reminders vs calendar

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by TwoBytes, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    REMINDERS:
    • location aware
    • Alarms
    • notes
    • syncs with iCloud
    • appears in notifications

    CALENDAR:
    • can send invites
    • Alarms
    • notes
    • syncs with iCloud
    • appears in notifications


    There is such little difference, why did apple create two apps?
     
  2. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Have to agree with you, they could of easily combined to two, to make it a single go to place for organising.

    Though don't think reminders lets you edit on icloud or on the mac?
     
  3. Mikegs macrumors regular

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    Agreed
     
  4. mr.wiggles macrumors member

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    I'm not sure exactly what you mean here but I believe that Reminders works with iCloud very well. I can add, edit, delete reminders on my iPhone, iPad or iMac and have the additions, edits, or deletes reflected on all other devices in seconds, no matter which device I've used (I've tested all three). You have to use the Reminders pane in iCal to view, add, edit or delete and iCloud pushes everything to all of your devices. It's sweet!

    Oh... I will also say that at first things didn't seem to be pushing from iCal on my iMac. It was because I had a local calendar set as my default and didn't realize that there was also a set of iCloud calendars. I've since set an iCloud calendar as the default and all works quite well.
     
  5. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    they should integrate it into the calendar app along with weather geolocation for the location you set like the palms do shown IN the calendar app in the appointment
     
  6. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Reminders is for reminders. Calendar is for meetings.
     
  7. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Ah cheers, will have to play with it some more.
     
  8. Anthony81586 macrumors regular

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    I personally use reminders differently than I do the calendar. Kindof like google tasks to calendar.

    Reminders/Gtasks for me is more of errands I need to do or phone calls. I also use it for certain things I need to pick up or accomplish at some point.

    Calendars is more for concrete dates. Like appointments or due dates for bills, dinner plans, etc...

    As far as the actual capabilities of each being similar, I don't really have much input on that end.
     
  9. 130guy macrumors newbie

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    Nothing for me beats the app 'Due' (by Phocus). Simple and highly highly effective. My favorite app by far. No location option but so far found the location option in Reminders spotty for reliable and timely reminders.
     
  10. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    Anthony81586, i see what you mean, but calendar could be used for most things.

    ie, a shopping list you use weekly could be stored in notes.
    I set reminders in my calendar to call someone often with alarms.

    To be honest, i'm looking for someone to surprise me with something i haven't thought of for reminders
     

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