As humans, we all forget about things at one point or the other. Because we live in a world filled with all sorts of fun distractions, we sometimes lose track of what is important and this can lead us off course of whatever it is we’re trying to do. In these kinds of situations, a simple reminder is all it takes to save our bacon. In the past, there weren’t many ways to remind ourselves of what is important (yet again, there weren’t as many distractions to side-line us back then).
Today however we can easily remind ourselves of our goals using the mobile phones that follow us everywhere. There are a variety of ways to use reminders on mobile phones; you can set them up in your calendar app, a dedicated to-do list app depending on what you need. There are even apps that do nothing except to serve up reminders when you need them. In this article, I have created a list of some of the best mobile reminder apps for android devices. They aren’t sorted in any particular order so go through them the list and pick the most appealing for your needs.
For people who just want a simple reminder hub that gives a few additional features, Reminder with Alarm is a great choice. The app sports and easy to use interface and has multiple themes available for you to choose from. With this app, you can set all your reminders at any time interval. It also lets you view all your set reminders in form of a calendar; from this view, you can organize and categorize your reminders and manage everything from the included set of widgets. Unfortunately, Reminder with alarm doesn’t have an option for cloud syncing, so if you want to switch devices you’ll need to use some form of external storage.
Galarm is the perfect reminder app for groups. Planning an event with a group of people is a daunting task and Galarm serves to ease the work load a bit. With Galarm, every member of the group can work according to the specified schedule and they will all be on the same track. Galarm sets group reminders that have all the basic features, such as time intervals and choosing between notifications and alarms, but they have the added bonus of being easy to share with other users. This makes setting group reminders easier than ever; Simply tap on “Create a Reminder for Group” and you’re already filling in the details of the reminder.
As far as task manager reminder apps go, Ike stands at the top alongside Google tasks. Task manager apps are used by many people, to keep track of their goals and objectives for any given day, week, or month. With these apps, you can keep track of what’s going on in your life without stressing you out. Ike is a great example of this kind of app and it comes with some great reminder support. Ike is a simple tool that makes use of simple time-based reminders, but they are enhanced by the task-management features making it especially easy to organize tasks and reminders based on their importance and urgency. The app even has extremely useful charts to show you how many tasks of each importance level you completed.
Even without mobile phones, people still keep to-do lists. Mostly because they are an easy way to keep track of what you need to do and to plan out your day. TickTick is a great app that gives you comprehensive to-do options along with some solid reminder support. The whole idea of the TickTick app is to your focus, with extremely in-depth statistics regarding how many items you complete on your lists and the rate at which you do so. You can use TickTick to give every item date and time attached to it and you can choose to set a reminder for it as well
BZ Reminder is another to-do list app with a very simple interface; with BZ reminder, you can set reminders, and then the app reminds you when it’s time; as simple as that. You can use the app to assign colors to tasks and reminders for easier organization. It also has reminder options for repeated tasks like taking out the garbage every week and it even lets you set hourly reminders for things like drinking water. BZ Reminder isn’t as complicated as other reminder apps; it lets you perform basic functions and that’s about it.
Calendar Notify is an average calendar app that doubles as a reminder app as well. It works with Google Calendar so you can use both if the need ever arises. Calendar Notify also gives you a few widgets along with a high degree of customization.
Life Reminders is another reminder app with a simple setup. It allows you to monitor your activities by creating tasks with a deadline and alerting you when it’s time to complete said tasks. You can use it to set up phone calls or send SMS/text messages on a schedule which can come in really handy. You can also create special reminders for repeatable tasks on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
The G Suite (Google Keep, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar)
For users who still want to remain in Google’s ecosystem, these are Google’s best reminder apps available for you. They’re all connected with each other and your Google account so they are definitely your best bet for having better reminders.
Tasks is Google’s fully functional alternative to task manager apps like Ike. Like most of Google other apps, Tasks is designed to look straightforward and simple to understand. Tasks lets you create reminders for each task to keep track of deadlines and due dates.
Keep is a primarily note-taking app. However, every note and list can have a reminder attached to it. It’s the perfect app to make sure you have the information you need when you need it.
Finally, Google Calendar, the default calendar app on newer android devices. The calendar has a great interface and it also lets you see all default reminders like Christmas and national festivals and holidays.