just a boring ol’ reminders app that came with your phone. meh, what good can it be? wouldn’t you be better off with a fancy bunch of productivity apps?
well, you might benefit from a couple of great new downloads, but honestly – what’s wrong with the Reminders? stumped? nevermind. here’s 5 reasons why Reminders is my favourite blogging tool (or should i say, mah best homie).
- It (automatically) comes with your phone
for the exact reason why Reminders isn’t deemed as “cool” as some other productivity and organization apps, i LOVE it! i personally find that Apple’s default apps have a gorgeously sleek and classic appeal to them. plus you won’t be burning up your phone storage with this app!
oh, and did i mention this also means no need to pay for a special app? aw, yeah.
2. It works without wifi
because honestly, ideas and inspiration don’t care if you’ve got wifi or a note-taking tool on hand – they just come. i think most of us keep our phones with us more than any other device like notebooks or whatnot, and using Reminders means that even if ideas for your next blog post strike while you’re wandering around in the mountains or something (you get the idea), you’ll still be able to note them down.
3. Reminders are kept in point-form
if you’re an organization freak like me, you’ll probably find this aspect of Reminders really attractive. as you type out your notes (like blogging ideas, or numbered points like the ones in this post), a quick tap of the “Enter” button gives you a new line. woohoo! no need to make your own headers or bullet-points, yo.
the clean layout of Reminders also gives you plenty of space between the two lines, so when you’re referring back to your notes, you won’t get lost in the sea of creative ideas and feel overwhelmed.
4. You can add notes to each point
…and they won’t get hidden or cut off!
when i write down post ideas in my Reminders, i also add a few ideas for the content of the post in the “notes” section.
i’m really satisfied with how Reminders doesn’t cut off my notes (like, with a “…”) or not display them at all. instead, i can see the full block of notes without having to open up the main idea, which is really convenient when i’m scrolling through my Reminders, looking for a great post to write.
5. You can set location-based/timed alarms
you read right! i think most of you can agree that writing down what you need to do is one thing, while actually remembering to do it is a complete different matter altogether.
but with Reminders’ alarms, you’ll get prompted to do those tasks whenever you need it! (oops, that sounded like a annoying ad…) in all seriousness, i really love the Reminders system of alarms! i have a daily one reminding me to top up my Buffer, and when i have to finish up blog posts, i also set alarms for myself.
so yes, friends – Reminders should be your ultimate favourite iPhone app. so grab your phone now, slide it on and get using Reminders!