To Do List app with alarm?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cycler15, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Is there a free To Do list app that has an alarm so you can set alarms when a specific task is supposed to be completed?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    I know of two free ones - you won't even have to download them! Well, sort of.

    You can set iCal events in the Calendar App, and give them multiple alarms and messages. They'll buzz or w/e when their time is due. You can sync these with MobileMe, or iCal on Mac (not sure about Windows) and they'll buzz your Mac as well. View it in list format, and it's basically a to-do list.

    Or just use Clock's Alarm...

    No third party app can use alarms, since they can't run in the background.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
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    An App Store app won't have an alarm. The alarm would only work if the app is running. Apps can't run in the background.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    There are a few more options...,

    You can set up either Remember The Milk online task manager or Google Calendar to send SMS reminders.

    Remember The Milk has a free app and a free trial period.

    Or you can get Todo (by Appigo) and sync that with Remember The Milk.

    SmartTime syncs with Google Calendar, and it is both an event and task manager (I really like SmartTime's concept, but their app has been buggy and they don't have certain features that I need yet, however they are very responsive and they update their app often to meet the demands of the customer. They have monthview, a feature I need, coming in an update very soon).

    I'd recommend SmartTime myself, just cause they listen to their customers and their updates come soon adding new features or fixing bugs). And also cause Google Calendar is a free app, and SmartTime syncs to Gcal.
  6. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Send a request to Apple

    They are the only ones who have access to the alarm system or Calendar database. But enough customer interest, and they might give more consideration to the possibility of opening up these currently closed APIs to developers.

  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    I use ToDo and sync through Toodledo. Toodledo is free and it will send you email and/or SMS reminders at the time you specify.

    Hopefully, if Apple will adopt the multi core chips in their next iPhone developers will be able to write apps that are able to run in the background. Right now that simply isn't possible on the current iPhone.
  8. macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    Not true.

    TouchTodo works directly with your Google Calender. Once you set up a todo you select sync and it connects directly to your G-Calender, updates it and then for me syncs back to my outlook which syncs to my iPhone with Audible reminders. I have yet to miss a to do and they are backed up on my G-calender and also my Outlook.

    This app also allows for projects on top of the everyday to do options.

    This app was developed specifically for Google Calender.
    Hope this helps...Good Luck
  9. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    We made a loud and long alarm possible with an app called Calendar Alarm, now available in the app store. The alarm syncs with the standard Calendar and other calendars supported by the iPhone/iPod. There are 12 sounds to choose between and the sounds rings for 10 or 30 seconds. In the upcoming version (september2010) a repeat/sleep will be added. App store link
  10. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    Im a big fan of the original ToDo but it doesnt have an alarm, maybe that one the devart guy posted will be great

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