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Reminder for iOS Aims to Replace Apple’s Default App with Easier Interface [u]

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If you’re not a fan of Apple’s Reminders app, then you may want to check out the new app called Reminder, made by Canadian developer Mark DiFranco.

The app has a very clean user interface, similar to Apple’s Home app, creating square tile cards for each reminder you have in a list. You can create reminders based on time and location, while the app also automatically syncs with your iCloud account, and also to Apple’s own Reminders app. So if you add a reminder with Siri, it’ll show up in the Reminder app.

Features:

– Create lists to organize your reminders
– Add a time and/or location based alarm to a reminder
– Complete reminders with just a tap
– Automatically syncs via iCloud to Apple’s Reminders app
– Privacy focused (no data is collected by the app)
– Energy efficient (quick to launch, and won’t drain your battery)
– Dark mode for use at night

DiFranco explained to iPhone in Canada via email his motivation for this app was because of “how unsatisfied I was with Apple’s Reminders app.” So in January 2017, after he stumbled upon Apple’s EventKit APIs, he says he realized he could nearly recreate the company’s Reminders app, but with a better user interface.

Reminders app

His final product is an app with a cleaner and simpler interface compared to Apple’s Reminders app, plus it also includes a dark mode. DiFranco, who is based in downtown Kitchener, says he also has some new features in his paid app ($2.79 CAD) coming, that Apple’s own app doesn’t have.

Users can view reminders in the Today Widget, and also have support to add reminders from other apps through the iOS share extension. 3D Touch is support for the app’s icon to quickly add reminders, while the app also never stores your reminders on its servers, as they stay local on your devices.

DiFranco says an Apple Watch complication is also in the works.

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After testing out Reminder quickly, the app is very easy to use indeed, with a beautiful, simple and elegant interface. Once you tap “+” to add a reminder, you immediately are given one-tap shortcuts for a time or location alert, if applicable. To complete a reminder, just tap and you’ll see a checkmark icon next to the note. To delete a reminder, just tap and hold.

DiFranco really wants you to try out his app, so after we requested for some promo codes for iPhone in Canada readers, he delivered (with 99!). To redeem one of the following codes, just copy it, launch the App Store (or 3D Touch the app icon and pick ‘Redeem’), tap the Today tab, then scroll to the very bottom and tap ‘Redeem’. Paste in the code and it will start downloading.

Update: all the codes have been redeemed. We may get more soon!

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JAEFFWPNNT3A
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If you end up using a code, share which one you used in the comments to save others some time. Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Click here to download Reminder for iOS in the App Store for $2.79.

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  • wstoneman

    Thanks! W37K46LRJ9N3

  • Kirk

    J44YWJMX9FHK used.

  • Sandy

    Thanks I used
    LAAWK3AW3M94

  • Rob_McCallum

    R7KLX3YEL743 cheers

  • Vasili

    YAN444E74KER used. Thank you!

  • John McClane

    I used KER66MLP76LF
    Thank you!

  • Xperienc3

    XFFHLEJF6YN4

    Used. Thanks!

  • robbie_andy

    I used 4TLEY6X9J3EY
    Thanks so much.

  • kennymatic

    Used P3JRMLHX9NAW

  • andrez1

    Thanks – used TXTY4KYKYLKL
    The app would be good except I use the marked items as well, and the app sees to hide them.
    I have my grocery list in Reminders. When I am about to go shopping, I go uncheck the items I need, then hide the checked ones, and bing I have my grocery list.

  • Martin

    AMFWHMWPJYWY used. Thanks.

  • Code: YWAA3XKEMNWF has been used

    Thanks!

  • Jay Harris

    I used MYRE3HRN9FJ3

  • francisranger

    RRJ9ML6NEAHR

  • VanRes

    4T4YK4JW6E7P used. Thanks!

  • VanRes

    Oops, no I didn’t. I tried about 20 not listed in comments and all said they were already taken. 🙁

  • Charles

    All gone. 🙁

  • Glad you like the app! I’m planning on adding completed reminders in a forthcoming release, so stay tuned.

  • Zafeer

    Tried all the codes, none of them work seems like they’re all gone! Hope this comment saves someone else time!

  • Sterling Archer

    Sure did for me!

  • Chance Crossland

    Can you make the phone call or text someone based on location? For delivery this would be amazing

  • johnnygoodface

    It’s soooo like the Home App! Wouldn’t surprise me if Apple would remove it from its App Store! Hihi!

  • 5xxMARTINxx5

    Its better android.

  • Le Tuxedo

    Any new code by any chance?

  • Roy Donovan

    Any new codes?

  • Le Tuxedo

    Still postponing the purchase… With my luck I will purchase it and you will release codes the next day. Lol

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