpful app, you can store and organize a variety of information, such as to-do lists, articles, and pictures. All the materials you need throughout the day can seem overwhelming, so it’s helpful to be able to put them all in one place. Evernote is a convenient way to compile all of your ideas for a more organized workflow.
Wunderlist is a to-do list app for the social media age. You can create lists for things you want to accomplish, and then share it with your friends. This is handy for any shared experience, such as deciding what your book club will read next or assigning chores among roommates.
How often to you forget to pack something important for your vacation? TripList breaks you packing requirements into helpful categories so you can make sure you bring everything you need. Another popular feature of the app is that you can tell it to remind you when you need to start packing.