iOS reminders

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    So far I have taken to IOS reminders it seems to work for me. While it lacks cross-platform integration Its ease of use is appealing and since I always have my phone on me it’s convient. I was wondering if anyone else use reminders and if they have any tips.
     
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    interesting... love the apple integration... I have not looked at it for a few years.
     
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    For a no-nonsense, basic-feature list manager, it works.
     
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    Hmmmm Im still looking for a Wunderlist replacement, when the sad day comes. I like simple. Favorite part of Wunderlist! Ill give it a closer look!
     
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    I’m trying to use Reminders for my personal life, especially @Errands since my phone is with me all the time, and after work I mostly use my iPad when contemplating personal projects.

    For now, due to screwy issues with Outlook, Office 365 and corporate Policies, I’m using a paper system for work projects and actions. I also collect in the notebook and transfer Errands to the Reminders app.

    Fewer features to detract from the actual doing.
     
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    And you can have your @Errands list on your wrist if you're using Apple Watch.
     
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    If you run into limitations you could look at GoodTask http://goodtaskapp.com
    It's built to use Reminders and simply extend it - no importing or exporting of tasks required.

    If my needs were simpler I'd be tempted - as it is I use OmniFocus and love it :)
     
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    Apple’s Reminders app is one of best apps that has the potentiality in my personal opinion. While it didn’t receive much of an update with the announcements of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, I believe that with some additional features, it could become the go-to GTD/task/productivity system for most people.
     
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    The problem with the native Apple productivity apps is that they often don’t get those nice additional features that 3rd-party apps create using Apple's own technology. Share sheets, for example, provide an easy, safe mechanism to transfer information between apps. Apps that don’t provide them: Calendar, Reminders and Mail. Reminders is kind of like tonsils: nice to have for some behind-the-scenes functionality, but wouldn’t be missed too much.
     
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    Yes I too was using Wunderlist and liked it, but since it’s going away I was testing out new apps and for some reason I took to reminders
     
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    Yes, and for errands reminders can be location triggered so when I’m at Home Depot my had list automatically pops up.
     
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    I will check it out since I use chrome at work
     
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    I agree with the hope.

    However, as I posted in https://forum.gettingthingsdone.com/threads/reminders-stop-synching-apple-watch-iphone.14365/, iOS 12 (and related WatchOS) actually broke Reminders Watch/iPhone synchfor me.

    I also learned the hard way that depending on a tool like Reminders that has no convenient way to Export data is opening oneself up to disaster.

    Now my GTD "Waiting for" list includes "Wait for Apple to fix Reminders watch/iPhone synch bug", to be checked every few weeks.
     
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    I wish.

    That almost worked - but "Hey Siri, add XXXX to my Errands list" does not work. Only Groceries, Shopping, and generic "Remind me to..."

    Also https://forum.gettingthingsdone.com/threads/reminders-stop-synching-apple-watch-iphone.14365/
    - with iOS 12 and related WatchOS, Reminders synch watch<->iPhone broke.

    Waiting for Apple to fix.

    In the meantime, I warn others.
     
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    I am happy to report that, after 2 weeks, my Reminders are now synching Watch<->iPhone

    and that the new-ish version of Reminders on my Watch allows me to designate most of the standard GTD lists by name:

    "Hey Siri, add item to my Agendas list"
    etc.
     

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