Reminders for Mac brings iOS-style task lists to OS X Mountain Lion

Apple bringing iOS-style Reminders to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion with official Reminders app

Apple has released a developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and, among the many other clearly iPad- and iPhone-inspired features will be a new Reminders app that synchronizes across your Mac and iOS X.

Now nothing slips your mind. When you have so much to do, Reminders helps you get it done. It’s all in a list. More than one, in fact. Make as many lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you’ll get alerts as deadlines approach. Check items off your lists as you go and keep track of what you’ve completed. And to be sure you don’t forget anything, iCloud keeps your reminders up to date on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Apple previously allowed Reminders to be synced to the Mac using iCal on OS X 10.7 Lion, but that proved to be somewhat finicky and didn't reflect the user-experience or interface of its iPad or iPhone counterparts. With the update to Lion and the official Reminders app, the experience will be completely fluid and sync via iCloud using your Apple ID.

I'm personally going to love this added feature in OS X Mountain Lion, as I made the decision not to use Reminders on iOS due to the stark differences in how it worked on the desktop. Now that the experience will be the same across all of my Apple devices, this should be much better for Apple users.

Source: Apple

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Reminders for Mac brings iOS-style task lists to OS X Mountain Lion


At first I thought I don't really use reminders much, then I remembered the reminders I have set to go off months from now, they are very handy.

We just love the Reminders app. It's simple, clean, and pixel-perfect as you'd expect. But its design is also sophisticated and deep if you drill down into its features. And we love the way it integrates with Siri. It's as though Siri can break off a little piece of the Reminders app and show you just enough of its "chrome" to confirm that your commands have been understood and acted on.
Of course, that brings the obvious question: "When will Siri be enabled on OS X?" Maybe after Siri's beta period is over.

Am I able to sort my tasks yet? Also they have priority but no way to sort or view them. Why have Apple added in these features and then not allow the user to use them? Quite strange.

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