Comment: Is the Reminders app able to be thought of a real job supervisor in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina?

I made the choice a number of weeks in the past to put in the beta of macOS Catalina. It’s nonetheless fairly buggy, however since I take pleasure in testing out new options (and writing about them), I’m prepared to take care of the crashes and incompatibility all through the summer time. One of the most important surprises for me has been the modifications within the Reminders app. Over the years, I used a number of to-do/GTD/mission administration/job apps. From Kindless GTD, Omnifocus, Things, and Todoist, I’ve used loads of them. I’ve all the time regarded on the Reminders app with curiosity, although. It’s onerous to beat some great benefits of a constructed in-app. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, the Reminders app is lastly able to take its place alongside the remainder of the duty apps on the Apple ecosystem.

New design

Over the years, Reminders has regarded extra like a easy checklist app than an precise job app. Even because the iOS design was simplified, Reminders nonetheless barely resembled its pre-iOS 7 design. iOS 13 and macOS Catalina brings a completely new design to the Reminders app. It’s the primary important overhaul of the Reminders app I can keep in mind since model 1. The new design lets you higher arrange your duties and tasks the place the earlier model felt prefer it was helpful for making a easy grocery checklist.

In the redesigned Reminders app, there are 4 foremost sections. They embrace Today, Scheduled, All, and Flagged. These sections will pull in duties from all of your lists whether or not they’re private or work-related.

New options in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Back June of 2018, I wrote an article about some features that I needed to see Apple add to Reminders. One of them was sub-tasks, and Apple made it a actuality in 2019. By dragging duties below one another, you may create nested duties. This characteristic will will let you get extra organized with extra advanced tasks.

While iOS 13 and macOS Catalina didn’t carry a share sheet to Apple’s Mail app, now you can share textual content from an electronic mail into the Reminders app, and the app will affiliate the duties with the e-mail so you may simply pull it again up whenever you go to work on the duty. You can do the identical factor with web sites, maps, and so forth.

Natural Language enter is one thing I relied on with Todoist, and Reminders can also be including help for it. While the pure language help isn’t as sturdy as a number of the different apps, now you can kind issues like Call Bob tomorrow, and Reminders can course of that as being due tomorrow. When it involves job entry, that is one thing that may velocity up your work.

Wrap-up on Reminders in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

I’m thrilled to see Apple placing work into the Reminders ecosystem this yr, and I hope it continues sooner or later. I’d like to see extra sturdy attachment help and the power to ahead a job by way of electronic mail (with a random iCloud generated electronic mail handle). Apple set the groundwork in 2019 for Reminders to get lots higher sooner or later. Are you working the betas of the brand new Apple working programs? What do you concentrate on the upgraded Reminders app? Let me know within the feedback.

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