Push notifications for Remember The Milk

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by odelay, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Remember The Milk update is out and it now has push notifications for task reminders! Yay! I know some people don't like that fact that although the app is free, you have to have a pro subscription to RTM @ $25/yr, but I love the service and think it's well worth the subscription price for how useful it is for me. I'm so much more productive since discovering RTM; I've tried other alternative services and apps: Toodledo, Pocket Informant, OmniFocus, Things, Reqall have all failed to give me the flexibility and/or the stability and seamless syncing that I get with RTM. Love it.

    Quite simply - Los Perros Cojones.
  2. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
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    Works well. Definitely a push application I've been waiting for. Finally! I can stop getting annoying text reminders.

    I do wish there was a sound to accompany the reminder.
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I thought you weren't allowed to have a free app and charge for a service.
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Googla calendar will txt you reminders for calendar events. For free. Create a tasks calendar, set the reminders to come 5, 10 minutes whatever before it's due, and you're set.
  5. odelay thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    This may work well for basic tasks, but for a fully fledged GTD system it's just not scalable. I've got >30 different tags for tasks (areas, contexts, projects, locations etc.), which wouldn't really work with google. Plus the fact that it costs to receve these SMSs in the UK. And the locations/nearby feature of RTM is very useful and there's no alternative with Google tasks/calendar.
  6. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Yeah. I specifically remember at the event saying a free app will always be free.
  7. TonyL08 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    That pertains to adding functionality to the app via code. This is just a subscription based service that offers an app. Just like the XM/Sirius app and many others. Perfectly OK and has been happening since the store opened up.
  8. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    It doesnt tell you anywhere in the description that there is a charge. It's kind of misleading
  9. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    You could also use Google Mobile Sync to have google calander sync over to your iPhone with push. This also lets Calander.app to send you alerts which is free!
  10. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    misleading how? it's a FREE app... they're not getting anything out of you, and when you find out there's a charge, you can just delete that app that you didn't pay anything for
  11. TonyL08 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I don't know why I care, I bought the subscription a while back and never use it because I don't like how the site works. But it says in the very first line of the description that the app is free with a Pro account and then gives you a link to read more about the Pro account within by the third line. Really quite hard to miss.
  12. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    how would i set google up to push?
  13. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    As I understand it, even free apps must be self-contained. That is, you are not allowed to put time limits on them (have you ever seen a time limited game?)

    This seems to be an exception, because I don't see any other way they could do it prior to 3.0. Now they could perhaps use in-app purchasing for the subscription.
  14. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Yes, the app will always be free, but they can still charge for the service.

    Look at AT&T GPS app, Sirius XM app, and many others. The app is free but the service costs money. No rules broken with the app store.
  15. rez07 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2009
  16. blurredline macrumors 6502


    Feb 22, 2007
    Fort McMurray, AB
    Meh, tried it, but just mediocre. Not worth the money for the "Pro" account. I'll wait for Things to eventually(?)update with push notifications.

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