2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-01 01:17
Apple 's Reminders app has received a massive update in iPadOS and iOS 13. It's no longer a pointless program that takes a million clicks to set a notification for an item from a list of actions.
Previously, using Apple's Reminders app seemed like a joke. He was approached only when asked to remind Siri of something, or simply in the absence of a desire to find a better alternative. For everyday experience, this solution was fine, but in a professional setting, other, third-party solutions were required. Things 3 are considered one of the best options.
However, in iOS 13, Reminders are an important and useful feature of the operating system. The changes that have been made to the application are truly impressive. You can now create groups with multiple lists, set up morning notifications that summarize what to do for the day, and add checklists to reminders. Now it won't take long to create a reminder, as Apple allows you to enter them using regular phrases, rather than fiddling with filling in a few fields.
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Home screen, sections, creating reminders and styling lists
Make sure iCloud sync is turned on before using the Reminders app. Thanks to this option, all reminders will be available on all your Apple devices.
When you first open the Reminders app, you'll see a grid of Today, Scheduled, All, and Checkbox items at the top of the list. This is a convenient way to see in one place on the screen how many tasks you have today instead of those that will have to be solved later. This is definitely better than scrutinizing dates in a pile of reminders.
The Reminders application sorts them on its own if you checked it during setup or added a checkbox for particularly important reminders. A home screen like this is also a good starting point for creating new reminders.
If you have multiple reminders associated with a specific project, you can group them into one list. Lists existed in previous versions of Reminders, but are now easier to use and offer more customization.
Start by adding topic lists. For on the main screen of the application, click the Add list button. Enter a name, choose a color and an appropriate icon. You can choose from 60 different options, from umbrellas to game controllers. And there are 12 shades for the icon background color.
To add a new entry, enter the required list or the Today and Checkbox sections and click the New Reminder button.
You can assign individual reminders to a list by creating them directly from the list interface or by pressing the blue “i” with a circle that appears next to a regular reminder. Click List on the pop-up menu to select an existing list.
Adding reminder lists to groups
If the settings are still not enough, you can also create groups for these lists. To create a group, click the Edit button in the upper right corner when you're on the main Reminders screen. Then click on the Add Group item that appears in the lower left corner. Then you can select a name and click the Enable button to select the lists you want.
On the other hand, when browsing a list of lists, you can hold your finger on the list name and then drag the icon to the top of the list icon you want to link to. The New Group pop-up menu appears, allowing you to name the group. You can also add other lists by clicking the Enable button below the heading.
Easily add reminders
You can use regular language commands to add entries. Let's say you need to create a reminder: "Tomorrow at 18:00 doctor." When creating a new reminder, you can simply enter this phrase, and the date and time will be highlighted in blue. If you click on these items, the reminder will automatically be added to the entered date and time.
Such a simple thing can save you a lot of time. For places such as Home or Work (configured in the Maps application), you can enter a command, for example, "Charge iPhone when I come to work" with the appropriate location.
You can also use your voice to add these notes using Siri. In this case, you don't even have to enter any text by using the "remind me" command. You can say: "Remind me that tomorrow at 18 o'clock the doctor." This will add an entry to Reminders. And you can correct the information or add a new one using the Edit button.
Add attachments, locations, and flagging using the quick toolbar
When you start typing a new reminder, you will see a shortcut bar above the keyboard, which offers a number of useful options. Take advantage of these tools and you will quickly and easily have access to all the information you need for a reminder when it appears. Here's what you might need to get started.
Date. Press this button, which looks like a clock, and you can set a reminder to run for Today, Tomorrow, or Next weekend. On the right, you can also click the Customize button to see all the options that the Reminders app offers
Location. This icon allows you to set a trigger that will remind you when you come home, arrive at work (or use a different location), or get into your car. Click the Configure button on the right to enter any other address
Checkbox. If you want to flag a reminder to emphasize its importance, click this icon. This reminder will also appear in the Flagged section
Attachment. This icon shows the camera, but clicking on it shows a little expanding the boundaries of what is possible. Click Take Photo to attach a photo of what is in front of your eyes. Click Photo Library to select a previously taken photo. Finally, click Scan Document to use the built-in iOS scanner to add documents
Adding sub-items to reminders
If you're creating a grocery shopping reminder, you'll need a shopping checklist. The updated application allows you to implement this functionality using Sub-Items.
As you complete, you can mark sub-tasks, which allows individual reminders to be used as a to-do list. Unfortunately, users have to tinker a bit to add sub-items.
Create a new reminder. When you are done doing this, then click the blue letter "i" in the blue circle that appears to the right of the reminder.
This will allow you to move on to additional options. From there, scroll down to the Sub-items section and tap on it. In the menu that appears, click Add and add the required number of sub-items. And when you're done, click More in the upper left corner, and then Done in the upper right corner of the new menu.
To see your sub-tasks, just click on the title of the reminder you want to expand on the main interface. All related sub-tasks will then appear, which you can mark completed.
Alternatively, you can do something similar with existing reminders by making sub-items out of them. To do this, simply drag and drop one reminder onto the reminder that should become "parent". In the drop-down menu, the first reminder will appear as a sub-item the next time you enter the "parent" reminder.
Share reminder lists with colleagues, friends or family
Now you can share lists with other iOS, iPadOS and macOS users, and they will see every change you make in real time. For example, in the Reminders app, you can create a shopping list and then give it to the person who goes to the store.
To share a list, tap the three dots in the upper right corner when looking at one of your lists. After that click Add People. Now you can send an invitation through Messages, Mail or instant messengers. It is also possible to copy the invitation link.
Option "Notifications for today"
The new Notifications for Today feature is a daily summary that will appear in your notifications every morning. By default, the time is set at 9 am, but this parameter can always be changed to a more convenient one. It is possible to choose an evening notification, which will allow, for example, to prepare for the next day.
To enable this convenient function, open the application " Settings " navigate to Settings → Memo.
The new Notifications Today feature does exactly what the user expects. It generates a warning with a list of current tasks for the current day.
Reminder of topics when you write to someone in Messages
Have you ever wanted to say something to a person, but decided to wait and listen to the news from the other person first? You can now set up Reminders to trigger notifications that appear at the top of the screen when you chat with that person in the Messages app.
To set this up, start typing your reminder text as usual. Once you're done, hit the small letter "i" in the circle on the right. The Details menu appears. Around the middle of this page, turn on the "Remind me when sending message" switch. Below this item, you will see the "Select User" prompt. Click on it.
Your contact list will appear, in which you can select a specific person who will be associated with the reminder.
A similar operation can be done with Siri. Just say, “Remind me to ask about the meeting details the next time I text with“username”. And the next time you send this person a message, a notification will appear.
The new Spotlight add-on will make a huge difference to your iPad and iPhone experience. Now, when you type something in the Spotlight search bar, you can see the Ask Siri option. Tap it (or use the cursor keys and Enter key to select) and Siri will process your request.
It is very comfortable. Now, if you type something like "Remind me that the doctor is tomorrow at 11 o'clock," Siri will send a request to the Reminders app along with the attached notification time.
But it doesn't just work for reminders. Anything can be sent this way to Siri. For example, the assistant can write "Turn on Buzov", "Call mom", etc.
And the assistant has no opportunity to misunderstand you - after all, the text is entered from the keyboard, and not pronounced.
Reminders work great with Mac too
We've focused on the iOS app's features in this article, but you can find most of these features in macOS Catalina as well. For more complex reminders that require notes, URLs, and other information, it's even preferable to enter the information on a Mac. So she will be at hand when there is an opportunity to work only with the phone.
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